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Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Learning to accept the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation. Trying to rebuild a relationship when there are two very different beliefs about the world, it’s Creator and therefore how we should live as well as how we see the current status of our relationship and everything surrounding it.

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It’s Not All Up To Me

It’s not possible nor reasonable to train or teach every child every thing they need to learn. I don’t need to do it all. Just as God is perfecting in me His work, so He is with the children. I am not perfecting them – He is. God has begun a good work in me and He will continue it until the Day of Christ.

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Fearless Parenting

I’m not scared anymore. And it’s beautiful. Freeing. Relaxed. And joyful.Too often I tried to influence my little ones. Tried to control them. I micro-managed them. The lessons God has revealed to me have been the only thing that keep me going at times. It is not hopeless, but it isn’t just about homeschooling- it is so much bigger than that. God wants to reach you, to teach you, to blow your mind with Himself. But sometimes, like with me, He has to get some stuff out of the way so that we will listen. To parent out of freedom and grace is refreshing. It’s totally liberating!

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Back to basics homeschooling

I'm so glad that I'm not beginning the homeschool adventure now. When I started it was a tad lonely. All networking (if it could be called that) was done via word-of-mouth and (gasp!) old fashioned letter writing and monthly newsletters! I remember fondly hearing of a...

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What is the Chief End of Homeschooling?

The Chief End of Homeschooling: there is an eternal reason for all this mess, untidiness, and constant training. That reason is that God wants ALL of us- our entire life. Our goal is to love God and glorify Him forever – in the midst of spilled Weetbix and poopie nappies and children that can’t spell.

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Hi, I'm Susan

Musings of a maniacal, messy mama navigating through the seasons of life. Veteran homeschooler who feels like a newbie. Mama to many adults, and a toddler again. Blended family. Ex-nomadic lifestyle. Follower of Christ.
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Mapping the course- as the pilot

So began a new chapter in my homeschooling journey: that of putting God first…depending solely upon Him. I wanted Him to show me what to teach and when to each child. I was literally asking ‘What would Jesus do? What would Jesus learn? How would Jesus teach?’

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A Sabbatical Year in Homeschooling

Sharing about the how and why of our Sabbatical Year of homeschooling. Our Sabbath year.

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Our HighSchool Experience

I?m going to write some of our experiences with our teen daughters. One of them is 15yo and she has always learnt at home. The younger daughter is 13yo and has always learnt at home except this year she spent 15 weeks at a small private Christian school until we moved...
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What is the Chief End of Homeschooling?

The Chief End of Homeschooling: there is an eternal reason for all this mess, untidiness, and constant training. That reason is that God wants ALL of us- our entire life. Our goal is to love God and glorify Him forever – in the midst of spilled Weetbix and poopie nappies and children that can’t spell.

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Course Requirements for History Program Using Living Books

  I managed to creep into the deep, dark recesses of my computer to find the Course Requirements that I compiled for my high school children. • Complete one essay in-depth (biographical, comparative,changing over time, or question based essay) from each group of...
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Delighting in our children

I learn more about the nature of God through being a parent. I delight in watching and being with my children. Yet I am only a reflection, a shadow of the True Parent. How much does God, the ontological parent, delight in us?

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Homeschool Glossary

commonly used acronyms and terms. This list is by no means exhaustive.

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Reading for today…striving to find a sense of normality

Well, we've been in this house for over one week now but I have to say that this seems like one of the hardest, longest moves we've done in quite awhile. I don't know if it is because it wasn't an interstate move and only 20 kms away or that we're just plain tuckered...
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Relationship or Religion

To do what is right and just is more pleasing to ADONAI than sacrifice. CJB I'm a simple kind of gal. I love the poetic richness of the KJV but there are some times when I like to read other versions of the Bible as well. I've found it helpful in my walk as a believer...
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National Homeschool Week Park Meet-Up Tomorrow. Are You Coming?

A Park Meet is an opportunity for experienced homeschoolers to share with enquiring or new homeschoolers. Its a great opportunity to meet new people and demonstrate to an often sceptical mainstream how great the homeschool lifestyle can be.

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The Animal School – A Parable

An old story tells of the creation of a school for the animals. In this school, everybody took the same four courses: flying, swimming, climbing, and running. Among the students were a duck, a flying squirrel, a fox, and an elephant. These four were highly motivated,...
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Conformed or transformed? (P1)

I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove...
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