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Simply Living For Him…

I am so excited to have gotten such great feedback on my recent article at Heart of the Matter Online about Simplifying Your Life.  It seems like I hit a nerve with many people who feel the same way about simple living.  I have been thinking so much about this topic, and am planning on writing even more about it.

What I also have thought about is Simply Living for HIM.  For Christ.  There’s even clutter in our spiritual lives at times.  Believe me, when the CBD catalog comes in the mail, it makes me feel like I need to have EVERY book out there on living out our Christian faith.  Or when I read other blogs, websites, etc. it seems like everyone has so many ideas about how we live out our faith.  This too, like the clutter in our homes, can drown out the REAL reason we are alive.  That is simply for HIM.  We live to glorify HIM, not ourselves.  We live to share the Good News about Christ with others, and NOT to judge or condemn.  Simply to share.  Simply to love.  Simply to live out our life in a way that reflects HIS love for all.

I am going to start a series of posts on Simply Living for HIM.  Whether it is getting rid of the material clutter in our lives, or the spiritual clutter in our minds, I hope to address the issue of simplicity and what it means to Simply Live for HIM.

Stay tuned for the next post!  Coming soon…

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Extreme Makeover~ Blog Edition~

This blog needs a facelift.  I started it last year just about this time.  My intent then was to sort of journal our year and capture our homeschooling memories.  I was inspired by so many of the wonderful homeschooling blogs out there.  I love reading them and learning from others and hoped mine would be a way to share with others as well.

Well, one year later this blog has really been such a blessing! Whether it was having people read it and then contact me to tell me something I wrote touched them or spoke to them was awesome.  It also has been a great way for me to share with so many people who would like a peek into our homeschooling journey.  I have been able to share with so many different people different things, and I am grateful for that.

Another exciting thing that came out of this blog is my writing for Heart of the Matter Online each month.  I have discovered I enjoy writing and am hoping to improve my skills and continue to do more writing.

But now, I think it needs some updating.  We are not using Beautiful Feet curriculum this year.  I am trying to decide if I change the name or not?  The title is really based on the verse in Romans 10 about “How beautiful are the feet of those who carry the good news…” so it doesn’t really matter that we don’t use the curriculum anymore….It just sort of fit at the time though…Changing the name may be more work than necessary, since I have followers now! 🙂

Hopefully by the end of the month I will have worked it all out, and there will be some fun changes here!!

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Outdoor Learning…

Check out my discussion about using the outdoors for learning at The Heart of the Matter Online!  Come and join us…


Spring has sprung! The weather has finally gotten warmer and the sun is shining longer. For me, it is my favorite time of the year. I love the anticipation of summer, the accomplishment of another school year almost behind, and the joy of being outside! This time of year means planting in our garden and getting active outside! Bike riding at night becomes a family ritual, and eating on the back deck becomes the norm.
The outdoors is a great classroom! We love to use nature and all of God’s creation to teach us at this time of year.
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Heart of the Matter Online

PreviewPlease check out my latest article at Heart  of the Matter online, today we are discussing Homeschool Conventions and Curriculum fairs!

“Do you have a love/hate relationship with curriculum fairs and homeschool conventions? It’s that time of year, when the annual conventions take place and so do those HUGE curriculum fairs!  As homeschoolers these days, we have so much access to an abundance of curriculum.  We are truly very lucky.” Read the rest of the article here…

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