Safe Haven News March

Hello Dear Safe Haven Family,

My love language is not really getting gifts, but I love to give gifts!

UPDATE: This book is no longer free, but it’s still available on Amazon for 3.99. You can get it HERE!

So I have another gift to give you this month. My book called Short, Powerful Prayers for Busy Homeschool Moms will be available FREE in the e-book form from MARCH 4-8!!!

Homeschool Moms are some of the busiest people on the planet. They are also the most powerful prayer warriors on the planet. But Moms, how can you pray enough to cover all of your concerns when you’re so busy? I’ve got the answer for you in this book called, “Short, Powerful Prayers for Busy Homeschool Moms”. These prayers are based on scripture and go to the heart of the matter. They lead you straight to the throne of God and give you tools to do the spiritual warfare needed against the enemy.
If you feel like you’re too busy to pray, but you really want to cover your family and your homeschool concerns, these prayers will help you fill that need. The subtitle is “Be the Gatekeeper for Your Family”. This is what we do as moms, so get this book to help you do it no matter what is going on around you.

My friend, Jessica Anderson interviewed me about the book, so watch this video to find out why I wrote this book and different ways that you can use it.


This book would be good for any mom, not just homeschool moms, but there are some chapters that specifically address homeschooling.

If you know a homeschool mom or any mom that would benefit from this book, please share this link starting March 4.

~~~~~~~Homeschool Corner~~~~~~~

Do you know what living books are?
Charlotte Mason gave us some clues about how to identify Living Books. If you want to ascertain if a book is a Living Book or not, ask these questions about it.

    1. Is the writing of excellent quality?
    2. Does it contain living ideas and knowledge suitable for the child?
    3. Does the child react with delight caused by the spark of ideas?
    4. Does it make an impact on the reader’s mind (shown by his narrations)?

I have read so many books that I feel meet these requirements.

Below is a list that I put together of some of my favorites, along with authors that have written excellent stories that have stood the test of time. I consider most of the books they have written Living Books. I suppose you could call them Living Authors!

Get a free list of my favorite Living Books here!

~~~~~~~Faith Corner~~~~~~~

We are living in tempestuous times, aren’t we?

I pray that you and your family are pressing into the Father to get your needs met. He is faithful. He will never leave us or forsake us. These troublesome times have a purpose. They push us to think about what really matters and remind us of the only One who can deliver us and sustain us.

“During this period the Lord has allowed us to be tested beyond our strength; often ‘pressed out of measure, above strength…that we should not trust in ourselves.’ Our faith has grown with the work, and we have proved over and over again that all the testings have been for the purpose of strengthening it.”
— Rees Howells

For the last few weeks, I’ve been babysitting my great nephew. His mommy, my niece, had to go back to work a week after his birth. She is struggling to make ends meet. I’m happily watching her baby while she is doing the best she can to support him and herself.

There are things we can do to help each other. Let’s be generous with each other. Let’s live like the early church. They had all things in common.

This is how Rees Howells lived:
“When a need was revealed to Mr. Howells, he would always bless others. He knew that everything he had belonged to God and always had full assurance that God would replenish what he lacked in the nick of time.”
Read the article here.

Rees Howells set a great example of faith for us. His faith was amazing. He trusted God for everything. And when God asked something big of him that he didn’t have the money for at the time, he moved on it as if he did have the money. And God always provided at the last moment.

He learned about intercession and lived it. His prayers became so powerful that they affected the course of World War 2!

And here’s a wonderful miracle that happened through him:

“His Uncle Dick had not been able to walk for 30 years and the Lord told Howells that his uncle would be healed. On being told, Uncle Dick went out to pray and came back saying that he would be healed in four and a half months. They were both told not to pray as that would show lack of faith of what was a done deal. The word went out and some people questioned the situation. Uncle Dick took a turn for the worse and was confined to bed; confirming the doubters’ views. Howells was instructed to go away so that he would not be around when the healing came, so that only God would receive the praise. The Lord told Uncle Dick that he would be healed at 5.00am on May 15th. He was still bedridden and on the night of the 14th had a peaceful sleep, woke up to the clock striking 5.00am and he was healed. He walked the three miles to church later that day.”
This article is a great summary of the book Rees Howells: Intercessor.

If you would like to have your faith challenged and become more bold in faith, I recommend that you read this book called Rees Howells: Intercessor by Norman Grubb.

If you want to read something shorter but very informative, you can read the article mentioned above. It really is a good summary of the book.

If you’d rather watch a video about Rees Howells you can watch one here.

So we have talked about Living Books and Living by Faith in this newsletter.

I guess the point is: let’s keep living these lives the Lord has given us as the gift that they are. Let’s ask Him to help us fulfill His purpose and plan for our lives. We’re all here for a reason. And we feel so much happier and fulfilled when we know what we’re here to do – and we’re doing it.

Ask God each day, “What is my assignment for today?” or “Father, what’s on Your heart today?” Then listen for His answer.

For some of us it’s taking care of and loving our children. For others, it may be a job or ministry that is helping society or serving others in some way. We are salt and light wherever we go. We take Jesus with us, and He is always looking for ways to serve others.

And God may tell you something unexpected. He may send you on an adventure. Be open to do whatever He tells you to do. There are blessings on the other side of obedience.

Be Blessed Beyond Belief!

Penney Douglas, B. S. in Elem. Ed.
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