Five Ideas for Practicing Gratitude at Home

20 Nov 2020

With its hours of planning, shopping, cleaning and cooking, the holiday season often feels demanding. During the Thanksgiving season, it’s easy to lose ourselves in an infinite to-do list and forget to reflect on what we’re thankful for, let alone communicate our gratitude to others.  Actively (and verbally) expressing gratitude produces significant benefits, not only for our mental and our physical health, but also for our relationships with God and others. Sharing our thankfulness and

Need a study break? Three Rejuvenating Ideas

19 Oct 2020

An important part of studying well is knowing when to take a break. Study breaks these days too often involve reaching for a smartphone, watching a television show or opening a new tab on our internet browser. These activities may feel fun, but in reality, they do little to relax or recharge the brain or the body. These kinds of activities actually make the body work harder, just in a different kind of way.  ***

New to Online Learning? Five tips from our parents

homeschooling family21 Sep 2020

What does it take to excel in online learning? We recently sat down with some of our veteran parents and teachers via Zoom and asked them for some practical advice. Home-based online education is an exciting adventure with its fair share of highs and lows. Here are five tips that we hope will help your family experience a smooth transition to online learning. Come alongside your children as they learn from new teachers If this

New to Homeschooling? Three things to look forward to

14 Sep 2020

This fall, as public schools struggle with COVID-19, more families than ever before are turning towards homeschooling. From the abundance of stressed-out homeschooling memes circulating the internet, you may feel nervous if you've chosen this path for your family. But as someone who was homeschooled for eight years, I can confidently say that you have plenty to look forward to.

Parenting With Endurance: Three Reminders

7 Aug 2020

The following is based on a devotional given by Mr. Roy Bradley during LINK 2020 For many of us, this summer looks quite different than summers of the past. Usually a time for traveling, family gatherings or relaxing around the pool, this summer has become a time for sitting inside, avoiding large social gatherings, and attending virtual hangouts. How can we create a spirit of joyful endurance during this season? How can we raise children

Five Practices To Grow Family Resilience

21 Jul 2020

This year isn’t what any of us had anticipated. The spread of COVID-19 drastically changed everyone’s lives and will continue to do so for months ahead. Despite the daily changes and uncertainties, these five practices can help you navigate this season with confidence while fostering a stable, resilient and joyful family life. 

Beyond the Great Conversation: Loving Our Neighbors

Graduation26 Jun 2020

We graduating seniors have come to the end of high school but the beginning of a new journey. As T.S. Eliot so eloquently said, “What we call the beginning is often the end and to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” But what is this end, which provides the foundation for us to move forward?

Embracing God’s Invitation to Stillness

Embracing stillness12 Jun 2020

Last week,  I found myself getting a little agitated. I was supposed to be getting on a plane, heading to the beautiful mountains of Colorado for LINK 2020. I was looking forward to seeing my community and worshipping together. But instead, I was standing in my living room, meeting with my community through a computer screen. I felt a little antsy. But in the midst of this agitation, two words came to me: “Be still."

Preparing Purposefully For Fall’s Uncertainty

1 Jun 2020

Everyday, it seems like there is a different version of what school might look like in the fall. Some schools have announced they will be open as usual. Others may stay closed. Many have not yet determined a course of action. While it can be unnerving, this season of “wait and see” can also provide an opportunity to prepare your child to learn well, no matter where they are in September.

Who Killed History?

12 May 2020

The Washington Post recently ran a column by Valerie Strauss entitled “Why history is hard — and dangerous — to teach and how to get kids to stop thinking it is ‘boring and useless.’” In it, Strauss references the newly released National Assessment of Educational Progress scores which reveal that “American eighth-grade students don’t know much about U.S. history – or civics for that matter.”