Homeschooling for Sanctification

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What do we do with tedious homeschool days? What do we do with turbulent homeschool days? What do we do with terrible homeschool days? They happen. Sometimes they outnumber the terrific homeschool days. Ok, often they do, really. So we’re troubled. But we shouldn’t be. Life isn’t going to be easy. If we smooth out one area of conflict, there will be another to replace it. If we replace one bad habit, we will suddenly unearth another one that needs … Read More

The Blessing of a Public Tantrum

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We’ve seen them. The child screaming, red-faced at the park, oblivious to parental admonitions. The toddler rocking in the cart, yelling because he didn’t get his way. We sigh and shake our heads as we move along our way. Until it’s us and our children. My toddlers rarely threw real tantrums, but when they have, it’s been at the grocery store. Sure, at the grocery store or in the middle of a crowded park, when we have guests or when … Read More

Simply Contemplate: Wisdom is Fearing God & Keeping His Commandments

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I’m in a small online book club with my best friend (IRL! But 4 hours away) and her mom and sister-in-law (who are local to me). We’re reading Jeffrey Meyers’ Ecclesiastes: A Table in the Mist, a short layman’s commentary on Ecclesiastes, which is one of my favorite books of the Bible. I’ve never found it to be a depressing book, and this commentary backs me up in that impression. I’d say Meyers’ overarching point is that the hebel/vanity/vapor theme … Read More