The “Back to Homeschool” events have already begun!
We’re savoring these summer days, but we know that many people are already preparing to start a new school year.
When do you officially resume teaching? (Did you ever stop?)
Our friend Sarah Avila invited us to join a wonderful group of bloggers and homeschool publishers who are hosting a $500 back-to-homeschool giveaway. Two people will win a $250 gift card to one of three top online stores: Rainbow Resource, Christianbook, or Timberdoodle.
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Raising children is a noble profession. In many ways, our future depends upon it. Somewhere along the way, our culture has lost sight of just how important motherhood and fatherhood really are.
Charles Spurgeon said it well:
You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts.
Our adventure opens upon a battlefield. The year is 585 BC. Lydian soldiers clash with Medes. Blood flows; men die.
After six grueling years of engagement, weary families wonder whether the fighting will ever end. An ominous rumor ripples across the field. The philosopher Thales had made a frightening prediction. Suddenly, the sky grows dark.
Homeschool moms are notorious for giving educational resources to their children on birthdays and for Christmas. I’ve bought a few such items myself (with mixed responses from my sons depending upon what type of item I purchased.) I thought perhaps I could share with you a few of the gifts I’ve given over the years that my sons thoroughly enjoyed…. Continue reading 5 Gift Ideas for Homeschool Families
“Father…” I choked on the word as Roger and I sang a worship chorus with a small congregation in Kauai. I was a new believer at the time, and I still associated the word with my personal experience.
I love my father, and the Lord brought peace and great healing to our relationship before Dad passed into eternity. But for a very long time our relationship was a source of deep hurt.
DISTORTING THE GIFT
Although God gave us the gift of family, when fathers’ hearts are not turned toward their children, that gift becomes distorted. Such families suffer a loss that is difficult to overcome. For some, it is devastating.