Niger Animal & Habitat Study (A Samaritan’s Purse Project)

What would you do with a goat? For many people in America, goats are pets or a part of their hobby farm. Some Americans do use goats for their livelihood. But if you lived in Niger, a goat would be a precious commodity. Imagine! Goats are special, important, and valuable. The Wildlife and Habitat of Niger In the West African country of Niger, in the village of Guidan Gado, poor families, widows and young girls are eager for goats of their own. Red goats reproduce quickly–baby goats can be sold and goat’s milk is a nutritional food source. That’s important

Out of the Drought, the Blessings Come

The past six months have been some of the hardest six months in our marriage, in a lot of ways. But mostly, it has also been six of the BEST months of our marriage. (I know, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times…but stay with me.) We have been through some really rough patches in our marriage before, and they have each been difficult for their own reason, and they each came with their own lessons. Last Fall, God moved His mighty hand and finally set the events in motion to get us into this

Connecting Church And Home (Tim Kimmel) – My Review

“Know what this book is about?” I asked my husband. “Umm, connecting church and home?” he guessed. Yes, he’s humorous. If you were just passing by and glanced at this book on a shelf, you might not get much more than that, either. Yes, this book is about bringing the church and the home together and uniting them with a common goal–but there is so much more packed inside this tiny book than first impressions may give. For me, the timing of receiving this book was impeccable. But then, God always has great timing. Connecting Church & Home: A Grace-Based

12 Days of Easter Wrap-Up

I had intended that I’d write every day (or almost) of the 12 Days of Easter this year. I got off to a really great start, writing ahead of time and planning and scheduling. But then life happened, which it often does, and that’s okay. The kids and I had a really busy holiday week last week. We held a Tenebrae service at our church on Thursday evening. Good Friday was spent at Rock the Flags (a Christian band concert at Six Flags Arlington) with the youth group. And we had a really great Easter Sunday. Rising with the sun,

12 Days of Easter: Watch An Easter Movie Together

Continuing with my “12 Days of Easter” series, watching a movie together is always something that my kids enjoy doing together. Especially if we go as far as popping the popcorn and turning out the lights. Even better if it’s on a Friday night and we let them camp out in the living room floor with sleeping bags and pillows, staying up late and falling asleep whenever they want. So today’s 12 Days of Easter activity is to watch and Easter movie together. We don’t really have a lot of movies for Easter, though. Most Easter movies are very much

12 Days of Easter: Art Projects

If it’s a holiday of any kind then art projects inevitably abound in our house. (It’s the easiest thing to do, that’s why.) There are so many possibilities! Easter art projects we’ve done so far this year: Completed the three art lessons on The Crossmaker DVD from See the Light Experimented with chalk pastels while drawing Easter Lilies. Watercolor painted Easter scenes Today in church the kids made palm leaves out of construction paper – totally getting added to our bulletin board Last week the kids and I also started this watercolor lesson from the See the Light Blog. We’ll