Craft Why Homeschool?

Why Homeschool?

In my last blog I mentioned how I am encouraged by Mordecai’s resolve to stick with his decision. One area where this has encouraged me of late is in relation to homeschooling. For most of us, how we educate our children is not an easy or obvious choice. There are many factors to consider: location, …

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Craft Making Tough Decisions – And Sticking With Them!

Making Tough Decisions – And Sticking With Them!

A pivotal moment in Esther, where a challenging situation shifts to a life threatening one, is when Mordecai refuses to bow to Haman. The Bible doesn’t tell us how he arrived at this decision. However, Mordecai’s answer to the questioning palace officials was that he was a Jew. There is not much to suggest that …

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Craft Breaking Point

Breaking Point

In my last blog I used the phrase, “stretch ourselves out in love”. It is perhaps a strange thing to say – stretch yourself out in love. A little while back I heard a sermon on 1 Peter 4 in which the speaker exhorted us to do just that. The phrase stuck with me and has since …

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Craft The Power of Repetition

The Power of Repetition

Recently someone I know made a confession. It went something like this: “When I was a child I used to tell adults when my peers or siblings did something wrong. However, my Mum told me again and again not to ‘tell tales’.” Sound familiar? I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve had to tell …

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Craft A Tenderhearted King

A Tenderhearted King

Do you think Prince Charles (the next in line to the British throne) will make a good king? Most of us probably don’t care that much – after all, aren’t there more important things to be worrying about? However, in history, there were times when having a good King could make or break a nation. …

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