This is the time of year when I fantasize about summer. In the cozy realm of my imagination, warm temperatures replace frigid ones. A tank top and flip flops replace my heavy coat and boots. Lazy and carefree days at the pool replace my down-to-the-minute homeschool/blogging/ministry schedule. Vacations replace field trips. And long afternoons outside playing […]
“You can do anything you set your mind to.” “You have everything you need within yourself.” “Believe in yourself.” “Follow your heart.” I’m sure you recognize these statements that are so prevalent in our society today. They’re always spoken with the best of intentions, aiming to build up the self-esteem of the hearer. Unfortunately, I’m […]
It’s easy to define life by the “bigger things”: finances, job or state in life, etc. For example, I live in Iraq and have been working as head of curriculum in the establishment of one of the first private schools to open here for decades. It’s full of adventures and challenges. But you know what […]
Three things are certain when homeschooling: There will be good days. There will be bad days. Life WILL get in the way.
Homeschooling while working is not an easy task. But, I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it, with a little planning, determination, and LOTS of prayer, it CAN be done! Here are 10 tips that make our days run a little more smoothly in the Bowen household. Learn to say no. It is […]
Growing up my family was not very involved in church. I was baptized as an infant in the Lutheran church and I went through the major milestones: first communion, catechism, joining the church. I didn’t enjoy it. At all. My parents thought they were doing the right thing by having me participate in these activities, […]