Training your child's character can be likened to tending a garden. Nurturing to life the good character qualities you want to see grow and blossom. It’s about watching over what’s sprouting up and carefully cultivating that which will one day bear fruit. It requires tilling the soil and weeding out anything that is not fructiferous… Continue reading How to Train Your Child’s Character – The Charlotte Mason Way!
After reading the past posts, you now know everything you need to know to help your homeschooled child find the college of his dreams. Whew! It’s been quite a journey, but you’ve been faithful and you’re almost there. Now it’s time to let them go. Sending a child off to college can seem like a… Continue reading College Prep: Let Them Go
I often speak and write about nurturing our children’s gifts, talents, and passions—about encouraging their success. Homeschooling offers the unique opportunity to tailor our children’s education to their own personal bents. We don’t have to follow the standard scope and sequence designed for a typical student. The cookie-cutter mentality is often why students leave high… Continue reading Encouraging Success in Your Children
At times we fall into what I call the perfection trap, demanding more from our children than they are capable of giving. Our reactions to their misbehavior can be harsh, lacking in the mercy God has for us. When we constantly communicate frustration with our children’s imperfections, we fail to portray Christ to them. If… Continue reading The Perfection Trap
Is it not the cry of our hearts to pass on the love we have for God to our children—to live out our faith in a way that models it for them? When I’m walking closely with the Lord, I’m full of joy and excitement. Spending time with Him makes me more aware of His… Continue reading Pass on the Love
As homeschool moms, believing God's Word for our children is paramount. Being our children's primary educator can fill us with fear and trepidation. The enormity of this responsibility overwhelms even the most faithful homeschool mom. Yet we need not fear, for God's Word promises great and wonderful things for our children. The question we must… Continue reading Believing God’s Word for our Children
Fulfilling the call to homeschool requires rest for the journey. It demands more than we are capable of producing in our own strength. We must depend on God for stamina and one another for motivation to keep travailing this path. It's so important that we surround ourselves with encouragement. Do you receive encouragement on a… Continue reading Rest for the Journey
Have you, like me, wondered if the decisions you are making are God’s perfect will? Do you fear perhaps that you are stepping out and going your own path, walking outside of His will? If so, let me encourage you: God’s will is not nearly as complicated as we imagine. We tend to get caught… Continue reading Am I in God’s Will?
“Please pray for me.” How many times have you heard that phrase? How many times have you agreed that you would? How often do you actually stop what you are doing and cry out to God on behalf of those who ask? When you do, how certain are you that you are engaging in effective prayer?… Continue reading Effective Prayer
For me, one of the hardest things about being a believer is being discouraged in my walk with God because of my imperfections. I want so much to be pure, holy, and Christlike. Yet I fail in so many little ways to measure up to His standard of perfection. Then I get in His word… Continue reading Our Progress and Potential are Predetermined