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Review: Luther by Those Who Knew Him by E. R. Charles

This devotional and encouraging book presents Luther and his ideas through the eyes of various members of a family that knew him.  From Fritz, a monk who travelled to Rome with him, and Else, who struggled with not being religious enough because she was not a nun, to Eva, a nun who rejoiced to share […]

Why Study Science?

After reminding students that scientific laws are not infallible, Jay Wile, author of Exploring Creation with Biology defends the study of science this way: If science isn’t 100% reliable, why study it?  The answer to that question is quite simple.  There are many interesting facts and much useful information not contained in the Bible.  It […]

33 Reminders for Homeschoolers

Because homeschooling is a marathon, not a sprint, we must emphasize the right things and minimize many others in order to be able to continue year after year in love, joy, and peace.  I’ve been homeschooling for over two decades and still forget so much so often!  So here’s a simple list of reminders for […]

First Frost and Autumn Thoughts

For a few days now we’ve been busily squirreling away garden goodies.  Although the various weather forecasts disagreed, the predicted temperatures were cool enough that we, in a valley, expected frost last night.  And, yes, we got it. The garden was mostly covered with tarps and sheets, and it will be a few hours before […]

A Summer of Total Truth

This summer some dear ladies and I studied our way, together, through Nancy Pearcey’s Total Truth. Never have I seen so much enthusiasm about a book besides the Bible.  One of the ladies was still reading the introduction when she decided to buy her agnostic father a copy.  Another one related how every significant conversation […]

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