An open letter to Amy Glass

This letter is in response to Amy Glass’s article about Stay-at-home Moms.

Dear Ms. Glass,

I read your article and I must admit that I was dismayed to see such a blatant hatred for the women I most highly esteem.  I was raised my a stay-at- home mom and had interaction with many other young people who had stay-at-home moms.  I also had interaction with young people who had moms with careers.

Stay-at-home moms are the most courageous, hardworking, underrated women I know.  Here are 3 reasons why:

  1. They go against the stereotypical norms of today’s society.
  2. They live with their kids 24/7 with very few if any breaks.
  3. They are teacher, nurse, tutor, housekeeper, maid, butler, valet, laundrywoman, chauffeur, peacemaker, cook, switchboard operator (telephone answerer), and more.

Now on to a response to some of the things you said. Continue reading

Happy 41st anniversary…or is it?

It is January 22, 1973.   You are sitting on your couch, watching the news when the news anchor announces that the Supreme Court has made it’s decision on the Roe v. Wade case.  At first you think little of it.  Nobody would really use the now-legal abortion services after all.  Or would they?

Forty-one years later, over 50 million–50 MILLION–babies have died in America alone.  How do we know that someone didn’t abort the scientist who would cure cancer?  Is it possible that the greatest Nobel peace prize winner was aborted?  Could it be that maybe the man or woman who could have ended all nuclear war threats was killed?  Why?  Because nine people, in our highest court took the natural law, written on everyone’s hearts, and squeezed the life out of it. Continue reading

In which a 4 book series becomes…

As I have been writing Be Thou My Vision, reading reviews, and hearing from my readers, I have come to a decision.  My four book series is going to have at least five books, possibly six, possibly more as I continue writing.  This new book will be book #3 in the Hymns of the West series and will be titled Amazing Grace.

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The new order:

  1. A Mighty Fortress-Introduces the Brookings and Stuart families
  2. Be Thou My Vision-Follows part of the life of Jed Stuart’s sister, Anna
  3. Amazing Grace-Caleb and Iain Stuart’s journey
  4. The Solid Rock-Joshua Brookings must solve a mystery involving Elizabeth’s father
  5. Come Thou Fount-Ruth falls in love Continue reading

My interview on Homeschool Authors

Below is an interview that was originally posted on the Homeschool Authors blog.  If you have never been to their website, I encourage you to do so.  They interview and review many authors, all of whom have been homeschooled or are being homeschooled.

Interview with Faith Blum

Faith Blum

Faith, welcome to Homeschool Authors. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Thank you letting me join you!  I am a 23 year old homeschool graduate.  I love playing piano, singing, crafting, and spending time with my family.  I live with my family on a small hobby farm in Wisconsin.  I also enjoy serving my church.  This year my sister and I are directing the Christmas play.  And obviously, I love reading and writing.

Have you always loved hymns?
Yes, I have.  I love the beauty of the hymns in both the music and the words.  There is simply nothing better than listening to or singing a hymn. Continue reading

An Exhortation for the New Year

New Year Collage

Today’s post has a two-fold goal.  1. To provide a quick glimpse at my past year, and 2. To exhort my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

Year In Review

January: I finished the manuscript for A Mighty Fortress and sent it to the Women of Faith writing contest as well as the Injoy Publications contest.

February: On the ninth, I had officially been working at my part-time job for one year.

March: I was part of a musical ensemble for Easter at our church.  I played the flute.

April: I found out that I was a semi-finalist for the Injoy Publications contest.

May: The 22nd was my last day at Bible Study Fellowship for the year.  We had a very encouraging study in the book of Genesis.

June: Spring Chicken butchering at my uncle’s house with good fellowship with the family. Continue reading