Do you dream about blog posts?

Last night, I found myself thinking of a great article for my blog just as I was going to sleep. Do you think I remember what that great article was? No, of course not!

Since I can’t remember my middle of the night brilliance, I thought I would share a funny story with you. Last week-end, my husband and children and I went on a long week-end trip to the beach. We went with extended family and friends. At the high point of the week-end, we had 12 children and 5 adults in the house. Not too bad when you consider that 6 of the children were our children and 2 of the friends came with us.

We had several people depart on Monday, since they either had to be at work or school on Tuesday. I planned the extra night there, so that no one would have to leave for an early Monday morning check out. And it also gae me an extra day to take my children on a field trip on Tuesday to the NC Aquarium at Ft. Fisher.

So Tuesday morning, I wake up and know that I have a lot to get together and packed in our van, and I was the only adult left, and I had 8 children to get out the door. Fortuunately, I had 4 teenagers, so I had a lot of help. We were able to get everything loaded into the van before 9:00 am, and we had the housekeeping things completed as well. The house we shared with family was large, so I did not walk through every room to check for missing items. My goal was to make sure I had 8 children in the van!

So we left our little beach getaway and checked out with the rental agency and were on our merry way to the aquarium. Everything went so smoothly, and we finished touring the aquarium around noon. And we started our long ride back across our beautiful state.

After a 6.5 hour ride home, we unloaded our van. My 5-yr-old was missing his pillow after we had everything carried in. I didn’t think leaving a pillow behind was a big deal. So we found him another pillow for the night.

On Wednesday morning, I received a phone call from our rental agent. The housekeeping ladies found my 5-yr-old’s pillow, suitcase of clothes, and bag of toys in one of the bedrooms. If you know me at all, you know that I *used* to be really good at keeping up with *stuff.* Now that I have 6 children, I am not as good at it. I am just thankful when I count all six children in their seats when we load up the van. In this case, I had 8 children to be accountable for!

I don’t know how many times we have forgotten the diaper bag, or pacifier, or shoes for the littlest one when we go somewhere. I am becoming quite unemcumbered of *stuff.* Sometimes this is a good thing, and some times, it is not a good thing.

Fortunately, my rental agent is sending a package to me with my 5-yr-old’s belongings. And I am thankful we are all home safe and sound minus a little *stuff.*

Have a blessed day!

Saturday Psalm

Jacque hosts the Saturday Psalm and Praise, and tonight I was reading through two chapters of Psalms. In Psalm chapter 40, the Lord really spoke to me about how He set my feet upon a solid rock.

Psalm 40: 2 – “He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.”

Psalm 41:5 – “Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?”

Psalm 41:7 – “All that hate me whisper together against me; against me do they devise my hurt.”

Psalm 41:11 – “By this I know that thou favorest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.”

There are a lot of things that have happened in my life in the past two weeks. And some of it has been very hurtful. And each time, I hand my burden over to the Lord, and I let Him take care of it for me. It has really been one of those times when the “principalities and rulers of the darkness” have tried to bring me down. But I am raised up by the Lord. Read this:

Psalm 40:12 – “And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before the face forever.”

To God be the Glory!!!!

When it rains it pours………….

How many times have you heard that said? We are literally having a very rainy day in NC. And I am so busy with my business that I feel like God is just raining His blessings down on me.

And there are always those little “things” that happen all at one time. For me, I was expecting an order to come in today, so I could fill some orders. Somehow my order ended up in another state. So, that means I will be playing catch up when those books arrive!

And I am also having good things happen and not-so-good things, too. And it is just a part of my life right now.

For now, I am praising God for the rain showers and showers of blessings. How about you?

Have a blessed day!

It’s nearing the end of August……..

Would you like to know how well I know that little tidbit about the calendar? I have been quite busy sending materials out to homeschool families across the country and across the world. The past two weeks have been a blur for me.

And if you read my last post from past week, you know that I was not happy about an editorial in a local newspaper. That led to a letter to the editor from me, and that led to some backlash online.

Then, I got another dose of reality from family over the week-end. It seems that some of our family has not accepted our decision to homeschool. It is been 8 years since we started homeschooling. It breaks my heart that they view us in such a negative way. But God keeps showing me through this adversity that He is in control, and I am praying by name for those who seek to persecute me and my family.

Something positive did come from my letter to the editor. Homeschool Buzz picked up on it, and they linked to it from their homepage. I am quite in awe of that.

The rest of my week will be busy as I work hard on sending out orders. I want everyone to have
their books as soon as possible.

Have a blessed day!

Help a fellow homeschool mom

I have a dear friend who is a homeschool mom. She is a widow raising her 3 daughters on her own. She recently became very ill and was rushed to the emergency room. She was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Some of her homeschool friends are holding a fundraiser for her. Not only is she a single mom, she has no health insurance.

Here is the link to the funraiser:


Homeschooling in the fine state of NC

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, how do I start this post? For starters, I am livid that this was printed by my local newspaper.

I was a bit behind last week, so I did not read our daily, local newspaper until Sunday. I went through the whole week’s worth of articles, and I saw a great article about our local homeschool conference that was held this last Saturday. (

However, in another edition of the newspaper, there was a terrible guest column that originated from McDowell County (Marion). I have a link for it online, and I think you all might want to comment and blog about it.

Here’s the link:

I sent a letter to the regular columnist and the editor of the newspaper. I was so unhappy to read such a negative piece. And the only comment online was from the regular columnist who liked the article. UGH!! Of course, I left a comment this evening.