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Free Homeschool Magazine
You can get a free encouraging magazine for Christian women from my friends at Wisdom's Gate.  An Encouraging Word is a quarterly publication designed for Christian women of all ages. Now in its 15th year of publication, An Encouraging Word continues to reach thousands of  women with encouragement, support, direction, and blessing for wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters...and anyone in need of an encouraging word! Get a FREE sample copy of "An Encouraging Word" magazine -...
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The Boy Who Had No Need of Ears

The Boy Who Had No Need of Ears
My husband was looking through his old homeschool file and found a poem he had written long time ago.  Guess which child this was about? The Boy Who Had No Need of EarsI know a boy of eleven yearsWho has no need of his two ears.He speaks all morning, noon and night,When he plays and when he fights,And when he speaks all stop to hearThis wise old boy of eleven years.But never once during his dayWill...
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Compliant Children Leave Messes Too

Compliant Children Leave Messes Too
My dog is the sweetest, most obedient dog.  When I sent him to the pen today, he obediently did his business.  When he came back to the door, I sent him out again, so he could do "the other business."  That job completed, he obediently returned to the door waiting patiently to come inside.  At which point he dropped another large load on the deck. Really? Again?  Why me? Children are like that too.  You can...
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"Lord, don't let me be ashamed that we homeschool!"

"Lord, don't let me be ashamed that we homeschool!"
As children get older, you begin to realize that you have less and less control over their behavior.  It's not until you reach the teen years that you truly understand why all the child training you did in the early years was so important.  Sometimes it seems like you can't tell them anything when they are older teens, and the only messages they hear from you are the ones you said a decade earlier! As children...
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You're not alone! Blessings, Lee
Monday, 25 October 2010 09:45
Guest — corine
... so true! Words of wisdom spoken here.
Sunday, 24 October 2010 20:02
Guest — Theresa
Thanks so much, Lee! Thank you for voicing my fears as I am beginning to feel that loss of control. It's very difficult, but it'... Read More
Sunday, 24 October 2010 05:42
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Separating is Horrible - But Joy Awaits!

Separating is Horrible - But Joy Awaits!
Letting go is hard work.  Watching your children leave for college brings all sorts of emotions to the surface.   That's when you truly do the hard work of separating. Separating is horrible, and the work is hard, but it really pays off! I'm reading all my home educating friends talking about starting their new academic year and I'm thinking...I am so not ready to not be a home educator any more. I wonder what my cat...
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Oh Happy Day!

Oh Happy Day!
Problems seem magnified when you focus on them. While I was on vacation in Alaska I missed two weeks of church.  We had a wonderful time, but when I got home my troubles seemed to be bigger and more overwhelming than before.  Our first day back at church, and the first worship song we heard, and I figured out the reason!  We were singing "Oh Happy Day!" and these words:Oh happy day, happy dayYou washed my...
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Home High School - Welcome to The HomeScholar

Home High School - Welcome to The HomeScholar
My husband recently produced a promotional video for The HomeScholar.  I would love it if you would share this with your friends and your homeschool groups that might need some encouragement to continue homeschooling through high school.  Also, please take a moment and leave a comment to let him know what you think. You can sign up for our free monthly newsletter here.
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Guest — Lee
Dear Ann, The artist is Dax Johnson, and the song is "For Rain." Blessings, Lee
Monday, 13 September 2010 16:37
Guest — Ann
hi Lee & Matt-- It's a beautiful video! It very much captures you and the heart of your ministry. I love the piano music. Can ... Read More
Sunday, 12 September 2010 19:16
Guest — Jane Carter
I loved this video! What a professional job and such a great way to honor you as his wife! Double-kudos for hubby! As I just start... Read More
Saturday, 11 September 2010 17:23
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20/20 Homeschool Hindsight

20/20 Homeschool Hindsight
20/20 Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Wouldn't it be nice to know exactly how everything should go, and see how it will all end? When you see your current challenges, it's difficult to know why you are going through certain struggles.  The same thing happened to the disciples at the triumphal entry.  They knew Jesus would die, and they knew the crowd was acting like Jesus was a King.  They couldn't understand how these two different...
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Guest — Lee
Praise the Lord, Audrey! That is SO WONDERFUL! Woo Hoo! This is such a wonderful thing to hear - thank you SO MUCH for sharing ... Read More
Monday, 23 May 2011 15:51
Guest — Audrey
This is an older post and now, 10 months later we have such a testimony! Our oldest son graduated from our home school yesterday!... Read More
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Guest — Audrey
You are right up my street tonight. I should be asleep, but I am busy trying to figure out plans for my 12th grader. What should ... Read More
Saturday, 24 July 2010 19:32
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Hurray for Homeschooling Dads!

Hurray for Homeschooling Dads!
Hi everyone,Matt here.  I wanted to send a quick message out to some of the homeschool fathers I met over the weekend at the Washington Homeschool Convention.  I love seeing men taking a leadership role in educating their children and this weekend I got to meet a lot of you. The dad who wanted to make sure his daughter got thoroughly trained in sound economic principles so she could understand what was happening in the world...
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Learn about Challenges from this College Grad

Learn about Challenges from this College Grad
We can learn things from other school settings.  I was reading about a success story in the newspaper that will be SO encouraging to parents with struggling learners. "The kid who was never supposed to walk or talk, he's about to graduate from one of the fine liberal-arts colleges in the country"Read the article called Grad who personifies perseveranceThis young man attended a private high school, worked with private tutors and used school-provided note-takers, and then...
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Homeschooling High School? Remember When...?

Homeschooling High School? Remember When...?
Homeschoolers are a forgetful bunch.  Each new phase of homeschooling is often met with anxiety and uncertainty.  "Can I really do this?" is a common question, especially when approaching the high school years.  Yet, the Bible has a lot to say about remembering.  In fact, the theme of Deuteronomy is "remember."  Don't forget what the Lord has done. Deuteronomy 8:2Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years,...
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