Faith

Homeschooling with Gospel Hope (an interview with Kendra Fletcher)

Where do you place your hope as a homeschool mom? Is it in your homeschooling? In your curriculum choices? In your parenting philosophy? As soon as you shift your hope to anything other than Jesus, you’re sure to be disappointed. Today’s guest, Kendra Fletcher, reminds us that the love of God for us in Christ …

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How to start family worship and why family devotions are important

Getting Started with Family Worship (an interview with my husband, John Sloan)

Y’all, this is a pretty special interview! I sat down with my beloved and my friend, my husband John Sloan, to discuss why family worship is important, what it looks like in our family, and how other families can get started with family devotions in their own homes. John is truly my favorite person. We’ve …

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Sibling Conflict Homeschooling Parenting Solutions Lynna Sutherland Interview

Sibling Conflict and the Homeschooling Family (an interview with Lynna Sutherland)

Sibling conflicts can be one of the most disheartening, difficult aspects of homeschooling (or even just parenting in general). What’s a mom to do when she feels like homeschooling is ruining the relationships in her home? How do we get to the heart of parenting issues in the midst of full, complicated lives? My friend …

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Strengthening Your Marriage During Hard Times

Difficult circumstances bring new sets of challenges to even healthy marriages. We’re all facing a unique brand of hard times right now, but every marriage will experience periods of challenge and difficulty. But we don’t face these challenges alone. I’ve been thinking recently about the promise of Jesus: “These things I have spoken to you, …

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Repentance and Discipleship in Education Dr. George Grant video Interview

Repentance and Discipleship in Christian Classical Education (a video interview with Dr. George Grant)

What if you viewed Christian classical education through the lens of repentance and discipleship? What if you sought to infuse all of life and, indeed, all of education with a Biblical perspective? Those were just a few of the topics at the heart of my recent conversation with Dr. George Grant. Watch the video, read …

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Mary Slessor Benge Book Review

Heroes Then & Now Biographies from Benge Books: Mary Slessor

My daughter came running out of her room, eager to share the latest fascinating moment in the book she was reading titled Mary Slessor: Forward into Calabar. Usually this particular child would read what was assigned to her respectfully, but without much enthusiasm. But Mary Slessor’s biography, written by prolific biographers Janet and Geoff Benge, …

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homeschool mom prayer

Shine Thou Upon Us, Lord: a prayer and hymn for moms

Recently at church we sang the lovely hymn “Shine Thou Upon Us, Lord” by John Ellerton. If you are looking for an aid to prayer or devotion, may I commend this hymn to your study? Although not originally written as such, I feel like it could be appropriately titled “The Mother’s Prayer.” “Shine Thou Upon …

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Virtue building in homeschool?

Homeschool is Not a Vending Machine: why I don’t use curriculum, books, and memory work to grow my children’s virtue

“My daughter is really struggling with lying; can you recommend good fiction books I can have her read to fix that?” “My son struggles with self-control; do you know a good unit study that could help?” “This read-aloud/poem/memory work/curriculum is really great at forming virtue in your children.” These are the types of comments and …

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Teaching the Creeds to Our Children

Have you ever considered including the historic creeds of the Christian church in your morning time, personal devotions, or family worship? If you’ve felt ill-equipped to teach them to your children, or have wondered why they even matter, come walk beside me as we explore the reasons to memorize the creeds with our children. What …

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Ordinary Homeschool Planning and Gospel Hope

Ordinary Homeschool Planning: sometimes crazy, often simple, still beautiful

Planning for next year’s curriculum and schedule looks a lot like piles of books and papers scattered in semi-organized chaos across the corner of my bedroom.  My intention was, eventually, to craft a beautiful and photogenic display.  I’m an (accidental) homeschool blogger, after all.  I think that’s part of the job description. Yeah.  Um.  That …

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