The Unique Privilege of a Homeschool Graduation

Recently I had the privilege of emceeing the Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association graduation ceremony. In addition to founding this support group 25 years ago, I served as president for 3 different terms, and also served in numerous other Board and leadership positions, including on the Graduation Committee for many years. I have continued to be …

Bible Journaling: The Visible Image of the Invisible God

Have you ever thought “If only I could see God.”? The Bible tells us in Colossians 1:15 that we CAN see God in the form of his Son. “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.” We can see him and know him. From before time began, Christ has possessed the exact qualities, attributes, …

You Can’t Be Sad When You’re Holding a Cupcake

Back in the spring of 2011, my teenage daughter and I were brainstorming ideas for raising money to pay for a summer missions trip to Uganda. I’ve always enjoyed baking, so I suggested we try a cupcake fundraiser. We decided to spread the word through social media to local friends, church members, neighbors, etc that …

Creating Thanksgiving Memories

I love holidays and the opportunities they bring for creating meaningful traditions and memories with family. Thanksgiving for me will always bring back memories of my grandparents’ little farm in West Bridgewater, where grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins gathered for a big, traditional New England Thanksgiving dinner on the fourth Thursday in November. The menu …

When You Reach the End of the Journey

There are many emotions surrounding the end of a journey. Satisfaction. Relief. Exhaustion. Nostalgia. We took a once-in-a-lifetime family trip back in 2002 and traveled the country for 6 weeks with our five kids, pulling a pop-up camper behind our conversion van and visiting national parks and other sites across the western states. There was …