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Are You Ever Disturbed?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers August 26th. “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you.” John 14:27 There are times when our peace is based upon ignorance, but when we awaken to the facts of life, inner peace is impossible unless it is received from Jesus. When Our Lord […]

Teaching the Trivium

Monday, September 19th, 2011

There is classical education and then there is Christian classical education. Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn is about reclaiming classical education for Christ. And Teaching the Trivium is not just about classical education — it gives foundational reasons for why homeschooling should be your first choice. […]

New Painting by Johannah

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Reading the Odyssey?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Some people suggest reading Dante, Chaucer, and Beowulf in the second grade. I didn’t read these until high school. What do you recommend? C.S. I have your book Teaching the Trivium but I do not seem to be able to find any mention of your position on reading the Iliad/Odyssey. If you would recommend it, […]

A Christian’s Magna Charta

Monday, September 19th, 2011

The Bible is a Christian’s magna charta, his chief evidence for heaven. Men highly prize, and carefully keep their charters, privileges, conveyances, and assurances of their lands; and shall not the saints much more highly prize, and carefully keep in the closet of their hearts, the precious word of God, which is to them instead […]

Evolution of a Wedding Dress

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Selling more of my fiction collection

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Check out our newest eBay auction: This auction is a lot of 19 items: 18 books and one CD set. Aunt Jane’s Hero: Portrait of a Christ-Centered Home by Elizabeth Prentiss, pb, 292 pages, ISBN 1879737345 The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain, hb, illustrated in color, 324 pages, cover in very poor condition, ex lib, […]

Much of the life of faith consists in letting things alone

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman July 6 “Neither know we what to do; but our eyes are upon thee.” (2 Chron. 20:12) A life was lost in Israel because a pair of human hands were laid unbidden upon the ark of God. They were placed upon it with the best intent, […]

How We Send Emotional Messages by Ernst Beier

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

This excerpt was taken from Your Family God’s Way: Developing & Sustaining Relationships in the Home by Wayne A. Mack. In an article entitled “How We Send Emotional Messages,” Ernst Beier graphically illustrates how easily we can mistake the messages people are conveying nonverbally. We asked several people to act out six different moods on […]

Regarding Socialization

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I have faced some opposition to homeschooling from two close friends, as well as from my parents. Do you mind sharing a bit on this topic? Of course, the main objection that my friends and family have to homeschooling is the infamous socialization factor. For instance, my friend and I had lunch on Monday. Our […]

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