WORTHY ARTICLE | On Halloween by Jenna Pelias

Halloween, Worthy Books and Things

My Top 4 Favorite Quotes from this article On Halloween  by Jenna Pelias at TroubleFace Mom: 1.)  “This is the only night of the entire year that most of your neighbors and mine are going to come knocking on our doors. The only night. And what is the typical Christian response to this? 1. To go … Continue reading

WORTHY ARTICLE | School Is No Place for a Reader by Jennifer A. Franssen

Do you remember your school library?  I do.  It was a place of magic and discovery, where I was first introduced to a very scrappy redhead with stiff braids and extraordinary strength named Pippi, who could carry a horse while playing with her friends and who was curiously identified by her long stockings.  It was where I let my imagination … Continue reading

WORTHY ARTICLE | Imagination As Love by Bryanna Johnson

Originally posted on HAVING DECIDED TO STAY:
Imagination is the power of image-creation. It is a living fire in the mind, for we are image-using creatures. Indeed, all our dealings and deliberations are the chasing – or the fleeing – of some picture we aspire or dread to enter into. Images are the way we…

WORTHY ARTICLE | Our Personal Libraries by Rob Stroud

Originally posted on Mere Inkling:
What a blessing it is to live in an age when even the most modest home can treasure its personal library. Public libraries are a community boon, but because of the printing press, books are no longer restricted to the homes of the wealthy. Books—or, more properly the reading of…

WORTHY ARTICLE | Fluent Faith by Una-Melina & Speaking Faith as a Second Language by Amy Lepine Peterson

Truly excellent writing causes us to think deeply. It is the sort of writing that can raise as many questions as it answers; prompting questions and promoting thought. “Mind appeals to mind and thought begets thought and that is how we become educated. For this reason we owe it to every child to put him in … Continue reading

WORTHY ARTICLE | Caring for Your Introvert by Jonathan Rauch

Are You an Introvert?

Are you an introvert?  Do you know somebody who is?  Then you will enjoy this article I came across recently.  I’ve got to admit, I found myself chuckling more than once while reading it. For your reading pleasure from a vintage issue (March 2003) of The Atlantic: Caring for Your Introvert The habits and needs of a little-understood … Continue reading

WORTHY ARTICLE | The Homeschool Diaries by Paul Elie

Great article from The Atlantic: The Homeschool Diaries   by Paul Elie In New York City, teaching your own kids can make the most practical sense. “Homeschooling happened to me this way:  The same winter I started teaching a graduate class one night a week, my family was..” [click to continue reading] And if you’re … Continue reading

WORTHY ARTICLE | Gardening is Kindness by James Witmer


Gardening might not be the first thing we think about as we observe the dreary autumn weather.  In fact it was probably the farthest thing from my mind as I drove through the chilly and overcast countryside with my daughter on our way home from the store this evening.  But given my daughter’s love for … Continue reading

WORTHY ARTICLE | A Living Education: Roam Schooling by Una-Melina & My Education in Home Schooling by Quinn Cummings

It is impossible to think of home education and not think of home.  However in this age of ready accessibility to information and instant communication that idea is being stretched to reach outside the little white house on the corner and beyond the classroom walls of the local school as well.  How many of us … Continue reading

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