my THM story…

Over the last three and a half months, I've been on a journey of taking my health back. I had noticed that over the last three years, I had been putting on weight. Being someone who has never really struggled with weight (and having the ability to carry it "well"), I wasn't too worried. I …

The Steadfast Moms' Journal - is an interactive experience that encourages and facilitates unity, strength, and support in the Christian Homeschool Mom community. Author, speaker, and life coach, Angela O'Dell is the host of this all-new, monthly journal and support community! Click below to hear Angela's audio message explaining the vision and mission statement of the Steadfast …

Created for Today

Created for Today. This title for a future book keeps rolling around and around in my heart. Created for Today. I have writing projects lined up around the block patiently waiting for completion, so for now, I'll have to be satisfied with a blog post by that title. It's so easy to keep looking way …

This coming March, my eldest child turns 25 years old. [It's completely shocking.] I thought I would share with you 20 of my hard-earned nuggets of wisdom, learned over the years of parenting my four kids. They are not necessarily in order of importance, mostly because I couldn't decide which were more important than the …

Why Worldview Matters to Me

John 1:1-5 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light …

“Hold out your hand…”

Recently, I have been reading through the Gospel of Mark. About once a week, I take a few minutes of my quite time and read one chapter slowly and thoughtfully - my pen poised to underline anything that catches my heart. This is what I was doing a few mornings ago... This particular morning, I …

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, …