Traveling From Home – China

This week our family “traveled” to China.  Our week was loaded with other activities as well (including the Geography Fair and presenting Ethiopia to the attendees) so we didn’t have a chance to look at any potential shows on the Travel Channel.  But, we did find out a lot of other information and enjoyed great…

Geography Fair

Our local Home School Association hosted a Geography Fair tonight.  Kids from all over the county participated, presenting a number of different countries around the world.  I was really proud of all of the kids.  They clearly worked hard on their presentations. My little guy and I put a presentation together on Ethiopia.  Since this…

Headaches Are A Pain In The Head!

I am sitting here with a throbbing headache that has gotten worse throughout the day.  I’ve tried to walk, sit, lay down to rest, and even sleep.  I did doze off, but woke up with a worse headache.  Nothing seems to be working today.  So, the only thing I can think of is to just get on with it…

Bobbing Along

I am already far behind “schedule” on my weight loss.  For the past couple of weeks my weight has been bobbing up and down, up and down.  By now I should have lost 18 pounds.  Suffice it to say I haven’t. I will lose this weight.  It’s important to me to be there and be…

Does Anger Control You? Part 2

Emotions associated with anger (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ANGER Some of us come from a long ancestral line of people with tempers, some of us just have tempers ourselves (without any ancestors we can blame), some of us are going through temporary circumstances that are difficult to handle and tempers flare, and some of us are…

Traveling from Home – Introduction

As of this week, we have decided to add an activity to Homeschool and our family experience.  We will be learning and eating our way around the world. I think it’s important for people to know about countries and cultures other than their own, so we’ve decided to broaden our horizons.  Since we are homeschooling,…

Does Anger Control You? Part 1

Four Stories About Angry People The names have been changed to protect the identity of the people in these stories. Allanna Allanna was always angry at everything.  She was a bitter person whose first response was to lash out in anger.  I haven’t walked in her shoes so I can’t even begin to understand how or…

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We can’t control what other people say or do, but we can control how we respond to it.  It’s important to always remember that no one can make you feel anything; you choose to feel that way.  It’s amazing how a few unkind words or obvious negative body language…

Broken Cars, Allergies and Errands

Today has been a full day.  Usually Mondays are my “weigh-in and reporting day”.  But, I hit the floor running and have been going ever since.  It didn’t even occur to me to get on the scale. My car broke down yesterday on the way to church and we had to leave it by the…

Faith

“If you’re not healed, you didn’t have enough faith.”  Are you kidding?!  Unfortunately, some people are not kidding.  When they pray for others and those people aren’t healed, they say those people didn’t have enough faith to be healed. Yes, it takes faith to be healed.  But, sometimes God doesn’t choose to heal because in that person’s…