The Sound of Silence…

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Three weeks ago my Oak Tree and all three of our boys went on a retreat. For Three days and two nights. In all honesty, I was looking forward to a nice weekend of quiet.  You know read, watch whatever movies “I” want to watch (including the absolute girly ones), you know, the list that […]

Parental Rights

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I’ve had this movie sitting on my computer for about a week now and I finally had time to watch it… and it will make you irritated. God, not man, gave me (and you) the responsibility of raising our children according to His guidelines… not some governments ~ foreign or domestic. I encourage you take […]

I'm really trying to retract my claws…

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my Mama bear claws that is. Can I tell you something? I really, really, really do not like this whole letting go thing.  So what if he’s 18 years old.  So what if he’s an adult with real life responsibilities.  So what if he is handling nasty situations with amazing grace, dignity and honor. He’s […]

Some life lessons just stink…

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especially when they happen on your birthday! My beautiful, tender-hearted, animal-loving Cactus “celebrated” his 13th birthday today.  A huge milestone! No longer a tween, now a teen. His welcome gift… his life lesson… His precious (and first ‘very own pet’) Yoshi was dead in her cage this morning. I think my Cactus was about 8 […]

When you fall off the horse…

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Any good cowboy will tell you that when you fall off the horse you must climb right back into the saddle.  My Opulent faced that saddle with dignity and courage.  After his scary experience in the pool last Wednesday, he bucked up, faced his fear and plunged right back in…the gusto came after a little […]

Happy Mother's Day!

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Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord From this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its going down The Lord’s name is the be praised. The Lord is high above all nations, His glory above […]

I am outraged!

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I had every intention of sitting down to write a “Thankful Thursday” post.  I have been working on it off and on all day in my head.  But then I made the mistake of checking out the “news”.  This is never a good idea, yet for some insane reason I find myself checking out the […]

Breath in, breathe out…

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That is what I’m telling myself right now as I mentally survey what we have accomplished since the first of the year in our homeschool.  I feel like it isn’t much, it is more than I feel like it is, but the reality is, it is more than just academics that we’ve learned. While I […]

Caught off guard, but I'm laughing…

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(This article was originally posted on April 30, 2010 on my old website, it’s amusing though non-the-less.) My 11 year old is such a character! Words like detailed, obssessive, and ordered describe him well. Just as the phrase, ’11 going on 40′, sums him up to a ‘T’. As such, the following is not surpising, […]