Greetings!

It’s the first post of a new blog.  Oh the pressure!  Oh the things in my mind that I would love to just spill out into this post.  I’ll spare you this time (I hear a collective sigh of relief).  I will use this first post to tell you all that for the past six months or more I’ve had this nagging feeling that I needed to start back to blogging.  I pushed it down just to have it keep rising up again and again.  See, here’s the thing….with blogging, you really put yourself out there, for better or for worse, and it’s tough for a people-pleaser like me to want to open myself up for criticism.  BUT, I do love to write, and I really believe that starting to write again is truly an act of obedience to God.  So, here I am world…be nice!  Ha! 

I did, however, sit down and brainstorm this blog for quite some time.  I didn’t want to haphazardly do this.  I’ve been thinking and praying about it for months.  So, I came up with some guidelines for myself on what my posts will center around.  Here’s the breakdown:

Faith-this will include book reviews, Bible studies that I’ve enjoyed, maybe a short devotional, some reading plans to go through together (it’s always better with a buddy!), my thoughts and notes on living a disciplined, faithful life

Family-One of my favorite things!  I love family.  I believe that they are a gift from God, so we need to be good stewards of our families.  Here, I plan to keep you updated on our day to day, give you some family time ideas and encouragement, and talk about goal setting. 

Homeschool-As you may know, we homeschool our children, so I’ll post a little bit about our day to day homeschool routine and activities, some curriculum and product reviews, and things of that nature.

Children’s MInistry-My husband and I have a combined 30 years of experience in Children’s Ministry.  We both hold Early Childhood Education degrees (though we no longer use them in the public school system), and we are passionate about teaching children the Word of God.  We have specific ideas about what children’s ministry is (and what it’s not!), and we would love to share these ideas in the hopes that it will be helpful to others. 

So there you have it.  That’s what to expect from this blog.  Phew…post number one is done! 

Oh, but just for some cuteness to add to your day….

Hannah Isaac Lydia

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