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Articles tagged Attitude

Redemption and the Empress Cixi

Even she wasn’t quite sure why she hated it. Yet our generally peaceful relationship always soured when it came time to clip my daughter’s fingernails. From the time she was tiny, it had been a source of conflict and frustration for both of us. Her little fingers would...
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What I Teach When I Don't Get It

I loved teaching logic to my girls. I spent multiple years teaching logic as a Challenge B tutor and I mastered the subject (at least to some degree!). Revealing the patterns and intricacies of the subject was exhilarating for me, and I felt equal to most of the...
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When the Going Gets Tough

by Lisa
Friday, 25 October, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” This quote by Joseph Kennedy, father of President John F. Kennedy, urges the soul under attack to hunker down and work harder, putting forth extra effort to battle adversity. The pithy sentiment, designed to inspire a...
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Thermometer or Thermostat?

by Lisa
Tuesday, 06 August, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
“Are you a thermometer or a thermostat?” The question was originally posed to a group of teenagers at a Christian summer camp. When I heard the query, I was struck by how apropos it seemed for me, a mom preparing for another season of homeschooling. A thermometer...
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New Beginnings

by Nancy
Monday, 14 January, 2013
categories: Articles, Homeschooling Life
In Luke, Jesus helps us understand God’s priorities for our lives when He speaks to Martha: “. . . Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to Him and asked: ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself?...
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