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Alternative Narratives

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on November 25, 2017
Transporting readers and movie go-ers to different realities and allowing them to look at life from different perspectives has been part of the art of authors and movie makers since the craft began.  Often the insights gained during a…Read

Thankful for Wolves

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on November 04, 2017
I recently viewed a short piece that explained the impact of the reintroduction of wolves at Yellowstone National Park.  The wolves have totally changed the ecosystems there for the better. By providing a predator for the deer, the…Read

More Farmer than Teacher

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on September 02, 2017
I think many of us raised in institutional schooling approach homeschooling with a faulty paradigm.  We picture the role of a teacher as an adult standing in front of a group of children working hard to impart information to them.  In my…Read

Living Vicariously

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on July 20, 2017
The word vicarious is defined as “experiencing in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person.”  I remember hearing the warning not to live vicariously through my children.  I thought this could never happen to me…Read

Launching

Posted in Reports from the Trenches by Cindy Puhek on July 08, 2017
My eldest is about to graduate.  This is the child we decided to homeschool when she was 3-years old.  This is our "experimental child."  And looking back, I think the experiment turned out amazing. My oldest has requested an unusual…Read

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Digging Broken Cisterns

Digging Broken Cisterns

My journey toward depending more on Jesus and less on myself.
God is the source of Living Water. Most Christians I know would attest to their belief in that statement. But although I knew where Living Water was to be found and I truly loved the Lord, I found myself unconsciously driven to be…Read
The Family Approach

The Family Approach

Here's a new ministry dedicated to helping Christians rediscover a family-based approach to eldercare.
Homeschoolers have learned that relationships and families can have a greater impact on the quality of a child’s education than million-dollar facilities or well-trained professionals. A new ministry is seeking to renew the vision that…Read
Love or Duty?

Love or Duty?

Are we serving God and our families from a heart of love, or only from a sense of duty?
Doing one’s duty—“something that one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation”—is a positive thing. Most would feel that fulfilling duty is far superior to shirking it, and I agree with that. But have you ever…Read