Getting to the Heart of Your Child’s Behavior – Guest author, Ginger Hubbard

Recently, I was given the wonderful opportunity to read and possibly endorse a revolutionary, new book. I was so impressed with Ginger Hubbard's I Can't Believe You Just Said That!, that I wanted to recommend this book to all of you, and allow her to speak directly to you on an issue about which she …

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 one …

Hi there!

Hi, there! I'm Angela O’Dell,  Jesus follower, wife to my very best friend, mom to four wonderful children, and 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), owner of Jelly Bean Jar Publications, and a passionate life coach …

Seeing Spelling as a Servant

Here is the information I promised in my recent podcast episode, Seeing Spelling as a Servant. Spelling tips: First, have them carefully pronounce the words to make sure they were actually saying them correctly. You would be surprised how many times words were being misspelled because they were being said wrong. Lib-erry became library and …

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 …

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 …

i fail, He doesn’t

1/12/17     As I am preparing workshops, I've been going back through notes and journal entries, older blog posts and saved websites. I came across this post from a couple of years ago, and I thought I'd bring it back to the front. I hope you are encouraged. Is failure a bad thing? I …