• Unschooling with Intention - A Free Online Workshop for Homeschoolers Who Want to Unschool
    BOOKS,  FAITH,  PARENTING

    The Best Parenting Books Every Christian Parent Should Read

    The unofficial theme here this month is “parenting”, which I kicked off with a parenting themed Scripture writing challenge a few weeks ago. Of course I couldn’t have a themed month without a book list! I wanted to share some of the best biblical-based parenting books I have read over the years. But first I wanted to share a disclaimer and say that these books in no way take priority over reading the Bible and discovering for ourselves what God has called us to as parents. That being said, I find good biblical-based parenting books can be very encouraging, if you are looking for some, here are eleven of my…

  • The Benefits of Writing out the Bible and a Scripture Writing Plan
    FAITH,  SCRIPTURE WRITING

    The Benefits of Writing Out the Scriptures

    I recently shared that I have been taking each day to participate in a Scripture writing plan. It’s not the first time I have done so but this is the first time I have continued with such dedication and over the last few months I have seen some great benefits of writing out the Bible and because I think it could be a benefit to every believer to do so I wanted to take a few minutes to share some of the benefits of writing out the Scriptures.   TWO WAYS I WRITE OUT THE SCRIPTURES But first I wanted to share two different ways I tend to write out…

  • Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge - Parenting: Bible verses and passages on parenting
    FAITH,  LIVING,  PARENTING,  SCRIPTURE WRITING

    Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge: Parenting

    I mentioned in my last post that I have really been enjoying Scripture writing over the last number of months (and on and off over the last number of years). I have been printing off a monthly Scripture writing challenge for the last few months which has been good but that particular site basis their verses off of the Bible study they are currently going through and because I don’t pay for the Bible study the monthly Scripture writing can feel a little all over the place. So, I decided to do what I always decide to do in this kind of situation: make my own. If I were really…

  • A Life Poured Out
    BIBLE,  FAITH,  LIVING

    A Life Poured Out

    You know those times where it just feels like certain themes keep popping up all over the place? That’s been happening to me for the last few months. This time the theme is the idea of living a life poured out. Though, I didn’t realize the theme until last week when we were finishing studying 2 Timothy in church and verse six in chapter four jumped out at me, Paul says: “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering” . . .     Let me back up about four months, to when I was reading A Body in the Library by Agatha Christie – I promise this…

  • The Power of Friendship
    BIBLE,  FAITH,  INTENTION,  LIVING

    Lessons in Friendship from Mark 2

    I love it when I come across a passage in the Bible that I have heard or read numerous times but suddenly something jumps out at me that I hadn’t noticed before. That’s exactly what happened the other week when I was reading through Mark. I am going through the book very, very slowly, after about a month of starting the book I am only on chapter 3, but it was last week while going through chapter 2 that something jumped out at me. The story at the beginning of Mark 2 is of Jesus healing the paralytic man. In this case Jesus doesn’t just happen to pass the guy and…

  • Is there a point to a restless season?
    FAITH,  LIVING

    Is There A Point to a Season of Restlessness?

    You can say these last few months have been a restless season. Restless as in the feeling that God is preparing me for something but I don’t know what that something is. Life feels unsettled. It’s like I’m trying to reach something that is just out my grasp. I’m pretty sure this isn’t just a discontentment type of restlessness. It feels like more than that. It feels like I just woke up from a dream but I can’t quite remember what it was about. Like if I just think a little harder I’ll be able to remember it. That kind of restlessness. As a result I’ve been thinking a lot about…