Be encouraged by homeschool parents and students who have traveled the path ahead of you.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Is your environment making you a little crazy? Do you worry about whether you’re giving the people you love the attention they need? With the flood of demands and opportunities that rush toward us, it’s easy to be swept away….
Music has an amazing ability to influence our moods, which, in turn, can influence our actions. That’s powerful.
We would be wise to educate our children on the power of music…
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….
Do you know the five mistakes parents and students make when planning for college?
The words affordable, efficient, and effective aren’t typically associated with college. But they can be accurate descriptors of your student’s college experience.
Although muted by the blind’s wooden slats, enough natural light filters in through my bedroom window to sustain my vision as I read and reflect upon Hebrews 2:3.
“How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?”
What does that really mean?
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…..
There are many time management books on the bestseller lists, with new titles added each year. As a long-time student of time management, I’ve observed that “the experts” frequently contradict one another.
WHAT ABOUT SOCIALIZATION?
We hear it so often that it’s become cliché. But I suppose, if you don’t homeschool, there’s no way to know how many “social” opportunities are available to homeschoolers….
As Russell explains in this video, his family typically spends their Sunday afternoons playing frisbee together or watching a movie. However, the Waodanis’ Sunday afternoon activities are a bit different from his.
Have you ever heard of poison fishing? If not, you’re about to hear Russell explain it….
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….
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….
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…
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 have thoroughly enjoyed….
God gave us the gift of family. But when a father’s heart is not turned toward his children, that gift becomes distorted.
His family suffers a loss that is difficult to overcome. For some, it is devastating.
And the pain often carries into the next generations….