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Articles by author: Ruth Holleran

Five Ways to Give Thanks for One Thousand Gifts

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by Ruth
Wednesday, 21 November, 2012
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
"I look down at the pen, this pen I keep wielding, one writing her way all the way to one thousand. This pen: this is nothing less than the driving of nails. Nails driving out my habits of discontent and driving in my habit of eucharisteo....Because the habit of...
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Won’t Back Down: A Movie for Homeschoolers

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by Ruth
Thursday, 11 October, 2012
categories: Homeschooling Life
Date Night falls in the middle of the week. My husband and I make it a priority so we can withdraw from our businesses and enjoy some experience in common. This week we went to a theater to watch Won’t Back Down. It tells the story of two mothers who fight a failing...
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Leaving Words Behind

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by Ruth
Thursday, 13 September, 2012
categories: Homeschooling Life
So, there I was, standing at the top of an 8% grade, about to go screaming down with all the protection between me and the scary pavement biking clothes can afford. Helmet and fingerless gloves on, check; odometer set to zero, check; final yes-I-want-to-do-this to my...
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Mimetic Teaching

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by Ruth
Friday, 24 August, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
"Tell me why I am the greatest teacher that has ever lived." We laughed when Andrew Kern stood before us asking something so ridiculous. He is a deeply modest man, and we knew it. He knew we knew it. We knew he knew we knew it. He gave us an opening to do with as we...
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Making a Place for the Method of Loci

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by Ruth
Monday, 16 July, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
“For those early writers, a trained memory wasn’t just about gaining easy access to information; it was about strengthening one’s personal ethics and becoming a more complete person. A trained memory was the key to cultivating “judgment, citizenship, and piety.””...
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