Follower of Jesus. Wife. Mom. Word-addict. Writer. Teacher. Speaker.

  • encouraging truths,  homeschooling,  Life Help,  Mom talk

    The Steadfast Moms’ Journal – is an interactive experience that encourages and facilitates unity, strength, and support in the Christian Homeschool Mom community. Author, speaker, and life coach, Angela O’Dell is the host of this all-new, monthly journal and support community! Click below to hear Angela’s audio message explaining the vision and mission statement of the Steadfast Moms’ Journal. Listen to Angela’s audio message here! About the project… Ephesians 4:1-3 1 Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. 2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of…

  • A Living History of Our World,  homeschooling,  Jellybean Jar Books,  Master Books,  Math Lessons for a Living Education,  unique education

    current projects & important updates…

    Over the last few weeks I’ve been asked many times about my current projects and important updates. I thought I’d write a blog post and update everyone at once. Writing Projects:    This coming week, I will be finishing the rough draft for The World’s Story 3. I am so excited for this project! I will be finishing up work on the Teacher Guide/Student Journal right after Christmas break.        I have also been working on (with the help of my pilot program) an all-new Bible study project called The Young Warrior in the Mirror. The pilot program and the completion of the rough draft is scheduled to be completed May 2019, so…

  • encouraging truths,  homeschooling,  Mom talk

    Created for Today

    Created for Today. This title for a future book keeps rolling around and around in my heart. Created for Today. I have writing projects lined up around the block patiently waiting for completion, so for now, I’ll have to be satisfied with a blog post by that title. It’s so easy to keep looking way out into the distance to that far off goal. But today is the day we’ve been given to live. Today is why we were made. Today is a precious gift, as unique from any other day of your life as a snowflake is from any other. You will never be in the same as you…

  • Life Help,  Mom talk,  My family

    This coming March, my eldest child turns 25 years old. [It’s completely shocking.] I thought I would share with you 20 of my hard-earned nuggets of wisdom, learned over the years of parenting my four kids. They are not necessarily in order of importance, mostly because I couldn’t decide which were more important than the others… So here are they are in random order. Write down the funny things they say Kids say the darndest things! At the time that they say them, we think that we will always remember every word, but after a couple of years, the exact wording and even the context starts to slip away. Take…

  • homeschooling,  Jellybean Jar Books,  Savings!

    Co-op Licenses – now available at Jelly Bean Jar Books

    I’m am excited to announce my all new co-op license options! These are absolutely perfect for a group of 5 families or more wanting to use my self published courses, You Could End up in Timbuktu! or My Country, My State, My Responsibility! No need for everyone to buy their own book anymore (unless, of course, if they want to!). The co-op license makes it simple and affordable!  

  • freedom dance,  Life Help,  Mom talk

    Why Worldview Matters to Me

    John 1:1-5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Genesis 3:1 “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say…?” John 8:44 “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your…

  • Life Help,  Reviews

    Rocking Ordinary by Lea Ann Garfias Review

      In all of my years of interacting with members of my own gender, I have never met one who is not hard on herself. Whether it is about her size and weight or the tidiness of her house, she is her own worst critic. As a woman, I have rarely found a book that both encourages me with a hug and convicts me with the truth I need to hear. This book did both. And it did far more. Author, Lea Ann Garfias, addresses every key area of our seemingly ordinary lives, bravely shining the light of God’s holy Word into those shadowy places where doubts and fears grow and insecurity and…

  • Jellybean Jar Books,  Mom talk,  My family,  unique education

    A tough old marine & his little girl

    People have often asked me why I do what I do…why I have such a passion to help families give their children an education (built on relationship) at home. The answer to that is tightly woven and wound around strands of silky threads of memory – strands so fragile, like a spider’s webbing. These memories, laced and interwoven, are the tough-as-steel-cable foundation of who I am and how I look at the world. They are where my dad lives. It’s amazing to me how forgiving a child can be…my dad wasn’t perfect – in fact, on his deathbed, he poured out his anguish of regrets and sorrow for the mistakes…

  • encouragement,  guest author,  Life Help,  Mom talk

    Getting to the Heart of Your Child’s Behavior – Guest author, Ginger Hubbard

    Recently, I was given the wonderful opportunity to read and possibly endorse a revolutionary, new book. I was so impressed with Ginger Hubbard’s I Can’t Believe You Just Said That!, that I wanted to recommend this book to all of you, and allow her to speak directly to you on an issue about which she and I both share deep conviction: getting to the heart of our children’s behavior. It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to my guest author, Ginger Hubbard.