Katy, TX – MKT Railroad Park Caboose and Depot, 2017
Katy, TX – Heritage Park, 2020
Hi, I’m Penney Douglas. I have been married to my precious husband for 32 years. We have been exceedingly and abundantly blessed with 10 children. They all belong to me and my husband. And to think that I was afraid I would never get married! I got a late start (married at 25 and first child at 27), but I guess late bloomers can blossom profusely once they get started.
I blog for several reasons. I like to keep a record of what we’re doing in our homeschooling and share ideas for other homeschoolers or moms who like to work and play with their kids. I try to encourage families to keep Christ first in their homes so they can be all that they were made to be. I want to help others to draw closer to God. I hope to glorify God and give Him praise for all that He does for us.
I am constantly learning, changing and growing. Sometimes I feel like a beginner even though I’ve been a Christian since I was 4 years old and I’ve been homeschooling for about 24 years. And I’ve been living for __ years (long enough!).
But the Lord has been faithful to keep me and my family on an upward climb drawing nearer to Him in spite of our weaknesses and mistakes.
He has led us on a crooked path across the United States and back and then some. (From Ohio to Kansas City to Arizona to Colorado, back to Kansas City to Illinois to Pennsylvania and now to Texas!) We are still looking for that place to call home. We hope to find it before the oldest chicks are ready to fly from the nest! But our desire is that they land somewhere near us even when that time comes.
We are believing God for miracles of provision. We have already seen many. We suffered the loss of our home 13 years ago. Now we live in a different state, and my husband is making more money than ever before. But the money is beside the point. What God did in each of our hearts, convincing us of His reality and His love for us, is worth more than all of the houses or money in the world. But now He has enabled us to help others in need, and we are grateful for the opportunity to bless others.
Our children are truly gifts from God. They learn from us and teach us so much. I would never have known even a fraction of how much God loves me if I had never had the opportunity to be a mother to my precious children. They are teaching me even more as they grow in wisdom and understanding and we share together what the Lord is teaching us.
Family was God’s idea.Marriage was His idea. God has good ideas. His ideas work.
He wants our families to be training grounds for children (and adults) to learn His ways and right ways of relating to God and to people. We learn how to die to ourselves when others are dependent on us, and when we have to learn to get along with the people around us in order to experience peace and harmony. The rough edges are rubbed off as we care enough to be honest with each other and humble ourselves to receive correction even from those younger than ourselves.
God created us because He wanted a family. That’s more than a trite saying. He created us in His image so that He could have sons and daughters that would look like Him, act like Him and love Him. He wanted to be a father.
He created you so He could love you. Receive His love for you. Let Him be your Daddy.
My latest blog post: A Prophetic Look at What’s Happening
My latest curriculum
I have written some homeschool resources for children who are Junior High – High School age. They are Charlotte Mason-based. They use narration as their mode of learning, reflecting, processing, and recording knowledge from a book they have read. They are based on living books that your child will love. They are practical, hands-on, and encourage reading and writing and thinking!
I also wrote a little narration journal to be used by Elementary students to go with a book called Tornadoes by Gail Gibbons.
You can find my curriculum here:
Some Curriculum for Charlotte Mason- style Homeschooling
My 2 latest books:
5 Steps to Becoming a Great Homeschool Parent – Paperback and E-book
The Basics of Learning and Homeschooling – Paperback and E-book
Find them here on my author’s page:
My Author’s Page on Amazon for Books I’ve Written
I have also put together an e-course. It is also called The Basics of Learning and Homeschooling. It covers the same ideas as the book but in more detail and depth. It is available now at a price of $39. I will be adding videos and the price will go up, but you will get the videos automatically as soon as they are added at no extra cost.
I will be partnering with my friend, Jessica Anderson, to do a homeschool challenge called “The Organized Homeschool Mom Challenge”. It will run for 5 days. So be watching for more information about it in the coming days.
Well, enough about me. How are you all doing? Is 2021 starting to treat you any better than 2020 did? We are opening all the way up in Texas. Yay! Except Houston is still acting like there’s a mask mandate even though our governor cancelled it. It’s so disheartening seeing everybody covering up their beautiful faces and smiles for the sake of a fake pandemic.
