"Now that life which we call education, receives only one kind of sustenance; it grows upon ideas. You may go through years of so-called education without getting a single, vital idea; and that is why many a well-fed body carries about a feeble, starved intelligence..." When I read that last week, I will admit to … Continue reading Education, the Growth of Ideas
This is a sadly neglected blog right now...but not in my head! In my head I write posts all the time...maybe soon they will make it to the computer. For now, I'll just link my post from my family blog of books I managed to finish last year. Enjoy!
As you can tell, it's a little bit late to be posting my end of the year booklist for LAST year. But, that is the kind of year it's been, so I'm just going with it. Better late than never, right? I posted it over on our family blog (my original blog), so I'll send … Continue reading What I Read in 2017
Several years ago while reading When Children Love to Learn, I remember coming across the words of Marion Berry. It was like a gust of fresh wind blowing into our homeschool when I came across her particular slant on Charlotte's method. I felt I could trust Marion's words, because they described in real life what … Continue reading Yelling Shakespeare
As I read a William Blake biography this week, I was struck by a tiny quote of Blake's. Because of the wider truth of it, I have spent some time pondering. Thought I'd share. "Without Unceasing Practice nothing can be done. Practice is Art. If you leave off you are Lost." -William Blake I … Continue reading William Blake and the Unceasing Practice
Some books change you, and you can never go back to who you were. L'Abri was one of those books for me. By the time I was finished with it, I had a fresh understanding of the power of God, His faithfulness, and His love for me. I was humbled and grateful to have been … Continue reading Why I Read L’Abri to my Children
Sometimes I want to demystify the Charlotte Mason method for people who are curious! But there is so much here. How can I summarize this way of life into a short explanation?! I can't. It wouldn't do it justice. But I kind of like things like that. It reminds me of our faith. How do … Continue reading For the Children’s Sake