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Articles in category: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!

Woods, Words, and Wonders

Our 2017 Parent Practicum speaker probably thought I was taking diligent notes. Certainly, I was scribbling furiously as he spoke of doxology and of angels continuously awed into reverent exclamation. Holy, holy, holy! Perhaps he would have been more flattered even, to...
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Record Keeping that Aims for Heaven Part One: Dwell with the principles you value

Life in the twenty-first century insists we wear all sorts of hats, doesn’t it? Homeschooling, in particular, demands that we don not only the many hats required to function in our complex world, but also put on all those that are related to what our culture entitles “...
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Fresh Springs

Do you have a summer tradition for refreshment? Every summer, I love to re-read a classic devotional book called “Streams in the Desert” by L. B. Cowman. Written in 1925, it has a truly wise, old-school style and feel. The theme of the entire book echoes the ideas of...
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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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Directing: My Mission Field

"I don't know, Lord. Are you sure you mean me? There are loads of parents much more qualified than I am to direct." That was me about ten years ago. When my state manager (this is back when Classical Conversations still had state managers) first called and asked if I...
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