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Welcome to the Hocraffer Homepage! We are located in the far western elbow of Illinois, about 40 miles from Iowa or 60 from Missouri. Hubby's family has lived in this general area for over 100 years. Wifie comes from Michigan, though we have family scattered all over. Our home is in none of these places- we are Christians and our home is in Heaven. We are Independent Baptists and there is a link to our Church page if you are interested. We'd love to have you come to church with us!

We homeschooled from 1985 to 1998, and collected so much information that we now have three sections (Charlotte Mason, general useful links, and books) for that area! Rather than try to write out a single long essay of our interests and activities, here is a table of links to us by categories. Most sections will tell you more about us.

Now sit and visit a spell! Help yourself to the goodies while you read!

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Pick a topic and you'll be there in a jiffy!

Weather Parent Stuff Kitchen Korner Crafts and Kids Hot Health Helps
Gardening Computer Stuff Cars & More Music We Like Sports & Fishing
Shopping IL Homeschool Laws Home Education Resources Books We've Read and Liked Charlotte Mason Study Loop
on this site
Our Church Our Genealogy page "Saviour of the World"
Online book project.
My Charlotte Mason Notes
Sam's Angels family Christmas page! Genealogy Way of the Cross Ministry
Or, try a key word in this search box.


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Here is a poem a friend recently sent me - I hope you like it!

            --by Carol Wimmer--
    When I say, "I am a Christian,"
    I'm not shouting, "I am saved!"
    I'm whispering, "I get lost;
    That is why I chose this way."
    When I say, "I am a Christian,"
    I don't speak of this with pride.
    I'm confessing that I stumble
    And need Someone to be my Guide.
    When I say, "I am a Christian,"
    I'm not trying to be strong.
    I'm professing that I'm weak,
    And pray for strength to carry on.
    When I say, "I am a Christian,"
    I'm not bragging of success.
    I'm admitting I have failed
    And cannot ever pay the debt.
    When I say, "I am a Christian,"
    I'm not claiming to be perfect.
    My flaws are all too visible,
    But God believes I'm worth it.
    When I say, "I am a Christian,"
    I still feel the sting of pain.
    I have my share of heartaches,
    Which is why I speak His name.
    When I say, "I am a Christian,"
    I do not wish to judge.
    I have no authority;
    I only know I'm loved.

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