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De-Humanizing Ourselves

One of the first principles covered in the Principle Approach is God’s Principle of Individuality. This basically states that each of us is a unique creation of God, designed for His purpose. It is probably the easiest and clearest of the principles and foundational to the others. It is also the one most likely to be challenged by the unbeliever.…

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The Efficacy of our Education System

Earlier, I posted a link to an article out of New Zealand about how the education system is “out of step” with what parents want. In response, Ms. Cornelius wonders if perhaps the fears regarding the efficacy of the public schools is not just an American phenomenon and if there might also be “blocs that are attempting to dismantle support…

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To Move a Mountain

This morning, we had 2.5 cubic yards of pulverized topsoil delivered to our driveway. Because it has been raining for two days, the dumptruck could not drive to the back of the property to dump the load conveniently next to our garden beds. Instead, we had to move it…75 feet. 2.5 cubic yards doesn’t seem like so much–until you have…

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What About Socialization?

One of the common questions many homeschoolers are asked is, “What about socialization?” After muttering some things about how much more time homeschooled children have for such things in comparison to their desk-bound peers, I finally decided to look up the word to see what was really at stake. I looked it up in my Webster’s 1828 dictionary to find…

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