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The Four Levels of Reading, Summarized for High School

Besides the Bible, How to Read a Book  by Adler and Van Doren (link is to my review) has been the foundational book of our high school at home program. It is an intense volume that teaches readers how get the most out of any book they read, as well as how to decide which […]

Review: Side by Side by Edward Welch

Each one of us is needy, and the longer we live the more we understand how deep our need is. However, we may not all realize that we are needed too; even though we may be a mess, God commands us to care for our brothers and sisters in their neediness.  In Side by Side: […]

When Your Teen Can No Longer Focus

  Sometimes it happens. Your brilliant, super-capable teen is no longer learning, and you sense it is not merely an attitude problem. You begin to suspect something is seriously wrong…and you are probably right. In our many years of homeschooling we have come across this problem a few times, and this I have learned: When […]

Review: A Friend in Me by Pamela Havey Lau

There are so many lonely people in the world.  One of them may even be you. Some say loneliness is an inevitable part of living in a sin-drenched world, and there is a measure of truth in that.  On the other hand, Christians should be there for the lonely, for those who are struggling and […]

Review: Take My Hand Again

Not only are our children growing older, but so are our parents.  And, while the children are becoming more independent, the parents may be becoming more dependent.  That is the way life works in our broken world. It’s not easy, this business of our parents growing older.  It is difficult emotionally, of course.  But there […]

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