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Real Homeschool: Letting Go of the Pinterest-Perfect and Instagram-Ideal Homeschool

Real Homeschool: Letting Go of the Pinterest-Perfect and Instagram-Ideal Homeschool

Karen DeBeus

This book is not really about social media per se, but more about our hearts in a world that continues to push us to be more like it. Everywhere we turn, social media is screaming at us and showing us pictures of what we should be. Slowly, gradually, we start following the world and trying to bring God with us, rather than letting God lead us and then bringing the world with us!

There are the desires that creep in and take my focus off of my true purpose in homeschooling. You know what I mean— when the focus becomes all about finding the best curriculum or filling up the schedule with the most extracurricular activities? Or how about decorating the perfect homeschool room? Or the hours spent online searching what others are doing, while neglecting your own time with the Lord? These are all things that have become an issue with me, and I am sure with others, especially as social media grows.

I have often thought about those early homeschoolers who had no Internet or fancy curriculum but truly sought the Lord in their decision to homeschool. I admire them so much! They weren’t busy showing off their schoolrooms or their kids on Instagram; they were deep in the nitty-gritty of daily homeschool life when homeschooling wasn’t even mainstream. They weren’t spending hours on Pinterest, but probably hours in the Word.

This book will challenge us to get back to the basics and fully rely on God. Pinterest and Instagram and all the other media out there are certainly not bad in and of themselves, but we do need to be aware of our hearts when using them. We must not let those things rule our standards. Only God should rule us.

Will you join me as we get back to the basics? Will you join me as we endeavor to be real with each other because we need each other? Will you join me as we focus on what God wants for our homeschools and not what the world says is success?
Will you join me as we pursue Real Homeschool? Not a picture-perfect homeschool, but a real homeschool –where the rubber meets the road and it sometimes gets messy –and we work together through those messes…

And then it gets beautiful…oh, so beautiful…because God is right there with us. He is working through our families on this real homeschooling journey.

God has called us to this beautiful journey…and the perfect picture is the one where He is leading every step, guiding us, and our eyes are fixed solely on Him.

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True Courage: Emboldened by God in a Disheartening World (Bold Man of God)

True Courage: Emboldened by God in a Disheartening World (Bold Man of God)

Steve Farrar

Bestselling author and Bible teacher, Steve Farrar, reminds us through the story of Daniel that true courage can be ours daily and it comes from the one true Sovereign God.

Everyone can recall as a young child having the courage to head out the door—whether it was to your first day of school, your first game in little league, or your piano lesson. Then life takes over and you lose your bravado, giving in to the fears of the world around you.

In True Courage readers will discover a God who provides incredible courage to us in the midst of uncertainty, even through treacherous, evil days, and the courage to face lions in their den—or an unexpected job loss, the diagnosis of a sick child, or the return of a debilitating cancer.

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An Irish Heart

An Irish Heart

Jackie Zack

An Emerald Land – An Unknown Double –

Successful advertising manager, GRETA CONNER travels to Ireland to fulfill a last wish from her mother. After arriving in Ireland, she is drawn to a colorful village named Angel’s Hollow. When a dark-haired stranger approaches and calls her by another name, Greta is intrigued to discover she’s the image of AEDAN O’RIAIN’s ex-girlfriend. Does she have a close relative unknown to her?
Aedan can’t understand his misfortune. Along with near bankruptcy in his future, his ex is trying to fool him by claiming she’s Greta Conner from the States. Is it some sort of plot to further ruin his reputation? Adding to his angst, his brother, Reece, insists on dating Greta if Aedan will not. All will certainly be lost if Reece falls into her plans.
Angel’s Hollow becomes like home for Greta, and there’s no one her heart loves more than Aedan. But will an unknown twin threaten all she’s longed for?

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Swept Away (Trouble in Texas Book #1)

Swept Away (Trouble in Texas Book #1)

Mary Connealy

When a cowboy focused on revenge encounters a woman determined to distract him, there’s going to be trouble in Texas!

Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn’t terribly upset at being separated from the family who raised her. All they’ve ever done is work her to the bone. Alive but disoriented, she’s rescued by Luke Stone…so unfortunately, there are more chances to die in her immediate future.

Luke is on a mission to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. But the men currently on the property won’t let it go without a fight. Luke plans to meet up with friends who will help him take back the land, and since he can’t just leave Ruthy in the middle of nowhere, she’s going to have to go with him.

But the more time Luke spends around the hardworking young woman, the more he finds himself thinking of things besides revenge. Will Ruthy convince him to give up his destructive path and be swept away by love?