Our family is doing well. Anna did have covid, but she has recovered nicely. She did get in touch with The Frontline Doctors and got HCQ from them. The rest of us have not had it. We are taking supplements and doing the usual healthy things. Our lifestyle was already pretty much home-based, so we haven’t had to change much. Gary doesn’t mind wearing a mask as much as I do. So he does most of the grocery shopping.
I have been struggling with Texas Cedar Fever. I finally found out that it’s the culprit for why I have gotten so sick every winter since we moved to Texas. I’m praying about how to recover from it so that I can spend more time awake than asleep!
I really enjoyed teaching the kids about St. Patrick this year and a little about the Irish Revival of 1859. I read from the book “Revival Fire” by Wesley Duewel. It’s a fascinating book about revivals and awakenings around the world.
If any of you are struggling with fear or need prayer about anything, please let me know, and I would love to pray for you.
Some people and prophets who are standing for the return of President Trump to the Presidency are Johnny Enlow, Jeff Jansen, Robin Bullock, Steve Shultz of Elijah List and Elijah Streams, Kat Kerr, and Mario Murillo. They have been so encouraging as we have taken our stand of faith in believing that God is not finished with the Plan he started with President Trump. He has not backed down from what He Prophesied through Kim Clement and many others that President Trump would have two terms. We are believing for amazing things to break open for all of us believers in Jesus.
So be encouraged! Great things are headed our way! Soon!
“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
I’m working on two more books that are both about homeschooling. One is a very quick read, a bit of a condensed version. The other one is a little more comprehensive, but I think they will both be very helpful to new homeschoolers who want a headstart in homeschooling that will help them avoid pitfalls that many beginning homeschoolers encounter.
They will help with changing your mindset, adjusting expectations, knowing what to expect, choosing curriculum, help with planning, and many other topics that are basic to a successful homeschool experience.
I will post about them in the near future when they are ready to publish!
Be watching for them!
One more thing!
I have written an e-course for beginning homeschool moms and for those who want to tweak what they’re doing to simplify or modify what they’re doing to make it more sustainable and enjoyable. It is called “The Basics of Learning and Homeschooling”. I wrote it to teach some basics about the way kids learn so that moms can feel confident that they are meeting the needs of their children and doing it in the way that works best for their child.
If you are looking for some assistance in homeschooling for the long haul, this course will prepare you and give you the knowledge and encouragement you need to keep on going.
Check out my e-course now before the price goes up when I add new content. I will be adding videos made by my oldest son and me that will provide even more advice, encouragement, and how-to’s to make homeschooling the best experience you’ve ever had. You will be glad you took this course, and if you buy it now, you will get the videos for free. I will let everyone know when the videos have been added. The price will go up at that time. But you will have automatic access to them. Right now you can get the e-course for $39, so act now!
I have created some homeschool resources for families that like to use written narration. These are journals in which your child may record some quotes, favorite characters, favorite scenes, favorite genres, and other thoughts that will help them remember the information and process it, give them a central place to record and keep narrations, and possibly a keepsake for the future.
Please go to my author’s page on Amazon and check out these new resources!
A Prophetic Look at What’s Happening – Faith, Hope, and Prophecy!
Prophecies for 2020
Brought to You by the Letters P, Q, and R
Many prophetic words for last year – that year we were all so anxious to put behind us – included lots of words that start with the prefix re- which means “back to the original place; again, anew, once more,” also with a sense of “undoing,” from Old French and from Latin re- “again, back, anew, against,”
Watch this clip from Cindy Jacobs:
This aligns with the word that Lana Vawser and many others were getting in the months leading up to 2020 that we were coming into a new era. Not just a new year, or a new decade or a new millennium, but a new era.
Watch this clip from Lana Vawser:
There is definitely going to be a Reset.
Man had a Plan for a Reset, using the “Pandemic of Coronavirus” as a pretext. Klaus Schwab and WEF World Economic Forum hatched an evil plan to keep us all enslaved.
Their Plan for us is summed up in these words: “You will own nothing and be happy.”
Hint: It’s a better Plan than WEF’s Plan, and it’s a better RESET, too. We will be able to own stuff.
We Are Experiencing Something Biblical
Remember the Plagues in the Bible? Well, we have had some plagues during 2020.
