Homeschooling with a MISSION

Insider Peeks at Mission Academy using A Beka DVD



The Ban on Little House and our Surprising New Fact

I was once told that “History is the key to our past,” yet, while so true, it seems that many are trying to get us to jam that key into another door – a door that would open the minds of young people to a world where truth has been re-interpreted, twisted or erased to meet the agenda of a leftists few. After reading of the stripping of the Laura Ingalls Wilder award by the American Library Association, I was all the more tickled to hear AbiNoelle’s gasps as she rushed out of the schoolroom to tell me this surprising fact: Continue reading “The Ban on Little House and our Surprising New Fact”

Should homeschooling be a “federal right”?

I was a teenager and we were traveling throughout the awesome prairie and beautiful Rocky Mountains of Canada working with homeschoolers and Christian schools, when I was first introduced to the idea of vouchers. At first, many deemed it a blessing from God as the government freely and easily doled out hundreds and many times thousands of dollars to homeschool families each year to purchase curriculum, technology, or any other supplies for their school year. The money was so great initially and the regulations so few, that many families were actually burdened to find enough educational material for their children to use up all the funds given. As we observed, it became the set-up for the perfect

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AbiNoelle’s Inauguration Day


It’s Inauguration Day! (Yes, we had to ask “What day is it, today?” about ten times before we learned that big word.)


From the exit at Blair House to the church service and then on to the Capitol, we took it all in somewhat in between all our regular school subjects.We even created a special Americana schoolwork area to help us get our classwork done and get in the spirit of this historical event.

Getting ready to sing “God Bless America” on the Capitol steps.

The pageanty and significance make this an awesome event in history to view, but all the more real for AbiNoelle since she has personally walked those Capitol halls, stood in the Rotunda, and has sung on the steps of the Capitol!







Today, she clapped, and listened, and held her hand on her heart as we watched America enter a new era.

She learned as we created a special Inauguration Day book and practiced terms like, oath, Inauguration, Vice-President, Commander-in-Chief, and more!

She reflected on all that she had seen and heard:

I’m sure his [Trump’s] children are very proud of him!

Look at all those police guards!

If I were there, I would sit right next to Donald J. Trump.

Ahhh, her[Mrs.Trump] dress is so pretty.

If I were President, I would run this country like God told me to.

(When Trump said there was a new vision — America First — AbiNoelle said:) What’s America Second?

He[Trump] has such strong, great, powerful words….It’s just amazing!

I’m sure she [Mrs.Obama] must be sad, right now because her husband is not President anymore and he’s going to have to go get a job now so he can pay for their groceries.

(She even got a little mesmerized during Trump’s Inaugural Address and began to mimic all his hand gestures – that was too funny!)

Inauguration Day 2017! We are thankful to be an American and glad we could use this day as a teaching moment in Kindergarten! We pray for President Trump, his family, Vice-President Pence and his family. God Bless America!

The new MLK. Are you bottom-up or top-down? What leads you – a hashtag?

20170117_094317.jpgThe day was off to a typical start – Our DVD program began with Mrs. Reese welcoming the boys and girls to class for the day and the printer was humming with Mommy’s work efforts in the office. As Bible Time concluded, a pensive yet slightly emotional AbiNoelle rushed to my side and spilled out the depths of her heart in just four simple words. Continue reading “The new MLK. Are you bottom-up or top-down? What leads you – a hashtag?”

Should you mark that answer wrong?

With a bounce of curls, bright eyes, and a confident smile, she presented the worksheet to her teacher. “Did I do good?” questioned the eager face. To the capable eye, the error was clear, yet not wanting to cloud the happiness, hesitation wondered, “Must I mark that wrong?”
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We should MOVE! The sweet and sour…


Well…she took Washington D.C. by storm!…or should we say, it took her? Participating in Awake America’s Capitol Connection was filled with many SWEET memories and will be long remembered by AbiNoelle. People, preachers, Congressmen, Senators, and more to meet everyday – how exciting! On our last night in town, as we drove through the streets towards our hotel, she just couldn’t express enough that we must… Continue reading “We should MOVE! The sweet and sour…”

AbiNoelle Votes!

“Daddy, what’s the Constitution?”

In preparation for an upcoming trip to D.C., Daddy has been giving some before-bed history lessons. As we entered the “Birth of America” period, the brain wheels were cranking for AbiNoelle. It was during this lesson, that AbiNoelle decided how she would vote and gave her opinion about the Constitution. Wait until you hear the answer. Look out Washington D.C. – here comes AbiNoelle!

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How to explain President Obama to a four-year-old

Here we are, riding along enjoying our beautiful mountains on the way to church, when out of the blue she says, “Hey guys…is our President, President Obama?”

We looked at each other, and with much hesitancy about what might come next, we said, “Yes, he is our President.”

“Is he a good President?”

Thankfully, Daddy was both literally and figuratively in the driver’s seat, so Mommy just turned and waited for the appropriate response.

Daddy carefully explained that President Obama does many things that we believe would not be the best for our country and that God’s Word opposes. But, you know AbiNoelle…the questions just kept coming!

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