“This new series, TROUBLE IN TEXAS, will add to her list of successes if the first installment is any indication… Connealy’s style is fast-paced and spritely and sure to keep drawing fans.” –Publishers Weekly

“Carol Award-winner Connealy (“THE KINCAID BRIDES” series) has created a strong, independent heroine who meets her match in Luke, the strong, silent type. They clash at first before finding solace in each other, which makes for humorous moments that will please readers who enjoy romantic comedies with a Western flavor.” –Library Journal

Known for her bestselling historical romantic comedies, Mary Connealy has sales totaling more than half a million copies. She lives on an eastern Nebraska ranch with her husband, Ivan, and enjoys spending time with her four grown daughters and their families.

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Empower Your Thoughts: How to Build a Positive Mindset that Converts Great Ideas Into Successful Moneymaking Ventures (Go Empower Yourself Series Book 1)

Empower Your Thoughts: How to Build a Positive Mindset that Converts Great Ideas Into Successful Moneymaking Ventures (Go Empower Yourself Series Book 1)

Scott Allan

Empower Your Thoughts and create a powerful mindset that turns your next BIG idea into a thriving business!

What if you could master your thoughts instead of being a slave to them? What if you could channel your positive mindset into building a system of solid ideas that doubled and tripled your income? What if you could create a stream of passive income so you could spend more time with family and friends? What if you could tap into your creative side and utilize the same technique used by Thomas Edison to build anything you want?

Interested? Keep reading…

“Empower Your Thoughts” is packed with invaluable tips, strategies and actionable content for building a positive mindset, empowering your thoughts and then combining these elements to turn your best ideas into a thriving business that makes cash!

By reading Empower Your Thoughts today you will learn:

How to develop a reliable system for Capturing valuable ideas on the move
How to master your circumstances so you take charge of your own life
How to take immediate action by implementing a simple idea capable of doubling your income FAST
How to turn fearful and negative thoughts into golden opportunity
How to develop new strategies that generates dynamic ideas for creating your dream job
How to get more focused and direct your thoughts to work for you instead of against you
How to empower your attitude by reframing past events keeping you trapped
How to improve your relationships with people and form stronger alliances
How to organize your ideas using my simple 3-step folder system so that you never lose any valuable ideas
How to implement the Cross Fertilization strategy Edison employed to create world-class inventions
How to build your dream on existing platforms that have already done the heavy
How to put your ideas to the test before you spend one dollar on a worthless investment
How to utilize powerful apps such as Evernote to organize your ideas in an east-to-manage system

But wait, there’s more! You’ll also discover…

The 3 powerful life lessons my father taught me so that I could empower my thinking for future success
The 4 pillars of building a Positive Mindset so you can gain better clarity, peace of mind, and control over your emotions and actions
How to integrate the elements of your positive mindset and keep your mind free of clutter so that you can expand your mental space to create great ideas
How to be a master of your environment instead of its servant

Download Empower Your Thoughts today and create an easy, step-by-step plan for capturing, organizing and implementing your good ideas and turn them into a thriving business.

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Satisfied: Discovering Contentment in a World of Consumption

Satisfied: Discovering Contentment in a World of Consumption

Jeff Manion

The Counter-Cultural Move from Accumulation to Abundance

Why is it so hard to find the contented, satisfied life? What deep hungers drive our purchasing habits, accumulation, and consumer lifestyle?

Satisfied is for those drowning in debt, but also those getting farther and farther ahead financially. It is for those who have forgotten who they are and mistakenly equate their self-worth with their net worth. It is for those who are crippled by comparison. It is for those with full closets and empty souls.

Satisfied provides an inspiring and transformative vision for living a deeply contented life in our consumer-driven culture.

“Jeff Manion’s voice is such a wise, clear, helpful voice, and I’m so thankful for the timely and challenging invitation he’s issued in these pages. I’m inspired to live more richly with fewer things, and to pursue gratitude and generosity with more intention.” –Shauna Niequist, author of Bread and Wine

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For Better or for Best: A Valuable Guide to Knowing, Understanding, and Loving your Husband

For Better or for Best: A Valuable Guide to Knowing, Understanding, and Loving your Husband

Gary Smalley

In this newly revised edition of the classic bestseller For Better or for Best, Gary Smalley speaks to women and explains what motivates men and how wives can use their natural qualities and abilities to build a better marriage.

Using case histories and biblical illustrations, as well as stories from his own marriage, Smalley offers empathy, humor, and wisdom to women who wish to more fully understand their husbands and love them better.

