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Morning and Evening: Setting a Rhythm for the Day

“And there was evening, and there was morning, the first day.” When I read Scripture aloud with my children, I see things differently. Years ago, when my children were nine, seven, and four, we read through Exodus and the descriptions of the Tabernacle. Their curiosity...
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Home for the Holidays

They say the holidays bring people together. I don’t know who “they” are, but I suppose the statement is mostly true. My own son will be coming home from his freshman year of college, precisely because it is the holidays. And yes, I will use that word, not because it...
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Simple Celebrations: The Twelve Days of Christmas

Revisiting Some Archived Articles that Have Not Been Lost, but May Have Been Forgotten and Are Worth a Fresh Read Original Post Date: December 5, 2011 In the bustle of Christmas, sometimes it is good to plan for simplicity. A couple of years ago, I wanted to be...
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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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What Shakespeare Knew about Perpetual Motion and the Busy Monster

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I recently asked my mom, a longtime Challenge tutor, what she planned to do with her summer, teasing that she would be at a loss for what to do once her students were gone. She replied that she thought summer leisure time was a myth, adding, “The time always gets eaten...
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