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July 22, 2020

Our Great-grandbaby

Soon our very first great-grandbaby is due to arrive. We are overwhelmingly excited. Thoughts and prayers turn at once to training in:

“Love the Lord with all your heart…”

“Love your neighbor as yourself.”

“Seek first the kingdom of God and all these t...

May 27, 2020

Come sit on the porch with me,” I heard Mother call to all of us in the yard. “We have peas to shell.” It was June 1945. That afternoon became a memory for me. Mother was so excited that Uncle Mervin, Daddy’s brother, would be coming home soon. The war was ending. Vict...

April 24, 2020


We are being tested in this emotion, right? Watch, God will work our fear for good.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).

Most of us ha...

March 23, 2020

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;” 1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV).

Such joy you bring me as I picture your school living and decl...

February 18, 2020

Proverbs 1:5-a "Let the wise hear and increase in learning..."

Proverbs 29:17 "Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart."

Proverbs 9:9 "Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he wil...

December 23, 2019

1. Challenge: Evaluate your reading

I’ve often been challenged and now want to challenge you to evaluate the books that you are reading:

- Family read-aloud books

- School assigned books

- Books for free time reading

- Books you are planning to discuss as a family

In your ev...

November 18, 2019

1. Hope

And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.” Psalm 39:7

One of the dictionary definitions of hope is, “a desire for a certain thing to happen.” Can’t you see that definition applying to your school? We “hope” that our children listens when we speak...

October 21, 2019

1. God always has a purpose

In Esther, chapter one, Memucan, a prince of Persia, an advisor to Ahasuerus, gave this advice to the king: “If we don’t reprimand Vashti (the queen), we will have a country of angry women, out of control, who do not know their place. Give he...

September 24, 2019

1. Foundations: God’s Word

At the beginning of the school year, it is our great privilege and joy to review what our true foundation of education is. As we review that one foundation, we can anticipate the excitement of evaluating schedule, methods, materials, environme...

July 22, 2019

1. Great Hope

As we prepare for the year ahead, how comforting is, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” (Psalm 32:8) Make a chart or card of this verse and keep it near you all year. Or paint it on...

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