Are You Oversharing About Your Marriage on Social Media?

The idea of “oversharing” has taken on a whole new meaning in a social media world. How often are the subjects of your Facebook or Twitter posts things that you would never share or involve your friends in if not for a social media platform tempting you to instantly share? Much of the oversharing on social media…

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Seeking God’s Direction: Where do I Start?

When you are faced with major decisions regarding your homeschooling, your family, your own personal role and relationships, seeking God’s direction can seem very challenging. Even your daily decisions can get bogged down with the opinions and advice of others, self doubt, and conflicting messages from our culture. We spend hours in prayer, seek the…

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Making Time for Personal Daily Bible Reading

Earlier this summer, I shared what God has shown me about spending time with Him every morning — even though I’m not a morning person. My morning Bible reading time doesn’t have the same purpose as reading for a Bible study — it’s about filling my mind with God’s word so that my thoughts turn…

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Equipping Your Family to be Defenders of the Faith

As I’ve shared on my blog NextGen Homeschool, I was blessed to attend the Teach Them Diligently Convention for the first time this past spring. One message at the conference really stood out for me: Why it’s important to specifically equip our family to be defenders of the faith — sharpened arrows, standing on the…

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Sing a New Song: The Importance of Worship

Music has always been important to me. Whether it’s a message communicated to me, a melody that captures a memory, or an expression of my own heart, music speaks to me louder than words. That’s why I think it’s really important to worship God with music and why I’ve made worship a regular part of…

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New Year, No Resolutions?

This year — despite every goal-oriented, organized, to-do list tendency I possess — I’m throwing out the typical “New Year, New You” resolutions fix-it list and replacing it with a singular mission: Pressing toward the only goal that matters. According to Apostle Paul, it has nothing to do with self-improvement or achieving success: It’s the…

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NextGen Homeschool: Standing Out in a Crowd

Last week our homeschool group took an interesting field trip to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. It was interesting because although these days most museums, zoos, performance halls, and the like have no problem hosting homeschool groups as they would any other school group, our presence on this day wasn’t exactly welcome. It…

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NextGen Homeschool: A Curious Campfire Conversation

Our summer vacation culminated in a family road trip across scenic Colorado. We wanted to enjoy the end of summer in the snow-free mountains, see some friends along the way, and get some much-needed “unplugged” time before getting back to a full-time school schedule. The second stop on this journey was a camp on Lake…

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