He is Risen!

“He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
“And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”
Matthew 28:6-7

May the amazing truth of Jesus’ death and resurrection become even more precious and meaningful to you this Easter, as your rejoice with your family and friends.

He is risen indeed!
Love in Him,
Marian

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

It Matters

Dear Homeschool Mom,

Thank-you for choosing to homeschool your children! 

As you continue to homeschool your children this year, have you been thinking about the fact that homeschooling offers you a wonderful door of opportunity? The opportunity of more time to invest spiritually in the lives of your children?

Think of it! Think of the extra hours you have with your children because you have chosen to homeschool! During some of this time, yes, academics need to be taught, but far, far, far more importantly, time needs to be invested in the spiritual lives of your children! Time to help your children love Jesus and grow in Him.

Should we try to illustrate the contrast of the importance of academic studies and your children’s spiritual growth on a bar graph, the importance of academic studies would be represented by a very short bar on the graph and the importance of your children’s spiritual growth would be represented by a bar that would go off the chart! It would reach to the skies and beyond! Your children’s love for God and His Word, your children’s personal relationship with Christ. This is what truly matters. This is what should be given the best hours of each school day!

I truly hope that first and foremost you desire to use the time you have been given to help your children grow in their love for God and His Word and in their personal relationship with Christ. And I truly hope you realize that this will not “just happen” by sharing God’s Word with your children once a week or “here and there” throughout the week. You must be intentional. Purposeful in the use of the time you have been given. You will need to sacrifice some good things for the best thing. But oh, any ‘sacrifice’ made will not be seen as a sacrifice when one day looking back you say, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (3 John 4)

How will you choose to use the time you have been given to homeschool your children this year? Will you use the best time of day for helping your children grow in their love for Jesus and His Word? Or will you let their academic studies take priority?

It matters. Your decision will have eternal consequences in the lives of your children. Please pray about this if you haven’t already. And may the Lord give you the strength and courage to put first things first.

In Christ,
Marian

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Christmas Greeting

And Mary said,
My soul doth magnify the Lord,
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
Luke 1:46,47

As you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, may your heart overflow with rejoicing in God your Savior!

Rejoicing in Him with you this Christmas,
Marian

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Memorial Day Greetings

Hi! This Memorial Day we remember with gratefulness the sacrifice of many for our country. We have so much to be thankful for as we continue to live in the United States of America.

In this Memorial Day letter to you, I share a short story about my father in honor of him. But first, I’d like to tell you a little bit about him!

My father served for five years in the United States Navy. During this time he committed his life to following Jesus, and I am eternally grateful that he did! After leaving the Navy he farmed, taught school and coached in Nebraska. He then joined the Navigators, a Christian organization that focuses on discipleship. My father and his sweetheart–my mother Joyce, shared over 66 years of marriage. Last year at the age of 89, my father went to be with Jesus.

And now, the short story:

One of my father’s favorite hymns is Trust and Obey. My father not only sang the words to this hymn he lived them! He truly lived in the light of God’s Word. He trusted God and purposed to obey Him every day.

I have delightful memories of my father enthusiastically leading us in singing! My mother would play the piano and we would sing with friends in our home or at conferences with large groups of people. He was a great song leader and he knew how to encourage us to sing wholeheartedly!

He also knew how to encourage us to think on the words of the songs we were singing. Sometimes he would stop us in the middle of singing a song and ask for a Bible verse that was meaningful to us and that related to the words of the song. That sure helped us to think about what we were singing! And sometimes as he was leading the singing he would look me straight in the eye with a great big smile on his face and a genuine sparkle in his eye. Oh, what that did for his daughter’s heart.

My father is in heaven now, yet I can imagine him with a big smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye saying to us all, “Keep trusting in the Lord! Keep obeying Him! For there is no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Happy Mother’s Day!

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” 

Psalm 127:3

Thanking the Lord with you for the gift of our children. Praying your heart will be filled with joy as you celebrate His goodness with your family.

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

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