Free Reads

After receiving an email on our homeschool listserve from a former homeschooled missionary kid who now sends books to international missionaries who homeschool (cool, no?), I sent her the list of online resources for free e-books and free audio books that I had been gathering over the years.  And I thought, “If I’m going to take all that time to write an email to this one great woman, I might as well share it with my Shesources.”  Get reading and be sure to add your favorite “free reads resources” in the comments below.   Continue reading


Traditional Remedies for Healthy Homes

After the great time with my DC Mops moms talking about Real Food for Real Families, we entered into the winter season ready for some remedies.


“Let your food be your medicine and medicine be your food.”

Hippocrates (460-377 BC, Greek Physician and founding father of medicine)

DISCLAIMER – I am not a medical practitioner, but I have been reading, thinking about, and practicing natural healing alternatives for over 7 years.  I have 3 children with no cavities, antibiotics, or emergency room runs.  We’re all responsible for our healthcare choices.  Check with doctor if pregnant/nursing. This is not an exhaustive list (homeopathy, herbs, essential oils, etc.).  I’m going with “food as medicine” with a few other interesting goodies thrown in.

My purpose is to breathe new life into our God-given intuition about how He has designed our bodies to heal and created natural things to heal them.  Just a reminder that we have options… Continue reading

BOOK BITES: The Practice of the Presence of God

 I have lost too much of my attention span over the years to write a really succinct book review.  But because I can’t read without a pencil to mark up my tomes, I will periodically share a list of quotations or summations from whatever I am reading in hopes that it will be an encouragement to you.  This particular book is a wonderful example for those of us who spend a great majority of our lives doing simple, repetitive, unenviable tasks.  (Can I get a witness?!)

(Imagine peaceful picture of Bro Lawrence or his book which I can’t find anywhere for free without all these crazy copyrights.  Help?)  

       The Practice of the Presence of God

by Brother Lawrence 

Lord of all pots and pans and things, make me a saint

by getting meals and washing up the plates!

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