Welcome to This Journey of Love

1980076_10203650397324356_1522164528_o

  • Welcome to my world!

    I hope you’ll stay.

    Since Father’s love changed me

    I have something to say.

  • The One who loves me,

    See, He also loves you

    The things He’s done for me

    He will do for you, too.

  • So come with me

    As I follow the Lamb

    Wherever He goes.

    My life’s in His hand.

  • I trust Him and follow Him

    No matter the cost.

    Without His great love for me

    I would be lost.

  • The words that you find here

    I hope will breathe life.

    In each day and moment

    You’ll find His delight.

  • For surely His love for you

    Is greater than you know.

    Come with me now

    To His presence we’ll go.

    P.M.D.

  • Changed By Love and Still Changing

    York, Pennsylvania 2011

    SONY DSC

    Katy, Texas 2012

    Mary Jo Peckham Park

    1488144_10202879788299612_1190907287_n

    Katy, TX 2013 Mary Jo Peckham Park

    DSC01581[1]

    dsc01681

    Katy, TX Honey Farm, 2014

    DSC02549

    Katy, TX Honey Farm, 2015

    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 30 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 21 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.

    For Such a Time as This

     

    This is a time of uncertainty for all of us. I would just like to offer some hope and encouragement.

    God has not given us a spirit of fear. And in Phil. 4:6 we are told to not be anxious but to pray with thanksgiving. And in Phil. 4:7, we find out that we will have peace when we pray in this way. Peace that passes understanding. And we have the same authority over sin, sickness, and disease – even death – that Jesus had, because He gave us the right to use His name and His authority.

    We are God’s army on this earth. We are intercessors, and we can stand in the gap for those who don’t know Him. And we can destroy the works of the evil one. The enemy is under our feet. The virus is a defeated foe. Those with evil intent will be exposed, and God will be glorified. God is on the throne. He is the only one who is worthy to wear the crown.

    No weapon formed against us shall prosper. No plague shall come near our dwelling.

    Psalm 91 from The Passion Translation:

    “When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.

    He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence.

    He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy and He will protect you from false accusation and any deadly curse.

    His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm.

    You will never worry about an attack of demonic forces at night nor have to fear a spirit of darkness coming against you.

    Don’t fear a thing! Whether by night or by day, demonic danger will not trouble you, nor will the powers of evil launched against you.

    Even in a time of disaster, with thousands and thousands being killed, you will remain unscathed and unharmed.”

    Psalm 91:1-9

    May our Lord bless you and keep you.

    The LORD bless you and keep you;
    the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
    the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

    Amen

    Grow Your Family Business with Integrity and Purpose

    My family is really excited about starting a family business. We are learning all we can from these entrepreneurial experts, Pedro Adao and Pete Vargas. They are offering a free master class on Love, Serve, Grow, a new concept for doing what you really love that will really help people, and making money for your family while you do it. It is a fantastic concept. If you would like to join us in this free master class, just click on this link:

    https://www.lsgmasterclass.com/join-100x?affiliate_id=2233017&fbclid=IwAR0qHgHFjQFtK1Kd4QimS0LrgZ3qS4eWAKO31Q8aqeBAvp6Xlt1D5vTtzmI

    We will see you there!
    Welcome to the 3 Day Love, Serve, Grow Masterclass hosted by Pete Vargas and Pedro Adao with special Guest Trainer Dean Graziosi.

    Godly Women, Let’s Pray for Men!

    Men need women. That’s why God said it’s not good for man to be alone. There are lots of reasons that men need women. Oh, I’m not saying that every man has to be married. But, in general, men live longer, healthier lives if they have a wife.

    I believe that most women are happier with a man to spend their whole lives with, too. We hate being lonely, and having a good mate helps with that. But the biggest need that I think women can meet in their husband’s life is their spiritual needs.

    I have seen how men act when they are alone or with other men and no women. They act crazy! It’s a wonder any of them live beyond their teen years. But God has made them to be daring and fearless. And we need that bravery and aggressiveness in many situations in life. Men are wonderful! Their desire to defend, protect, provide, and take care of women and children is admirable. Their desire to lead and accomplish great things is God-given.

    I have no desire to bash men. I want to lift them up and encourage those positive masculine traits I have mentioned.

    But when it comes to spiritual things, many men just don’t seem to get it. It seems like many of them feel like it’s sissy to be spiritually-minded. They seem embarrassed or completely uninterested in spiritual matters and even emotional issues.

    And that’s where women come in. Women, in general, are more in tune with spiritual and emotional concerns. We are wired to be more emotional, nurturing, sensitive, and in many cases more spiritually aware. Many women really do have a special intuition and wisdom when it comes to relationships.

    Since we are more geared to spiritual awareness, we owe it to our men to help them understand and “see” God in us. In our demeanor, our behavior, our attitude, and our general lifestyle, we should model for them a life that is peaceful, full of faith, and loving toward all.

    In the same way, wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, even if some disobey the word, they may be won over without a word by the way their wives live.   1 Peter 3:1

    For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?   1 Cor. 7:16

    So, I believe that women fulfill a very important role in this world. We lead men to Jesus. We are great evangelists within our own home when we live godly lives. And when we pray for our men, we pray with great power and feeling. Our love for them and our desire to see them do well and have the best life possible drives us to pray fervently for our husbands.

    Pray and model godly behavior, full of the fruits of the Spirit, and we will see great spiritual results in our men. And, I believe the emotions will follow.

     

    A Great Organizing Bootcamp for Christian Homeschool Families

     

    Are you one of many homeschool moms who is overwhelmed? You know you need to get organized, but you aren’t sure where to start. Organized Homeschool LIVE this January can help. You’ll spend one day completing key organizing challenges with your kids. You’ll not only experience a cleaner, less cluttered home, but you’ll enjoy peace of mind in knowing how to keep it that way! Get the details on this action workshop for Christian homeschool families.

    Jan. 3, there will be an organizing bootcamp LIVE event that you won’t want to miss. Get your kids to do this with you, and teach them while you’re learning how to get organized.

    https://psychowith6.com/organized-homeschool-live?fbclid=IwAR3KRfYXfefgqEOGHt9l5wBAWRNQhg4Xy8OtIbRzyLOQVBcBewLyNvIgKws

    See you there!

    Love,

    Penney

    Merry Christmas from the Douglas Family

    Here is my latest newsletter with some new insights I’ve been gaining from some very interesting books. They are even making Christmas more meaningful.

    Here’s the big idea that is changing my perspective:

    “From man’s perspective, Calvary came about because of man’s sinful state. From God’s personal purpose, the human race was created to produce Calvary.” !!!!!

    Why did God want to do such a thing? Because He wanted to demonstrate to all of His creation what motivated Him to do all that He did. He wanted to reveal that His core being, His nature and His motivation were love. The only way He could show the depth of His love was by sacrificially giving Himself.”

    I highly recommend reading “God’s Weapons of Warfare” by Dr. Bill Hamon and “The New Era of Glory” by Tim Sheets.

    You can find these books here at Amazon:

    https://amzn.to/2sOEN4p

    https://amzn.to/2Yjr5lA

    And here’s my latest newsletter. You can read more about why Christmas is more meaningful to me this year.

    https://us20.campaign-archive.com/?u=dfbf952b1489308cbf3843e3c&id=3a31ec6cf2

    I pray that God will reveal the length, the width, the depth, and the height of His love for you this Christmas. And bless your family with every blessing, spiritual, physical, financial, and relational.

    Speaking of which, make sure you join me and Gary on Facebook Live on Friday nights for Relationally Speaking! We would love to see you there.

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

    Love,

    Penney