Talk about a Plague! Covid-19! They sure treated it like one anyway. The coronavirus has been treated like a pandemic that would kill millions of Americans. It didn’t. But they are still acting like it did.
It was created on purpose and even patented, though you’ll have a hard time getting past the Fact Checkers to verify this. I recommend finding everything you can on the virus from The Epoch Times, Dr. Judy Mikovits (find out what she reveals about Anthony Fauci too), the movie Plandemic, and any other source besides mainstream media. They will not tell the truth about anything and they censor everything that does tell the truth. Don’t trust mainstream media, whatever you do!
Prophet Tracy Cooke saw a vision of the virus being made in Wuhan, China, and told Sid Roth about it in March of 2020. He had the vision before anyone had heard of a coronavirus pandemic, a couple of months prior to this video:
Now Chinese Communists are in charge of our elections in the US, at least some of our power grids, our state of Georgia and its politicians, and many other American politicians. Read The Epoch Times to find out more about the CCP.
Another Biblical event has been repeated in 2020.
Passover – In his book, Time to Defeat the Devil, Chuck Pierce talks about the spiritual significance of Passover. He prophesied in 2020 that we would have a Passover like the first Passover. And he was right! Not only was Israel locked up in their houses during the Passover, the whole world was in lockdown because of Covid! We were told to stay home and not leave our houses. They called it “Shelter in Place”, quarantine, and lockdown. All because of this Plague they had unleashed on us.
He wrote another book called The Passover Prophecies, and I highly recommend it if you want to know what has happened and what will happen next.
Last year and this year’s Passover are very significant prophetically. We Christians were always meant to celebrate Passover and connect it to Jesus’ sacrifice and His Blood. Chuck talks about that quite a bit in his book Time to Defeat the Devil.
Power in the Blood
I recommend reading and studying the Power in the Blood of Jesus. There are many books about it. Gary Beaton has some good videos about it on YouTube, too.
The Red Sea
Another prophetic Biblical event that seems to be repeating now is like a Red Sea crossing for the church. Robin Bullock tells us about some Plagues that have been happening and then he tells us about a time of Moses and a Red Sea moment in this clip with Elijah Streams founder, Steve Shultz.
We are experiencing another R- word that has been very unpleasant. Rebellion has raised its ugly head in many ways during 2020. Black Lives Matter, Antifa, Riots, and Trump Derangement Syndrome!
Anti-Trumpers, Never-Trumpers, Liberals – all afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome – can’t see what God is doing or hear what He’s saying. Many can’t see what Trump accomplished. They blame and accuse him falsely. Christians say he’s too proud and arrogant and crude and rude. They don’t like his tweets. They say he lost the elections because God warned him to humble himself, and he refused to. Or they say he’s too immoral and has too many wives and too terrible a past. Or they say that Christians didn’t do their job well enough. They say we didn’t repent or intercede enough. Or that we worshipped Trump and put him in the place of God, so God wouldn’t let him win the election. Then many demanded that the prophets who said that Trump would win the 2020 election apologize for being wrong!
That’s Ridiculous! He did win! It’s obvious that the election was stolen. It’s obvious that he won by a landslide. There was massive fraud. This is just crazy!
God’s Plan is coming to pass!
Patriots and Prophets and Patriotic Christians comingle –
There will be a tremendous harvest of souls into the Kingdom. Many of the Patriots are good-hearted, righteous people who are not yet in the Kingdom. They will now come into the Kingdom. There are at least 73 million who are fighting for goodness, righteousness, freedom, and justice to return to this nation and corruption to be rooted out. There will be a harvest of unsaved Patriots.
The Plan that Kim Clement spoke of – the brilliant Plan that could have only come from God. He downloaded it to the Q team. Trust the Plan, because it’s God’s Plan!
Watch the whole thing if you want to know more about all that is involved in what President Trump and the Q team have been involved in for the last 4 years.
They’ve done it all for:
The children and for humanity.
Reset, Restoration, Restitution, Reformation and everything is changing in this new era. I’d say many of the Prophets were right on the money!
For more information about what God is doing during these times follow Johnny Enlow, Jeff Jansen, Robin Bullock, Elijah Streams, Kat Kerr, Flashpoint from Victory TV on YouTube, Hank Kunneman, Nathan French, Manuel Johnson, and Amy Sever. They are on the cutting edge. And they know that:
The Best is Yet to Come!!!
