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He Remains the Same Even When Life Changes

Spring is finally springing here at Love’s Farm and I couldn’t be more ready! After a very long winter filled with mountains and valleys, it feels good to have the warm sunshine on my face, the birds greeting me in song each morning as I walk out back to let the chickens out, and seeing the flowers blooming. The trees have buds that are bursting forth life once again.

It is a good time of year.

It was truly a hard winter in many ways. There was the weather- the snow that seemed to relentlessly pound our area. There were personal issues and conflicts and struggles that come along with any family. There were times of joy dispersed within those too.

But that is life.

Sometimes long winters. Sometimes early Springs. Sometimes we are so high on the mountain tops and other times we feel like we are in a valley so low that is impossible to climb out of its depths.

But God.

He is so consistent with it all. The world is constantly changing, constantly unpredictable, and constantly moving.

Yet He remains the same.

That is why it is imperative for me to fix my eyes on Him when my stance can be so unsteady.

He is the One thing that never changes throughout this ever-changing life.

How good and gracious He is.

As I look forward to the days ahead I am bursting with excitement because my favorite time of the year is upon us. The sun is staying out longer each day. The school year is winding down. The animals are croaking and peeping and tweeting in a symphony each night as the sun goes down and each morning as it rises.

All around me life is bursting forth.

I am soaking it all in because life is about to change drastically over the course of the next year. It will be a year of transition, but it will also be full of many “lasts.” My baby girl is approaching her senior year. I can hardly type those words without trembling. Not because I am scared, but because of the power of God.

He wrote this story. The story of a scared mom terrified to homeschool, terrified to tell her family about her decision, and terrified to take that leap. But that scared mom knew in her deepest soul that God was calling her to something far bigger. 

And here I am today. That mom in awe of what God has done through this journey. Academics have very little to do with the lessons He has taught us, the faith He has grown in us, and the young girl He has blossomed into a young woman over the years. 

So, as I approach this last school year knowing that life will never be the same after next May- because my baby will be entering adult life- I cherish every high and low because I know God has a purpose for all of it. The lows are just as purposeful as the highs in life. We learn and we grow. We need them both, whether we like it or not.

And God will remain the same through it all…just like the unpredictable seasons.

God is in control. God is good. And this Spring I will rejoice in all that is to come.

 

 

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How Good and Pleasant When We Live in Unity

 

You all know my desire and passion to get all of us in the Word every single day. What better way to use my space here on the Internet than to fill it with Scripture.

Every single day, I will have a new scripture on the blog, sometimes with thoughts about it, sometimes with questions for you to ponder, and maybe sometimes just the scripture itself. But no matter what, I am vowing to publish Truth each day so no matter who comes to this space, can find a treasure. There are no greater words to read than God’s very own words.

So while I will still be publishing my usual blog posts and podcasts, I will also have a scripture each day right here on the blog. I pray this blesses you and encourages us all to get in the Word each day. I also hope the scripture I share here is NOT a substitute for sitting down and opening the Bible yourself…but perhaps a reminder, an encouragement, or a starting point. Ultimately, there is no substitute for getting into His Word each day.

Let’s all vow to be seekers of Truth! Let’s start simply…seeking Him.

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Psalm 133:1 (ESV)

Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity!

In a world that is constantly divided, true Christians shine their light by living in unity. Don’t succumb to the worldly ways of causing division. Live in unity.

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The Homeschool Fitting-It-All-In Summit

The Homeschool Fitting-It-All-In Summit

This spring, I’m pleased to be a featured speaker with Homeschool Summits for the Homeschool Fitting-It-All-In Summit, a free event hosted online this April 30-May 5. You can watch my interview on Real Homeschool: Letting Go of the Pinterest-Perfect and Instagram-Ideal Homeschool at 10:30 am CST on May 1st. I hope you’ll join us! You can register now at www.HomeschoolSummits.com/Fitting.

If you ever feel like you’re spinning your wheels, trying to stay on top of all the choices and activities that come your way as a homeschool parent, then this is for you. It’s a week dedicated to helping you decide what matters to your family, create a workable homeschool plan, and keep your path centered on the eternal – even when life happens.

Most importantly, each video from this event will focus on the truth found in God’s Word and the hope that lies in trusting in Jesus Christ for today and for the future.

