desert CAMPING

A new calendar. A blank slate. Does yours pristinely shine from the side of your fridge or is your planner already buried beneath a stack of to-do’s? I have to remember…

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Thank You Glim (1)

14 years and 7 kids ago, we started a tradition. When little Ben (then 2 years old) received a gift, we taught him to write a thank you note before opening and playing…

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The Voices In My Heart

by Elizabeth Bennett
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It’s quiet. Judah and Noelle are in their rooms playing, Joe is standing guard just outside my door valiantly handling the various interruptions of “quiet time.” For weeks I’ve been…

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Raw and Transparent

by Elizabeth Bennett
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It’s here… The moment has arrived, The Big Day. The box opens, eager hands grab at the crisp untouched workbook; the cover is still shiny, the corners still sharp. My…

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God Kisses In the Midst of Chaos

by Elizabeth Bennett

“God Kisses” I call them. Those tangible moments when I feel the Father’s affectionate eye twinkle on me… Unexpected. Sudden. Sweet. A reminder that He sees me, knows my every…

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Homeschooling reminds me of a can of Great Stuff. Great Stuff is the spray insulation you use to fill holes in walls… you know what I’m talking about. It’s nice and…

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You were supposed to have your chores done an hour ago! I asked you to clean off the table after breakfast so we can do school… I know I told you to…

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