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God of the Paper Clips

Posted in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques by Susan Stewart on May 26, 2016
In less than twelve hours, a couple thousand people would line up for the opening of the convention. As had become tradition prior to any major events, the convention committee gathered to pray. Around the table we prayed, "Bless this…Read

Matters of Modesty

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on May 24, 2016
It’s a fashion wasteland out there.  "Wasteland" is not quite the correct descriptive word.  Perhaps a better word to describe a trip to the clothing store would be it's like walking through a fashion "minefield".  There are a plethora…Read

Seeming Little Things

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on May 11, 2016
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11        Others would have viewed it as a little thing, but to me it meant everything. That something…Read

Computer Programming Part 3: Separating content from presentation

A simple concept that will make more sense as we go on
Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on May 09, 2016
So far, we've looked at HTML and how we can use it to create simple webpages. You can use straight HTML - tags and attributes - to make advanced webpages, complete with complex layouts, colors, pictures, and so on. But is that the best…Read


Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on May 08, 2016
I recently spent 22-hours straight in the car with my family.  Eight of us crammed into an 8 passenger minivan as we traversed 6 states on our way home from Ohio.  My kids, who range in age from 2-years to 17-years, are amazing road…Read
I am so thankful for you!

I am so thankful for you!

Happy Mother's Day - I appreciate you so much!
Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on May 06, 2016
Happy Mother’s Day to all you homeschool moms out there!  Even though I may not know you personally, I’m so thankful for YOU!  Why?  Because my family and I—my husband, children and grandchildren—live in this world, and Christian…Read
4 Excuses for Not Memorizing Scripture

4 Excuses for Not Memorizing Scripture

...and 3 things I learned once I started memorizing anyway.
Posted in Everything Homeschool by Guest Blogger on May 06, 2016
If the thought of memorizing Scripture makes you cringe, then you know how I felt six years ago when I was challenged to start memorizing myself. It took me about four seconds to come up with a list of reasons why Scripture memory just…Read

Wonders Found in Your Backyard Pond

Posted in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques by Susan Stewart on April 29, 2016
“Hey, Mom, come look at this!” You know the sound. It may be from the bedroom where one of your children has built a precarious tower and is standing on it. It may come from the backyard where a wonder has been found.  You know the…Read

Effects Of Compromise

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on April 25, 2016
“Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed....Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the…Read
The Wisdom of Washington

The Wisdom of Washington

Over two hundred years ago, the father of our country made some insightful observations about education.
Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on April 22, 2016
More than two centuries ago, George Washington shared the following insights in a letter dated from 1795: It has always been a source of serious reflection and sincere regret with me that the youth of the United States should be sent to…Read