In the Word on Wednesday: Galatians 5:13

Free Scripture Memory Flashcards

Yesterday was my birthday. I turned fifty. That’s 5-0. And one of my precious daughters made me a very special surprise for my birthday — a deck of fifty cards, each with something she loves about me printed on it. Isn’t that sweet? She told me it took over three … Continue reading

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The Books that Make This Bundle Worth It {for me}


The 2015 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle was released yesterday, and I’m already busily devouring the books included in this year’s collection. This is about the fifth bundle I’ve invested in over the past 12 months and, to be honest, I’ve only read a fraction of all the ebooks I now own … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed? A Free Homemaking Course Can Help!


As you might imagine, having a family as large as mine leads to massive amounts of laundry and dirty dishes. Even when everybody pitches in to help, it can still be a challenge to stay on top of all the chores. That’s why I was so excited to hear all … Continue reading

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In the Word on Wednesday: Matthew 6:24

Free printable scripture handwriting practice sheets from

I took tennis for a semester in high school. Although I was never very good at it, I did learn a few things about how the game is (supposed to be) played. For instance, I learned that you can only serve one ball at a time. Not only would it … Continue reading

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Celebrate Spring: 6 Books about Flower Gardening

Six children's picture books about flower gardening -- inspire your little ones to grow things!

In honor of National Garden Week, I thought I’d share some of our children’s favorite picture books about flower gardening. Check them out! Flower Garden I first heard Flower Garden when our children’s librarian read it aloud during story time at the local library. It follows a father and daughter … Continue reading

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Mailbag Monday: Celebrity Look-Alikes

Celebrity Look-Alikes

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Flanders, Has anybody ever told you your son looks like Ashton Kutcher? Just wondering, A Casual Observer Okay, so nobody actually sent us a letter about it, but we have had to field that question in person more times than we can count. In the beginning, … Continue reading

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10 Fun Races to Get Your Children Up & Running

Need some fun ideas to get your kids off the couch? Try these fun races from

There’s nothing like a good foot race to get the blood pumping, but don’t be afraid to mix things up a bit. Variety is the spice of life! Not all races are about stop watches and starting boxes. If your kids grow tired of plodding to the finish line, one … Continue reading

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In the Word on Wednesday: 1 Thessalonians 4:17

1 Thessalonians 4.17

Growing up, I was something of a tomboy — a tomboy who lived for adventure. As such, the thought of skydiving always appealed to me. I mentioned that fact to my father a couple of times when I was little, but he refused to grant me permission to try it … Continue reading

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Mailbag: Getting My Child Ready for College

Preparing your child for college

Dear Jennifer, Do you have any tips about getting your child ready for college? I know you are knowledgable about the subject. It is overwhelming! Anything would be appreciated! Sincerely, Leigh Ann Hi, Leigh Ann. Don’t let this task overwhelm you. Just take it one step at a time. Here’s … Continue reading

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It is Finished!

All about God's Grace - a music video for Easter

I suspect my children are breathing a collective sigh of relief this morning, because the little video they’ve been helping me make for the past couple of weeks is finally finished. The cameras are off, the backdrop is down, the props have been moved out of the entryway, and the … Continue reading

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