The Power of Pressing On Anyway

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

One of our sons called home from college and mentioned an introductory course he was taking in a foreign language. He had gone to the professor and asked him to call on him more often in class, because his spoken language wasn’t very good yet and he wanted to get better. It’s a refreshing thing to…
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Putting Faith in Shoe Leather

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

I know that God can, has, and will take care of us. I have seen the healing hand of God protecting and providing for us through every heartbeat, every breath, every moment, every day of the year. I know that God will be our strength, our fortress, our mighty rock – but do I believe it? My…
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Risk and Reward

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Most of us have been frustrated at some time or another by our boy’s love of risk-taking and adventure. They seem to do the craziest things and seldom think enough about them first. As a mom, I want to protect them and coddle them and keep them completely safe. What they need, though, is balance!…
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A New Look at War

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

“Can I talk to you privately?” It wasn’t an unusual request, so I stepped aside with her. “I need to ask you about my son. I think he may be…I’m afraid he might be…showing some tendencies toward being…Oh, I think something’s wrong with him! Maybe he’s a psychopath or something!” My eyebrows went up. “What…
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Down in the Dumps?

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

“To his son Custis, a cadet at West Point, Lee once wrote: ‘Shake off those gloomy feelings. Drive them away. Fix your mind and pleasures upon what is before you. … All is bright if you will think it so. All is happy if you will make it so. Do not dream. It is too…
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The Two Sides of Strength

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

We love football. Growing up as the children of Clemson grads, you hardly have a choice. Football is the king of sports around here. Everyone was delighted when our friend Earl Pendleton started up the Homeschool Football League. Everyone, that is, except me. I was afraid, I said, they’d scramble their brains. I said they…
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The Door Swings Wide in the Treacherous Borderlands of Mexico

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

We love to see the manly virtues played out in real life! Yesterday, we wrote in a Facebook note and shared the story of our courageous friend, missionary Mike Richardson and his determination to overcome fear to bring the gospel to those living in one of the most dangerous places on our continent – the…
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One Of Our Favorite Veterans

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

We’ve got a lot of veterans in our family, myself included, so we like to recognize them on Veterans’ Day.  Someone asked a question recently about this particular veteran, so I thought I’d share the story today in honor of intrepid young men doing their duty all over the world! We talk about Admiral David Farragut…
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The Eve of All Saints

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Halloween is an English contraction of “All Hallow’s Eve”, or properly, the Eve of the Feast of All Saints … which is, after all, November 1.  In our house, it’s not a day of jack-o-lanterns and goblins, but a day to remember true heroism — a man who faced death and thereby opened the door…
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Boy Scout earns medal for saving teacher’s life

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Fernando Espinosa, 17, of El Paso, Texas, is receiving the Boy Scouts’ Honor Medal with Crossed Palms, its highest award for bravery and service.  Espinosa was walking a teacher to her car earlier this year when another vehicle bore down on them in the crosswalk.  He managed to push the teacher to safety but was…
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