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The Scholarship Diva Returns.

She's back, and with one going to college next year, I'm listening.  If you haven't met The Scholarship Diva, here she is. And she knows her stuff. 


I have not been an active blogger lately, but many of you have been active readers and hunters!  It's always exciting to get your emails and see new followers and "likes" on Facebook.  Web activity makes me feel like I'm meeting a need and giving families hope for finding money for college.

A Good Shot

"Mom," Silas said last week when he came home from school, "there is a mean kid in my class, and I'm trying to hold up my shield of faith but he sure is a good shot."

What a simple reminder to make sure I put on my own armor every day.  After all, if my seven-year-old second grader can have the presence of mind to be thinking in the spirit realm when someone is unkind, so should I. 

"Put on the whole armor of God," the apostle Paul admonishes in Ephesians chapter 6, "that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Time to Fly.

It's that time again:  time for another one to fly.  In just two more days, my fourth one will leave the nest. 

An important looking package came in the mail a few months ago.  Mom Dot, the official mail-checker of the house, trotted in with it tucked under her arm.  It had Ben's name on it.  

We had been waiting to hear what the next step was for our soon to be graduating son.  Ben had applied to several colleges and two of the academies.  So far, he had received one acceptance to a local university and had been wait listed by others.

The Screen Saver

Outside.  It's how I grew up.  

As far as I remember, in fact, my mother never had to make me go out and play.  Not once.  Instead, she had to make me come in.  

Is it just me, or has anyone else had to make their kids play outside this summer? 

Here's the scenario at my house.  Twice a week I enforce a screen-free day.  No computer, TV or video games.  Zip. Zero. Nada. 

Some of the kids have severe withdrawals, others barely miss it--but it is agony for most of us.

A Whole, Entire, Complete Day Off.

"What do you want for Mother's Day?" Captain Fun asked me several nights ago after family devotions.  

The answer came easily.  "A whole, entire, complete day off...from Hope."  

I adore Hope.  In fact, the more children I have, the more precious those early childhood years become. But as I told the ladies at Grove Avenue Baptist MOPS this week, I have had a preschooler in some form for 27 years, and sometimes I feel like I am just about to die from exhaustion.
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