Category living

Consider the Flowers

My kids and I have been studying Vincent Van Gogh this term. I was looking at the copies of his paintings I have hanging in our kitchen today, and simply captivated by their beauty. Somehow he captured the paradox of beauty and sorrow with brush strokes, with color and and shadows his paintings tells us […]

What if I Fail (On Home Education Part 2)

Every task requires faith Elisabeth Elliot In my last post I defined education as an extension of discipleship. The task of educating our children is not confined to merely math and literacy, but seeing those disciplines within the whole framework of life. Education ought to blur the lines that have been mistakenly drawn between “life” […]

Freedom From the Machine (On Home Education, Part 1)

As a graduate of home education, and a currently home educating mom, I get many questions regarding its inner workings. I have been approached by a number of people who have an inkling–or maybe even a deep conviction–that they want to pursue it for their family; but it is unfamiliar, scary, or they just don’t […]

Respice Finem: A Poem

We are so very good at ignoring death. We push it to the recesses of our minds till it is far out of reach, ignorable as we surround ourselves in comfort, entertainment, good works, power, or beauty. But inevitably it comes creeping back. Perhaps in those moments of solitude, when our phone dies, or maybe […]

A House Is Not Our Home

respice finem ~consider your end~ We’re preparing to move again (this will be our seventh time in our ten years of marriage), and spent a long weekend looking at houses. About ten houses in I was overwhelmed and pessimistic with the whole ordeal. On our drive home my husband and I were discussing our needs […]