Meet the Douglases

York, Pennsylvania 2011


Katy, Texas 2012

Hi, I’m Penney Douglas. I have been married to my precious husband for 24 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, 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 22 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 almost 7 years ago. Now we live in a big, fancy house, 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.


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  4. please I would like you to pray for me and for my finance Vimmaran where there are to many problems that are arising between us now days and I don’t really know why is all this happening. I know he love me so much but and we are about to get married but now his reaction towards me as changed. he starts to scold me for no reason and he even asked me for a break up. I really hope that you will help me pray for me and my finance that we will be happy together again and that we will proceed into our marriage together as husband and wife happily and loving each other more and I also would like to ask you to pray that my finance will accept Jesus as his saviour and will come forward with me to praise him.

    1. Hi Clara Gloria,

      I’m praying for you and your fiance now. Father, help Clara’s fiance to learn the truth about You and Your love for him. Help him to be led by Your Holy spirit into Your will for his life. Your will be done in this situation. If they are to be united in marriage, I pray that his heart will be led into the Kingdom of God even before they get married. Please send someone who will clearly and accurately explain the Gospel to him so that he can make a decision that will direct his footsteps into Your will for his life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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