Tag Archives: Faith

A Friend In Need

One of my standard jokes about the Book of Job is that they just don’t do pity parties like that anymore. In Biblical times, it was apparently fairly standard practice to tear one’s clothes, sprinkle ashes in one’s hair, and even literally tear one’s hair out in times of profound grief; but if you read […]

Knowledge and Non-Negotiables

“I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected with me.” ~Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice An interesting conversation took place between myself and a child who shall remain nameless, to whom for the purposes […]

Fear Of Mights | HSLDA Blog

Fear Of Mights

I never used to be afraid of heights. I’ve ridden roller-coasters, flown on the flying trapeze in the circus, stood at the brink of the Grand Canyon, built campfires and perched on the edge of a cliff with my friends, and traversed the high ropes course many times at a family camp—as a teenager and […]

Fighting with Fear | HSLDA Blog

Fighting with Fear

One day when I was about six years old, my siblings and I (for whatever reason) decided to take turns shutting each other in an old clothes chest. It was great fun…until someone accidentally closed the sticky lock while I was inside. I don’t know how long I was in there, but it felt like […]

A Moving Personal Easter Story … and a great, family Easter resource!

Every year as Easter draws near, my husband and I would teach our children about Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. We would read Easter stories throughout the weeks leading up to Resurrection Sunday, and would spend time each morning and evening reading the biblical account, singing Easter hymns and worship songs, and praying together as […]