by Kevin Swanson
Have you ever packed everything into the car for a vacation, pulled out of the driveway, accelerated up on to the freeway, and suddenly realized that you had remembered everything except for . . . one of the children? Have you ever bought a used car only to find out after signing the paperwork that the engine was missing? That is very much the way education has developed over the last century. It seems that we have remembered everything, except for what is vital.
by Hal and Melanie Young
Bickering and arguing can drive you crazy, can’t it? Yet our children usually learn to deal with conflict from us. When two sinners marry, sure, there are going to be times they disagree. It seems like our enemy works overtime, though, to bring conflict into homeschooling marriages.
by David Watkins
There is something satisfying about fruit production. In late winter when the bare branches of the apple trees reveal their need for pruning, the gardener is faced with a decision. Which branches must be cut and removed in order to prepare the tree for maximum fruitfulness? The goal at that point is not to make the tree appear aesthetically attractive to the eye, but to enable the tree to develop its full potential within God’s design. The gardener does not ask the trees when pruning them, “How do you feel?” If they could speak, the answer would probably be something like, “Not very well, thanks. Every limb is suffering terrible pain and I see no sense in this at all.”
by Eric Jones
As I was reading through the story of Noah this morning, I had some interesting thoughts about the importance of a father's faith and how it can bring blessing and protection to his entire family. Men, our faith matters.
Noah was a righteous man and was considered blameless. So when God decided to purge the earth of the evil that man had created, He recognized Noah and made plans to save him. However, we see that God ended up saving more than just Noah. He also decided to save Noah’s wife, his sons, and his sons’ wives.