Whispers From His Word

Welcome to Whispers From His Word     Learn More In my journal, I always write a few thoughts in response to what I read in the Bible that day. Sometimes I feel like my thoughts may be a blessing to other people… Read More Do you ever brush past certain Bible... read more

Let Us Live Like Daughters Of The King

  Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit... read more

Not Just Heaven, But God Himself

One of my Bible readings this week was from Philippians 1:19-26. In these verses,  Paul is deliberating which is better; to live, and therefore continue to share the gospel, or to die, which means to finally be with Christ. When we think about those verses, I know... read more

He Wants Me To Love Him

 We finally did it! We overcame the many obstacles and got family pictures taken! Such a burden lifted. I’m the queen of procrastination when it comes to family photos! But it’s done, and our friend did a fantastic job capturing this little group of people... read more

Lord, I’m Just So Tired!

*This is an update post for the “12 Months to a Healthier You” Challenge.To read more about this challenge, why I’m doing it and how you can participate, click here. *** Morning. That time of day when His mercies are new, and we thank Him for another clean slate,... read more

When I Prayed For A Richer Prayer Life

Do you ever feel like you’re really just talking to yourself when you pray? Sometimes I feel like my prayers are just getting lost in the atmosphere. Not because I don’t get the answers I want, I feel that way before ever giving Him time to answer. It feels like maybe... read more

A Blogger’s Prayer

Have you ever written or created something that was really just for you, and you were a little bit nervous to share it with anyone? You thought maybe it was special to you but others might not get it or worse, they’d think you’re a little … weird?... read more

Calming Your Fears about Homeschooling

  Homeschooling. The mention of the word can stir up different responses in the hearts of those who hear it. Some feel contempt for the very idea that a parent could actually educate their own children. Others feel a sense of freedom and empowerment, knowing that... read more

Giving our Children Roots And Wings

  Late last night I posted the following on my business Facebook page: “I just wanted to check in and say I haven’t forgotten all of you. I’ve been pretty quiet lately due to some pressing family matters. We’ve been away from home a lot lately,... read more

It Is Well With My Soul

Exhausted, weary, worn, hopeless. That is how the Cannanite woman approached Jesus. (Matthew 15:21 ff) He was her last hope. Her daughter didn’t look at anyone in the eye anymore. The child barely spoke, and would have fits of uncontrollable rage. She and her family... read more

When You Need Community

A guest post from my friend Nancy Backues. Please be sure and read about her below and connect with her on her website. Thanks Nancy! I know people will be blessed by this message!     I held a feverish, crying infant in one arm and the phone in the other.... read more

Refreshed by an Unfair God

Yesterday I woke up feeling kind of blah. I’m not sure if that’s a word, but that’s how I felt. I was tired and emotionally drained. Truth be told, I didn’t really feel like going to church. I felt like crawling back into bed. It didn’t help when both of our... read more

Are You Addicted to Facebook?

    If this sounds familiar, you might be addicted to Facebook. Maybe you’ve already realized that, and you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to spend a lot less time there (and on other social media). And you will. Stating tomorrow. It’s too late today... read more

When All You Can Do Is Pray

Maybe you’ve been there. Life has thrown you a cruel twist that has taken you by surprise and is threatening to destroy you. You get through your days the best you can, just trying to keep everything together and hold on to some level of normalcy and hope. Your... read more

The Beauty of Godly Submission

In a culture that elevates personal freedom to an unbiblical level, it is difficult for a wife to believe she is actually called to obey her husband. And the husbands aren’t exempt from any blame in the controversy this passage tends to stir.

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Insist on Solitude

When was the last time you spent a good chunk of quality time… with yourself?

I can hear some of you saying “Ha ha, wouldn’t that be nice! I’d love a few minutes to myself, but it just isn’t going to happen. At least not until my youngest child is 18!”

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Freedom Requires Action

I want you to win this battle. I want you to turn around and help the person climbing the mountain behind you to win their battle. If you want that too then you must choose to take up your weapons, put on your armor, show up at the battle, and do the hard stuff. …

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When I Don’t “Feel like it”

It’s Monday. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a lot to do! Will I get it all done? Maybe, if I am reasonable when I define what “it all” should include today. Will I feel like doing all of it? Not likely. So I need other motivators. I shared some last week. Here area a few more things that keep me going when my feelings have quit!

