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A really “cool” project!

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on April 23, 2014
With warmer weather on its way, here's a really fun and interesting project for your budding do-it-yourselfer - a home-made air conditioner!  It could hardly be simpler; watch the…Read More 

Amazed Beyond Measure

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on April 21, 2014
“And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.” Mark 6:51  “And were beyond measure astonished,…Read More 

Like-Minded

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on April 20, 2014
Like-minded.    It’s a term I’ve heard a lot since I began home schooling.  I was encouraged to seek “like-minded” fellowship and make sure my children had “like-minded” friends.  I…Read More 

Fleeting Riches

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on April 16, 2014
“Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward…Read More 

I’m glad this guy wasn’t stuck on a desert island!

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on April 09, 2014
Messages in bottles are such a part of folklore that there's a sort of inherent charm to them. Practically everyone I knew as a child had tossed a bottle with a note in it into some…Read More 

The Secret of Raising Kids with a Sense of Purpose in an Age of Unlimited Distractions

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on April 08, 2014
We live in an era of almost unlimited distractions. We’re bombarded by triviality day in and day out—whether it’s the latest viral hit on YouTube, our Facebook newsfeed, or channel…Read More 

An “A-Ha” Moment

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on April 03, 2014
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:19           I once heard it called an “a-ha moment,” that moment when you realize…Read More 

Generational Thinking

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on March 19, 2014
“For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” Psalm 100:5  “Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which…Read More 

Training the Palate

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on March 14, 2014
I’ve just begun to introduce my 6-month old baby to solid food.  It has been fun watching her reactions and delightful seeing her grow.  Sweet potatoes are a favorite while peas are…Read More 

How do we balance on a bike?

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on March 14, 2014
I've always loved riding a bike (well, ever since I learned how to stop falling off!) But there was one thought that I always found a bit disconcerting: Just how was I able to…Read More 

Choosing to be Champions

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on March 14, 2014
What does it take to raise kids who make a difference? Why are so many homeschool graduates doing great things? And how can we help our kids escape the distractions of our culture…Read More 

Compromise

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on March 06, 2014
“The aged women likewise….that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to…Read More 

How Wolves Change Rivers

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on March 05, 2014
Can wolves change rivers? If the video I've linked to below is correct, then yes, they can - at least indirectly.  Basically, wolves had been eradicated from Yellowstone for over 70…Read More 

Fruitfulness

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on March 02, 2014
In my last blog, I spoke about how trouble should first be a call to prayer and that the human tendency is to look inward rather than looking up.  SuznTx wrote the following in the…Read More 

Teaching Kids About Money

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on February 28, 2014
We all know it's important to teach kids about money. After all, it's not the most important thing in life, but it's enough to be a major topic in the Bible, and if Jesus thinks it's…Read More 

Twenty Years of Homeschooling Freedom

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on February 28, 2014
This month marked the twentieth anniversary of the battle over H.R. 6, a piece of federal legislation that would have had huge negative implications for the fledgling homeschooling…Read More 

For Only A Moment

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on February 28, 2014
“There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plaque come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee…Read More 

Change Of Heart

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on February 20, 2014
“Lord, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong:...” Psalm 30:7       Some days are just plain harder than others to get going. No special reason, just harder. Maybe…Read More 

When In Trouble, Look Up

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on February 16, 2014
What should be our response when one of our children go off the straight and narrow path?  What should be our response when the child of a friend or fellow worshiper from church…Read More 

Mom’s Treasure

Posted in Homeschool Devotionals by Maribeth Spangenberg on February 13, 2014
  “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21      This is the longest time in a number of years, that I can remember such an accumulation of snowfall.…Read More 
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