Preacher Boy

“Come heah an’ listen to this chile!” As I scanned the assortment of household goods set out on card tables I kept one ear on my kids. I’d scored a choice spot at this carport sale: a shady driveway that allowed me pull our old Suburban up close and leave the windows down to catch…Read more Preacher Boy

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Level One

"Obey me." "Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right." - Ephesians 6:1 As I write this, a toddler is exploring the world outside the window of the coffee shop. His mother watches from her spot on the bench as he delightedly careers around the atrium. A sudden motion caught my attention…Read more Level One

Homeschooling the Strong-Willed Child

When our firstborn, Robert, was seven years old he still wouldn't read. I say wouldn't instead of couldn't because I knew he had mastered all the component skills of reading. He learned the letters of the alphabet when he was two, and their sounds by age three. At four he could sound out many simple words, and by five…Read more Homeschooling the Strong-Willed Child