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.

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As Ray and I were picking tomatoes the other day, I was struck by how many decisions we were making. Is this tomato red enough? Do I reach up here or down there? If I reach for this one, will I…

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Tomato Seeds and Mustard Seeds

Almost-nine-months-pregnant Mary Evelyn has been picking and picking her family’s bumper crop of cherry tomatoes. A recent picking was so big she decided she shouldn’t try to carry them all at one time. She’s grateful, happy, and tired. Ray and…

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