So Many Roads.

My husband came to bed quite late the other night. I was still reading, when I should have slept.  But I could hardly help myself.  The book, which I am still carefully reading with a pencil in hand, is a wondrous true tale.  It is a humble, elegantly written and engrossing work by a woman…

Maintain Your Desire, Your Delight and Your Defense.

What is it that you desire? What is it that brings you delight? What or who do you depend to be your defense when you are being threatened? Go ahead, jot down your gut-reactions to these questions.  We’ll come back to them. One August, when I was between the ages of 9-11, my mother introduced…

A Scroll of Remembrance.

After the birth of our now 14-year old Larsen, I experienced several years of secondary infertility.  Losing our first babe and then the miracle of our oldest son, we wondered if perhaps we would have only one biological child.  I remember those years.  Lars would lay his little hands on my tummy and pray, with…

What I’ve Learned About the First Year of Home Education…

I am still learning and this has been a heck of a year.  More than I ever anticipated for sure.    Here is a short list of what I have learned and heard and seen to be true. And hope to finally implement…. 1.  Discipline, structure and consistency starts with the mother.  Every day. Inside of that…

For Every Child.

Education is for every child and home education is just one dialect of what God intends.  Great video lest we get stuck in a homeschool box of North American cultural Christianity…

Vision for Our Boys.

Ben and I heard Alex and Brett’s father speak at a convention this past spring in Orlando. We walked away resonating with his insights of competence with character and such. We have no desire to raise our boys to live in a comfortable Christian sub-culture, but to GO out, equipped and educated to intelligently and…

Week Seven: Let The Good Times Roll

It started rough, it ended well.  I don’t know if it was my ephiphany and attitude adjustment and loosening or the Attentive Child supplements (amazing), 2 glasses of water before school, 2 GNC mult-vitamins, 1 teaspoon of DHA fish oil, and 2 teaspoons of lechithen in Larsen’s oatmeal. Yes, I am a big believer in nutrition and…

An Un-Defense of the Choice to Home Educate

I believe we all have prejudices to some degree regarding the educational choices of others and even the overall lifestyle of other families.  Perhaps these prejudices and sensitivities to such are the greatest among those of us who would call ourselves followers and learners of the person and ways of Jesus.  We who have come face…