Encouraging Conversations

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So, my friend Crystal Stine asked me if I would like to be a part of her 31 Days series, “Encouraging Conversations” where she talks to some of her fave encouraging folks about…well, about their favorite topic. Do I want to talk about MY favorite topic for all the internets to see? Hello! Sign me […]

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What is Prayer?

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“O Lord, please let the man of God whom you sent come again to us and teach us what we are to do with the child who will be born.” Judges 13:8 When I was in college the girl who lived across the hall from me was a Prayer Warrior. She would turn up the […]

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There’s Nothing Routine About Routine

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Like that lovely screenshot? Today, Lisa-Jo Baker and I are chatting via Google Hangout about her book, Surprised by Motherhood! She’s 8 chapters into her book club right now and I hope you’ll take a few minutes to hear her words (and mine, too) about two of my favorite chapters in her book.  You cannot walk […]

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Making Your Car a Sanctuary

Making your car a sanctuary. // ohAmanda.com

I’ve always wanted our kids to feel the most comfortable, the most celebrated and the most accepted in our home. My friend Kat takes it a step further and says she wants her children to feel God’s presence–his peace, love and goodness when they climb into the minivan after school and practices.  I love the […]

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Well, hello there!

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It’s been a whole month since I’ve been in these here parts! During my little bloggy break, as you know, Asa started kindergarten. With our homeschool-hybrid, he goes to school two days a week with Lydia. I assumed those two days–MY two alone days would be full of answering my emails, finishing posts I’ve had in my […]

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Asa’s First Day of Kindergarten

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My boy starts kindergarten today. KINDERGARTEN. When I filled out his application for our hybrid homeschool, one of the questions was, “Where does he excel?”. I think they were looking for an answer like “reading” or “math”. Even though I’ve been homeschooling him the last few years, it’s been very student-led, very low-key and very […]

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God’s Little Explorers

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Apparently it’s a thing in the homeschool-blogging world to share your curriculum choices at the beginning of each school year. I totally love this idea and I love reading through all the fun ideas and plans people have for their kids. Alas, this is not that post. You may have gathered that follow-through is not […]

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