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Coffee is the key to homeschool happiness

Coffee is the key to homeschool happiness
Coffee is the key to homeschool happiness, and I can prove it. It doesn't have to be coffee, of course, any refreshment will do. But I do LOVE a nice cup of coffee! 1. Coffee can help you have your morning meeting with your kidsWhen you meet with your children each day and go over your expectations for them, the whole day will go more smoothly. A quick daily check-in is often all it takes. It reminds me a...
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Guest — Sally
When my girls were small we began our homeschool day with Ladies Coffee Hour. None of us were drinking coffee, but coffee is a sym... Read More
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 13:50
Guest — Anita
Love my first cup of coffee in the morning. Usually pour it about the time we all sit down together to do our bible time and book ... Read More
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 14:01
Guest — Lee
Love it! There's no better way to start the day! ~Anita, Assistant to The HomeScholar... Read More
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 14:03
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Do No Regular Work

Do No Regular Work
I'm reading through the Bible in a year, and I was reading through Leviticus and noticed an interesting trend.  There seems to be a recurring theme.  See if you can catch it in these verses. Do No Regular Work Leviticus 233 There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a...
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Guest — Anne
Thank you for sharing this Lee.It is a part of the law that we have been too quick to dismiss, and we're the ones who miss the ble... Read More
Friday, 21 August 2015 18:49
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Anne, Aren't we all desperately in need of balance, structure and grace? What a loving Father we have, that he is mindful of ... Read More
Monday, 24 August 2015 10:24
Guest — Christine
This is very timely for me. I have become burned out due to NOT resting well, not taking a break from regular work. I am overhauli... Read More
Thursday, 09 July 2015 14:57
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"Be Still"

"Be Still"
Life with teenagers is a perfectly calm sea.  Nothing ever goes wrong, and your children will always believe you are blessed among all parents.  They will do no wrong and cause no stress.  The learn eagerly and serve others willingly. Then again, maybe they are human.  Maybe WE are human!There is nothing more human than being stuck and in trouble.  When trouble occurs (and it will) it's just one of those little facts of life that...
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Guest — J W
Sometimes what's needed is some time when the kids don't have to relate to you as teacher. We recently hiked 3.5 miles to an old ... Read More
Monday, 29 March 2010 05:53
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What Is An Ebenezer?

What Is An Ebenezer?
"Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" is such a familiar hymn.  Here is a Youtube playing the version by David Crowder BandBut have you listened to the words?  What in the world is an Ebenezer????  I'm afraid I missed that lesson in Sunday School.  Completely stuck, I resorted to the one way I knew to find the answer;  Google.I found out the word comes from the scripture in 1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone...
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Guest — Sandy
I thought about naming my last son Ebenezer (granted it is a family name) but I already have a Benjamin and I thought 2 Ben's mig... Read More
Monday, 22 March 2010 20:19
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God in the Gaps

God in the Gaps
Homeschoolers worry about "gaps" and how they can prevent holes in our children's education.  I have talked to a lot of adults, and I can honestly say we ALL have gaps in our education!  It's impossible to know everything, right?  So we all have gaps.  I'm pretty sure the Lord agrees: Romans 3:23For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,We all have gaps, and our children will all have gaps.  We will...
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Guest — Dana
Thanks for this wonderful post! Yes, we all have gaps (and yet we worry about homeschooling our children without gaps.) Why else w... Read More
Friday, 20 November 2009 13:37
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Fast and Pray for your Teens

Fast and Pray for your Teens
When your children head to college, it's hard to let go.  Nothing is perfect.  Problems will occur.Train up a child in the way he should go,Even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)I realize I'm helpless -  what can I do?  I'm fasting and praying.  Every time I feel hungry, I pray like crazy.  It's all I *can* do.  I actually used the phrase "let go and let God" with my...
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Guest — Christine
Lee, Thank you for the help you have been sharing on teens, especially boys. I can use all the help I can get and I really appr... Read More
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 16:16
Guest — Kelly
Thank you for that encouragement. )
Sunday, 18 October 2009 08:35
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Not Promised Safety

Not Promised Safety
We are not always promised a safe place.  We are always promised that God is with us.John 6:16-21Jesus Walks on the WaterWhen evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. When they had rowed three or three and a...
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Help! Homeschool High School!!

Help!  Homeschool High School!!
At times in life we are asked to do things which seem impossible.  You may feel like homeschooling high school is one of those things.  I promise that it's NOT impossible, and many homeschoolers have gone before you, but God's promise has a little more weight behind it.Isaiah 41:10So do not fear, for I am with you;do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you;I will uphold you with my...
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Guest — J W
Amen! "But what can happen after you homeschool high school? You could end up with a well educated child, well mannered, faith f... Read More
Saturday, 06 June 2009 16:35
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How do you know you can homeschool high school?

How do you know you can homeschool high school?
God gave you the child you have.  He knew exactly who he was making, even before the child was born.  He knew each child's parents, before the parents were born.  Your child has been placed in your family for a reason; formed in your womb, delivered into your family, with all their days ordained and written down, before we even knew them!Psalm 139:13-16For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb....
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You Can Homeschool High School and Still Sleep in Heavenly Peace

You Can Homeschool High School and Still Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Panic happens.  Filled with concerns, I would lay in bed and worry about curriculum choices, scheduling conflicts, record keeping problems, and teenage angst.  I'm fairly certain that I'm not alone in my stress about homeschooling high school.  I listen to enough parents when I'm consulting or online to know this is still an issue for parents.  Is this one of those things about "increasing our pain in childbirth?"  Does that pain extend into our child's young...
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Guest — Katherine
Dear Lee, Thanks for your reminder! Standardized testing has really helped me relax about homeschooling. Before I started testin... Read More
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 03:32
Guest — Lee
Maybe I should just confess right now that I have a *huge* sleep need, and my kids tease me about it all the time! Blessings, Lee... Read More
Saturday, 31 January 2009 20:00
Guest — Lee
I'm glad it helped, Andrea! Blessings, Lee
Saturday, 31 January 2009 19:55
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Born to Drive You Crazy!

Born to Drive You Crazy!
It seems like a great idea when it applies to me.  When I apply it to my children, I feel a little annoyed.  Here is the Bible verse I'm talking about:For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)When I read the verse and think about how it applies to me, it makes me pretty happy.  I think about all the...
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Guest — Renee
A Grouch Free Guide to Grading High School English>>>> This is my toughest subject along with foreign language.... I'... Read More
Monday, 29 December 2008 20:05
Guest — J W
So the name of the game is exposure, not necessarily mastery, right? The ideal "Rennaisance Man" who is good at everything is ver... Read More
Sunday, 28 December 2008 11:50
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