To know God and to make Him known.

Articles by author: Jennifer Courtney

Oops! We Had to Start the Book Over: Learning at a Human Pace

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Surely many of us heard this simple exhortation from parents or grandparents whenever we failed at a task or struggled to complete it. Recently, in our home school, we got to live it out. After the semester break, it...
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How to Be a Good Reader: Highlighting

“Enlightenment is achieved only when, in addition to knowing what an author says, you know what he means and why he says it.” - Mortimer Adler, How to Read a Book “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” - Francis...
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Advent: Patiently Waiting Upon God

“Come, thou long expected Jesus….” These words of a favorite hymn sum up the season of Advent well. Indeed, the savior was VERY long awaited, was He not? For hundreds of years, the Jews had looked for Messiah. There was nothing they could do to hasten His coming but...
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Getting the Best Fit for Every Child

In April of my senior year of college, my high school sweetheart proposed. We decided to get married in August. Four months should be enough time to plan a wedding, but there was one little hitch. Before we decided to get married, I had committed to a six-week...
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We Are One Body: Recognizing the Gifts of Others in Seminar

When we are fearful, we tend to fall back on things that we know. There is nothing like homeschooling for preying upon our fears about parenting. The questions echo: “Will my child be able to get into college?” “Will my child be able to find a good job?” And so, we...
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