Planning the High School Years

Monday, 09 April 2012 by

There is something very comfortable about homeschooling elementary-age children. Our goals are easily understood. Teach a child to read and to love it. Build a basic fluency in math operations and concepts. Lay a foundation of history and science upon which future studies will anchor. Shape character with Bible reading and memory work. Pray that

Get the Picture?

Monday, 09 April 2012 by

Know Your Greek The way the world looks at it . . . homeschooling a kindergartner is sweet, homeschooling a third grader is ideal, homeschooling a seventh grader is noble, BUT homeschooling a high schooler is INSANE!!! After all, how are we going to prepare them for college?!! What about calculus, transcripts, college, or graduate

Heat Paks

Sunday, 18 April 2010 by

By Donna Rees Heat Paks make great gifts and are easy to make, inexpensive (you can make one for less than two dollars), durable, and welcomed with sincere gratitude by the fortunate recipients. Expectant mommies who have low back pain, elderly folks (who use Heat Paks not only to soothe tight muscles but also as

Bible on the Shelf

Sunday, 18 April 2010 by

By Christa Sterken “Come near to God and he will come near to you” James 4:8 While unpacking after a recent move, I started the arduous process of unloading my book collection. This would be no small job, so I was prepared for a workout. What I wasn’t prepared for was the lesson I would


Sunday, 18 April 2010 by

By Pam Hunihan ‘Tis the season for Thanksgiving, and I have never been more thankful than this year. Last year I was hospitalized with 25% kidney function, no bone marrow function and Stage IIIB lymphoma–without insurance. Because of the kidney and bone marrow failure, they didn’t think I would make it through chemo–but I had an amazing

Dry Bones

Sunday, 18 April 2010 by

By Melissa Woods When my 2 1/2 year old only daughter fell off our new bunk bed this past summer, I don’t know who was more upset, she or I. After we both had quite a cry, an emergency room visit confirmed our suspicions:  fractured humorous. Not so funny. Her arm swelled and the pain was evident. Treatment was