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This One Thing I Do!

When our youngest son was about two years old, he put just about every toy he owned in a backpack. Then he put on the backpack. Then he fell over backwards! The weight of all his “stuff” stopped our little boy in his tracks. I remember laughing at the picture, and then realizing that it was a graphic illustration of what happens to so many homeschooling families.

Turning My Heart toward My Children

“If love is patient, then what is impatience?” This editorial's parting thought struck to my very heart.

Often the Unplanned Is the Most Memorable

A recent weekend I shared with my five sons was meticulously planned. Well, let me qualify that. It was about as planned as it could be by my standards.

The Gaze that Grace Gives

It has been said that a child’s first impression of God is found in the face of his mother. She gazes on him lovingly, ready to meet his every need, willing to sacrifice whatever she must to care for him, nurture him, teach him about his world, protect him, help him to find purpose and meaning in life.

Life in the Fast Lane

With childhood innocence she asked this killer question: “Deddy, why do we always go places in the fast lane?”

Empty Chairs and Empty Tables

When I hear the song, “Empty Chairs and Empty Tables” from Les Miserables, I need to have a box of Kleenex handy—especially lately. Many homeschooling families I know, including my own, have empty chairs at the table.

Ten Biblical Principles to Happily-Ever-After

Genesis 2:18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit forhim.”

Fathers: Will Your Children Say “I Want to Be Like You”?

A while back I received a phone call from my son who attends a Christian college in New York City. We talked about classes, girls and his lack of money; then he got to the real point of his call.

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