Stacy Farrell

Surprised by Jesus, Stacy went from an unmarried, childless, 30-something career woman to a Christ-following wife of 28+ years with two sons homeschooled K-12. She battled fear and overwhelm, but survived and thrived. Author of 10+ books—including the award-winning Philosophy Adventure—she loves to equip and encourage homeschool families.

White Easter Lamb

THE EASTER CHRONICLE

Unbelievable as it may seem, I was 30 years old before I learned that Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter.

I grew up thinking Easter was all about jelly beans, marshmallow chicks, and chocolate bunnies….

Habit overcomes habit.

DON’T EAT THAT FROG — PART 3

As creatures of habit, we move through our days without even thinking about many of our actions. But, if we’re seeking to maximize our productivity, we need to turn off autopilot and start paying attention.

Although we don’t want to become self-absorbed, we do need to become self-aware…..

eternity in their hearts

Eternity in Their Hearts

In Worshipping the State, Benjamin Wiker, Ph.D., tells a story about incoming college students who were forced to participate in an exercise intended to shame and punish those who held “politically incorrect” opinions.

All the students were required to stand along one wall if they supported social causes that included the right to gay marriage or abortion—and along another wall if they did not.

As you might guess, biblical values and those who stood for them were perceived to be “oppressive.”

Although there is more to this story, it is safe to say that this college has become a model that other colleges are beginning to emulate. (God help us.) It gives us a glimpse into the type of challenges our children are likely to face as they leave the shelter of our homes.

This is not the future I envisioned for those sweet babies I once held in my arms….

Thales with the astronomers

Meet Thales — The Father of Western Philosophy

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.

hands holding gift

5 Gift Ideas for Homeschool Families

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 have thoroughly enjoyed….

Making the most of High School

MAKING THE MOST OF HIGH SCHOOL WITH COLLEGEPLUS — PART 8

If you are homeschooling high school in America, undoubtedly, your student will be studying American History. We’ve studied a lot of history in our house — ancient history, world history, the Renaissance and Reformation….

However, at the start of the 2016 school year, we had yet to complete a systematic study of all periods of American history. So, when selecting courses for dual enrollment, American History 1 and 2 were natural choices.

(If you’re just joining us now, you might not know that dual enrollment enables high school students to earn college credit for the courses they study.)

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