I created the confessions below, some people call them affirmations, way back in 2007. Taking a verse and writing it in First Person. If you have read much about me here, you know I believe that our words are extremely powerful and will dictate what our lives look like. So we really have to watch […]
The other day I was at our Community Bible Study. It’s Thursday mornings. My 15 year old daughter is in my small group. It’s beautiful to have her in there with 10 other wise women sowing wisdom into her mind and heart. Maxed Out For the previous 3 weeks, my life has been stressful, for […]
Three weeks ago, when I came across this book in my favorite store in Dallas, Whole Earth Provision, I immediately decided to buy it. And, of course, my 9 year old, Lego Master of the Universe, has not put it down since. Click here to see it on Amazon. And how exciting to see that there […]
This devotional (for homeschoolers) that I read this morning was very encouraging when thinking about starting a new school year in the next few weeks. I have highlighted in RED what we must sow, and I highlighted in BLUE what we will reap, if we sow these things.
This is a story about one of those God moments that completely and totally changes one’s perspective. And boy did I need it. It was November 5, 2010. We had started the adoption process for Sally in the fall of 2009. Almost a year had gone by. We were in the waiting stage. And […]
The pic above is Sally and me. Still in Ethiopia. Our first night. Flummoxing. 6 weeks after coming home with Sally. Selamawit. She is precious, happy and a good eater. The sleeping has me off kilter though. Yes, it is a gap year. A new baby born or adopted, a major move. It’s […]
My dear daddy died in May 2005. He had cancer. Sometime during that next year I had a dream about him. He was dead in the dream but he had come back to talk to me. We were standing in the driveway of the house I live in now (my parent’s old house) and he […]
Update: I wrote this about 20 months ago, but just couldn’t publish it until we got a lot closer to fruition. We are very close now. So here is the beginning of this new story about the new life of a little girl. August 25, 2009 My husband and I just made a very […]
Stress. Why are we stressed? I don’t like it and I don’t want it. There. I have had so many women, homeschooling and not, talk about this subject over the years, that I am compelled to discuss it in a little more depth. We are all attempting to do something (raise a family) that has […]
Hi guys, Just wanted to quickly show you something I have been doing with my Bible lately. I really do like reading these verses from the actually Book versus from my iPhone or a piece of paper, though those will certainly do in a pinch. I got this from my good friend Jen. Thanks sis!
A few days ago, I was standing outside in the driveway. It was a very pretty day. The beginning of spring. I was just looking around at the sky and the trees and as I stood there I had this sort of strange thought or vision. I’m not sure what it was, but it […]
Every day it seems like, more and more, I become my parents. Isn’t it funny how that happens? Sometimes it can be disturbing. But…sometimes…I really love it. This is one of those times. Growing up… oh I’d say I can remember this from about the age of 10 or 12 and until he died 4 […]
I’ve had it in my mind to tell you all this true story for as long as this website has been up and I apologize for taking so long, because I believe it is very important. Let’s get right to it. There is a woman named Dodie Osteen. She is the mother of Joel Osteen […]
Fear. It’s the opposite of Love. It is not fun. It can “run” us unless we slay it. Today I’m going to give you the best tool I have for dealing with fear. But first, let’s talk about it for a moment. (That’s my brother, Joe, sitting next to my father a few weeks before he […]
Lorenzo and Jennifer Dunford discuss how we can approach our current world situation from a spiritual, biblical point of view. The Dunfords have 10 children and a ministry focused on family, marriage and parenting. Visit them at http://dunfordfamilyministries.com