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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
Springtime Bouquet

Springtime Bouquet

Just in time for Mothers Day!
Posted in Everything Homeschool by Guest Blogger on April 20, 2016
Spring is here, blustery though it may be. What better way to celebrate the season than with a brilliantly colorful craft which celebrates all the beautiful flowers in bloom that the family can do together. Coffee filters have become…Read

God is Good

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on April 06, 2016
Storms of life.  We all have them from time to time.  I remember a particularly long storm we weathered years ago.  It seemed never-ending. Tears were constantly close, and often spilling over.  We prayed and prayed.  We tried our best…Read

Slipping Through the Cracks

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on April 06, 2016
“Remember how short my time is.....” Psalm 89:47        Her short legs were going a mile a minute trying to keep up with her grandfather, attempting to get his attention. The expression on her little two-year old face was one of…Read

Independence

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on April 02, 2016
Homeschooling has an amazing effect on children.  My teenagers recently made a decision without me.  They decided not to participate in an activity because they felt convicted not to participate even though the activity was not overtly…Read

Think Generations

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on March 21, 2016
“For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.” Deuteronomy 7:6      What does a sergeant yell to his…Read

Ungodliness

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on March 17, 2016
As an adult, I’ve come to realize that my public school education trained me to be an agnostic.  An agnostic believes there is a God, but this God is not involved in the mundane situations of life.  Even the very best public schools by…Read

The Joy Of Salvation

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on March 10, 2016
“Salvation is of the Lord.” Jonah 2:9       So how do you know if a child, who confesses to know the Lord as his/her personal Savior, really does? How do you know if he/she really understands the concept of sin and his/her need to turn…Read