Earth’s Broken Things

“Christ is building His kingdom with earth’s broken things. Men want only the strong, the successful, the victorious, the unbroken, in building their kingdoms; but God is the God of the unsuccessful, of those who have failed. Heaven is filling with earth’s broken lives, and there is no bruised reed that Christ cannot take and restore to glorious blessedness and beauty. He can take the life crushed by pain or sorrow and make it into a harp whose music shall be all praise. He can lift earth’s saddest failure up to heaven’s glory.”
—J. R. Miller, Streams in the Desert

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Bible Questions Answered

got-questions

GotQuestions.org is a wonderful website shared with me by our pastor. Bible questions are answered in a solid and biblical way.

GotQuestions.org

If you are stumped on a Bible verse or have another question, search through their website and see if the question has been answered. If not, you can submit your question.

GotQuestions.org is invaluable to me! Visit it and you will come away greatly helped.:)

Financial Help for Homeschoolers

Home School FoundationThe Home School Foundation is a part of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). They help families with scholarships and other financial assistance. They have several funds, including funds for single parents, widows, special needs, military families, and more. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to apply. They have hearts full of compassion and love. Several years ago, they provided help for us. It was so much greater than we ever expected. We were able to get curriculum that we’d only dreamed of getting before. We were able to take care of some other needs, too. We felt so loved and cared for! As I think back over their gifts to us, it still astonishes me and touches my heart.

If you don’t need help, please consider giving so the Home School Foundation can help others. You never know when it may be you in need.

Encouragement for a New Homeschooling Year

“To all the homeschool moms out there, here’s my one piece of advice at the start of the school year…Trust God, be anxious for nothing, and enjoy your children. I didn’t listen when someone tried to tell me this when I was a newbie and worried when I should have trusted. But you all are much smarter than me. Memorize this verse, ‘All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children’ (Isaiah 54:13).”

From Spunky Homeschool

Do You Love Me Still?

This beautiful song means so much to me lately. My most favorite lyrics in the song are these.

If your eyes are on the storm
You’ll wonder if I love you still
But if your eyes are on the cross
You’ll know I always have and I always will

And not a tear is wasted
In time, you’ll understand
I’m painting beauty with the ashes
Your life is in My hands

Casting Crowns – Just Be Held (Official Lyric Video)

Download Free Christian Music for Children

You’ll want to be sure to download these albums for your children and/or grandchildren! There are several versions in other languages available also.

Songs for Saplings – FREE Digital Music Downloads

He All My Cares and Sorrows Will Share

He all my cares and sorrows will share

I Must Tell Jesus was my favorite hymn when I was a little girl. It still is one of my favorites. Jesus is the only Friend Who will always be there and Who will never let you down. You can tell Him anything–He understands. Even when you feel upset with Him. “He is a kind, compassionate Friend” (emphasis mine).

In Every Change

In Every Change He Faithful Will Remain

From one of my favorite hymns, Be Still, My Soul. We are going through some changes that are scary. What a comfort to know that God will remain faithful in every change.

Complete lyrics here.

Look Only at Him

You'll Get Through This

“When the Lord shall call to you over the waters, ‘Come,’ step gladly forth. Look not for a moment away from Him.”

Streams in the Desert, June 23

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The Work Which Your Master Gives You to Do

My Strength and ShieldJust where you stand in the conflict,
There is your place.
Just where you think you are useless,
Hide not your face.
God placed you there for a purpose,
Whate’er it be;
Think He has chosen you for it;
Work loyally.
Gird on your armor! Be faithful
At toil or rest!
Whate’er it be, never doubting
God’s way is best.
Out in the fight or on picket,
Stand firm and true;
This is the work which your Master
Gives you to do.

—Selected

Streams in the Desert, June 21

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