Weekly Wrap-Up: When we are weak He is strong

I have returned to a past habit of posting a weekly wrap-up . I have lived another week, releasing a few Silent Screams, couldn’t stop the fall of tears, enjoyed laughter, spoken about my Savior, given comfort, disciplined, felt hopeless, worked hard, relaxed as often as  could, I have ask (again)…..WHY?, transported the boys to…

Weekly Wrap-Up: I’m Back

Accountability…………….I NEED IT!! I am returning to a past habit of posting a weekly wrap-up because I need the accountability it gives me. It really stirs me to ponder what the boys and I have done for the week; anything that benefits the spirit, mind and the body. It feels great to be back. This…

Blogging through the Gospels: Matthew 16~~Beware

I am participating in the new bible reading plan by Moms Tool Box, it is called Reading through the gospels. I am participating so that I can be with the Lord and so He will show me ALL about His SON. I love digging in and prayerfully examining His words, thoughts and intents, that is…

A Friendship that Refreshes the Soul

Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight, a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.~~Proverbs 27:9 Isn’t that beautiful! The idea that we will be REFRESHED from our friendships. I can testify to that very fact. A ‘sweet’ friendship involves………….Read More

Birds in the winter

I had forgotten the joy of watching the birds come to our feeder. This week being able to see birds with the snow as a backdrop was just beautiful.  Birds are one of my favorite creations of our amazing creator! When you look at these wee things, living and surviving especially in the winter weather, how can…

How I Walk with Jesus

I’m blogging over at Habit for a Happy Home today!! I walk in mud, in ugliness, in circles, in place, in dark, in shadows, in doubt, in fear, in laziness, in distraction, in discontent, in apathy, in judgment, in impatience, in hurt, in confusion, in love, in forgiveness, in mercy, in compassion, in inspiration, in assurance,…

Lord, I am so Thankful! (Gratitude Community)

This post has been a long time in coming but here it is Lord, I have reached #1000 on my gratitude list. For a moment I am in awe when I think of 1000 blessings but then I know that while I have been keeping this list I have still missed documenting so many more …

All about the Charlotte Mason method of Home Schooling

The Charlotte Mason  Method I love CM because it allows children to be completely immersed in God’s beautiful creation while learning useful skills needed to be a productive and well-rounded adult. It fosters a love for the wilderness while nurturing a love for simple learning. –Kerstin (HS Mom) I have said before that my home…

Recipes

Baking and cooking are just not my things =) but I am thankful I have a pretty good selection of yummy recipes to choose from. I am NOT the creator of any of these recipes that I am posting today, as a matter of fact I have no idea who the creator is, I just…

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Charlotte Mason  Method I love CM because it allows children to be completely immersed in God’s beautiful creation while learning useful skills needed to be a productive and well-rounded adult. It fosters a love for the wilderness while nurturing a love for simple learning. –Kerstin (HS Mom) I have said before that my home…

One sick Weekly Wrap-Up

I am so happy to share with you that we were able to celebrate my youngest son’s adoption birthday. (Thank You LORD) ~~~Check out our adoption story Here ~~~ My youngest had a hard time last week with allergy problems and my oldest started last Friday with a fever and he has been under the…

My Live, Love, Learn blog received a Blog Award

I am very honored that Ellen from Bluestocking Belle thought my little blog was worth mentioning. (Do yourself a favor and check Ellen’s blog out!!) There are so many wonderful blogs out there that to have mine mentioned by anyone seems like a very BIG deal =) I have been blogging since February 2008 at…

Blog Award

 I am very honored that Ellen from Bluestocking Belle thought my little blog was worth mentioning. (Do yourself a favor and check Ellen’s blog out!!) There are so many wonderful blogs out there that to have mine mentioned by anyone seems like a very BIG deal =) I have been blogging since February 2008 at…

Habit of Working Together (and great backyard bird resource)

Quote from an author at the blog called Habits for a Happy Home I’m so proud! I have known Kellie since high school. Yearbook staff, out with our big group of friends. She even survived going on a family vacation with us and a passel of cousins. She and I ended up at the same…

Take the dare to fully live!

I know what I am asking my husband to get me for Christmas! One of my ALL time favorite blog authors has written a book and I can’t wait to read it. Every time this author writes, you see her heart for the Lord. She bares all so that we might see HIM for who…

Rejoice in our Sufferings!?

~~Originally posted Oct 2008~~ “Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” (Romans 5:3-4) **************************************************** Isn’t this scripture just………….well, I think that only you can finish that sentence. This scripture is so profound but do most people realize that, the first…

School Motto

Charlotte Mason’s Student Motto: I am . . . a child of God, a gift to my parents and my country. I’m a person of great value because God made me. I can . . . do all things through Christ who strengthens me. God has made me able to do everything required of me….

Break Time

I haven’t been blogging very much lately so announcing I’m taking a break may seem strange. Writing it down helps to really cement the decision. We are a couple of days away from starting our new school year so I have to put my focus, time and energy in that direction. I don’t know if…

Charlotte Mason Home School Method

Charlotte Mason Home School Method (Links) Charlotte Mason (Blog Carnival) Charlotte Mason Help (Information about CM and a Free Curriculum Plan) Charlotte Mason Living Books List Charlotte Mason’s Own Words (The books she wrote) Intro to Ambleside Online (Free CM Curriculum Plan) Intro to Charlotte Mason (Info on CM from Ambleside On-Line The Basics of Charlotte Mason (From Simply Charlotte Mason…

Literature

Main Literature Readings Fairy Tales by Grimm The Matzah that Papa brought Home Fran Manushkin The Trojan Horse by Albert Lorenz – Tales from Shakespeare from Shakespeare The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman St. George and the Dragon by Margaret…