Hospitality: Open the Door — FaithGateway

There is something about this excerpt that speaks to my heart. The entire time I was reading it I was thinking, “I want to be more like that, but I am not a good hostess.” Then I get to the bottom and she admits she isn’t a good hostess and has not been given the gift of hospitality. Wow! That one hit home a little, God.


Hospitality is the virtue of a great soul that cares for the whole universe through the ties of humanity. — Hospitality, Louis, Chevalier de Jaucourt 1

Lori and Mike first came to my table on one of those frigid November evenings where the light had seeped out of the day well before dinner and entertaining was the last……

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via Best of the Archives: Mission Impossible…or Quality vs Quantity — Seekerville

This is a link to a writing blog, but I especially love the quote below. Something I need to remember when I’m trying to balance paying the bills with the writing dream.

By Debby GiustiIf you’re like me, you’ve probably grappled with the Quality vs Quantity question. At first, my focus was on improving the quality of my writing. I studied craft and worked to ensure my stories had all the key facets that would make them shine. After writing a number of books, my pace increased,…

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Prayer: Love the One Who is With You — FaithGateway

This is a great read. I am the one God loves.


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The One You Love In John 11, we find a moving story about three siblings: Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. Most scholars believe Martha was the oldest sibling, Mary was the middle, and Lazarus was the little brother. Interestingly, Lazarus was never recorded as saying one word in Scripture. Apparently his big sisters said it all. Poor guy. In this passage,……

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Living Loved — FaithGateway

I love this. I especially need that reminder to daily choose God and say “no” to flesh.

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I can’t expect any other person to be my soul oxygen. I can’t live as if my next breath depends on whether or not they give me enough air for my lungs not to be screaming in pain. Because here’s the thing. People don’t mind doing CPR on a crisis victim, but no person is……

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Conquer Your Time Management Giants at Last

:)Source: Conquer Your Time Management Giants at Last

This blog post has some interesting ideas. It is actually a post about an article about a book. (Get that?) The book is Cal Newport’s “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World.” (Sorry, writing police. I havent figured out how to do italics on my Kindle.) In very, very short summary, we spend most of our time on emails, social media, phone calls, documentation- all the time consuming, boring parts of our work. We should be spending the majority of our time on the “deeper” work which involves our creativity. I think I have been wallowing in the shallow work-related tasks- trying to build my platform, reading craft books, reading critiques of other’s writing when what I desire to do is create my own worlds and characters. I think I need to get a copy of this book and read it.

Rainbow Resources: Great Homeschooling Resource

I would love to homeschool my children. Not that I am bashing public schools in any way. I am a public school teacher after all. But I like the idea of being able to lead my children through learning at their own pace, whether it is slower or more accelerated than average. Since I am still a novice to the homeschool world, I’ve been picking my sister-in-law’s brain about great homeschooling resources. She has home-schooled six of her children, five of whom have already graduated. The first company she thought of was Rainbow Resources.

I visited Rainbow Resources and discovered the company is owned and operated by Bob & Linda Schneider and their family. The company started in 1989 as a curriculum recycling center to help homeschooling families get quality resources while staying within a budget. It is no surprise when they started selling new items, they continued to offer tried and true homeschooling products at affordable prices.

Rainbow Resources is a Christian-based company and offers over 50,000 homeschooling products. I was impressed with the variety of products available. They have the general curriculum resources you would expect to see, but also arts/crafts, early childhood, and games, puzzles and toys. Even more impressive are the links they have for workshops, articles and a parent forum.

I liked the way the website is set up. It is easy to find specific items and they have a tremendous amount of inventory. I don’t know from experience, but I am guessing they have excellent customer service. If anyone has additional information, please leave a comment. I would love to hear your thoughts or about any experiences you might have had with Rainbow Resources.

The Workings of WordPress

Admittedly, I am learning how this whole WordPress thing is supposed to go. I have been trying to figure out how to link my Facebook and Twitter accounts to the WordPress account. I’m sure I will get it eventually. For right now, let’s just say I am frustrated.