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Okay, I have been tagged by Ginger, over at http://www.clarkchatter.blogspot.com . So, here we go!


You Are a Colon


You are very orderly and fact driven.You aren’t concerned much with theories or dreams… only what’s true or untrue.You are brilliant and incredibly learned. Anything you know is well researched.

You like to make lists and sort through things step by step. You aren’t subject to whim or emotions.

Your friends see you as a constant source of knowledge and advice.

(But they are a little sick of you being right all of the time!)

You excel in: Leadership positions

You get along best with: The Semi-Colon

This is a fun little quiz. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and try it out for yourself! Enjoy!

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I am a reader. I love to read in fact! So, I am going to share some of my favorite book titles with you. Many of these books have been mind-altering or life-changing for me. Of course, the Word of God is my all-time favorite, and the measuring stick by which my other choices are measured. So many in my list frequently reference  Scripture in their text and all line up with the precepts set forth Biblically.

These are books I have read: 

Home Education Category:

  • The Right Choice-Homeschooling by Chris Klicka
  • Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit by Teri Maxwell
  • A Mom Just Like You by Vickie and Jayme Farris
  • A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola

Family Life Category:

  • The Way Home by Mary Pride
  • All The Way Home by Mary Pride
  • The Plug-In Drug by Marie Winn
  • Heart and Home by Debra Evans

The Gift of Children Category:

  • A Full Quiver by Rick and Jan Hess
  • Children:Blessing or Burden by Max Heine
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply by Nancy Campbell
  • Blessed Events by Debra Evans

Parenting Category:

  • Keeping Our Children’s Hearts by Steve and Teri Maxwell
  • The Socialization Trap by Rick Boyer
  • Parenting From the Heart by Marilyn Boyer
  • For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

Adoption Category:

  • 12 Part Harmony by Pat and Jill Williams

Marriage Category:

  • Becoming Heirs Together of the Grace of Life by Jeff & Marge Barth

This is a series I am working my way through:

  • The Original Home-Schooling Series by Charlotte Mason

These are books I have ordered and am eagerly awaiting:

  • The Harsh Truth Abouth Public Schools by Bruce Shortt
  • The Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo et al
  • Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends by Sarah Mally et al

These are some of the books I hope to read in the near future:

  • Created To Be His Help-Meet by Debi Pearl
  • Passionate Housewives Desperate for God by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald
  • Homeschool Heroes by Chris Klicka

I hope this list provides you with some ideas for good reading. I am always looking for more recommendations myself, so, if you have any suggestions please feel free to share them. I would love to hear about what you have enjoyed reading and what titles have blessed your life!

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Sorry for the delay…

Well, it has been more than a week since I posted anything here. I am sorry.  My entire family and I are recovering from what we are not-so-affectionately calling the “Bubonic Flu”. It has been a struggle and we are not all of the way out of the woods yet, but we are getting there slowly but surely. Any prayers you may have to offer for us would be greatly appreciated. I hope to be back on top of my blogging game soon.

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Take my word for it…you don’t want to miss your chance at this! There is a great blog give-away going on over at the homemaker’s journal. She is offering a TON of wonderful resources to help build up your family, and encourage you in your role as a homemaker. On second thought, don’t take my word for it, you have to go and check it out for yourself here:

http://homemakersjournal.blogspot.com/2008/01/give-away.html 

I am sure that you will be glad that you did!

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Hi and welcome! I will tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Jenni, and I am a  32 year-old wife and mother. I have been married to my dear husband Jayson for almost 10 years. We have 5 beautiful children ranging in ages 7 1/2 to 1, with a new little one due in late August. We are a  big, happy, Christian homeschooling family.  This blog is designed to build-up and encourage families with a biblical worldview.  Topics you will find here are  home education, traditional Christian family values, and allowing the Lord to plan your family size by not limiting the number of your children. Other related topics include raising boys to be patriarchs, girls to be keepers at home, Biblical courtship, and modesty. This blog is  designed to always give glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ first and foremost! Thanks for visiting and come back again soon! God Bless!

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