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Joyful and Triumphant? Or Plodding but Obedient?

Christ calls us to joy this season!
Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on December 02, 2017
I often begin playing and singing Christmas carols in late September or early October.  Some people (who shall remain nameless at the moment) laugh a bit at me for it.  So, anyway, this year, I thought I’d pretend to be mature and not…Read

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

There Is Not One First Prize For This Event

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on November 16, 2017
Much of life seems to be a competition.  The fastest runner gets the trophy.  The best speller gets the blue ribbon.  The top salesperson gets the promotion.  The most accomplished musician gets the prize.   And everyone else…doesn’t.…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

Don’t Miss Out!

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on November 02, 2017
The other day I headed over to Matthew and Lisa’s house to watch their kids for the morning. When I arrived in their driveway and opened my car door, I could already hear excited shrieks and squeals emanating from the house.  As I walked…Read

The Spice of Life

Posted in Random but Relevant by Matthew Lewis on November 01, 2017
Some of my fondest memories of being homeschooled, unsurprisingly, came not from textbooks, but from "normal," day-to-day happenings. Things like getting up at I-didn't-know-there-was-such-an-O'clock in the morning to go watch meteor…Read

Time for the Important

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on October 24, 2017
Unfortunately, autumn is taking its dear sweet time coming to our neck of the woods! We’re still experiencing warm weather, mostly green leaves and hazy skies instead of the crisp cool air, vivid oranges and reds and deep blue skies we…Read

Is Life Just a Variation on a Theme?

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on October 05, 2017
Do you ever feel that you aren’t really getting where you want in your Christian life? I mean, do you feel like your life is one big Variation on a Theme? I sometimes do. I know I’m showing my age here, but spiritually speaking, it…Read

Times Are Changing

Posted in Editor's Notes by Jonathan Lewis on September 30, 2017
Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend a gathering of homeschool business leaders in Colorado Springs. Some of the conversations that took place were quite interesting, but one thing stood out to me: the homeschooling…Read

Stay the Course

Posted in Mom Time with Kari by Kari Lewis on September 22, 2017
Back when our kids still lived at home and we were homeschooling, most of our years had their share of ups and downs. There would be times when it felt like we “had” this homeschooling thing down pat. Then there would be times when…Read