Encouragement & Inspiration

We all like a little pick-me-up now and then, and that's just what these articles are meant to do!

Lighten Up, or Buckle Down?

By Kari Lewis

Those of you who read this column in the November/December 2012 issue may recall that, late that summer, my husband Frank and I started a bit of remodeling and general sprucing up of…Read More

Eternal Eyes

By Anita Mellott

“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

Believe: Learning from Mary’s Obedience

By Anita Mellott

“And blessed is she that believed.” (Luke 1:45) Of all the characters in the Christmas narrative, Mary fascinates me. How could she so willingly say “Be it unto me according to thy…Read More

Finishing Strong

By Anita Mellott

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul;…Read More

Now. Later. Always.

By Kari Lewis

I was surprised to see the range of emotion that passed over my new friend’s face when I mentioned that our children had married homeschool graduates and would be homeschooling…Read More

10 Steps to Successful Homeschooling

By Christina K

#1: Seek God Pray! Continually be in prayer and utterly rely upon the grace of God. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to "Pray without ceasing," and Zechariah 8:21 says ". . .…Read More

The Love of Learning

By Jessica Eve deCastro

A few months ago I finished putting together my school portfolio for evaluation. The past two years I've taken over handling it on my own and it's been a very enjoyable, rewarding…Read More

Reality Check

By Derri Smith

  You’ve just met the perfect homeschool family—again! Their 17 children are well groomed, orderly and well mannered. The six-year-old plays Rachmaninoff with ease, the oldest…Read More

Curriculum Shopping

By Maribeth Spangenberg

  It wasn’t until I was an “older woman” that I fully grasped the idea of how much people enjoy talking about themselves, especially to an attentive audience. This “revelation”…Read More

A Reward Worth the Pain

By Timothy Palla

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a hundred times: “I could never home school MY kids . . . Why in the world would anyone want to home school?” And every time I hear it, my…Read More
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