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Review: Mendeleyev’s Dream by Paul Strathern

From ancient Greece through centuries of alchemy to the modern periodic table, Mendeleyev’s Dream traces the history of chemistry with fascinating mini-biographies.  We learn about Thales of Miletus who fell off a cliff while stargazing; Henning Brand who fermented and distilled vats of urine to isolate phosphorus, the first new element; Boyle, the founder of […]

Review: The Good News About Marriage by Shaunti Feldhahn

We all know those ‘facts’ about marriage:  half of all marriages fail, most marriages are unhappy, it takes years of painful work to fix a bad marriage, remarriages are unlikely to succeed, and Christians’ divorce rates are the same as unbelievers’. What if these ideas were not true?  What if they were based on misunderstanding […]

Bible Narratives for Ages 10-15

Recently a mom asked me to recommend good quality Bible stories for her 10-15 year old children.  Since it is crucial for everyone to read and understand the Bible, I have put together an annotated resource list suitable for this age and for new Christians…and for everyone else who wants a narrative approach to the […]

MathScore, EduFighter, and our Family

We have used MathScore off and on for years, and now we have also tried out its new game EduFighter.  As I wrote in an earlier review, MathScore is a drill program that’s all about math, instead of being mathematical entertainment.  Entertainment is fine in its place, but a good, solid math drill program that goes […]

Review: Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney

Landyn, married less than six months, runs back to her parents’ place with a U-Haul in tow, crashing the opening celebrations of her parents’ new bed and breakfast, Chicory Inn.  Her parents, Audrey and Grant, are stretched to the limit financially and emotionally by Audrey’s dream of an inn.  Her husband Chase, a fairly new […]

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