Self Discipline {Day 17}

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On Monday we started our official first day of home school. I first started homeschooling in 1998. That’s a long time! I only have two kids left in home school. The rest have moved on to college and work. I’ll be honest. The last two weeks have worn me out. We didn’t get up early this morning. Well, I was up around 7:30. I let

Walking with God {Day 16}

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From Chaos to Calm: Day Sixteen Walking with God Scripture Memory: “That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.” 1 Thessalonians 2:12 Download the .pdf version of this article. Almost every morning, around 7 a.m., you can find me walking around our mountain road. I set out early, while the town is still quiet, while the fog

Loving Others {Day 14}

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From Chaos to Calm: Day Fourteen Loving Others Scripture Memory: “As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” John 13:35 Download the .pdf version of this article. These days everyone has a “touchy feely” attitude. In other words everyone wants to feel good and not offend anyone. I admit, I have been guilty of it myself! However, I was thinking that

God Answers Prayer {Day 7}

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Good morning, Ladies! So on Monday night I had a rare speaking engagement and it just threw me for a loop because you know – I don’t do it often. And I was nervous. It went well I think, but preparing for it was nerve wracking. I hope you slept well last night and that you are ready to meet the day with joy today. From Chaos

The Whole Duty of Man – or Woman! {Day 6}

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Hi ladies! How was your weekend? We spent Sabbath afternoon at the lake. Summer is waning and I’m trying to squeeze every last bit of it out! I’m speaking to the Harlan County Arts Council on Monday evening about life, writing, and blogging and preparing for it has taken much more time than I expected. If I get a video up today, it’ll be posted

New Mercies Every Morning {Day 5}

{Great is His Faithfulness} From Chaos to Calm: 15 Weeks to a Happy Home ---- Day 5!! @ AVirtuousWoman

Hi Ladies! Can you believe we’re finishing up the first week of this 75 day challenge? How have things gone for you? I hope and pray that you’ve felt the presence of God working in your life – even if things have been a real challenge. Change is not easy and if Satan thinks he can discourage you, he’s going to give it his best effort.

In Perfect Peace {Day 4}

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Good morning, Ladies! first of all I need to apologize for this being posted so late this morning. I’ve had company for the last two weeks and eventually all those things I had pushed aside in favor of spending time with family and friends caught up with me and I just couldn’t keep up. I had so many deadlines that had to be met yesterday

A Cheerful Disposition {Day 3}

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Good morning ladies! How was your day yesterday? Do you feel encouraged yet? We had a super busy day and by the end I was exhausted! I do want to thank those of you who showed up for our Live Periscope Chat! That was fun and I’m looking forward to doing it again soon! HOW TO STAY UPDATED ABOUT THE SERIES If you’d like to

Psalm 34:8 {Rest}

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Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8 Care to share? I’d so appreciate it if you could share this image on facebook, twitter, or Pinterest. Thanks so much!  Taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8 Click To Tweet This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here.

Let Her Works Praise Her in the Gates

Let the Work of Her Hands Praise Her in the Gates. Proverbs 31:31 ----- Day 75 in the series From Chaos to Calm: 15 Weeks to a Happy Home by Melissa Ringstaff

From Chaos to Calm: Day 75 Scripture Memory: “Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:31 You can read the rest of this series here.  The Proverbs 31 woman was an amazing woman indeed. She was a diligent worker. She served her family faithfully. She was a wife her husband could take pride