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  1. Self-Control--Who Me?

    As I prepared to teach my Sunday school class last week, (3rd-6th grades), I felt hypocritical. Each month we have a word we focus on and the word for this month is self-control. Uh-oh. I can talk a good talk, but sometimes the actions don't match up. I relate completely with Paul's words in Romans 7. "I do not understand...
  2. Attitude of Gratitude; Thankful for the small things, too

    It isn't difficult to find things to be thankful for. Even in difficult times, we can usually say the expected:  we're thankful for God, for Jesus, for the Holy Spirit, the Bible, etc. And they are the big four. If we dig just a little deeper, we add to the list:  we're thankful for our children, for our husbands, for...
  3. If We Only Knew What We Don't Know

    I was supposed to write about organization, but recently something happened, and I can't pass up the opportunity to share about it. My husband Terry and I were excited to go to the beach to dig razor clams. Obstacles prevented us from heading out as soon as we wanted, but we finally hitched up the camper and started out. We'd...
  4. Organization (for the organizationally challenged): Part One, An Overview

    Before jumping into the topic of organization, I need to state a disclaimer: I'm not an organized person, nor do I believe being organized makes one holy. I view organization as a necessary evil. So why blog about it? Because neither am I a fan of chaos. For anything to get done in a timely manner, a plan is needed...
  5. Welcome to TLP

    It's been a long time coming, but our new website is finally operational.  As with many new things, we may have glitches to work on; you can help by letting us know if something isn't working for you, or if there are confusing elements.  This blog will be used to discuss issues related to homeschooling in general and language arts...

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