why my family homeschools: the book (& the 8 reasons) that convinced me in one week

I was asked the other day why I homeschool. Sigh. How not to answer in essay format. After eleven years, I have so many reasons now. How do I be succinct? Why do I homeschool? Because living in this world, discovering all that it has to offer is intriguing, interesting, and energizing; and I wouldn’t…

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new years thoughts: thinking the right thoughts

“Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatever is of good report, Think on these things.” Philipians 4:8 The common culture might not be familiar with the profusion of Biblical ‘positive’ thought. Frankly, these admonitions aren’t ultimately intended to propel its readers to rendering every moment a lifetime of…

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it’s not what you’re leaving, it’s what you’re going to

“It’s not what you’re leaving, it’s what you’re going to”. The house we owned was beautiful—’beautiful’, a word that describes aesthetic superficialities. It means I really, really liked it. I felt at home in it. I felt surrounded by beauty. It was a dream to build. Using pens and pencils was a hobby for me—just like…

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thoughtful thursday: you have a right to your life

“Perhaps the most important lesson one can teach: you are someone and you have a right to your life“. Richard Hugo Who gets to decide what the contribution of your life will be? Natalie Goldberg said, “I went home with the resolve to write what I knew and to trust my own thoughts and feelings…

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