With over 750,000 copies in print and now updated and expanded to integrate the latest research and cultural changes for today’s readers, For Better or for Best offers women an insider’s perspective into the world of men, including practical help and application so they can deepen their relationships with their husbands and build a lasting marriage.

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The Amish Family Cookbook

The Amish Family Cookbook

Jerry S. Eicher

From the home of bestselling author Jerry Eicher (more than 350,000 books sold) and his wife, Tina, comes this warm and inviting peek into an Amish kitchen, complete with….

Amish recipes:

Hannah Byler’s Pecan Pie

Beat on low speed slightly or with hand beater:
3 eggs 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 cup light corn syrup
½ t. salt 2/3 cup sugar
Stir in: 1 cup pecan halves.
Pour into: 1 pie crust
Bake at 375 for 40-50 minutes.

Amish proverbs: It takes seven to cook for to make a really happy wife.

and Amish humor:

The Englisha visitor suffered through a three-hour Amish wedding service, sitting on the hard backless church bench.
“Why does it take so long to tie the knot?” he asked afterward.
“Well,” the bishop said, stroking his long white beard. “So that it takes ‘em a lifetime to untie it.”

Readers will laugh, pray, and eat robustly with The Amish Family Cookbook at their side.

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Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Francis Chan

Revised & Updated Edition! God is love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it?

It’s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe—the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor—loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Whether you’ve verbalized it yet or not, we all know something’s wrong.

Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts—it’s falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.
Learn more about Crazy Love at www.crazylovebook.com.

A pastor and church planter based in San Francisco, Francis Chan speaks to tens of thousands of people around the world every year. Known for his passionate, biblical style, Chan is on the board of World Impact and is the author of Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, and Crazy Love, which has sold nearly two million copies.

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Thrive: Digging Deep, Reaching Out

Thrive: Digging Deep, Reaching Out

Mark Hall

Taking the Next Step in Your Faith Life to

GROW DEEP AND STRONG

The only way to be the hands and feet of Jesus is to love him and serve others out of our love for him. But to do that we must first be deeply rooted in our life with God. In Thrive, Mark Hall, lead singer for the popular band Casting Crowns, shows us what it really looks like to walk with Jesus.

In part 1, Digging Deep, Hall demonstrates how to truly engage with the Word and a community of faith, worshiping and pursuing God wholeheartedly as our hearts and minds are transformed. In part 2, Reaching Out, we see the fruits of our engagement with the Word and the community, the grateful giving back of service and love.

Using relatable stories, grounded teaching, and great application, Hall helps everyone who wants to take the next step of faith and see their life grow deep and strong.

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Levi's Will

Levi’s Will

W. Dale Cramer

Winner of the 2006 Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction

Dusk. An Amish farm in Ohio. Will’s father doesn’t recognize him at first–it’s been eight years–so he holds a match up to Will’s face to see him better. “I thought you were dead,” Levi Mullet says, then blows out the match and walks away.

This is not how it’s supposed to be. Where’s the fatted calf? The party?

For years, Will has worked to overcome the ban of his father and the Old Order Amish community. Only now, when the life of his own son hangs in the balance, does he begin to see the truth–that love is the proof of God, and forgiveness the proof of love.

Levi’s Will is the mesmerizing story of an Amishman seeking to build a bridge across three generations.

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Dana's Valley

Dana’s Valley

Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan

Erin Walsh thinks her family is as close to perfect as a family can be. But when one grim diagnosis is all it takes to shake them to the core, she wonders if things can ever go back to the way they were. Erin’s attempts to go about life as usual feel empty, and as each member of her family seems to struggle alone, she is about ready to give up on God. However, Erin has yet to learn that God will never give up on her.

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Sincerely Yours: A Novella Collection

Sincerely Yours: A Novella Collection

Jane Kirkpatrick and more

Four unexpected letters. Four intrepid women. Four lives changed forever.

Spanning a century and a continent, these romantic novellas will lead you on a journey through the landscape of love. Four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path. From a Hudson River steamboat to a lush drawing room, from a carousel carver’s workshop to a remote hospital, you’ll be swept into the lives of women who are making their way in the world and finding love where they least expect it.

Moonlight Promise by Laurie Alice Eakes
Camilla Renfrew is a highborn English lady fleeing false accusations when she runs smack into love on a steamboat bound for the new Erie Canal. But can this unexpected attraction survive the treacherous journey?

Lessons in Love by Ann Shorey
Marigold Montgomery Bentley writes marriage advice for Kipler’s Home Weekly even though she is single. Everyone assumes from the initials that “M. M.” is a man. When the editor asks to meet Mr. Bentley, can Merrie come up with a ruse to keep her writing job?

