A Time for Pruning

A Time for Pruning

I am writing to you during a time of global crisis. I am writing to you in a time of personal difficulty. I am writing to you in a time of great uncertainty. I could list all the myriad anxieties that are afflicting me. I could list all the things I think I need, and [...]

Free PDF for Bible Craft/Sabbath Activity

Free PDF for Bible Craft/Sabbath Activity

I am not the most organized mom, so I appreciate when things are made simple for me. With 5 kids who I homeschool, I don't have a lot of time to put together bible teachings. But it is important to me that they learn the scriptures, and enjoy learning too! Our family is observing the [...]

Children Need to be Taught the Bible Honestly, Not “Cute” Stories

This weekend is a time when families across the world gather together to celebrate Passover, Good Friday, and Easter. As a "gentile" Torah observant Christian (that's a mouthful!), I have been learning how to observe the Passover according to the Bible and teach it to my children. I relate the story in Exodus to the [...]

Feast of Trumpets/Yom Teruah Introduction for Elementary Students

This is a simple introduction based on Messianic/Hebrew Roots beliefs to Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets. Please enjoy and use as you wish. Shalom.   Yom Teruah What is it about? Leviticus 23:24 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest, a sacred [...]

Biblical Response to Cutting/Self-Injury

I gave myself a rare treat tonight; a nice hot bath. As a mother of 4 (and counting) taking a bath is an indulgance I don't often get to enjoy. I was listening to an audio book of the gospel of John, when I noticed the marks all over my body. First, I looked at [...]

Journey to Breastfeeding Part4 (Extended Breastfeeding/Toddler Nursing)

After I abruptly weaned Liora, my 13-month old daughter, my pregnancy continued normally. It took a month before Liora finally seemed to give up on asking me to nurse. I felt heartbroken over ending our nursing relationship long before she was ready, but I comforted myself with the knowledge that we had 13 beautiful months. [...]

“Me Generation” Rebel- Children as a Blessing

Millennials, roughly defined as those born between year 1980-2000, have been described as the “me generation”. I was born in 1988, so I fall squarely within the millennial range, yet I have chosen something that many women in my cohort are eschewing; young marriage and motherhood. Now if I had been born during my grandmothers’ [...]

The Birds and The Bees; How I Told My 5 year old, and What I Learned.

Today I had the first of what will be many conversations about sex, with my five-year-old daughter. Yes, the birds and the bees. More specifically, how babies are made. I had been trying so hard to avoid this conversation with her. You see, I am pregnant with her baby brother and she really wanted to [...]