P.S. A little teaser for what my next post will be about – another R word – REPUBLIC!
Did you learn some new things in 2020? I sure did. Some things I learned were shocking and devastating. But at the same time I saw that God was moving to rescue and restore the children who were being so terribly abused. If you don’t know what I’m talking about I can direct you to some informative videos.
I was disturbed to observe the extent that Marxist, socialist, anti-American sentiment has penetrated the minds of our youth. Seeing the “peaceful protests” that almost always turned into riots and destruction troubled me greatly. I prayed constantly during that time after the George Floyd incident. I was so frustrated by the twisting and manipulating of truth and facts by the media. Their narrative was impossible to overcome. I kept trying to fight against their narrative on Facebook and in talking to people in real life. I have known for a while that the mainstream media spins everything. But now I see the blatant lies they constantly tell. They don’t tell the truth about anything! They are like their father, the devil. When they lie, they are speaking their native language.
Then the covid stuff happened. I couldn’t believe the overreaction. I was so frustrated by the government intrusion, oppression, and restriction of our freedoms. I saw the manipulation and control behind everything they were doing. I saw that it was planned and there were more insidious things they had planned for the future. I saw where it was headed, and I chafed against the theft of our freedoms.
I have resisted wearing a mask. I have resisted fear and intimidation. I’m not afraid. I trust God. I refuse to accept lies! The masks don’t work! The virus is not as deadly as they say! Truth and freedom matter to me! I resisted the strong arm tactics because I know history. When people give in to government oppression and give up their rights, especially when demands are unreasonable, they lose those rights long term. We are fighting a greater force than just our own government. I knew that the enemy was using all of that control and domination to try to destroy us and remove our freedom. The Chinese Communist Party had been carrying out a plan to take over our nation! I will not lie down and let that happen on my watch.
I had no idea at the beginning of the year how deep and far-reaching the corruption was or how entrenched the evil was, not only in our nation, but around the world.
But God turned my heart to intercession and a desire to bring the Kingdom of God to Earth in a greater way than ever before.
I began to spend hours alone with God, seeking His face, asking Him to speak to me. As a result of those hours just sitting with Him, sometimes hearing from Him and feeling His presence, other times just being quiet and feeling peaceful, I feel like my prayers are more powerful and God can speak through me more effectively and prophetically than ever before. I’m so thankful for that. God used me to lead my sister into a relationship with Him. I’m forever grateful. I can’t even express how much joy that brings me.
The Lord has been leading me and Gary into business and ministry together. He has been helping us to learn to work together. Iron sharpening iron, smoothing off rough edges. Some days are rougher than others! But we’re thankful to be together instead of separated like we were the last couple of years because of jobs he had away from home.
Heaven gets sweeter all the time. More of our loved ones are congregating there with every passing year. My sister’s husband just joined the heavenly crowd last week. He had been fighting cancer for over a year, and we had been praying fervently for his healing. But his body finally gave out after a valiant effort. I like to imagine my mom and dad welcoming him there and showing him all the wonderful things about heaven.
I’m getting better at imagining myself in heaven and seeing Jesus there. And sometimes I picture Mom and Dad sitting on a swing together singing and swinging. I like to dream even when I’m awake sometimes. I never used to be able to use my imagination that way at all. I enjoy spending time with Jesus that way. And sometimes He speaks to me during those times.
It makes Bible reading and prayer and waiting on the Lord much more exciting. The Lord is a lot of fun. He likes riddles and jokes as much as anyone. He even likes puns. I’m starting to understand how the joy of the Lord can be my strength.
Now to wrap this newsletter up I’ll try to think of something witty or punny.
I’m still thinking.
All right I had to cheat and look one up. I’ll give you a couple since you had to wait.
Which country’s capital has the fastest growing population? Ireland. Every day it’s Dublin.
What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet? SUPPLIES!
She had a photographic memory but never developed it.
I hope you enjoyed my recap of 2020. And let’s pray that this year of 2021 we have smooth sailing! Heaven knows we deserve it!
“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
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Mother and Child
"Oh that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is placed in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse in to the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she look into its soul to see its possibilities; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny,--she would see that in all God's world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no other's hands the sacred and holy trust given to her." -JR Miller