To know God and to make Him known.

Articles dated June 2017

Get Moving: Lessons on Directing from the Life of Moses

"But Moses said to God, 'Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?'” Exodus 3:11 ESV When our Foundations/Essentials Director approached me about taking the director mantle from her, I was in the middle of a Bible study on the...
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Falling in Love at Practicum

Every summer I fall in love all over again with Classical Conversations. It’s not as if I have ever fallen out of love. But each summer Practicum season I am wooed back to the secret places of the heart in homeschooling. I always come away with a richer understanding...
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Avoiding the Micro-Managing Paradigm as Parents

“Homeschooling parents are some of the bravest people I know.”  I heard that statement recently and couldn’t help but agree. The constant battle of engaging minds while also engaging hearts is demanding, and certainly requires courage and commitment. A necessary...
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Thoughts on Tanglewood Tales

“Edit Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. And you know what? It actually was. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to say this or not, but I’ve always struggled to enjoy Hawthorne. I’m glad I read The Scarlet Letter in Challenge I,...
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To Boldly Go...

“Logic is the beginning of wisdom...not the end.”  -Spock, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Admittedly, I’m a bit of a Trekkie. You know, a Star Trek fan. I’m not sure if it was the “Trouble with Tribbles” television episode and the adorable fuzzy creatures that...
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