10 Ways to Commemorate Holy Week

10 Ways to Commemorate Holy Week

by Katie Julius Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, the remembrance of the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey as the people waved palm branches and shouted “Hosanna!” (John 12:13), a stark contrast to the events that would occur later that week. This week,...
Lessons from Advent

Lessons from Advent

by Katie Julius As a child, I have fond memories of both our church and family celebrating Advent with the lighting of candles on an advent wreath. When we changed churches as a teen, there was not as much emphasis on the liturgical tradition and it kind of faded...
Cancelled Christmas Traditions?

Cancelled Christmas Traditions?

by Katie Julius It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of running from one activity to the next during the holidays. Circumstances this year have forced us to slow down a bit and focus more inwardly, making plans with just immediate family or a small...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

by Katie Julius It’s the most wonderful time of the year…it’s also one of the busiest times of the year. While this year may not be quite as busy as usual, we can’t escape the organized chaos that this season so often brings. Many homeschool parents begin to look at...

Skipping Thanksgiving?

by Rebecca Kocsis October is in the rearview mirror, though I suspect the remnants of it are loitering around your house. I’ll bet you have buckets of candies yet to be counted, organized, traded, and consumed, along with superhero costumes not yet in the closet....
Preserve, Protect, and Defend

Preserve, Protect, and Defend

Next week we celebrate Presidents’ Day. Always the third Monday in February, the day was originally marked to celebrate the birthday of our first President, George Washington (who was born on February 22, 1732). With Abraham Lincoln’s birthday also in February (the...