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Archive for September, 2019

The Old Gumbie Cat by T. S. Eliot

Monday, September 30th, 2019

The Old Gumbie Cat by T. S. Eliot (1939) I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots; Her coat is of the tabby kind, with tiger stripes and leopard spots. All day she sits upon the stair or on the steps or on the mat: She sits and sits and sits and […]

James 4:1-10 The Cause and Cure of Conflict among Brethren

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Dear Mr. Bluedorn, Would you mind giving me a literal translation of James 4:5. I am reading it from two different languages and they simply say different things. Gracias! Carolina XT (XT = eXegetical Translation, 2000 etc.) 1 What {is} the cause of {hostile} conflicts and {contentious} disputes among you? {It is, is it} not, […]

Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline — Free October 2-3

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn This illustrated reference book guides the student on a selective timeline tour through ancient history, outlining the major events and personalities and noting the primary literary sources from which these things are known. Covers the period from the creation of the world […]

My child is gifted

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

I’m just now preparing to begin homeschooling my oldest child, who turned five in January. I’m intending to follow a classical model. I’ve just recently found your website and I’ve read your articles on early formal education. My daughter is, in your terms, a precocious little tyke, who taught herself to read at age 3-1/2. […]

Ten Things to Do from Birth to Age Five — An Addendum to Ten Things to Do Before Age Ten

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Elsewhere we have written about the Ten Things to Do Before Age Ten — ten areas of life we think are important to concentrate on with your children before they turn ten. The following is a subset of the above list of ten things — ten things to do from birth to age five (or […]

Is a PE class necessary in your homeschool?

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

What curriculum is available now for physical education for a 7-year-old? We are doing a PE class but not loving it or really seeing the benefit. Advice? Thanks! I think the most important thing to teach a young child in the area of PE is to help them learn to love to get exercise. Lots […]

John MacArthur — God Won’t Let You Go

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Since I spend a lot of time on the couch lately, I often listen to sermons and radio broadcasts. This series by John MacArthur has been a great blessing to me this week, and I thought you might like it too. Grace to You Perseverance of the Saints, Part 3 Friday, March 1, 2019

Concerned that I have missed doing the grammar stage properly with my two oldest sons

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

This is my 3rd year homeschooling my sons. They are in 2nd, 5th, and 6th grades. I have been slowly trying to incorporate some of the principles of classical education into our homeschool effort. For example, we have begun the study of Latin this year. I am increasingly concerned that I have missed doing the […]

All the various dealings of God with His children, do by a special providence turn to their good

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Excerpt from A Divine Cordial by Thomas Watson “…The excellency of the privilege, “All things work together for good.” This is as Jacob’s staff in the hand of faith, with which we may walk cheerfully to the mount of God. What will satisfy or make us content, if this will not? All things work together […]

Choose four Trivium Pursuit books if you order the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

On our Trivium Pursuit web site we talk about what classical education is and how we can implement it in our homeschool. The Ron Paul Curriculum is compatible with our book Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style. In addition, the RPC is self-teaching, which would be helpful in a situation where both […]


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