Wednesdays with Words: Fine Balance
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Wednesdays with Words: Fine Balance

I have, perhaps, gushed too much about Sarah Mackenzie’s book Teaching from Rest.  I’ve quoted it a number of times: twice before on Wednesdays with Words (To Those Ends, Surrender … Take On), just this past Monday on my Daybook, and you can’t forget Instagram where I snapped a pic of the page I was on…

Homeschool Mom & Reader Toolkit
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Homeschool Mom & Reader Toolkit

Back in the fall, Brandy shared her Toolbox, her mobile command center. In that post she asked if we had one and what it was like. I immediately loved the idea as I’d been using a canvas bookbag, but I wanted something different than a shower caddy. At Anna’s, I saw that she has a…

Wednesdays with Words: Crowd of Wonders
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Wednesdays with Words: Crowd of Wonders

We have continued to enjoy Robinson Crusoe together as a family.  Well, most of us. One of the girls keeps asking when it will get exciting, so we try to explain it to her. I’ve been thinking about wonder in relationship to learning and loving and living a God fearing life recently and couldn’t pass…

Wednesdays with Words: Deliverance
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Wednesdays with Words: Deliverance

There are gems to be found in a reading from Robinson Crusoe and they always surprise me and make me think. So often we think sin and affliction are inexorably tied together, one and the same.  But Defoe cuts those lines so we see clearly that while our affliction may result from our sin, God’s…

Book Bag for January 22, 2015
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Book Bag for January 22, 2015

Oh dear, this is what I was afraid would happen. Not much has changed, but some has. Periodicals: CiRCE Magalog and the new Classical Academic Press Catalog came yesterday.  I also have a new Great Courses catalog that I will attempt not to drool on. Memoir/Biography: The Narnian by Alan Jacobs. I’ve gotten to the…