All of the video interviews with speakers (like myself) bring a Christ-centered focus to these important steps on your way to learning how to fit it all in:
Charting Your Course: Learn how to change your perspective to match God’s view as revealed in His Word.
The Homeschool Gameplan: Get insight into academic necessities and how to make sure they can realistically work out in your homeschool.
Home Management Strategies: Find out how to keep household duties running smoothly in the midst of schooling, and come away with specific action items to make changes beginning tomorrow.
Building Your Team: Discover the beauty of a family working together to build God’s kingdom and how to keep relationships healthy for maximum joy from parents down to little ones.
Eternal Priorities: Reorient yourself to stick to the mission of following Christ, leading your children to Him, and influencing others for the Gospel

The entire event free if you sign up by April 30th, and in addition to the video content, you’ll also get access to an easy-to-search online vendor hall (with exclusive discounts and freebies) and a private Facebook group to connect with speakers and other attendees.

I encourage you to sign up today for the Homeschool Fitting-It-All Summit for a week of valuable wisdom and Christ-centered hope so you can conquer your homeschool overwhelm.

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A New Creation

 

You all know my desire and passion to get all of us in the Word every single day. What better way to use my space here on the Internet than to fill it with Scripture.

Every single day, I will have a new scripture on the blog, sometimes with thoughts about it, sometimes with questions for you to ponder, and maybe sometimes just the scripture itself. But no matter what, I am vowing to publish Truth each day so no matter who comes to this space, can find a treasure. There are no greater words to read than God’s very own words.

So while I will still be publishing my usual blog posts and podcasts, I will also have a scripture each day right here on the blog. I pray this blesses you and encourages us all to get in the Word each day. I also hope the scripture I share here is NOT a substitute for sitting down and opening the Bible yourself…but perhaps a reminder, an encouragement, or a starting point. Ultimately, there is no substitute for getting into His Word each day.

Let’s all vow to be seekers of Truth! Let’s start simply…seeking Him.

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2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

When you are born again, you become a totally new person. Not just one that has changed on the outside or “fixed up” a little bit, but you are made completely new. The old is gone. You are a whole new being. One in Christ. Praise the Lord!

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How We Use the Garden in Our Homeschool and in Life! -PART 2 of the Garden Series-Podcast Ep 89

This is PART 2 of this podcast series.

PART ONE HERE


Last week we talked about how to begin a garden wherever you are and today we are talking about how we have used the garden in our homeschool and in life.

A garden teaches children science and math and many academic lessons, but more importantly, it teaches them about their Creator. What better place to learn about the One who created the world, than watching His handiwork come to life. The garden also teaches so much about character-hard work, discipline, and more.
Come listen in and be inspired to use nature to teach your kids!

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Part ONE- How to begin a Garden

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Podcast Ep 30 • From Suburbia to Hobby Farm

Just Some Things;And Why Love’s Farm?

God in the Garden

Hope for a Harvest

The Simple Life- Exciting Week at Love’s Farm and Living the Dream

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Lest Anyone Should Boast

You all know my desire and passion to get all of us in the Word every single day. What better way to use my space here on the Internet than to fill it with Scripture.

Every single day, I will have a new scripture on the blog, sometimes with thoughts about it, sometimes with questions for you to ponder, and maybe sometimes just the scripture itself. But no matter what, I am vowing to publish Truth each day so no matter who comes to this space, can find a treasure. There are no greater words to read than God’s very own words.

So while I will still be publishing my usual blog posts and podcasts, I will also have a scripture each day right here on the blog. I pray this blesses you and encourages us all to get in the Word each day. I also hope the scripture I share here is NOT a substitute for sitting down and opening the Bible yourself…but perhaps a reminder, an encouragement, or a starting point. Ultimately, there is no substitute for getting into His Word each day.

Let’s all vow to be seekers of Truth! Let’s start simply…seeking Him.

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Ephesians 2:4-10

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

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An Inheritance That Never Spoils

 

You all know my desire and passion to get all of us in the Word every single day. What better way to use my space here on the Internet than to fill it with Scripture.

Every single day, I will have a new scripture on the blog, sometimes with thoughts about it, sometimes with questions for you to ponder, and maybe sometimes just the scripture itself. But no matter what, I am vowing to publish Truth each day so no matter who comes to this space, can find a treasure. There are no greater words to read than God’s very own words.

So while I will still be publishing my usual blog posts and podcasts, I will also have a scripture each day right here on the blog. I pray this blesses you and encourages us all to get in the Word each day. I also hope the scripture I share here is NOT a substitute for sitting down and opening the Bible yourself…but perhaps a reminder, an encouragement, or a starting point. Ultimately, there is no substitute for getting into His Word each day.

