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I’m a Christian homeschool mom of two in beautiful Alaska. This blog is to share my thoughts about homeschooling, sailing, life in Alaska, church, and other random thoughts. I’ve recently become interested in nutrition, health and fitness. I enjoy comments and will try to answer you in a timely manner.
In August 2008 I was certified as a teacher, homeschool teacher, and first grade (phonics) teacher at Christian Light Education in Harrisonburg, VA. My kids have had the privilege of having my husband and I as their primary teachers. They have never been to public school. Our son is doing high school this year and our daughter is doing 7th grade.
Family is very important to me. We are a very adventurous family. We love doing things together like sailing, hiking, camping, berry picking, or just hanging out reading. One winter the kids raced dog sleds with the Fairbanks Junior Mushers. Currently our winters are taken up cross country skiing with the FXC team for the kids and coaching Jr. Nordics for me.
I began my weight loss journey 11/17/08. I used the easy and practical NO S DIET along with exercise when I first started losing weight. That helped break my sugar addiction and get into more healthy servings. Weigh-in day was Thursdays. I’ve kept off 10 pounds in the past year which is amazing since I’ve been gaining 10 pounds a year previously. Check out my From Fat to Fit page for more about my early fitness and my weight loss journey. Or visit my Fitness4Frankie blog for my current health and fitness posts.
I have uploaded an avatar. Its a picture of our sailboat, the Acrux when we were doing sea trials in the bay across from Puget Sound Navel Shipyard near Bremerton, WA after having it rebuilt in 2004.
My beliefs tend toward Anabaptist. No, not anti-baptist but Anabaptist like the Amish and Mennonites. For more details of what this means, Charity Ministries has a good 21 point breakdown including Biblical references on their Confession of Faith and Practice which I agree with. I was baptized when I was 32 years old. I usually wear a headcovering and simple dress or skirt. I am learning to sew clothing and recently finished making my first plain dress for my daughter. I generally oppose any war or violence although I realize, unfortunately, it is a fact of life.
Along with improving my physical health, I’m working on my spiritual health as well. I read the KJV Bible cover to cover a few years ago and invite you to also.
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Esra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel,
Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
New Testament: finished 7/30/09
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation
Finally, I’m learning to take one day at a time, pray, and trust in the Lord. “Which of you by taking thought [worrying] can add one cubit unto his stature? Therefore take no thought, saying , What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or Wherewithal shall we be clothed? for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” Matthew 6: 27, 31-34 KJV I find these verses to be very encouraging and comforting since I tend to be a bit of a worry-wart.
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IMPORTANT: If you wish to link to or quote any of my articles/posts please give me credit. All are my copyright unless specifically stated otherwise! I’ve spent a fair amount of time working on some of these. Thanks.