Prepare the Home for Winter Illness

How to Prepare the Home for the Winter Illness Season | Renée at Great Peace #winterillness #seasonalsickness #coldandfluseason #homemaking #householdchores

This is the winter illness season for colds, flus, and other yucks! In our family we all have struggled with head colds, sore throats, headaches and achy bodies already and we’re only a few weeks into winter. There are a lot of people we know who’ve faced the crud and it seems to be lingering.   Just last evening Young Man ended up with a sick […] Read More

Simple Tips to Manage Household Chores

Simple Tips to Manage Household Chores | Renée at Great Peace

    I’ll be the first to admit, housekeeping hasn’t always been my favorite role. I can keep a home. I can deep clean. But I don’t particularly enjoy the process of household chores. I’ve heard that there are women who do love housekeeping. I’m not really one of them.  Don’t get me wrong. I like having a clean home. I like looking over a […] Read More

Gourmet Autumn Lunch Ideas With Apples

Gourmet Lunch Recipes Using Apples via Renée at Great Peace #mealplanning #lunchtime #homemaker #ihsnet

During the autumn months, apples are a staple in our fruit basket. There’s just something comforting about biting into a juicy, sweet, apple when it is starting to turn cold outside. But apples are so versatile that they can be used for so much more than just a sweet, crunchy, anytime snack. But you can elevate the simplest of ingredients into a gourmet lunch using […] Read More

Changing Roles of Men and Women?

Marriage Moment: The Mockery of Men     Have you noticed? Has it seemed obvious to you that lately television advertising for household products are putting dads, front, and center, of the target? One thing you can be sure of is that advertising agencies don’t do anything without careful thought, planning, and most likely test market research. So the decision to put dad in the […] Read More

Mid-Year Classroom Redo

Mid-year classroom redo at Great Peace Academy

Updating for a Fresh Look with a Classroom Redo If you are a regular reader, you know that in the winter we burn firewood as our main heat source. This particular winter has been especially cold for Ohio. So in order to conserve heat, we closed off the classroom and moved the learning to the dining room. But the classroom quickly became cluttered since that […] Read More

Set Your Minds: Making Lord’s Day Preparations

Set Your Minds: Preparing for Worship, Devotional Thoughts at Great Peace Academy

Preparing for Worship For so many years, I felt like Sunday mornings were filled with rushing and lack of control. This was never my intention. I desire to be prepared both physically and spiritually to go into worship with a mind set to offer praise to the Father in humility of spirit.      As mom’s we often put the needs of our family ahead […] Read More

28 Days to Timeliness, a Review

Timeliness through Routine I’m not really a late person. Generally speaking in my life, I like to arrive about 10 to 15 minutes before a scheduled event. My father was an early person. I mean, very early, if he wasn’t early by 30 minutes or more to an event then he felt like he was late. I don’t want to be too early, but I do not like be […] Read More

The Wise Woman

A Wise Woman Builds her House Devotional by Renée at Great Peace

Builds Her House   How do you want to ‘build your house‘ today? I read this as part of my study on being a keeper of the home. I immediately thought of my Mammaw Aleshire. My mammaw was a woman who put her family first. She raised 9 children, had 25 grandchildren and was well loved in her community.  She was a wise woman. The […] Read More