Homeschooling as a First Choice

Before we pack their first lunch, buy the first-day-of-school outfit, and permanently marker their name on everything our child owns— we need to have a sit-down and really think...

Online Church Attendance Pitfalls for Families and How to Avoid Them

For almost five months many of us have been “church-less,” meaning, we have nowhere to go, but our living rooms for church. For some families, this may have been...

Intro to Homeschooling Virtual Workshop Assists Californians

An “Introduction to Homeschooling” virtual workshop was conducted by Cassie Beardsley and Debby Kurti via Zoom with twenty-seven in attendance. Cassie Beardsley was a “settler” – those who homeschooled their...

Americans Find New Ways to Celebrate Fathers

Father’s Day will be unique this year since the worldwide pandemic continues to disrupt our lives and inhibit our mobility. Although some stay at home advisories are still in effect,...

Mothers Will Be Celebrated More Than Ever

There’s no refuting that mothers are the overwhelming winners when people are asked who their favorite person is. Likewise, every year Americans spend billions of dollars on Mother’s Day...

Homeschool Parents: Does Your Family Have a Mission Statement?

Most organizations and businesses have a mission statement. What about Homeschool families? A mission statement is a formal summary of the aims and values of the company, organization, or individual....

The Furtastics: The Humanity of Superhero Dogs

During times of uncertainty, fear, and doubt—this planet needs hope. We need more than one superhero. Should we call on Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Captain Marvel? No! This crazy...

Grieving Well

My brother and sister-in-law were killed in a car accident two weeks ago.  Scott was barely 49—my only sibling. I’m writing this while in the beginning stages of grief over the...

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

“If you’re not seeing signs of human trafficking in your city, it’s because you’re not looking.” I don’t remember where I read the quote above, but I do remember when....

Coming Clean—Reshaping the Conversation about Purity

I was a freshman in Bible College when a chapel speaker brought out a piece of duct tape and asked two students to come to the front of the...