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For our college age young people, and also for ourselves as homeschooling moms. (I used to tag this as ‘adult’ but my hubby told me that had the wrong connotation.)

Review: How to Live in Fear by Lance Hahn

We and our kids live in an age of anxiety.  Most of us know someone who lives in fear, and maybe we do so ourselves.  Much of the time the fear is mild but sometimes there are panic attacks, and sometimes seemingly endless stretches of unbearable terror.  As Christians, we need to be able to support […]

Skillpower, Willpower, and New Year’s Goals

In Disease Proof, Katz argues that most people do not accomplish their goals because they do not have the skills to do so.  It isn’t that they are lazy or unmotivated or bad; it simply is that they have never learned the basic steps to choosing goals, losing weight, exercising, and so forth.  This book, […]

Review: Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Homeschooling is, when you get down to it, all about learning. That is one of the reasons I picked up Make It Stick:  The Science of Successful Learning—I needed to understand how to make learning work better in our homeschool.  Now I am recommending it to everyone.  Based on research, this book is full of […]

Under the Butternut Trees

I spent much of my blogging break working busily ‘as unto the Lord’ in the kitchen, the garden, the car, and elsewhere, but some of the best hours were spent under our butternut trees. It was my favorite spot this summer, a place of open-eyed prayer, read alouds, chats, and much-needed rest.  It was a summer […]

Thoughts on Finding God in the Hard Times by Matt and Beth Redman

We all face hard times sooner or later, and they can seem unbearable and never-ending. One of the crucial questions we face then is, “Can we still praise God when life is hard?” “Yes!” exclaim Matt and Beth Redman who wrote the song “Blessed Be Your Name.” With numerous references to the Psalms of lament, […]

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