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A Blogging Break

Thank you for visiting my website! I am taking an undetermined hiatus from writing. Feel free to browse the site for old content anytime, day or night. The “Theological Term of the Week” ends on October 2, but you can access all of the terms by going to this page. Oh! I do plan a… Continue reading A Blogging Break

homeschooling-history

How to Make Wampum Out of Styrofoam™

  Wampum is short for wampumpeag, which is an Algonquian word meaning “string of white shell beads”. The Native Americans made wampum by boring a hole into shells and then strung on hemp or other plant fibers. They wore it as jewelry. Because it was valuable, it was often used as a unit of trade.… Continue reading How to Make Wampum Out of Styrofoam™

Theology

Theological Term of the Week: Pedo-Baptists

This week’s term: Pedo-Baptists – Those who engage in the baptism of infants. This does not refer to any division of Baptists. No Baptist church baptizes babies. Last week’s term:  Mystical Presence – Another view of the Lord’s Supper is known as the Mystical Presence. This view is that the body and blood are dynamically… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Pedo-Baptists

Theology

Theological Term of the Week: Mystical Presence

This week’s term: Mystical Presence – Another view of the Lord’s Supper is known as the Mystical Presence. This view is that the body and blood are dynamically present in the elements, though the personal Christ is in no way associated with the bread and wine, the Efficiency of His grace is present. He employs… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Mystical Presence

recipes

Perfect Peach Cobbler

Some sweet friends gave us a box of deliciously sweet peaches from Colorado about a week ago. They inspired me to whip up a peach cobbler, a perfect peach cobbler, or so the recipe is called. I got this particular recipe from my friend, Nicole, when we lived in Kansas. It was most definitely the… Continue reading Perfect Peach Cobbler

Theology

Theological Term of the Week: Consubstantiation

This week’s term: Consubstantiation – The Protestant (originally Lutheran) doctrine that when blessed by the priest, the bread and wine and mixed with the body and blood of Christ. This is only a slight variation from the heretical doctrine of transubstantiation.  Last week’s term: Transubstantiation – The Catholic doctrine that when the priest sanctifies the bread… Continue reading Theological Term of the Week: Consubstantiation

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It Is Well {Video}

This past Sunday, August 27, 2017 (which was also Lauren’s 18th birthday!), the girls sang “It Is Well” for our afternoon services while Mitchell accompanied them on the piano. This song is one of my favorites and was my dad’s favorite as well, so it was extra special to me that this is the one… Continue reading It Is Well {Video}