Motherhood Comes Full Circle

  In early March of this year, I sat by my Mom’s bedside for a little over 38 hours. During that time, I put water in her mouth, drops in her eyes, held her hand and talked to her. I prayed, asking God for a peaceful transition, and for the strength to get through what
outdoor education
  I grew up in a large city. Swapping childhood stories with my husband, he was appalled when I explained that recess at the schools I attended meant being released to an enclosed, asphalt yard. I counted myself lucky that I actually had a backyard at home with trees and flowers. Most of my friends

The PEARL: Part 2 – Eating Together

how homeschoolers can evangelize
  Eating is possibly one of the greatest American pastimes. We have cooking shows, cooking blogs, and cooking websites. Our towns are filled with restaurants, coffee shops, and ice cream parlors. There are health food stores, international food stores, and bulk food stores. If you want to eat, you can order in, eat out or

All Shadows Parting – An Elegy

  If you enjoy classical music, you have most likely heard a requiem, a piece of music written in memory of someone who passed away. In the 17th and 18th centuries, most composers wrote a requiem—haunting, stirring pieces, designed to move the emotions, and sung in Latin. In poetry, an elegy reflects upon someone who
hate homeschooling
  Have you ever heard a kid say, “I hate homeschooling! I want to go to school!”? This can happen for a variety of reasons. My oldest didn’t exactly hate homeschooling, but she didn’t like being different. She didn’t like being confronted with people’s incessant questions and assumptions. We did not honor her request to

Who’s Afraid of Biblical Hebrew?

biblical hebrew
   See why Biblical Hebrew is now a practical and rewarding Christian homeschool choice for high school foreign language credits and lifelong Bible study tools. Thorough, encouraging, easy to use, creative lessons require no teacher experience beyond amen and hallelujah! Books, music, and DVDs for ages 9 and up from Alef Press.   Biblical
Hey Mama
  Hey Mama, Do you want to know what the Lord sees that we do not (yet)? He sees the big picture. He sees the reason behind what feels like sheer madness. He sees the reward which comes after the injustices. He sees the growth amidst the pain—and He sees the light around the next

Family Rules

family rules
  Every now and then our kiddos get out of sorts. They forget every single ounce of character training and they rebel against our rules. It’s never a pretty sight, let me tell you. As parents, it is our job to train and correct them. When they choose to forget what we have taught them

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