Tag Archives: celebrations

The Feast of the Ascension and other stuff I've never done

One of the things I love about Sonlight is that you are exposed to so many different ideas, traditions, cultures, and experiences through the stories your read about people all over the world (and time). As you cycle through history … Continue reading

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The Life of the Mind

J.P. Moreland recently updated his fine book Love Your God with All Your Mind. In re-reading it I came across this sobering quote by Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli: "Western civilization is for the first time in its history in … Continue reading

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What Does the New Year Mean for You?

I had the opportunity to record a bit for The Sociable Homeschooler's New Year's show. Since I took the time to write up a few thoughts, I thought I'd publish them here as well: The New Year, as a celebration, … Continue reading

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The Greatest Story

Christmas is a wonderful time for stories. I'm sure we all have our favorite classics. Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Jimmy Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life, and A Visit from St. Nicholas are all perennial favorites at my house. I love to read many … Continue reading

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Celebrate Accomplishments

As a child, my summers were filled with activities: Swim team, mission trips, sleepovers, summer camp, camping, travel, hanging out with friends, and--later--work. I'm guessing the same is true for your kids. Returning to school in the Fall was sometimes … Continue reading

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Fireworks, Picnics and so much more...

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another… Ahh, Independence Day. From childhood I have loved this day with its picnics, ice-cream, watermelon, fireworks … Continue reading

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Missions, Productivity, and Homeschooling

Sonlight is committed to missions. Missions is also something that permeates our homeschool curriculum. And I was pleased to be reminded this morning that St. Patrick was a missionary to Ireland. It's good to be reminded of heroes of the … Continue reading

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