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Homeschooling as a mission – I have no idea what I’m doing

So I’m a week away from the day that my life is going to change yet again. After 2 1/2 very painful years of having my son in the public school system, we have decided to bring him home. And I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m not a teacher. I have no education degree. … Continue reading

… to look after orphans

So as I type I have three peacefully sleeping children giving me an opportunity for an afternoon quiet time. A fourth is playing quietly in his room, and two more are in the backyard, home early from their last day of school. The sleeping ones aren’t mine – I didn’t give birth to them – … Continue reading

Do you wanna play?

When we think about missions, we think big, complicated stuff. In reality, missions can be just as simple as asking a child, ‘Do you wanna play?’ The other night after church, for example, I was telling my kids to get their stuff together so we could go home and dye Easter eggs. One teenage girl, overhearing this, … Continue reading

Would you stop?

Last night my 16-year-old daughter, Jennie, called me to tell me she and her friend, Jacob, had stopped to help a woman who ran out of gas just outside of town. This woman’s 13-year-old son was walking back toward town, along with the woman’s boyfriend, and they had gone to look for them and give them a ride. … Continue reading

You’re richer than you know; we must help the poor

  I can still remember the day that a global consciousness moved from somewhere in the back of my mind to the forefront. I was leading a women’s small group through Nina Roesner’s book, the Respect Dare (www.therespectdare.com). If you’ve heard of the Love Dare, the Respect Dare is a similar concept geared at showing … Continue reading