To know God and to make Him known.

Articles by author: Linda Tomkinson

A Homeschool Parent’s Musings: What Is Christian Paideia and Why Does It Matter?

"Education as paideia is not preparation for life, for college, or for work; it is our inherited means of living fully in the present, while we grow in wisdom and in grace, in conscience and in style, entering gradually into 'the good life.'"1 My summer Parent...
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Catechesis! “Caesar and Cicero” and “Language and Literature” in the Challenges

Who does not love the wheel of catechesis first simply signified by Leigh Bortins in her diagrams fringed by circling arrows? The diagram, celebrating knowledge, understanding, and wisdom for the goal to know God and to make Him known, may morph to a more sophisticated...
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How to Live Well and Plan from a State of Rest

by Linda
Thursday, 27 February, 2014
categories: Homeschooling Life
The Scriptures state, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”1 including “a time to keep, and a time to cast away.”2 Clearly, we are exhorted to consider our time and actions carefully. In daily life as home educators, we are...
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Stories of Two Wolves: Attaining Humility through Interventions

by Linda
Wednesday, 11 December, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
In her Writers Circle article, “Reflections on Tutor Humility [by a Recovering Engineer],” Amanda Butler imperatively exhorted tutors to embrace humility for “humility allows tutors to support families in a mentoring relationship, humility permits honesty to permeate...
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Heart Experience...Some Reflections

by Linda
Friday, 23 August, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
Another year has begun and, again, I am directing a Challenge program. I have tracked my seasons which have been positive, delightful, and always different. My current Challenge II group has already met twice and this week we completed our first biology experiment....
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