December 10, 2012

Born to Deliver…

“The long hallway gave way to cold, sterile walls as Kathy was ushered into a room that would forever change her life – The Green Room. It held the first of many secrets to come, but she wasn’t about to let anything get in the way of her quest for happiness.

“With steely determination, Kathy’s elusive dream led to a string of boyfriends, unwanted pregnancies, and failed relationships. Little did she know …

February 4, 2012

Go Ahead…Write on Your Walls! (Give-Away Alert!)

Anita is our winner! Congratulations, Anita!

There is something about words that I’ve always loved. Scripture, poetry, literature, choice quotes…art spoken—art splattered on canvas in the form of symbols that communicate the heart and mind of man or God. The written word has the power to influence; it has the power to mold and shape us into who we may become.

Fruitful Vine Creations is owned and operated by my friend, homeschooling mom,

July 29, 2011

Get Your Family on Board!

Healthy Eating for Beginners

Guest Post by Renee’ Degroot

Moving from a desire to eat more healthfully—to actually implementing that in a hungry household—can be a challenge. My family made changes gradually as I was growing up, many times by my own instigation, and I didn’t always approach it in the best way. So that experience, as well as observing and advising other families, has led me to think of a few ideas …

June 23, 2011

Health for Godly Generations: A Review

“If the Divine Creator has taken pains to give us delicious and exquisite things to eat, the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony.” – Chef Fernand Point

WARNING: Read all the way to the end to find out how you can WIN your own FREE copy!

Health for Godly Generations: A Reformational Perspective was written by Renee DeGroot, a homeschool graduate with …

September 5, 2010

The Culture of Christendom

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A Mother and Child in an Interior by Peter Ilsted

Today, I read a review of Passionate Housewives, the book I co-authored with Jennie Chancey; and, I breathed a sigh of relief. Since writing our book, Jennie and I have read numerous reviews and received hundreds of emails from readers testifying to the fact that God is using Passionate Housewives to remind Believers …

December 17, 2009

Reflections on A Christmas Carol…


We watched “A Christmas Carol” (Patrick Stewart version) with some of the older children last night. One of the most moving parts to me is the scene where the “Spirit of Christmas Present” takes Scrooge on a whirlwind visit to see all the people simultaneously singing “Silent Night” in various parts of the world…in prison, …

December 7, 2009

Tradition! Tradition!

With Christmas fast approaching, I started thinking about the many “family traditions” we have in our family. Some we joke about, and others we fiercely protect! I wrote an article for Homeschooling Today magazine a few years back that talked about the importance (and dangers) of family traditions. I’m posting it here in its entirety:

Therefore, …

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May 8, 2009

John MacArthur’s New Book: The Divorce Dilemma


The Divorce Dilemma: God’s Last Word on Lasting Commitment

A new book by John MacArthur

Ever since publishing our family’s testimony, Beauty for Ashes, I have received numerous emails from women who are relieved to know there is hope for them (Jeremiah 29:11) – that although they may have been forsaken by the husband of their youth, God will never …

February 12, 2009

Book Recommendation: When Two Become One

Yesterday, while the children finished their math assignments, I thumbed through a few unread books on my shelf that I thought might help me in some research I was doing. The lovely cover of …

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March 17, 2008

Organizing Your Homeschool

My friend, Marilyn Rockett, wrote a very helpful book that I highly recommend. Homeschooling at the Speed of Life helps to equip the busy or overwhelmed homeschool mom with a new “helper” around the house: organization. By viewing organization as your servant, rather than your task master, you will save time, stress, and peace of mind. By gleaning from Marilyn’s many years of …