Advent means in Latin, to come or arrival.

Family traditions are something that are well-remembered by us even as we are grown. Now as parents we decide for our own families what kind of traditions and memories we want to give our children.

One of those traditions and fa...

​​​​​​​I am not here to tell you that it is going to be easy. I am here to tell you that it is going to be worth it. We have the privilege of watching our children grow, shape, and mature into the one that God wants them to become.

As I observe and become refreshed by t...

"Praise is a weapon for the battlefield," blogger and Podcaster Heidi St. John reverberated through my iPhone and broke the silence of my quiet bedroom. (check out The Budy Mom

Read that again. It is a weapon. How can something so "positive" be as such?

Evil flees from...

Hello Friends!

If you listened to my bookish podcast over the summer, you may have heard a little of my passion, er obsession, for books. I may or may not be proud of the fact that my house does have that faint smell of  “le old book.”  

Maybe your home or budget or...

Join Sara as she talks about her passion for books: filling your home with books, reading great books and finding great books to compliment your CC memory work. She shares tips and ideas that will inspire your family to fall in love with books.

One of those tips to star...

As you start planning for your next school year it's easy to get swamped with the costs for new supplies or replacing the supplies that your three-year-old flushed down the toilet. Today is Amazon Prime day and there are some pretty cool deals I wanted to share with yo...

Has summer not measured up to the hype this year? Have hardships been dragging what is suppose to be a fun family season through the mud?

Remember that feeling you had as a kid getting out of school on the very last day? Even though we are homeschooling this is the ex...

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you...

We have a new podcast this morning! Sara talking about the heart and purpose behind our latest notebook to help you along in your Essentials journey! It has pages for editing, grammar, diagramming, math games, and more all organized into an easy 6-week format. This is...

Every so often this summer I am going to be posting a new Psalm to help minister to your soul this summer.  

Consider this a Summer Psalm Challenge, my friends. Let’s journal this together, write and re-write, discuss it, find it in the daily mundane, pray it out loud,...

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I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1-2

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