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Lori Seaborg
FloraBama, Gulf Coast
I'm not just, pure, lovely. I just try to keep my thoughts there.
Interests: Writing - Photography - Blogging - Crafting - Making Do with Little - Motherhood - Marriage - and I'm definitely interested in God, too.
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Thank you for being encouraging, Shary! — Sent from Mailbox for iPhone
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Family, MK Style at Just Pure Lovely
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I wish I did know you! All MKs are my friends. :) — Sent from Mailbox for iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on I Choose the Starfish at Just Pure Lovely
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Oh, I so agree with you, Jen, that the church needs to listen and to act. Thank you so much for writing! I just prayed for your husband - I'm so glad he has you. — Sent from Mailbox for iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2014 on I Choose the Starfish at Just Pure Lovely
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Geography can be a fun subject to teach in your homeschool! There are plenty of maps online, but sometimes it's more interesting to learn with our hands. I found five ways to teach geography. Each of these ideas could be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2014 at Freely Educate
I love that word picture so much! — Sent from Mailbox for iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2014 on Worn at Just Pure Lovely
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I'm tired I'm worn My heart is heavy From the work it takes to keep on breathing Today, I hit empty. It's emotionally, mentally, and spiritually exhausting going all stern mama on a big mission corporation that just doesn't get it. (selfie) A friend randomly texts, "How are you?" I take a half hour to reply. "I just want my happy little quiet peaceful life back." Silence. I have no other words. I've let my hope fail My soul feels crushed by the weight of this world Don't cry, don't cry, don't cry. I'm so tired of crying. Tears. Dang it. I've lost my will to fight I'm worn So heaven come and flood my eyes Then...nothing. This is worse than the tears. I am just...empty. I know I need to lift my eyes up But I'm to weak Life just won't let up I get a message..a little dorm sis CCs me on a fiesty email she wrote the mission committee...it makes me smile. She even said, "bit in the ass." I picture the mission's prim and proper conservative bigshots having to read that. Heh. I think, Yes, this. I need this. I need less whispering safely behind bushes,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Just Pure Lovely
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Today has been a bit of a downer in that I somehow (almost) effectively toppled a very bad man from his self-made throne of deception and abuse, yet …. the fireworks and cheers were replaced with sighs and questions. I don't want a parade. But I also don't want a guilt trip. Everywhere I went, on social media or in email, people sent messages about the man's family. “Oh, I am so sad for his wife” “I'm worried about his kids.” “I hear his daughter has received 'hate' mail.” “I wonder if the stress will flare up her illness.” "She is taking this so hard." All.day.long. It's hard for a people-pleaser to be a person-toppler. I didn't want to topple that man. I mean, I would have preferred him be a super awesome dorm dad who takes care of the kids entrusted to him. I would have hoped to go on with my peaceful life creatively homeschooling our four kids on a Gulf Coast riverbank. I would have liked to focus on college scholarships or on my kind-of-neglected-lately other blog. Besides, I don't hate him. I don't know why I don't, actually. I've wondered if I'm broken in some psycho-therapy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Just Pure Lovely
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Have you ever kept silent on something until it no longer affected anyone else? You were still affected and nobody knew, because you were, well, silent. So you thought you had to keep this up All the work that you do So we think that you're good And you can't believe it's not enough All the walls you built up Are just glass on the outside You can keep silent forever. You can take the secrets to your grave. But the walls are just glass on the outside... So let 'em fall down There's freedom waiting in the sound When you let your walls fall to the ground We're here now I've kept my secrets for decades. I haven't wanted to hurt anyone by speaking the truth. But the fact is, silence is hurting me. It is hurting my family. It is hurting any hope of a ministry I could have. It is hurting my creativity. It is hurting God. I've tried to stifle it, to not let it affect me. But then I'll lash out at one of the kids in anger. I'll gain weight. I'll stop taking photos. I won't blog. I will try not to make friends.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Just Pure Lovely
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We made a sleetman! We are so so excited about him. We are having our one and only first day of winter in like two decades or something. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Just Pure Lovely
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Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Freely Educate
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I'm going to tell you what almost killed the blog soon. But you're going to have to wait a bit longer. Bleh, I know! I'm taking care of something within the "family," you see. My family isn't normal - it is made up of thousands of missionaries. They're all I've known, and they're all I've had for every day of my childhood. I didn't get to live near real-life relatives. And I've always been sad about that. I thought I was missing out. But you know what I've realized over the past several days? That even though my dysfunctional (::cough::understatement), missionary family is scattered across the globe; even though we may not have seen each other for one or two or three decades; even though we don't have the same grandparents or even the same accents, we really are family. My odd-ball family really will be there for me when the going gets tough. They're proving it this week. I keep getting teary about it. They're filling the cracks in my soul with love. I've been hugged by a hundred of my family members in the past few days, and not a one of them in person. The hugs came... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Just Pure Lovely
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Let's learn while cutting paper today, shall we? PaperToys.com offers paper structures (to cut out and assemble) of several world landmarks. These structures may be used alongside your history program. For example, below is a screenshot of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at Freely Educate
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An artist created a free template for a paper globe. Assemble the paper globe to teach geometry and geographic concepts. One teacher had the children color the globe. The globe includes assembly instructions, which may be downloaded in metric or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Freely Educate
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I got a little bit lost tonight, in the cyber world of science experiments. I was checking out the quality of ScienceBob.com, when I kept getting distracted by the titles of his experiments: "Build a Super-Hoop Glider." Why, maybe I'd... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Freely Educate
The links have been updated to the new location.
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You're so welcome!
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Thank you so much, Deborah!
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The site moved them, but I updated the post tonight! :)
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Just for The Tempest, it seems. That's the newest one, and released after my post was published.
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I'm not running into this with any but The Tempest, which is the newest study guide. Let me know if you have problems with the others!
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I'm not running into this with any but The Tempest (the newest one, and released after this post was published).
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Thank you for this info, Victoria!
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Only The Tempest, the newest study guide (not mentioned in this post, as it wasn't published by then), seems to be password protected.
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According to my Instagram feed, Australians are having sweaty, hot days and the Northern US and Canada are having freezing cold days. I'm starting to wonder if I'm the only one enjoying perfect weather (Am I? I'll pay my dues... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Freely Educate
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (the famous M.I.T.) offers over 2,000 of their online college courses, for free online. Through this program, you may read through the syllabus, course materials, lecture notes, assignments, exams, videos, and more, as if you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Freely Educate