COVID-19 Will Change Education Forever—and It’s about Time

COVID-19 Will Change Education Forever—and It’s about Time

Fall 2020/ Davis Carman  Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain (Psalm 127:1). Picture this scene. A semi-truck has just T-boned a school bus, and the big yellow bus is lying on its side. It’s not a pretty sight. Amazingly, all the children...

Developing Homeschool Friendships– How and Why

Developing Homeschool Friendships– How and Why

Fall 2020/ Dava Banner Image courtesy: Averie Chapman We all need friends. Friends make everything more fun. Good friends add richness to life. Lifelong friends are jewels, rare and special. And being friends with entire families is an extra blessing. But, how do you...

God’s Provision in Building Community

God’s Provision in Building Community

Fall 2020/ Jaime Goodman Corn, beans, squash. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. These plants are the three sisters in a traditional Native American style garden. My children and I happened to read about this type of garden, also known as a milpa, while reading about the history...

To Choose the Right Curriculum, Ask the Right Questions

To Choose the Right Curriculum, Ask the Right Questions

Fall 2020/ Whitney Cranford Crowell The summer that my husband and I decided to finally take the plunge and homeschool our eight-year-old daughter, I was on top of the world. I entertained cozy fantasies of us at our kitchen table, huddled over shared pages like two...

Speaking Up for Home Education

Speaking Up for Home Education

Fall 2020/ Matthew McDill This is an amazing time in our culture when the words that people use and the causes that people stand for are taking center stage and having serious consequences. On one hand, this is nothing new, and it is always wise to be careful and...

Wisdom for the Next Phase of Life

Wisdom for the Next Phase of Life

Graduate 2020/ Matthew McDill [A Note to Parents] This year two of my boys are moving out to go to school. My hope is that we have given them the skills and wisdom they will need to live a meaningful life that makes an impact for God. I hope that we have also built...

The Gift of Graduation – Reflections

The Gift of Graduation – Reflections

Graduate 2020/ Briggs Greenwood I stand in the back of a ballroom filled to the brim with families and friends—my eyes tearing and my heart overflowing. I’m sure I also look stressed and tired, and it’s very likely that my shoes are in a corner somewhere. By 7:00 pm,...

Changes and Reflections: From the Rear-View Mirror

Changes and Reflections: From the Rear-View Mirror

Graduate 2020/ Diane Helfrich It has been six years since I graduated my last homeschooled child and sent her off into the world. In these six years, I have had a bit of time to reflect on things I might have done differently. The wisdom I hoped to impart to both of...

Structure or Flexibility?

Structure or Flexibility?

Graduate 2020/ Dava Banner The ideal homeschool schedule has both structure and flexibility. The purpose of a schedule is to help you accomplish the things you think are most important. A schedule also helps you make the most of your time. Your life will usually run...