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A Truck, Boogers, and a Window

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What are you thinking?

Is there such a thing as Holy Imagination?

The imagination of a child is unique and many times, unmatched. In this day, with mesmerizing stimulation forefront in daily activities, a child’s imagination can look like a withered, yellowed plant burdened and depressed by bugs, environment, predators and the like. AbiNoelle’s mind, rarely so encumbered, is always spinning and whirling with ideas, thoughts, stories and questions all spurred by an audio story, family activities and conversations, and, now the chapter books she is easily devouring. This thinking recently related Scriptural truths to, you guessed it, a truck, boogers, and a window! Continue reading “A Truck, Boogers, and a Window”

Look what’s happened this Summer – Special Deliveries!

Deliveries abound around our place this summer – so much so that we’ve even had to set up a special delivery drop-off zone for the mail man! Aren’t deliveries fun? In just the first few weeks of our summer we have been blessed by special deliveries – some by mail truck and others by…

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Mommy has a Moment with a GOOD BOOK!

From tears of “I can’t read that!” and a poor curriculum…to a teacher who used simple phonics instruction and contagious inspiration to develop the love and enjoyment for reading, that has brought me to a time now, as an adult, that I love to sneak in a few relaxing moments occasionally to leave the everyday and soak up a good book like the one I found during a recent book review – The Secret Bridge from Lamplighter Publishing. Continue reading “Mommy has a Moment with a GOOD BOOK!”

Ready, set, View the World & Go Neutral?

I love talking about education, reading about education, and EDUCATING! Because of the variety of opportunities given to us by the Lord, I have been able to personally chat with hundreds if not thousands of homeschoolers and teachers. In conversation, curriculum choice, processes, practices, worldviews, and opinions (and this group of people tend to tip the scales with “opinion”) seem as vast as the sands on the seashore and many times as changeable as an old hat. In this day of political correctness, blurred gender distinctions, and equality, many would t0ut that education should, at its very core, stem from a place of neutrality. Whether Common Core, Outcome -based, STEM, No Child Left Behind, bureaucrats insists they have the answer to quality, NEUTRAL education; however, the ages of time illustrate that basic assumptions of life and of the purpose thereof, guide and direct thoughts and actions creating a worldview which shape the very essence of curricula. I never cease to be amazed at the many educators (homeschoolers or schoolteachers) who, over time, adapt or follow suit completely with such experimental platforms, allowing corrupt politics to influence the minds and hearts of students. Many years ago, we had the awesome privilege of traveling throughout the western Canadian provinces. Continue reading “Ready, set, View the World & Go Neutral?”

The one blog you can’t miss! READ NOW!

If you have read this blog previously, you know that we exert much effort in developing a love for learning and making each school day fun and interesting. However, as we grow, at some point, we are introduced to certain subject matter that is avoided by most, cringed at by some, and uncomfortable by all. One of those being – Death and dying. It’s not a subject that most of us typically wake up thinking about, much less decide to incorporate into our day’s homeschooling lessons. Nevertheless, it is a real aspect of life that has eternal significance; therefore, shouldn’t it be taught? Much preparation and development had been given to our end-of-life lesson (which we will detail below), but the day came when we finally had to face it – the Death lesson.
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