When I was young, the only neighbors I had were at school. Our family lived near a seven-lane road and the closest houses were near a very unsafe apartment complex several hundred yards away. We spent most of our time at our Christian school, so I wouldn’t have met my neighbors anyway. When a preacher would talk about loving our […]
You homeschool because your child’s faith is important to you. We want to support you in training up your child. These blog posts show how to give your child a biblical worldview of each subject.
In Part 1 of this series, we discussed the importance of family devotions. Now we will consider how you can implement family worship in your home. My husband and I picked up some ideas last year at a family worship workshop at our church, and this encouragement and instruction reignited our own time of family devotions. Each family […]
The Most Important Subject to Teach in Your Homeschool—Family Devotions As we begin this new year of 2015, let’s make a resolution that can bring eternal dividends: commit to regular family devotions with our children. My children’s ACT® scores and future career opportunities matter little in comparison with the condition of their hearts and the place […]
In Part 1, we made the case for how the Little House series portrays a cultural Christianity that contains moral teaching, positive character traits, a good work ethic, and traditional family values yet is bankrupt of the saving gospel of Christ. It portrays a religion of pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps. We must […]
Christmas is almost here! Can you remember the excitement shivering up and down your spine and bursting energetically out through gleeful screams of joy? Or maybe you sheepishly remember the pouting whines of disappointment after you unwrapped yet another present that you didn’t ask for or want. Being thankful for the generosity of others wasn’t the […]
When we consider the greatness of the gifts God has given us in Christ, any offering we could make in return seems rather paltry. But in looking at the men and women of the Christmas story, we find models of gift-giving that any believer can imitate. Though simple, their gifts were given out of hearts […]
The wolves howl hungrily in the Big Woods, but inside the little log cabin a cozy fire projects the lively shadows of Pa’s fiddle playing while Mary and Laura sing along. Scenes like this one from the Little House series are still etched in my mind. My mother read each of the Little House books […]