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Choosing Real Estate

In my life, I have had many jobs. I have been a housemaid in a Super 8 motel. I have worked in grocery stores, fast food restaurants, one gas station, and sold cosmetics to...

Two Sides to Every Coin

Today I had the chance to talk with a friend while our children played at a popular trampoline place. She was lamenting how divisive our nation has become. She is right! Because of so many...

Education Options: Part II

This is the second part in a three-part series of articles. Click here to read Part I. How Homeschool Began My Education Options story left off at the moment when my husband and I...

Education Options: Part 1

When I was newly married and had no children, I felt strongly that I would homeschool my children in the future. My sister-in-law, who may have had one or two babies at the time,...

Prayer Life

The Bible says Christians should “pray without ceasing,” so personally, I strive to pray not just daily, but in all things. Admittedly, some days I’m more successful than others. I generally tell myself that...

What Happened to Widespread Economic Prosperity?

According to the US government, being middle class is defined more by your lifestyle than your income, more by your aspirations than your current situation. I’m not entirely certain what that means. From the...

The Story of Harrison Bergeron

Harrison Bergeron, byKurt Vonnegut, Jr. THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody...

A Tale of Two Fathers

When I think of my husband and how wonderful he is with our children, it melts my heart. He is a dedicated and loving father! But as I am writing this the day before...

“Parable of the Unmoved Stone”

The Unmoved Rock Once upon a time, there was a man who was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and the Savior appeared. The Lord told the...

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Family Dysfunction At Its Finest

A little over two months ago, our oldest daughter moved out of our home and went to live with a boy she met on Instagram a few weeks prior. Now, to be fair, she is 18 years old...