To know God and to make Him known.

Articles dated September 2016

What to do when you don't feel like doing anything...

I love homeschooling and being with my kids. Once in a while, though, I wish that I could do something I did in public school: get a sub. Prior to kids, I just had to write a lesson plan, call the administrator in charge of subs, and climb back into bed to sleep until...
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Pentecost and Its Role in the Art of Dialectic

by Shelly
Friday, 23 September, 2016
categories: Classical Christian Education, Dialectic Stage (ages 12 to 14)
Have you ever been surprised by something? Most of us have: a slamming door, unexpected news, an old idea you suddenly see in a new light. In Dorothy Sayers’s essay “The Mind of the Maker,” she writes about the experience of a student who is surprised by a new...
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Why Parents Should Care about Learning Latin

I have had the pleasure of meeting so many homeschool parents who want to learn Latin prior to or during their child’s Latin education. However, I have also met many people who recoil at the idea of learning Latin with their students. They think that it would be a...
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To plan or not to plan…that is the question.

There are not a lot of reasons we could say not to plan. It is kind of like housework—you know the plan is going to get messed up quickly. You know that you will not always get it all done and that sometimes you will have to start over. Just like housework, though,...
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Going Out without Regrets: What Writing Taught Me about Racing, Christianity, and Life

Three months ago I ran my last collegiate 5k race. It was at the University of Kentucky on a big, beautiful, blue track. I’d always wanted to run on a blue track. I spent eight hours in the van with my teammates for the last time. We joked and argued as siblings would...
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