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When your Child Cannot Learn Well: Psychoeducational Testing at Home

After a recent Sylvan Learning Center assessment, we were encouraged to get psychoeducational testing for one of our children.  However, the cost was $2000, way beyond our budget.  (Note that this is a service provided by independent psychologists who specialize in education, not by Sylvan.) When I discussed that with the Sylvan lady, she said, […]

Handel’s Messiah with the Choir of King’s College

Friends and family members–including 3 of our 5 kids!–are attending various local performances of Handel’s Messiah this year. I was a wee bit envious but then my husband sent me this link to a performance by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. May you, too, be uplifted by the joyous strains and words of this […]

Review: Promise and Deliverance by S.G. De Graaf

It can be difficult to find a quality narrative Bible curriculum for teens and adults. The four volume Promise and Deliverance series by S.G. De Graaf, first published years ago, is still among the best. Many years ago Christianity Today called it “A landmark in interpreting the simple stories of the Bible” and that assessment […]

Pickled Beans, Large and Small Batches

Large Batch Pickled Beans: Use about 5 gallons of freshly picked green beans to make about 14 quarts pickled beans. Carefully wash and trim beans. Into each hot, clean quart jar put: 2 cloves of garlic 1 head dill weed 1 t crushed chili peppers Fill with carefully cleaned and trimmed beans, allowing 1 inch […]

Lily Lapp Books Free and on Sale

The enchanting Lily Lapp books are on sale this week.   My little girls LOVE them and read them over and over.  These funny, real-life, wholesome stories are for ages 8-13 and appeal to both girls and younger boys 8-11. Life with Lily is free on Kindle from today to the 25th, and the next 3 volumes are […]

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