A tough old marine & his little girl

People have often asked me why I do what I do…why I have such a passion to help families give their children an education (built on relationship) at home. The answer to that is tightly woven and wound around strands of silky threads of memory – strands so fragile, like a spider’s webbing. These memories, […]

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let them out. it’s okay

This post is for all the mommas out there. The ones watching their babies grow up right in front of their very eyes… the ones who don’t know how to feel about the changes – welcomed or not – that keep whipping around the corner, aimed straight at our hearts. Yes, Momma, you – the […]

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Hi there!

Hi, there! I’m Angela O’Dell,  Jesus follower, wife to my very best friend, mom to four wonderful children, fellow homeschooler. I’m also an author and speaker at Master Books (author of the Math Lessons for a Living Education and the America’s Story history series), and owner of Jelly Bean Jar Publications. This blog is meant to […]

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You are so loved

Jesus loves you! You don’t have to do anything to gain His approval. You don’t have to have a cleaner house, better behaved kids, or a longer Facebook friends list. He thinks you are worth dying for.  He wants to meet you right where you are. He knows that you need His help to serve […]

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Stand firm. March on.

When you are a child of God, there is nothing that Satan, the enemy of your soul, can do to separate you from Him [Romans 8]. This doesn’t stop him from trying, though. One of the biggest and meanest ways he does this is to use fear tactics. He knows that if he can lie […]

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