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He deals in flour by day and in soot by night

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

C.H. Spurgeon Morning and Evening June 23 Morning Ephraim is a cake not turned. –Hosea 7:8 A cake not turned is uncooked on one side; and so Ephraim was, in many respects, untouched by divine grace: though there was some partial obedience, there was very much rebellion left. My soul, I charge thee, see whether […]

Don’t Press the Technicalities Too Early

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Here is a Facebook conversation we recently had with a friend. Debra: I have an 8-year-old and 7-year-old (along with three littles). Both are reading very well. We read aloud a lot and love it. They want to write letters and notes. I am simply noticing a lack of any good spelling. I’m wondering if […]

How do you teach a person to think?

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Dear Laurie, I recently took my 14-year-old stepson out of public school. He’s a mess — he hates school, isn’t learning anything, and doesn’t seem to have a very long attention span. What curriculum can I buy which will teach him how to think? This is a likable young man who does not get into […]

Essential Oils and Scent Receptors

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

PBS Nova is reporting that “…Far from being confined to our noses, scientists are finding scent receptors throughout our bodies.”

Samuel L. Blumenfeld Died on Monday But He Continues to Speak

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

We were sorry to hear that Samuel L. Blumenfeld died this week. Mr. Blumenfeld is known mainly for two things: 1. His work in encouraging homeschoolers during the very early days of homeschooling. He was a staunch defender of parents’ rights in education and was a pioneer, encouraging the pioneers. He supported homeschooling because “it […]

Sneak Peak at an Art Curriculum and Last Day to Grab Fine Arts Bundle

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Excerpt from What Do You See? — A Child’s First Introduction to Art, Volume 1 by Laurie Bluedorn Belshazzar’s Feast Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) was Dutch and is considered one of the world’s greatest painters. He was most creative in his portraits and his illustrations of scenes from the Bible. This painting is called […]


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