Part Two: Once Upon a Time… We Actually Have 10 Puppies


Once upon a time, we exaggerated the number of puppies we thought we were going to have because maybe three pregnant females have no business living together… mostly kidding… but seriously…

Plot Twist:

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The Advent Season Plan for Slackers…

Up until this year, besides the occasional paper chain or randomly acquired calendar,  we have not really made it a practice to observe the Advent season. This year that is all going to change… But in true slacker fashion: last minute, maybe a tiny bit late and real easy.

The Advent Season Plan

for Slackers

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Thanksgiving: A Homeschool Lesson Plan For Slackers

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I have people talking to me about Christmas presents and how their homes were decorated for Christmastime November 1st.

What?! I am still shocked that’s it’s November!

I haven’t yet planned anything for our Thanksgiving gathering and even less a Thanksgiving lesson plan. So, this is what I am going to do: slap this post together and then go send out a bunch of texts to the Iron Heart Mamas to plan The Compound’s Thanksgiving festivities…

So, here it is, friend. A little link-heavy, but well worth it.

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No Salvation without Sanctification

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (ESV)

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

Introducing the Iron Heart Chief Editor


This is me, Katie. 

Nearly every time I start reading an article, post, or book, I have to stop midway to read about the author before resuming, whether it’s to find out what angle they’re coming from, if I agree with their view or to get a better feel of their trustworthiness.

I also have a quirky need to know if their face matches their writing voice.

All critical information.

So, for those like me, I write this page. Let us begin…

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