The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince is one of the oldest "folk tales" in our culture. Some say it is one of the first of the Brother Grimm's collection, published in 1812. However, it possibly originated in Roman times or even earlier The original point of the story is hard to nail down....

The Original Talking Donkey

The original talking donkey was less talkative, but a lot more perceptive than his fictional successors. Scripture passage: Numbers 22:21-33 Balaam and his talking donkey Balaam was a prophet of God, though not actually an Israelite. He lived around the time when...

In control: What would you have me do?

Who is in control? Although we understand that many people have experienced great blessings through 2020, taken on the whole I think I can say on behalf of a good many of us that the year past has been a bit of a disaster, like we are no longer in control. Lives lost,...

COVID-19 as a Parable

COVID-19 as a ParableCOVID-19 (aka “Coronavirus”) is a serious threat worldwide, and can act as a parable to illustrate important aspects of socialization. For many of us, the Coronavirus pandemic has introduced the term “Social Distancing”. Social...

Learning Outside the Workbooks

The world is your classroom!Part of the homeschooling journey involves parents understanding that children, by their nature, are already learning outside the workbooks we give them. Homeschooling is not just “homework.” It is a way of life. Parents take on the...