Gossip: Idle talk which foolishly or maliciously spreads rumors or facts. The effects of gossiping are divisive and destructive.… More #GossipChallenge
Life is full of deception. Magazines are filled with air-brushed, photo shopped models. The news spins and twists stories to favor their political candidate or their pet issue. Entertainment sources portray fictional stories as the way things should be. Even “reality” television programs are scripted to some degree and edited in such a way as to deceive the viewer into believing things occurred as depicted rather than as they actually did.… More Deceived
During the last few months (2016), my husband and I have completed and published a few books. We are excited for these accomplishments as the topics are just a few of the areas we have helped churches, ministries, and families over the decades. … More Books
Welcome to VirtuousGraceandTruth! My name is Melissa. I’m a wife, mom, speaker, writer, and teacher. Married 25 years to my college sweetheart, we have been in ministry together for equally as long. I’m not expert at anything, but I like to try my hand at most things. Come join in as we seek to learn… More About
Field trips are great in that they can either set up the topic for an upcoming lesson or they can follow up a lesson on a particular subject. Field trips provide a different avenue of learning that often helps a student to remember the material because they have experienced it. Exposing your children to different applications to what they are learning will also help them to connect the dots in the world around them.… More Homeschool Field Trips
Judging by the multitude of school supply displays in nearly every store I’ve entered in the last week or so, I think the start of school must be around the corner. For parents whose kids attend traditional school, this means the return of packing lunches and backpacks, car pool, and a regular schedule. However, for the homeschooling parent, this means lesson plans, juggling housework with school work, plus planning all the extras that they would like to or need to accomplish during the school year. … More Homeschool Helpers
As we watch events unfold before our eyes on television, we see expert after expert, group after group, individual after individual touting their beliefs and opinions on the many situations: race relations, response to authority, the economy, political debates, terrorism, immigration, parenting, marriage, gender identity… the list is seemingly endless. Who do we believe? Who… More Am I Right or Wrong?