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Homeschooling Encouragement, Christian Homeschoolers

The Heart of Christian Homeschooling

Why are we homeschooling? Let’s face it, it certainly isn’t convenient. So is it for academics? Character training? To shelter our children from worldly influences? Or is it for the purposes of Biblical instruction?

  • Marc & Cynthia Carrier |
  • August 30, 2010 |
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Do Not Grow Weary

It's at the end of one of those days when my brain is mush, that I sometimes will question our decision to homeschool. Who in their right mind would trade a profitable career for diapers and phonics cards?

It's All in the Approach

In my mind, this particular day was doomed from the get go. All the components had arranged themselves in such a manner that I was certain of the impending danger...

Scheduling Your Priorities

Guilt is an ever-present partner in parenting. Have you ever felt guilty at the end of the day because there was so much work yet to be done. Here are some tips to help you with your priorities.

Morality Is Not the Point

What does God want from us? If your answer is merely moral living then you're off course.

Crazy About My Kids!

Whenever people find that we homeschool, the attention immediately turns to me. The looks I get from people speak very loudly—they say, “You must be crazy!” And then come the comments.

What Do These Stones Mean to You?

After the Israelites crossed the Jordan River, God told them to set up stone markers to remind them of the miracle. What are your memorial markers?

No Place Like Home

The other day I happened to be out when the local school kids were released from classes. Observing the conversations between them was disheartening. One benefit of parent-led education is the blessing of dealing with character issues head-on...

What Are You Running On?

My car did a herky-jerky sort of death throws dance, let out a hideous grumbling moan, and died. Too late I realized what was wrong.

That Guilty Feeling: Fighting the Spirit of Failure

I have homeschooled for nineteen years, but I still feel like I am an unqualified, unorganized, undisciplined, under-educated and a full-time failure of a homeschool mom. What do I do with this load of guilt?

The Value of One-on-One Time

Our pup was always energetic and ready to play, just like kids. And just like kids, he was happy and generally stayed out of trouble as long as his caretakers were giving him love and attention.

Spring Cleaning for the Soul - and Homeschool

I've written what I heard one man pray in my Bible and posted it on my desk: "Lord, cleanse us of anything You cannot bless."

When 'No' Is Beautiful... And When God Changes It

With overwhelming uncertainty, I asked my husband: "Hun, what do you think about homeschooling?" With no hesitation in the slightest, my husband's response came to me, "No."

Is Anyone Listening to Me?

Is anyone listening to me? If so, what are they "hearing" through my life? What kind of life am I "speaking" to my husband and my children?

Marriage, Homeschooling, and You

After 15 years, Jim and I had managed to get away for a day—just the two of us. But returning home the next day was less euphoric.

The Princess and the Pack Mule

Let's face it, moms: we're a lot like pack mules. But you are not only teaching history; you are writing history on the hearts of your impressionable youngsters.

God Has Plans for Us: Homeschooling through Illness and Pain

We haven't always done our homeschooling the traditional way, and I certainly would have rather not had these serious illnesses in our family. But we've learned something...

Homeschooling: A Spiritual Exploit

As you pour yourself into your children's education, putting self aside and sacrificing your own interests, are you being presumptuous to anticipate worthwhile results?

  • Maribeth Spangenberg |
  • February 22, 2010 |
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Strength for the Journey: A Winter Meditation

Now is when the dreaded "slump" occurs. Proverbs 3:5-7 offers deep truths for our continued homeschool journey.

10 Reasons We Homeschool

Every homeschool mom has been tempted to throw in the towel at some point. Here are 10 reasons to keep going.

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Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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