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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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Is Homeschooling High School Intimidating?

Is Homeschooling High School Intimidating?
What exactly does one need in order for a home school child to enter college? I have heard many different things..like a home school diploma will not be sufficient or you have to have transcripts or a portfolio...it is very intimidating to say the least. Any advice???~Amanda Amanda, check out my free minicourse here.I have lots of video classes about how to homeschool high school on the Gold Care Club.It's not intimidating, it's just one more...
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Homeschoolers: Don't be wise in your own eyes

Homeschoolers: Don't be wise in your own eyes
If you do your job well, your children will become well-educated.  Unfortunately, that sometimes can make teenagers feel like they are "smarter" or "better" than someone else.  It's a challenge to convey encouragement about their good efforts, without encouraging them to become prideful.  The Bible equates "being wise in your own eyes" with evil that should be shunned. Do not be wise in your own eyes;fear the LORD and shun evil.This will bring health to your...
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Guest — J W
We were on a field trip to the aquarium, and my 7th grader eavesdropped on a group of public school kids. My darling child was wi... Read More
Sunday, 24 January 2010 12:18
Guest — BadMsM
I agree wholeheartedly. Humility is something we should make sure we teach out kids as well.
Saturday, 23 January 2010 11:14
Guest — Jacque
Very good Lee. So very true. Shalom~
Saturday, 23 January 2010 06:50
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My Children Never Listen to Me!

My Children Never Listen to Me!
Let me take a guess. Your children don't always listen to you. Once in a while, you communicate something very clearly to them, and they act like their ears are filled with cotton.  At some point you may have felt like your children did not take full advantage of your experience and expertise by implementing your instruction. Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, "We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written...
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Lee Thanks for the wisdom...it doesn't fall on deaf ears!
Wednesday, 13 January 2010 09:51
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Outlast the Storms - One Final Word...

Outlast the Storms - One Final Word...
Here's a PS on last week's post on outlasting the storms...God's promises are true EVEN WHEN THERE IS A SHIPWRECK. In Acts we read about Paul being shipwrecked.  He was in a ship and in danger too, and he STILL completed God's plan for his life.  Paul recognized that even though he did not expect the shipwreck, the Lord already knew it would happen.  Paul tried to explain the situation to the others in the ship;Acts...
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Teach Your Children to Tithe

Teach Your Children to Tithe
I saw the most wonderful bumper sticker!  "If you love Jesus, tithe - anyone can honk!" I just love that!  Genuine faith is not just about doing the easy things, it's also about doing the hard things.  In this economy, tithing may be a VERY hard thing.  Anyone can honk, but giving money away when finances are insecure, that takes faith.Homeschoolers focus on academics, and the Lord does want us to raise children in knowledge as...
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I totally agree with you. Tithing is such a key and a blessing.
Monday, 22 June 2009 08:17
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A Dad's Christmas Morning Reflection

A Dad's Christmas Morning Reflection
Matt here, blogging early on Christmas morning.  The boys are still in bed having negotiated an 8AM wake up today.  Boy, life is different than when they were up at 6 AM on Christmas morning, pulling on our blankets and begging us to get up!Speaking of life, I finally got around to using a Christmas present I received last year.  It is a VHS to DVD recorder.  For a full year, I could never get around...
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Guest — J W
LOL, and how many times do I say to my children, "You're not 2 years old anymore, so knock it off!"
Thursday, 25 December 2008 11:19
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Speaking of Ponzi Schemes. . .

Speaking of Ponzi Schemes. . .
I found this is my "memoirs" folder on my computer.  It was written "a few years ago" about my younger son, the political economy major.  He certainly doesn't demonstrate ANY problems with reading comprehension anymore.  In fact, he just told us that he heard all the news about the book "Twilight" and decided that he was old enough to read it.  He read the entire series in two days, just before finals week.  (Begs the question,...
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Guest — J W
BWAH-haha! If you had known then what you know now... I noticed the date was April 4... you should have had him doing your income... Read More
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:19
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How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here?
Are you confused about the current economic crisis?  I certainly am!  I saw this YouTube video as I was doing some research, and it seemed to explain it in a way that I can understand.  This becomes a McCain ad somewhere around the 8:30 mark, so you may not want to watch through to the end, but the facts regarding the subprime mortgage business, and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac are a matter of public record.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxgSubmiGt8I'm not suggesting...
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Guest — J W
Hmmm... When else in US history did we have people spending far more than they could afford... Anyone? Anyone? Both times we b... Read More
Monday, 06 October 2008 16:09
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Understanding Their Gifts

Understanding Their Gifts
We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.  If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.  If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it...
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Guest — J W
Too many people are locked into the mindset that a kid "has to" play sports or play a musical instrument. There's nothing wrong w... Read More
Sunday, 05 October 2008 14:56
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Sunday, 05 October 2008 09:34
Guest — Stephanie
I love how you put this! I've been trying to watch our daughter, and I truly believe that communication through creative writing/s... Read More
Sunday, 05 October 2008 09:28
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Are you happy yet?

Are you happy yet?
Do you want to make your children happy?Proverbs 3:13-18 (NKJV) Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding.I love the fact that a man who finds wisdom is happy.  I'm less thrilled that the boy LOOKING for wisdom may be less than happy :-)  Keep up the good work, though.  Homeschooling can be difficult, and rarely do our children say "thank you."  But the fruits of our labor will lead to...
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Yes, indeed, there are days when I want to burn those magazines depicting perfect Proverbs-quoting homeschool families all smiling... Read More
Sunday, 07 September 2008 13:16
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