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How shall we endure the things which hurt and wound us?

Friday, March 29th, 2013

by J.R. Miller “When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats. Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.” 1 Peter 2:23 None of us can live long in the thick of life and not sometimes be touched rudely, perhaps even cruelly, by others. […]

A Communication Time-bomb

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Here is a recipe for a communication disaster — four ingredients: 1. Excessive Negative Talk “Some people constantly complain and find fault. They seldom affirm or talk about positive virtues of other people. They rarely acknowledge the good things happening in the world or in the church or in their family. They are experts at […]

How to Lead a Discussion by Asking Questions

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Concerning the question on curriculum that teaches to ask questions — I have a suggestion. While it is not a curriculum, it is a book. It’s called Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions by Gregory Koukl. Koukl is the chief apologist and president of Stand to Reason. Tactics is a simple but […]

Reading Family

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Darin and Becca Beard and family reading Trivium Pursuit books.

The Greatest Service We Can Do

Monday, March 18th, 2013

More on video games

Monday, March 18th, 2013

I wanted to post a bit more on the video game question. The same applies to any screen-type activity. This article by Deborah Scott gets to the heart of the issue. A Confession. For a fleeting moment one morning I thought, “You know, if I just used the internet as a reward, I could get […]

Samuel L. Blumenfeld’s Phonics Readers

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Samuel L. Blumenfeld’s Phonics Readers Authored by Donald L. Potter The First Readers Anthology is a collection of phonics readers (phonetically decodable texts) that were originally published in 1997 as eleven individually stapled booklets to be used with popular Blumenfeld’s Alpha-Phonics Reading Primer. The reading levels progress from beginning to upper elementary, virtually covering all […]

The only thing that concerns us

Friday, March 8th, 2013

by J.R. Miller “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 Is not God wise enough to manage the complications of our lives and to bring order and beauty out of them? Has He […]

We have allowed video games into our home

Friday, March 8th, 2013

How would you answer this — specifically the video game concern she has? ————————- I have always homeschooled our two sons, who are now the ages of 14 and 16. Sadly, I am starting out extremely late in classical education, and I feel there is so much ground to cover. I am writing in hopes […]

Illinois Republican Liberty Caucus Elects Officers and Welcomes Rand Paul to Illinois

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

The Illinois Republican Liberty Caucus aims to refocus the Illinois Republican Party by promoting the policies of limited government and free enterprise here in Illinois. The Illinois Republican Liberty Caucus convention — held February 26th — unanimously elected officers committed to taking an active role in changing the Illinois political environment. The IL-RLC executive board […]

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