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I have a secret…

Okay so I’m really laying myself bare here. I’m going to say out loud what I  have been keeping under wraps for a while now. I’m writing a book. (ahem.) I’m writing a book. Okay, I’m not ready to shout it from the rooftops just yet but I am terrified excited to share this news with you here. Brooke, author of Warrior Prayers and Notes to Aspiring Writers: Your Dream, God’s Plan (due out next … read on, my friend…

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Sheltering and books

LIT’ERATURE, n. [L. literatura.] Learning; acquaintance with letters or books. Literature comprehends a knowledge of the ancient languages, denominated classical, history, grammar, rhetoric, logic, geography, &c. as well as of the sciences. A knowledge of the world and good breeding give luster to literature. There seem to be two camps concerning literature:  those who think you should shelter your children and those who think that difficult books are a tool for discussion. Of course older … read on, my friend…

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We have a winner!

And the Freedom & Simplicity on the R Road to Biblical Wisdom ebook goes to… TRICIA! Thanks to everyone for playing. I love giveaways and hope to have another one soon. Tricia let me know where to email your book!

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Commonplace Blogging

Before the internet craze of blogging we wrote our thoughts down in something called a journal. Or a diary maybe. But it was for your eyes only, no worries of nasty comments from people you’ve never met–or kudos either. There is a comfort in putting pen to paper, capturing thoughts in space and time with the confinement of the written word is challenging and exhilarating. This article (and my other passion) got me thinking about … read on, my friend…

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R Road book giveaway

I haven’t had a contest in a long time and I love this book, so I thought I would give away a copy to a fortunate reader. Lisa Hodgen’s new book Freedom & Simplicity on the R Road to Biblical Wisdom: A “How to” Guide to Biblical Learning in Home Education is one of new favorite books. I reviewed it at The Curriculum Choice so I won’t rehash it here. Just know that I think … read on, my friend…

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Commonplace books

In my studies recently I happened upon a type of “notebooking” that was fascinating. It combines two of my favorite things–notebooks and traditional books (which I happen to be passionate about making!). I am such a book geek that I had to learn more. Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines it as: Commonplace-book, a book in which are registered such facts, opinions or observations as are deemed worthy of notice or remembrance, so disposed that any one may … read on, my friend…

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My favorite soil softeners

A few years ago I purged all the “twaddle” on our bookshelves. I have been diligent since that time to fill our shelves with literature that would qualify as soil softeners. Ms. Rosalie Slater referred to certain literature as “soil softeners,” or material that softens the soil of the heart for instruction in righteousness and planting seeds of Biblical principles. Here are just a few of the many soil softeners we enjoy in our home. Mary Jones and Her Bible is … read on, my friend…

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What I’m reading now

There always several books on my “current” reading list. I am also a devourer. I will consume a book in a day. But then I will go back slower again and read with more purpose. Here are some books I am enjoying right now (aside from my Bible and A Guide to American Christian Education, which are ALWAYS in rotation). A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23. This one is going slower. I am taking my … read on, my friend…

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Classic science texts

The book I am using for science is from the 1180′s, entitled The Child’s Book of Nature by Dr. Worthington Hooker. My volume is three books in one that I got on eBay. It contains botany, zoology and light heat and air, etc. The title page says “… for the use of families and schools intended to aid mothers and teachers in training children in the observation of nature.” I want to give you a … read on, my friend…

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My favorite Christmas reading

I can’t give a complete list because I’m sure I’ll forget something, but this is my family’s list for Christmas reading. It’s not long but the works are quality. Account of the Christmas story in Luke 2 (KJV), read by candlelight Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas Treasury: The Complete Christmas Collection from River Oak Publishing The Candymaker’s Gift by David and Helen Haidle from Honor Books The Christmas Lizard by Cory Edwards from Honor Books The … read on, my friend…

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