Let’s all vow to be seekers of Truth! Let’s start simply…seeking Him.

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1 Peter 3-5

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

In a world where everything is constantly decaying, it is quite comforting and exciting to know that our inheritance in Christ will never spoil. That is where I will keep my gaze when I am tempted to fill up on worldly things…on the one thing that fills us forever…

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Humility

 

You all know my desire and passion to get all of us in the Word every single day. What better way to use my space here on the Internet than to fill it with Scripture.

Every single day, I will have a new scripture on the blog, sometimes with thoughts about it, sometimes with questions for you to ponder, and maybe sometimes just the scripture itself. But no matter what, I am vowing to publish Truth each day so no matter who comes to this space, can find a treasure. There are no greater words to read than God’s very own words.

So while I will still be publishing my usual blog posts and podcasts, I will also have a scripture each day right here on the blog. I pray this blesses you and encourages us all to get in the Word each day. I also hope the scripture I share here is NOT a substitute for sitting down and opening the Bible yourself…but perhaps a reminder, an encouragement, or a starting point. Ultimately, there is no substitute for getting into His Word each day.

Let’s all vow to be seekers of Truth! Let’s start simply…seeking Him.

See all the posts here

Philippians 2:1-5

“So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,”

Today I am focusing on humility. Every time I put myself first, every time I consider myself above others, every time I focus on my desires ahead of others, I will look to Jesus. He performed the ultimate act of humility. Yet, in the small things, I fall short every day. Oh, how I desire to have the mind of Christ. A humble spirit. Join me? If we all lived out this verse, just imagine the beautiful relationships we would have right here on earth.

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Fear Not

 

You all know my desire and passion to get all of us in the Word every single day. What better way to use my space here on the Internet than to fill it with Scripture.

Every single day, I will have a new scripture on the blog, sometimes with thoughts about it, sometimes with questions for you to ponder, and maybe sometimes just the scripture itself. But no matter what, I am vowing to publish Truth each day so no matter who comes to this space, can find a treasure. There are no greater words to read than God’s very own words.

So while I will still be publishing my usual blog posts and podcasts, I will also have a scripture each day right here on the blog. I pray this blesses you and encourages us all to get in the Word each day. I also hope the scripture I share here is NOT a substitute for sitting down and opening the Bible yourself…but perhaps a reminder, an encouragement, or a starting point. Ultimately, there is no substitute for getting into His Word each day.

Let’s all vow to be seekers of Truth! Let’s start simply…seeking Him.

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Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand”

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What God is Great Like Our God?

 

You all know my desire and passion to get all of us in the Word every single day. What better way to use my space here on the Internet than to fill it with Scripture.

Every single day, I will have a new scripture on the blog, sometimes with thoughts about it, sometimes with questions for you to ponder, and maybe sometimes just the scripture itself. But no matter what, I am vowing to publish Truth each day so no matter who comes to this space, can find a treasure. There are no greater words to read than God’s very own words.

So while I will still be publishing my usual blog posts and podcasts, I will also have a scripture each day right here on the blog. I pray this blesses you and encourages us all to get in the Word each day. I also hope the scripture I share here is NOT a substitute for sitting down and opening the Bible yourself…but perhaps a reminder, an encouragement, or a starting point. Ultimately, there is no substitute for getting into His Word each day.

Let’s all vow to be seekers of Truth! Let’s start simply…seeking Him.

See all the posts here

Psalm 77 11-20

I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
12 I will ponder all your work,
and meditate on your mighty deeds.
13 Your way, O God, is holy.
What god is great like our God?
14 You are the God who works wonders;
you have made known your might among the peoples.
15 You with your arm redeemed your people,
the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah

16 When the waters saw you, O God,
when the waters saw you, they were afraid;
indeed, the deep trembled.
17 The clouds poured out water;
the skies gave forth thunder;
your arrows flashed on every side.
18 The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind;
your lightnings lighted up the world;
the earth trembled and shook.
19 Your way was through the sea,
your path through the great waters;
yet your footprints were unseen.[c]
20 You led your people like a flock
by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Have you diminished God to something small? We do that sometimes. But God is far bigger, far powerful, and mightier than we can imagine. He can accomplish anything that is His will, whether we deem it impossible or not. Walk with Him through the waters, trusting Him to make a way. I would rather walk through the water with Him than anywhere else apart from Him.