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The End of All Things (well, 2013, anyway)

This week we finished our 2013 school year officially! (Very happy about that!) We had a light week of school, finishing up some subjects I wanted to complete further. We did not study math, spelling, science, or phonics; those were … Continue reading

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Hangin’ Out with Termites

On New Year’s Day, Seth took the boys on a hike at a nearby tree farm. Seth thought Caleb was further up the path when he found him…er, down the path!

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Finishing Strong

Life with littles and life in Africa–both require flexibility. I have tried several times to sit down and write about our week, only to have a more immediate task brought to my attention. On the homeschool front: Caleb had a … Continue reading

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Slugs…Everywhere

In the rainy season, we get lots of slugs. Even on the gift bag holding gifts for two premature babies just born! 😦

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A Living Privacy Fence

Several years ago we bought a plant unknown to us (that’s not saying much…) and stuck it in a random spot in our yard. It was very vine-y and grew like crazy. We’d had the idea before that to try … Continue reading

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Holy Spider!

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When the Teacher Whispers

In Tsonga, the word for “word” as well as “voice” is the same–rito. (So John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Rito.”) Well, this week I had lots of words to say, but no rito. I had complete laryngitis … Continue reading

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Building Enduring Paths

What a fun day the kids had today! On Seth’s morning off, he helped them build a Roman road. Then he showed them through the “Romans Road” in the Bible, how that the letter to the Romans includes some of … Continue reading

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Yesterday, Today, Forever

My favorite plant (I think) in South Africa is the “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” bush, named for its three colors of flowers all on one bush–white, light purple, and dark purple. It is so beautiful; and when in flower, it gives … Continue reading

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What Is It?

 

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