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.

An Organic Experience

It had been a tiring but exhilarating day at the homeschool convention. My feet were past tired. After a convention hall lunch, we were ready for a good, healthy meal. I googled organic restaurant and found one downtown. It was…

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The Man with the Laundry Cart

With ten homeschooling conventions on our schedule this spring, Ray and I have seen the inside of many hotels. One morning, when we walked into the hall to leave for the day, I noticed a middle-aged man pushing a large…

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God created the universe in six days and then rested on the seventh day. I’m thankful that God made days.  I love the fresh, new beginning of a morning, especially a foggy one like this one. On some days, we…

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