We used to celebrate Halloween. I've dressed up as everything from a doctor to a ballerina to Snow White. One year my sister wanted to dress up as a pink popsicle. My mom made her a costume out of felt, and she was adorable. But now... We've rethought Halloween. I figured Halloween would be on … Continue reading Halloween to the Glory of God
First things first, yes, I am writing a blog post about football. Anyone who knows me knows that this is... well, a little out of character. (I can hear your snickers.) Well, to clear things up, this is a school assignment. And it might actually turn out to be an issue worth thinking about, even … Continue reading Football & Freedom
In less than a month, the people of America will be electing one of two candidates into office as President. Both candidates are messed up. Really messed up. (Then again, what human isn't messed up?) And one of these people will very soon be elected into the highest office in the United States. A scary thought? That's what … Continue reading Who Really Reigns?
The other day I attended an event called Missions Fest. The theme was centered around refugees, immigrants, and people groups moving to America from their own countries, and how we, as American Christians, can reach out to them. There were dozens of booths, exposing us to all sorts of missionary organizations. We heard a lovely … Continue reading On Your Way
God never withholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God's refusals are always merciful--"severe mercies" at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our heart's desire except to give us something better. -Elisabeth Elliot
You know you’re a homeschooler when… You spend the summer before ninth grade reading books about submitting to colleges. Half your hobbies count as classes. Friends’ houses are the perfect places for field trips. Working in the garden is a part of your formal education. You’re in the same class with people years older or younger … Continue reading You Know You’re a Homeschooler When…
One month from today, I start off on an adventure. A month long trip. Not a trip to Europe or an African Safari. Not a cruise or a camping trip. No. This is an adventure of words. 50,000 words. In one month. My adventure is known to the world as National Novel Writing Month, sometimes … Continue reading 50,000 Words in 30 Days