One Little Word by Amanda Cabot
Lorraine Caldwell will lose her family fortune to a reckless cousin if she doesn’t marry quickly. When she learns her long-lost brother is alive, she hopes she’s found the answer to her problems. What she finds instead is a mysterious carousel carver who turns her life upside down.

A Saving Grace by Jane Kirkpatrick
Grace Hathaway must rescue a dear friend from a remote and notorious clinic that promises healing but delivers only heartache. In a place laced with deceit, where lives hang in the balance, whom can she trust to help her?

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Heart of Glass: A Novel (Irish Angel Series Book 3)

Heart of Glass: A Novel (Irish Angel Series Book 3)

Jill Marie Landis

Kate Keene’s childhood memories compel her to take her newly-acquired architectural skills to a dilapidated Louisiana mansion. But when she returns to the Reconstruction-era South, she’s shocked to discover the man she’s dreamed of for so long has become a bitter, angry recluse. Colin Delany, the handsome older brother of her best friend, has lost all he once held dear, with no hope of ever restoring the Belle Fleuve mansion and plantation. Filled with spunk and determination, Kate feels it’s her duty to help, so when Colin demands she roll up her drawings and get out, she refuses. And when Colin forces Kate to promise his dying sister they will care for his niece and nephew, she complies. Having been orphaned herself, Kate realizes she must put the children’s welfare above her own, even if it means a marriage of convenience. But will Colin’s hovering darkness ever lift? And can Kate’s persistent love and faith transform their uncertain future? This ebook download of book three in the Irish Angel series explores the hope of a reflection of love in a heart of glass.

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A November Bride (A Year of Weddings Novella Book 12)

A November Bride (A Year of Weddings Novella Book 12)

Beth K. Vogt

A year’s worth of novellas from twelve inspirational romance authors. Happily ever after guaranteed.

Can a decades-long friendship marred by two romantic missteps ever lead to happily ever after?

Sadie McAllister’s clients know how lucky they are to have her: an ultra-fastidious personal chef who leaves behind a spotless kitchen and a week’s worth of mouth-watering meals.

Erik Davis, her best friend since middle school, is content to enjoy Sadie’s culinary skills too while maintaining their “friends only” status. Most of his energy is focused on his just-launched freelance business and casual dates that never come close to a commitment.

But when Sadie is offered a once-in-a-lifetime cooking job across country, Erik realizes maybe he’s taken his best friend for granted. Even more, he’s about to lose his only chance for lasting love.

How can Erik convince Sadie that the well-known adage “Marry your best friend” just might apply to them? With God’s help, can they both move past their assumptions about each other and their future? Should Sadie and Erik risk taking their relationship to the romantic point of no return? If they do, their decades-long friendship is as a good as done . . . unless it ends at the altar.

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Betrayal: A Novel (Where The Heart Lives Book 2)

Betrayal: A Novel (Where The Heart Lives Book 2)

Robin Lee Hatcher

It’s the turn of the twentieth century and drifter Hugh Brennan is a man well acquainted with betrayal. Hugh finds himself drawn to the attractive widow, Julia, yet when he looks into her eyes, he recognizes the same hurt that haunts him.

Julia Grace has little reason to trust men, but she’s going to have to trust someone if she’s to keep her ranch from the clutches of her dead husband’s half-brother. Is it possible God had a hand in bringing Hugh to her door?

The latest historical romance from award-winning author Robin Lee Hatcher and the second book in the Where the Heart Lives series, Betrayal will take you to the high desert of western Wyoming, through the crags of the Rocky Mountains, and into the hearts of two seekers learning to trust God’s love no matter the circumstances.

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Beloved (Where The Heart Lives Book 3)

Beloved (Where The Heart Lives Book 3)

Robin Lee Hatcher

Diana Brennan came west on the orphan train and was given a home with a loving couple who cherished and spoiled her. At 17, she fell hard for Tyson Applegate, the son of a wealthy mine owner. After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, Tyson took off for adventures around the world, including fighting with the Rough Riders in Cuba. Receiving no word of him for seven years, Diana’s infatuation with her dashing husband died an ugly death, and she is ready to move past the old pain and marry again, just as soon as Tyson is declared legally dead.

But when her husband returns, supposedly a changed man, he wants to reunite with his wife and run for the senate. While Diana suspects the election is his real reason for wanting her by his side, she agrees to maintain his home and to campaign with him, but when it is over, win or lose, she wants her freedom. He agrees with one condition—-she must give him a chance to change her mind about him.

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