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Don’t Panic; This is Not Your New Normal

The world stops turning and your thoughts start spinning. All of your memories from past depressions flash before you, but so clearly that you recognize that these are memories of things you’ve overcome. It’s more vague than that. You’re just transported back to that very place where there is only darkness, and because it’s so dark, you believe that you are there to stay.

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I Wish I Was a Mom Like That

Do you pale in comparison when you look at other moms? Stop it! You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Live your strengths, thank God for them. Be thankful for the strengths of those around you but stop trying to be someone els. It would be a boring and ineffective world if we all had the same strengths.

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Is Your Example Really Enough?

Do you feel comfortable leaving your kids’ faith to whatever they happen to find for themselves or see in your example? I don’t. Let’s commit to using every opportunity we have to “Tell of all his wonderful acts” (1 Chronicles 16:9a)

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Helpful Tips for a Busy Mom

I’m a homeschooling mom. Some people might think that means I have all day to clean my house and make cookies. You and I know that means I’m busy. I have a lot to do and I want to do a good job. Sometimes I look up from my list of things to do and ask; “How can I get it all done?” I know I can’t be perfect, but I’d like to feel a little more peaceful at the end of the day and a little less like the days are spinning out of control.

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My Favorite thing about Home Schooling

  Today’s question is  # 3 from the book, and reads; What is your favorite thing about homeschooling? Here’s my answer   Freedom. It’s just one word but it means so much! Homeschooling gives us freedom in so many ways, from the small things like... read more

God Will Equip You

    Homeschooling is really just part of parenting.  If God has placed it on your heart to homeschool your children, He will give you everything you need to do it well.  There really is only one thing you have to do in order to be successful at home... read more

Homeschooling: God Will Equip You

  This is my answer to question # 1 in my upcoming homeschooling book. The question reads; If you could tell us one thing about homeschooling that would be encouraging or reassuring, what would it be?   Homeschooling is really just part of parenting.  If God... read more

Four More Lists of Goals

I’m back with more lists! Today I’m wrapping up the last of the details of my 2012 goals list. I’m sharing my lists with you not to show you how busy I am, but in hopes that it might be inspiring to you, (when you see how much you can do if you just write it down and... read more

My Project List for 2012

Last week I posted my list of personal goals for 2012. Some of the goals on my list needed a list of their own! I’ve bee working on filling in the details of those lists and getting them ready to share with you.

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Homeschooling; My Approach to Education

Here’s my answer to question #2 from my upcoming book. The question reads, in part; “Do you use a particular educational philosophy or approach?”   I guess most people would call our approach eclectic. I don’t use the term eclectic to say that... read more

My Approach to Education

Here’s my answer to question #2 from my upcoming book. The question reads, in part; “Do you use a particular educational philosophy or approach?” I guess most people would call our approach eclectic. I don’t use the term eclectic to say that we buy... read more

Homeschooling; What I Wish I Had Known

I’ve been working on putting together a book featuring myself and ten other christian homeschool authors. The book will feature several thought-provoking questions, answered by the various authors, according to their personal experiences. This article is taken from that book, in answer to question #6, which reads “If you’ve been homeschooling for a while, what is something you know or understand now that you wish you had known from the beginning?”

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Pure… Gut-Wrenching… Joy

    That’s what my children bring to my life.   As I sit on the couch listening to my little boy talking away, with his sweet little two-year old vocabulary, and only getting two out of ten words right, and his precious little expressions that only a toddler... read more

This is Why I Homeschool

Every once in a while, someone asks me why we homeschool. I have to admit, after homeschooling for almost eight years, I still don’t have a well-defined answer to that question. I’m sometimes tempted to ask; “Do you want the political answer, the spiritual answer, the... read more

Your New Year Dreams

It’s January 5th and I think I’m finally ready to start a new year. This year I’ve really wanted to dive in with  a positive  plan of action and make it a productive and joyful year. My plans aren’t all laid out as neatly as I had hoped, but I couldn’t convince the... read more

Benefits to Allowing Your Child to Plan a party or Event

Beth Cranford

Have your children ever planned a party or other event? Are you thinking it would take too much time away from more important things? You might be surprised at all the important things that are happening when your child plans a party. There are so many lessons and life skills they can learn, and it’s all within the context of real life and something they enjoy.

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