Archive for August, 2009

Another Reason For Home Educating

Aug 31, 2009 No Comments by

Although there are many and varied important reasons to homeschool, most importantly based on God, an article I read recently presents an interesting slant. Written from a non-religious viewpoint, it is startling to find in a recent article by CNN such strongly stated options as, “Our educational system is essentially a Soviet-style government-run monopoly that [...]

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Canadian Farmboy Turns Self Into A One Man Band

Aug 28, 2009 No Comments by

This Friday’s video clip from the past is an assortment of short news-clips. My favorite? The Canadian farm boy who ingeniously turns himself into a one-man band playing the piano, violin, guitar, harmonica, bass drum, snare drum, triangle, wood blocks, cymbals, cowbells and chime – together! Inspire your musically inclined homeschooler!

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New Hampshire Court orders Christian homeschooled girl to attend public school

Aug 27, 2009 1 Comment by

Report from Alliance Defense Fund: An Alliance Defense Fund allied attorney filed motions with a New Hampshire court Monday asking it to reconsider and stay its decision to order a 10-year-old home-schooled girl into a government-run school in Meredith. Although the marital master making recommendations to the court agreed the child is “well liked, social [...]

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35 Reasons Not To Sin

Aug 27, 2009 No Comments

When I first stumbled across this post by Steve Marquardt, I almost clicked right by it. Lists about why I should not be doing what I already know is wrong but often fail to heed, is not something that I find very appealing. Yet as I gave this list a cursory skim, I found myself [...]

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Afflicted Saints and A Faithful God

Aug 26, 2009 No Comments

Nearly everyday now, I find waiting in my email inbox another update from families who are experiencing difficult health issues and yet who are still clinging to the God who has a firm hold on them. The two individuals who have especially been on our hearts of late are Chris Klicka* and Jeff Diez-luckie.** Both [...]

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Never Too Old To Learn

Aug 25, 2009 No Comments

Kimani Nganga Maruge died this month at 90 years old, holding the Guinness World Record for being the oldest person to start primary school, at the age of 84. One of the reasons this father-of-five began primary school? Because he wanted to learn how to read the Bible for himself! Read BBC article here.

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Car Care Help

Aug 24, 2009 No Comments

I think small towns are a blessing. And while ours is not exactly the idyllic small town of which I have read exist, we are blessed with a small enough population of 9,065, that we are able to form some recognition and relationship with the regular employees of the businesses we frequent. So when our [...]

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Facts On Friction

Aug 21, 2009 No Comments

This Friday’s movie clip from the past is for your inquisitive homeschooled child. An olden day ad for Chevrolet, this clip is full of information on friction, what it does for speed and how it impacts the design of a brake pad in Chevrolet vehicles. I can already think of one homeschooled child I know [...]

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Why Do Flamingos Stand On One Foot?

Aug 20, 2009 No Comments

Have your homeschooled children ever wondered why flamingos spend so much of their time standing only on one foot? If so, they are not alone. And while many theories have been proposed none have yet been conclusive. Now a new theory has been propose that may in fact prove accurate. Reported by BBC Earth News: [...]

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Now Grandpa and Grandma Can Visit All The Grandkids This September!!

Aug 19, 2009 No Comments

Wouldn’t it be fun to have grandpa and grandma visit all the relatives this fall? If your parents/grandparents haven’t seen the extended family for a while, this may be a great option for them. Purchase an unlimited flight pass through JetBlue for only $599, valid for unlimited flights between Sept. 8 and Oct. 8. JetBlue’s [...]

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