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Birds Still Do Sing

It has been a long, hard winter.  Lots of snow, lots of ice, lots of cold, and lots of distressing life-stuff. The other day I stood outside, trying to get into my locked house.  I didn’t want to be outside, and there was no objective reason why my house key shouldn’t work, but it didn’t. […]

Pi Day—An Opportunity for Praise

God has built many surprises into the universe for us to discover and enjoy. One of them is the number pi which begins with 3.141592… and continues on for at least 13 trillion digits, perhaps forever. What is so special about this number?  Simply this:  it shows up throughout nature in the most surprising places, […]

Five Week Wrap Up: Life, School, and Books

The past weeks have been moving in many ways. First there was my 50th birthday when my five siblings from all over Canada flew in to celebrate.  There is no way to describe how loved that made me feel.  We had a wonderful time together and, though everyone’s life is back to normal, the weekend strengthened […]

A Snowy World

Fluffy balls of snow drifting down relentlessly, exploding softly on our faces…. We don’t have a lot of snow like some of you do, but we are enjoying what we do have…except for the shovelling and the driving. And while it is coming down, before it means work and danger, it is so beautiful and makes […]

Top Twenty Books for Families to Read Aloud

Reading aloud is central to our family and our homeschool.  It helps form who we are now and who we will become.   It also teaches us about others and ourselves and, indeed, the world.  After almost 20 years of homeschooling—and a few more of reading aloud—we have a list of family favorites: #1:  The Bible.  […]

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