Welcome to Daily Encouragement!

Hi, I’m Charlene Notgrass. I was born a long time before you, way back in 1953. I loved homeschooling — once I learned how to make homeschooling who our family was instead of something I carried around like a big, heavy burden every day. From the lessons God has taught me, I offer you daily encouragement. Read more about my journey.



Gabriel’s Message to Mary

Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, were relatives. Elizabeth became pregnant first and when she was in her sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Mary. Gabriel told Mary that she would give…

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A Mother’s Joy

As the regular readers of Daily Encouragement know, since December 9, my life has revolved around our daughter Mary Evelyn and the almost one hundred children in her annual play. My heart is full this morning, because yesterday we had…

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Of Plays and Peers

I enjoy watching the relationships that develop between cast members involved in the Homeschool Dramatic Society and the relationships that develop between families. Practicing together, working on sets and props together, and visiting together while working together are great ways…

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