To know God and to make Him known.

Articles dated September 2014

Breathe Grace

The Peacemaker MonthlyPart One – Glorify God Breathe Grace by Cara McLauchlan “Peacemakers are people who breathe grace.” – The Peacemaker, page 11 I want to breathe grace. I love the idea of it and think I do breathe grace, sometimes, but oftentimes, not really. Quite...
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Top Ten Reasons Why I Love The Lost Tools of Writing’s Persuasive Essay

#10 My children are learning forms of thinking that will serve them for life. #9   Exordium provides a subversive lesson on honoring your neighbor. #8   My teenage children learn to consider another point of view besides their own!  #7   Narration teaches a mini-lesson...
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The Joy of Reading Aloud

When I first began to homeschool, I had visions of my children sitting at my feet, hanging on my every word, and basking in the warm glow of knowledge. We have never had a day like that, but there is one time of day when they are sitting at my feet and hanging on my...
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His Strength Made Perfect in Weakness

A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps (Proverbs 16:9, KJV). Homeschooling humbles me. I am inconsistent. I am a perfectionist. I am selfish. I am distracted when I need to focus. I am focused when I need to be distracted. I have poor time...
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Rigorous Academics: Preparation for Christian Service

Revisiting Some Archived Articles that Have Not Been Lost, but May Have Been Forgotten and Are Worth a Fresh Read   From time to time, when I am speaking about classical, Christian education, parents express concern that the pursuit of knowledge or academic excellence...
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