Writing

Reluctant writer working hard

How to Teach a Reluctant Writer

As a homeschool mom and writing teacher, I understand how difficult it can be to try to teach a reluctant writer. It’s easy to feel inadequate.

Thankfully, after 40+ years of writing, I’ve discovered a few techniques and tips that can transform a reluctant writer into a confident communicator.

If you’d like a little guidance on how to inspire a student who is reluctant to write, keep reading….

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Vintage Interview with Lee Strobel

A VINTAGE INTERVIEW WITH LEE STROBEL

Years ago, (it feels like another lifetime), before I had children, I had the opportunity to sit down with Lee Strobel and talk with him about writing.  He has amazing stories to tell….

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Creative Freewriting for the Persecuted Church

A Simple and Painless Scripture Memory Resource — Philippians in 28 Weeks

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL YOUR MIND?

That’s a question I often ask as I homeschool our two teenaged sons.

When I think about how the Bible is banned in many countries…and about how countless believers have sacrificed their freedom and even their lives to spread the message of God’s love and salvation…another question naturally arises:

Are we exercising our freedom responsibly?

OUR STORY

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Renee

“Heaven” by Renee (Smock) Higgins

One student’s creative writing exercise from Creative Freewriting Adventure

The trip to Heaven was just as fast as I had imagined it would be. In the blink of an eye, my spirit was whisked before a mighty gate. I instantly felt warm and light. I immediately wanted to sing. I spontaneously wanted to dance. I surprisingly wanted to… laugh?

Before me stood the most amusing scene… a scene that had been so familiar to me on earth as a child, but now seemed comical here… comical, but infinitely beautiful. …

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