Thank You!

A special thank you to each one who voted for Cruz and encouraged friends to do the same. I’ll be honest. Hearing the news of Cruz ending his campaign was highly disappointing.

In all of this, we’re reminded that the Lord is in control. “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps” (Proverbs 16:9). So yes, while it’s true, we would have loved to have a President Cruz, that’s obviously not going to happen.

Jeremiah 29:11 is an incredible verse reminding us of God’s plans. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

May we join together in prayer for our nation to turn back to God! “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).


PS – Enjoy pictures from Ellie visiting Sophie today.


“Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of
thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy
face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate,
for the Lord’s sake.”
Daniel 9:17

Indiana Homeschoolers, Please Vote for Cruz on May 3rd


Tuesday, May 3rd, is your day to vote. Please don’t let anything keep you from going to the polls. This isn’t a choice of vanilla or chocolate: your children’s future is in the balance. Those of you who have friends there, please text or e-mail them and encourage them to get out and vote for the best choice for president, Ted Cruz.


We strongly support Senator Ted Cruz and what he stands for (remember: he’s for homeschooling!). We think his pick of Carly Fiorina for a running mate was a wise, strategic choice.




“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous,
and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the
face of the Lord is against them that do evil.”
1 Peter 3:12

Second Generation Homeschoolers and Time Away

If you’re a parent, you know how incredible it is to have time away with no distractions or interruptions from the children. If you’re a homeschool mom, you also know how enjoyable homeschool conferences are. Combine the two of those, and you have an amazing duo!

This past weekend, Nathan and Melanie and Christopher and Anna Marie were able to do just that, with the ever-exciting Aunt Anna, Aunt Mary, and Grandma holding down the fort while they were gone.

For clarity sake as you look through the picture diary below, Nathan and Melanie left Friday evening and returned Saturday evening. Christopher and Anna Marie left Saturday morning and returned Sunday.

Saying goodbye!
Saying goodbye!




Helping Aunt Mary with pizza.
Helping Aunt Mary with pizza.
Dinner Friday
Dinner Friday
Dinner Friday evening
Dinner Friday evening

Now Saturday morning.

This young lady knows how to wash dishes. Way to go, Betsy!
This young lady knows how to wash dishes. Way to go, Betsy!
The whole group of little kids with aunts
The whole group of little kids with aunts
Garage saling Saturday morning.
Garage saling Saturday morning.
Uncle Jesse stopped in after his run.
Uncle Jesse stopped in after his run.





Aunt Anna and Aunt Mary took all the kids to a park to play on the playground and then had a picnic. They made quite a sweet sight as they set out!20160423_165956757_iOS20160423_163905979_iOS


They had visits from the uncles.20160423_171314055_iOS


Arriving at the conference.
Arriving at the conference.


Filling out a textbook order.



Saturday evening, Nathan and Melanie had their kids again, and now we had Christopher’s kids over. DSC_7135DSC_7138


What a sweet crew! Good job, Mom, Anna, and Mary for all your childcare!

“She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.”
Proverbs 31:27

Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit Special

mothersdayspecial2Mother’s Day is approaching, and with it comes opportunities to bless moms.

We’re offering a Mother’s Day special bundle. If you purchase the book, Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit, you’ll receive the Meek and Quiet Spirit Workshop Session free (a $4 value). So for only $7.95 plus s/h, you’ll receive the book and the download.

Even if you have the book, think about another mom you could bless. For those dads reading this post, consider the impact this simple book and session could have on your wife.

One mom said: “This book was by far one of the best books I’ve read. It is not just for homeschooling moms, but any mom who wants to be the best mom she can be. It was challenging, enlightening and encouraging.”

“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time …”
Ecclesiastes 3:11

Ted Cruz’ Position on Homeschooling

This week is another crucial week for the presidential primaries.

If you’re in one of the states below, tomorrow the 26th, is your day. Please don’t let anything come between you and voting.

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island


I want to remind you that Ted Cruz supports homeschooling.

Check out these pages:


Even if you’re not in one of the voting states tomorrow, e-mail friends who are and encourage them to vote!


Bethany and I yesterday making tortillas.
Bethany and I yesterday making tortillas.

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice …”
Proverbs 29:2

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