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Kayaking: finding peace on the water

Kayaking: finding peace on the water

My life slipped into routine. I became predictable. The whole culmination of 2020 left me disappointed, discouraged, disillusioned. I needed to break the mold, try something new, have an adventure. My kayaking adventure My sister offered an opportunity one Monday in July when she invited my daughters and me to kayak. Anticipation and fear wrestled…

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Bible declares You Matter

Bible declares You Matter

Sometimes life beats us down. We forget why we matter and even if what we work so hard at matters. This year of upheaval magnifies these doubts and questions. The Bible blares the answers if we listen. The Bible not only declares you matter, it says you’re valuable. Today, I’ll share some of what I…

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Venturing out after quarantine

Venturing out after quarantine

Three months. That’s how long I stayed away from church. My family and I attended Sunday service on March 15 and didn’t attend again until June 14. A lot happened in those three months. Then again, not much happened because we stayed home, “sheltering in place.” But you understand. You’ve lived through this unusual time.…

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How do you define “who am I”?

How do you define “who am I”?

In the movie Overcomer, Thomas asks John, “Who are you?” This question caused me to wonder how do I define “who am I.” John starts listing his titles: basketball coach, history teacher, husband, father. Thomas presses on. “No, what if you are stripped of those, who are you?” When John says follower of Christ, Thomas…

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Home movies trigger lost memories

Home movies trigger lost memories

Home movies trigger lost memories. We capture our moments in videos and photographs so when we are older we can remember what love looks like. On Mother’s Day, we brought out some old movies featuring my two eldest, starting when they were three-years-old and four months, respectively, and continued to when my second son was…

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Comparing homeschooling and home-based education

Comparing homeschooling and home-based education

A year has passed since my last day as a homeschool teacher, but since March, my children studied at home again due to COVID-19. I’ve heard many discussions about the home-based education measures taken because of the pandemic. Views vary to the extremes. But major differences exist between the two: responsibility and investment. I still…

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