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Author: Sarah

Jesus lover, homeschool mom of two boys. This is my journey. Thanks for joining me!
Brand New

Brand New

I love anything new. The smell of a new baby. A new box of crayons. A fresh sheet of crisp white paper. The only problem with newness is nothing stays new. Before long the baby grows into a teenager. The box of crayons become a box of broken unusable nubs. Someone wads the paper into a ball and throws it at their brother.   Now it is a new month, a new year. It is time for a new start….

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Relentless

Relentless

My oldest son is relentless. I first noticed this quality when he was around 4 years old. While I worked out at our local gym, my two boys played in the gym childcare. I was horrified when I realized that another boy and his older sister were being mean to my oldest. I told my son to stop playing with the children, that they weren’t nice. His reply, “I can make them be nice.” I was flabbergasted. No matter how…

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Museum of Appalachia 

Museum of Appalachia 

On our numerous I-75 road trips from Flordia to Kentucky, we have passed the Museum of Appalachia billboard and asked ourselves repeatedly, “I wonder if that is any good?” We finally decided a few months ago to give the museum a try. We were blown away with the museum and the breadth of the history we learned. Founded in 1969 with one log cabin, the museum has grown to include exhibit halls overflowing with authentic artifacts and dozens of historic…

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The Darkness vs. The Light

The Darkness vs. The Light

 We lived for a year in Indiana. While I met many new friends and had some fun experiences with my family, I hated it. Most specifically, I hated the winter. I hated scraping my car windows. I hated the ice that I fell on. I hated my chapped lips. Yet, what I hated the most was the darkness. It seemed the whole long winter I never saw the sun. Grey clouds hung around for months and I wondered if summer…

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The Manhattan Project National Historical Park

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park

 A hidden city sounds like the setting for a movie. Yet, a secret city did exist in the mountains of Tennessee. In 1942 residents of the Oak Ridge area were forced to leave their property. Unknown to the area’s residents and most of the world, the area had been chosen for the site of the Manhattan Project, which was responsible for developing the atomic bomb. The secret compound did not appear on any maps. Employees of the three plants were…

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Wycliffe Discovery Center

Wycliffe Discovery Center

Our world is a diverse place filled with over 6,000 languages. Unfortunately more than 1,600 languages are still waiting for the Bible to be translated in their heart language. That means many people around the world are not able to read God’s word for themselves. However, Wycliffe Bible translators exist to ensure that all people groups can read God’s word in their own heart language. Recently, our family visited the Wycliffe Discovery Center in Orlando, Fl. On our trip with…

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The First KFC

The First KFC

No trip to my parents’ home would be complete without a visit to the Kentucky Colonel, Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of KFC. My parents live in Corbin, Ky, the home of the original Kentucky Fried Chicken.    The Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum is not only a restaurant, it is also a museum showcasing the history of Colonel Sander’s original restaurant. Colonel Sanders began his culinary career when he opened a service station in 1930. Located across from the site…

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Ready or Not, Christmas is Almost Here

Ready or Not, Christmas is Almost Here

Our tree is up. The ornaments are hung. I have festooned the outside of our house with wreaths. I look ready for Christmas, yet nothing could be farther from the truth. True, most of the presents are wrapped and bought. However, my heart tells me that Christmas can’t come. Christmas can’t come when dirty laundry and dirty dishes line the inside of my house. Christmas can’t come when my to do list is still long. Christmas can’t come when I’m…

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Exploring Mexico with My Father’s World

Exploring Mexico with My Father’s World

This year we have been using My Father’s World Exploring: Countries and Cultures curriculum. Along with the packaged curriculum, our family has enjoyed supplementing our curriculum with trip’s to Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park. Our first destination: Mexico!   Our favorite stop in the Mexico pavilion is always the pre-Colombian pyramid, which sits in the midst of a Yucatán jungle. Inside the pyramid, visitors can journey through Mexico with Jose Carioca and Panchito as they search for their amigo, Donald…

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Scars

Scars

Many of our bodies have scars. Scars adorn knees from bike accidents. Scars remain on hands from falls in the ice. Faces may wear scars of acne or chicken pox. Other scars are not visible. Scars are left on our hearts from betrayal, loneliness, abuse, depression, anxiety, grief and a host of other emotions. It is hard to make it through life without scars. Our hearts and bodies tell the story of a life that is tough.   Jesus had…

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