This page contains links to web sites that contain information that have helped us grow in our faith and understanding of the Biblical world view, in our homeschooling, and in our soap making abilities. We pray that they are as useful to you as they have been to us.



Faith and Family

   
  Above Rubies Above Rubies is a website devoted to teaching/encouraging women to live their lives based upon the Biblical model of Wife and Mother.
 
No Greater Joy

No Greater Joy is a ministry dedicated to raising and nurturing Godly families.
  QuiverFull
A ministry existing to serve those believers who trust the Lord for family size, and to answer the questions of those seeking truth in this critical area of marriage. Whether your quiver is large or small, you are welcome. Dedicated to providing encouragement and practical help to those who are striving to raise a large and growing, godly family in today's world!
  Until the Day Dawn Weblog
A blog maintained by our precious friend Kimberly Williams. Kimberly's writings are always insightful and inspirational, and yet she has this wonderful way of convicting us of those things in our lives that God finds unpleasing without condemning us. A site well worth your time!!


Homeschooling



A word about homeschooling - For our family, the most important goal in our homeschooling endeavors is to raise strong, grounded Christians. Academics is certainly important, but never trumps teaching our children about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and about holy living.

  Christian Liberty Press
We love this very complete and challenging, yet inexpensive homeschool curriculum.
  Alpha Omega Press
We highly recommend the Alpha Omega Lifepac program and the Alpha Omega Switched on Schoolhouse program. Especially recommended for those new to homeschooling, due to its easy organization.
  Rod and Staff Books
This curriculum teaches you and your children about a Godly family life, a strong work ethic, and traditional family roles in every subject.


Soap Making

   
  Bramble Berry Bramble Berry is the website I use to order most of my soap making supplies.
 
Soap Queen

Anne-Marie Faiola, founder of Bramble Berry, runs the Soap Queen website which contains a wealth of information including recipes, tutorials and business advice.
 
Liberty Natural Products

The Liberty Natural website is a great source for Essential Oils. This is one of the few sites that allows you to order samples at a reasonable price in order to find scents you like.
  MMS Lye Calculator
Majestic Mountain Sage's Lye Calculator is a tool for soapmakers to create new soap recipes. The Lye Calculator will calculate the amount of lye (either sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide) required to convert the specified amount of fats and oils to soap. Always, ALWAYS, "A L W A Y S" run your soap recipes through a lye calculator EVERY time you make a change.
     

Recommended Reading

   
  The Peleg Chronicles A trilogy of books by Matthew Christian Harding that we read aloud together as a family. The story lines are gripping and we have no problem holding the children's attention. Biblical principles and Bible verses are presented throughout as we follow the adventures of the followers of the God of Noah and their trials with followers of other gods. The books deal with such concepts as dragons, giants and evil without resorting to magic, evolution or humanism. Book One - Foundlings, Book Two - Paladins, Book Three - Loresmen.
  Love Your Husband Love Yourself
Written by Jennifer Flanders, her subtitle "Embracing God's Purpose for Passion in Marriage" says it all.
  What He Must Be (If He Wants to Marry My Daughter)
A tremendous book by Voddie Baucham Jr.. One of a Christian father's most important duties to his daughters is to make sure that any man interested in marrying her is at least capable of leading his family from a Godly perspective, but just what does that entail? This book very plainly lays out five biblical principles that EVERY Christian husband should possess.