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32: God Has No Baggage

     Have you ever driven to your folk’s home and when they meet you at the door their faces light up when they see you? Or have you ever walked into a room and had a child’s face shine just because you are there?…

31: First Things First

Dear Friends, Deuteronomy 6:6-7 is probably one of the most quoted Scripture references when speaking of home education: “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when…

30: Count Your Blessings

A few weeks ago I was a guest on a local Christian radio station along with another homeschool family. The host asked me for a favorite song. I chose Count Your Blessings. Here is the first verse and the chorus: When upon life’s billows you…

29: Principal and Teacher

Dear Principal of the School Meeting in Your Home,      My wife and I home educated our four sons over a period of twenty-one years. Our first son began formal education in 1985 and our fourth son graduated in 2005. Most of the daily…

28: Deuteronomy 6:5

     It is November and a month an a half until the new year. Earlier this year we were searching for ways to “stir up” one another to love and good deeds. And from January 9th to May 28th, 2011, all the families receiving…

27: Parents as Teachers

     As we begin this school year, I hope we will each be encouraged by meditating on how God has created us to be teachers. As the wise bumper sticker says: Every parent is a teacher, but not every teacher is a parent. A….

24: I Like Us

     Gratefulness and contentment are decidedly Christian virtues. They are rooted in an understanding of God’s purposes, as well as His wisdom, love, and sovereignty. At a family camp last summer, I had a mom recount to me how her husband would come home when…

23: Faithful Fathers

     In speaking to men, I regularly encourage them to focus on being faithful instead of successful. Recently I had a man ask me what I thought a faithful man looked like. This question has caused me to ponder what God calls a faithful…

22: To The Dads

I am adding the following note to Dad at the beginning of the new revised Christian Home and Family Worship. I hope it will encourage and edify each of you.      “Let me congratulate you for beginning to read this book. God has worked in…

21: R & R & R

     According to a recent poll, the number one New Year’s resolution is to spend more time with family. While that may be so for many people, I believe this resolution would have to be amended for readers of this newsletter, to spending more…