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Monday
Oct272014

Learn About Martin Luther: Resources and Free Copywork

 

Reformation Day is Friday, October 31. 

This marks the day in 1517 that German monk, Martin Luthe,r posted his 95 Theses on the door of All Saints' Church (also known as the "Castle Church") in Wittenberg, sparking the Protestant Reformation.

Since we are Lutheran, we celebrate the Reformation on the Sunday before October 31. We wear red, sing A Mighty Fortress is Our God, and (in typical Lutheran fashion) - have a potluck! 

It is important, however, that our children understand the significance of this event in church history - and how it changed the way so many people viewed the church. 

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Friday
Oct242014

Cultivating Beauty and Wonder in Your Homeschool


Am I being intentional about including BEAUTY in our homeschool - and in our every day lives? 

Checking off boxes sometimes becomes the goal, instead of seeing God in everything and stopping to appreciate the beauty around us. 

Classical Conversations offers webinars free for the homeschool community - a recent webinar I attended was about homeschool scheduling, and allowing time for BEAUTY in our days. 

This webinar renewed my convinction to expose my children to BEAUTY  each day. No matter how our day has gone, if my children have been exposed to something BEAUTIFUL it is a success. 

In this week's Collage Friday I'd like to share ways I've been cultivating beauty and wonder.

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Wednesday
Oct222014

Why I Have Nothing Against Diary of a Wimpy Kid 

  

Why I Let My Kids Read Diary of a Wimpy Kid

 

"How do you feel about Diary of a Wimpy Kid books?"

I posed that question to  the blog Facebook community recently (at the same time confessing that my children read the books).

I jokingly told my husband as I was posting the picture of the books on the night stand, "This might be controversial.".

That was an understatement.

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