April 16, 2014

Open Letter from an Overwhelmed Reader

Dear Overwhelmed,

So, I'm a very real person with a very real family and a very real life of my own. I still get overwhelmed sometimes, too. Sometimes when life seems to have piled too much on my plate, I am tempted to shut this little blog down so that I can have one less thing to do.  And when this happens, I usually pray and ask God for direction on the matter. I began this blog to be a ministry to … [Read more...]

Detoxing Our Thoughts

Philippians 4

By contributing writer Angela Clark Logan This month we've been focusing on detoxing: our habits, our hearts, even our bodies. Today I want to talk about detoxing our minds, our thoughts.  Specifically the way we think about ourselves. Because let's face it, sometimes our thoughts are downright toxic. At the beginning of the month - which also happened to be the beginning of a new … [Read more...]

Gearing Up for The Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit


I know you have heard me talking about The Homeschool Moms' Winter Summit that is taking place today and tomorrow in Norman, Oklahoma, and ONE WEEK from today in San Marcos, Texas. I have been praying, and dreaming, and planning, and thinking, and anticipating this event for exactly one year now.  I cannot wait to see all of the beautiful moms there a week from today.  I cannot wait to … [Read more...]

How to Manage Your Mouth (for Kids): A 30-Day Wholesome Talk Challenge {eBook Review}

Wholesome Talk post

By Contributing Writer, Kelly Wiggains This month at TheMarathonMom, we're focusing on detoxing bad habits, including unwholesome talk.  Have you ever heard your child say something, started to wonder where they learned it, and then remembered that - oh no! - it was from you? My friend Connie from Smockity Frocks has a new eBook available: How to Manage Your Mouth (for Kids): A 30-day … [Read more...]

Hello 2014 and Welcome Detox Month!

January Detox

If you're like me, you ate too much candy in October, too much pie in November and way too much fudge and cookies in December. I totally gained weight over the past several weeks, and I'm probably not the only one.  Am I? Anyway, I'm happy it's a new year, y'all.  I didn't put together a big recap on how 2013 was for me personally, but it was ... interesting.  It was good.  And it was … [Read more...]

One Thousand Gifts {and a Giveaway!}


Have you read One Thousand Gifts yet? In this incredible, life-changing book, Ann Voskamp captures so eloquently and beautifully, the mystery and the awesomeness of Mighty God, encouraging you and me to LIVE FULLY right where we are. Do you find yourself hurrying about from this to that?  Fretting over the house, the kids, the chores, the bills?  Have you lost perspective?  Given up hope? … [Read more...]

Being a 5 Loaves & 2 Fish Mom


by Contributing Writer, Tonya Ferguson John 6:5-13 Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, "Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?"  He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do. Philip replied, "Even if we worked for months, we wouldn't have enough money to feed them!"  Then Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, … [Read more...]

The Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit 2014: Now In Oklahoma AND Texas!!

Homeschool Moms Winter Summit 2014

  Last January I was so blessed to get to attend the Homeschool Moms' Winter Summit in Oklahoma.  I was so encouraged by it that I hoped and prayed that we could somehow bring something so heart-felt and wonderful to Texas. Well, God was one step ahead of me, because guess what, y'all?  The Homeschool Moms' Winter Summit is coming to Texas!! I feel so blessed to get to be on the … [Read more...]

A Message to the Weary Homeschooling Mom

A Message to the Weary Homeschooling Mom

Recently, I've had the opportunity to talk with other homeschooling moms who are struggling in some way or another.  As rewarding as homeschooling may be, it's also one of the hardest things a mom will do.  And often times, we wonder if we're doing enough for our children. As a veteran home school mom, I've encountered seasons of success, when my days are full of learning, we're keeping to … [Read more...]

What Will The Harvest Of Your Home Bring?


By Contributing Writer, Tonya Ferguson   A Tired Mother's Prayer Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray my sanity I can keep. For if some peace I do not find, I'm pretty sure I'll lose my mind. I pray I find a little quiet Far from the daily family riot May I lie back--not have to think about what they're stuffing down the sink, or who they're with, or where they're at and what … [Read more...]