No Shortcuts to Friendship

There are no shortcuts to friendship… with God or with others. “No shortcut exists. God has not bowed to our nervous haste nor embraced the methods of our machine age. It is well that we accept the hard truth now: The man who would know God must give time to Him. He must count no time wasted which is spent in the cultivation of His acquaintance.

Morning Song ~ I’ve Found a Friend

This morning…the song playing is "I've Found a Friend." Yesterday, I stopped by a thrift store and found a jewel of a piano offertory book by James Pethel. I have not bought piano solo books in years, probably, but this song caught my eye and was worth more than what I paid for it. Below are Read More

Snack Attack

Do you ever have family members with multiple snack attacks in one day? From my experience in homeschooling several children, I know that home schooling is not just schooling. It includes preparing meals and cleaning more often than if you were not living in the house all day, and much more. Snack attacks can become Read More

Brawling, Contentious, Angry

  Proverbs 21:9 “It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.”   Proverbs 21:19 “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman.” Brawling– quarrelsome Contentious – Apt to contend; given to angry debate; quarrelsome; perverse. Proverbs 27:15 Read More

“True Blue” Friends

Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”  “Swallow-friends, that fly to you in summer, but are gone in winter; such friends there is no loss of. But if the friendship be prudent, generous, and cordial, if I love my friend because he is wise, and virtuous, and Read More

Dirty Dishes – Dishwasher Dilemma

While homeschooling several children, we could have run the dishwasher up to three times on a normal day (normal -what is that?). Now, we usually run the dishwasher once a day which leaves us with minimal handwashing considering the amount of kitchen preparation, cooking and serving that comes along with a larger group. "Where no oxen Read More