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Bunny, Homeschool Thoughts, and Books


Imagine sitting on a verandah rocking chair, surrounded by greenery and birdsong, while cuddling a bunny and chatting with a daughter…rejoicing in the knowledge that this is currently the best possible use of my time.  Bunbun, our new little friend, has added so much joy to our lives!

Ottawa’s Sunset Ceremonies were spectacular:  the world famous Musical Ride as well as a search and rescue dog competition, pipers, and, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of our maple leaf flag, a repetition of the oath of allegiance, something very uncommon in our culture.  I have rarely heard this oath since I became a Canadian citizen 38 years ago, and it was thrilling to repeat it.

RCMP Musical Ride

We have not started our summer school yet, although my plans are almost in place and the checklists are almost finished.  However, we did begin to read Daugherty’s Magna Charta out loud.

For years the guiding principle of our homeschool has been that we aim to equip our children to  ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Luke 10:27)

Recently I realized that I’m not even sure what the distinctions between heart and soul and mind are!  In other words, I need to explore more deeply what this text actually means.   Also, with only two children left at home, our homeschool needs to be revamped, so I will be reading about the philosophy of education as well as more practical resources.

This week I’ve been readingBusting Myths by Sarfati and Bates, interviews with 30 Ph.D. scientists who believe God created the world in six days, and Two Roads Home by Deborah Raney, a thoughtful novel about modern life.  Some friends and I will be going through Disciplines of a Godly Woman by Barbara Hughes this summer, and I hope to start reading it this weekend.

In bloggy land, Site Meter says my unique readers have  more than tripled in the last week, but looking at all aspects of my statistics closely makes me think that there are automated systems visiting my blog, doing many page views per visit.  That makes me nervous.  That, and the fact that we still have no idea how to fix the comment problem.

As mentioned above, my comment form is still not working (my techie son and I have not been able to resolve this yet), but you can comment on Google+ instead.  Now that our homeschool year is finished, I do hope to solve this problem, finally.  Thank you for your patience.

This post is linked to Kris’s Weekly Wrap Up , Week in Review, and Finishing Strong.

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