Encouragement & Inspiration

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

The Bravest Homeschoolers I Knew

By Melanie Hexter

I believe they are among the bravest homeschoolers I know—right up there with the pioneering parents of the 1970s and ’80s who educated their children at home when it wasn’t yet…Read More

Free To Be Me

By Valerie Basham

We just made it to chapter 5 of our Apologia Astronomy book! I know that to most of you, this may be no big deal. To me, it’s huge. I bought the book four years ago to do with my…Read More

Following God’s Voice

By Rebecca Brandt

“. . . ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.” (James 4:15)“Mama, are we going to run or join a co-op this year?” My two oldest children gazed at…Read More

Why It Matters

By Jonathan Lewis

Every year, millions of children are enrolled in public schools across America. Millions of others are sent to private schools of every size and type. And about two million others…Read More

The Best Worst Christmas Ever

By Elizabeth Kathleen

It was Christmastime, and the bells were ringing. Red bows and greenery appeared on street lamps around town. Sales flyers filled the newspapers while commercials appeared…Read More

Prepare Your Homeschool in the Presence of the King

By Danielle Snowden

Get ready, get set—GO! With a loud shot ringing out, we spring into a “leap forward” position and run hard the race of home education. All our children are lined up, with shoulders…Read More

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