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Hope, A Few Blades of Green Grass

“Even when the grass looks entirely brown, always, when you get down on your knees and look closely, you will see some blades of green.”* There is hope in that, and comfort. Sometimes, when life happens and homeschooling and other matters seem to be hopeless, the little positives gain huge importance.  If you look closely, […]

Send Me, O Lord

When we look around at the world and the church, there’s so much work to be done.  Sometimes it’s overwhelming, yet we so eagerly want to contribute. When Christina Rossetti felt this way she wrote “Send Me”. Use me, God, in Thy great harvest field, Which stretcheth far and wide like a wide sea; The […]

Recommendation: The BBC Historical Farm Series

Now that the weather is getting colder and there’s an end in sight to tomatoes and cabbages decorating our house, my thoughts turn to the hands-on history of the BBC series, Edwardian Farm,  Victorian Farm, and Wartime Farm.  We watched them several years ago, and since then the girls have been re-watching them through illnesses, concussions, […]

Nurturing a Love of Learning

People sometimes ask, “How do you instill a love of learning in your child?” I think that’s the wrong question.  Children are naturally curious and eager to learn, and God has instilled this in them; we don’t need to.  Instead, the question should be, “How do we nurture this love of learning?” And, if for some […]

LifeTOUR in Ottawa

Last Saturday night in Ottawa, LifeTOUR presented a compelling case for protecting preborn children. Despite an exhausting traveling schedule and very little sleep, the three speakers were able to engage the audience, and at least one person who arrived pro-choice became pro-life when she realized what ‘choice’ actually involved. First Andre Schutten of ARPA Canada […]

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