Two wonder women died this day

Where did they go and what will they be doing? On the path of starting a publishing business, writing blogs and books, and homeschooling our children, life decides a detour is in order.  But death is more than a detour; it is a passing from one existence to another, from mortality to immortality.  Today, December 13, marks the day of death for two wonder women in our lives. […]

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Story Story: The essential part of any journey to success

My events leading up to finishing the book Story Story I awake from a dream I remember not.  I spy the alarm clock: 5:44 am.  “Yikes! It’s time to get Kaelyn to seminary!” I say as I strategically bump Denielle with my hand feigning a stretch.  She doesn’t budge.  My turn to get up. I fetch a mason jar, fill it with water, throw on an overthrow, […]

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Wands at the ready: How to build a family farm on faith

What makes a good story good?  Why are some stories, you know, the tween-turn-teen-muddles-through-life-to-discover-he’s-really-a-wizard-and-will-go-on-to-defeat-the-bad-guys kinds of stories, so powerful they sell millions of books and gets retold in another million mediums?  Why do we relate so fondly to characters who seem at first blush ordinary but later discover within themselves extraordinary gifts and power? Because all of us who ever have, are currently now, or […]

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The mind of God revealed in a weekend

My current vocabulary is not equipped with the right words to convey my joy of writing to you today.  The Spirit is strong right now, and what I mean by that is I can feel the fruits of the Holy Ghost: kindness, charity, joy, righteousness, peace, a desire to do good works, a desire to share my good feelings with others, and a motivation to […]

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My purpose-driven blog post and its potential to drive you crazy

Living life with intent by prioritizing those things that matter most “I thought we would have more time to study together,” I commented to Denielle this morning as we exercised by walking the hills of a nearby neighborhood.   “How are we busier now than before this new adventure?” It is an interesting phenomenon that a worldschooling, blogging-podcasting-publishing-business husband could find very little room on his calendar for his wife. […]

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How a cub scout trip to City Hall could change the world

Answer to all life’s problems inspired by the mayor of Papillion “Yes?” asks Mayor Black, pointing to my son Neil. “My dad likes to pick up trash in the park,” Neil says, lowering his hand as he responds to the mayor’s question. “That’s good,” says the mayor. “That means I don’t need to use your money to hire more people to pick up trash in our […]

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A typical day for an untypical worldschooling family

“You should write a post about our schedule as a worldschooling [homeschooling for travelers] family,” Denielle said after breakfast one morning.  Happy wife; happy life. Perhaps, Dear Reader, you very well might be interested in the routine of a family traveling the country — and eventually when finances approve, the world! — and their comings and goings and doings.  For even those who know not […]

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