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    When the impossible, isn't.

    Seeking beauty we trekked down country roads and up steep hills and over rocks and moss-covered landscapes.  One goal in mind – get to the bottom of the falls.  Our six-year-old spoke the dream a week ago and my response was an automatic, ‘that’s impossible’.  This falls is over…

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    Becoming more like Love.

    The sand flies as three eager children race to the shore line. It’s a perfect day, Summer bliss warms my arms as I survey the beach, a rainbow of people and over sized, crooked umbrellas. Cool waves hit my legs as I follow my three, wading deeper than I…

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    Releasing a Life

    Last week, my husband chose to finish a ten year run at his job as General Manager at a large company.  The job was secure, well-payed, with full benefits and many perks.  It was a good position and he genuinely loved so many of the people he worked with. …

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    The Only Kids in the Creek

    It was a pretty normal morning. Our three children and I were wading through a close-by stream, searching for little creatures.  We were quite the sight – large rubber boots, nets, and nature jars in our hands.  But we had success – a toad – croaking loudly. As we…

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    Identity

    I find myself in a gentle stream where birds chirp above, minnows scatter below and the fallen trees bounce in shimmering water.  “Homeschool” at its richest.   My boots fill completely with icy water while I desperately chase a Spring frog.  I laugh hard – right out loud, so…

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    Not By Chance

    This week, we’ve been studying the Solar System.  What a reminder of just how small we really are.  Never mind our province, country, continent… no, we’re comparing ourselves to the GALAXY. The vast, mysterious Universe created by God’s very breath.  I’m awed at the magnitude of God’s size, strength, ability. …

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    The REAL World.

    I’ve lived through the condescension.  I’ve had the narrowed glares and raised eyebrows fired my way more times than I could ever count.  And just when I thought I couldn’t bear being asked the same question any more, it’s shot at me again: “So, honestly, how are you preparing…

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    The Good Place…

    I think this is the first Christmas since I’ve been married that I’ve been in a really good place.  I mean, really good.  My eyes are wide open.  I’m trying hard to see everything, every little thing for the gift it is.  Right now, three children busily prepare a basement…

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    Daily Surrender, Daily Renewal

    I find how most people have an interesting view of home educators.  Sure, ideas about living within the ‘homeschool’ span the horizon but the ladies I speak to share a common response – “Wow, I could never do that!  You must be an amazing Mom…”  (or something along those lines). …

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    Dare to Let Them Grow up Slow.

    Children are growing too fast, period.  For a while, it was something to scoff at or roll our eyes about.  It seemed pretty innocent at first, with a few brand name companies offering children’s lines.  But there’s more to the story. Kids growing up fast is really about the…