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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Organizing my Life

Organizing my Life

by John Clark | To all you organizers out there, can you please write an organization book for me? To help you get started, I have some questions.

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Your Questions… Answered

Help! My High School Students Can’t Concentrate With Younger Children Around!

by Mary Kay Clark | Consider asking your older children to start their schoolwork earlier in the day, for instance, at 7:30 a.m., so they can get at least one or two subjects done before the noise begins from the younger children. Since older children usually stay up later than younger ones, they might try doing some of their schoolwork after the little ones are in bed.

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The Children of Hope

The Children of Hope

by Kevin Clark " | Recently, I read the novel The Children of Men by P. D. James. The premise of the book is that sometime in the not too distant future, women stop conceiving and giving birth. The book takes place approximately 25 years after the last child was born, and so there are, on the face of the earth, no more children.

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Mary: Perpetual Virgin? 6 Biblical Arguments

Mary: Perpetual Virgin? 6 Biblical Arguments

by Dave Armstrong | Once upon a time, virtually no Christians denied that Mary the mother of Jesus was perpetually a virgin: including Protestants. Of the early leaders of that movement, virtually all fully accepted this doctrine: including Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Bullinger, and Cranmer.

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Spring Cleaning the Girls’ Room!

Spring Cleaning the Girls’ Room!

by Abby Sasscer | When Baby Girl felt she was ready to move in her sister’s room, our challenge was to make them feel like they had their own “special space”. This took a bit of creativity since the space we were working with was so limited. When Baby Girl is a bit older, we will eventually move a bunk bed in here to make their special space a bit more permanent.

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The Glory of Easter Word Puzzle

‘The Glory of Easter’ Word Puzzle

Kids' Corner | Download this 'The Glory of Easter' Word Puzzle! A fun activity to for all ages! Search for these words: Ascension, Athanasius, baptize, disciples, Fatima, James, Matthias, olives, Philip, Trinity, Visitation, worker.

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A Day at the Spa for Homeschooling Moms - by John Clark

A Day at the Spa for Homeschooling Moms

by John Clark | Alright, homeschool Dads. Your wife is reaching the end of another academic year. She has endured arguments from the teenagers about book reports for Goodbye, Mr. Chips. She has sharpened dozens of number 2 pencils.

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The Family as a Natural Society & Domestic Church

The Family as a Natural Society & Domestic Church

In the teaching of the Church, there are only three original societies or communities on Earth: the family, the Church, and the state. … According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “The family is the original cell of social life. It is the natural society in which husband and wife are called to give themselves in love, and in the gift of life."

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One Family’s Homeschooling Saga

One Family’s Homeschooling Saga

by Charles Asper | All 19 years of my classroom education took place in public institutions. My father (a son of a Lutheran missionary and minister) was a public school teacher. I even had him as my Algebra, Trigonometry and Geometry teacher in High School (not quite homeschooling, but I really enjoyed him as a teacher).

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Saint Monica, Patron Saint of Mothers

Saint Monica, Patron Saint of Mothers

by Mary Kay Clark | St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, is considered by the Church to be a patron saint for mothers, and is honored by the Church with her feast day on May 4th. Monica was born in 332—only 300 years after the crucifixion of Jesus—in Tagaste, currently Algeria, in North Africa.

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Bills, Budgeting and the Bible: How I Figured Them Out

Bills, Budgeting and the Bible: How I Figured Them Out

by Liz Beller | The past few months have put a little strain on our wallets… due to that finally, a year and a half after our wedding, my husband and I are beginning to budget. I know, we probably should have started sooner, but getting over the initial hurdles of settling into an apartment, figuring out monthly bills, oh yeah, and having a baby, pushed budgeting to the back burner.

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