Archive for the 'Heroes' Category

Why Off-Year Elections Are Important Too

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Tomorrow is our infamous “off year election,” where local elections are in focus and the president watches returns to see whether he finishes his term with a friendly Congress or an opposition in control. Voter turnout is always lower when The Big Prize is not on the ballot. That’s a huge opportunity for the party faithful…
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Celebrate Presidents Day
With Men of Great Character–Free!

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Here’s a neat resource you can download for free and share with your sons in honor of Presidents Day — examples from the lives of great men who have led our country! Several years before he became our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt and his friend Henry Cabot Lodge wrote a collection of stories to teach…
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How to Talk to Your Children When Christian Leaders Fall

Friday, November 1st, 2013

This has been a pretty sobering week for many homeschool families. A very prominent leader and speaker in Christian homeschool circles confessed to an inappropriate relationship with a woman and resigned from his ministry and speaking engagements. As speakers ourselves, we and our children know most of the other families on the speaking circuit, so…
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Semper Reformanda

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

The U.S. Marine Corps has a slogan – Semper Fidelis, “Always Faithful.” More often, people shorten it to “Semper Fi.” In the church, there is a slightly different slogan: Semper Reformanda, which is short for Ecclesia semper reformanda est, “The Church Is Always To Be Reformed.” Why the lesson in military and ecclesiastical Latin? Because…
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Risk and Reward

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Most of us have been frustrated at some time or another by our boy’s love of risk-taking and adventure. They seem to do the craziest things and seldom think enough about them first. As a mom, I want to protect them and coddle them and keep them completely safe. What they need, though, is balance!…
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Character-Building Books for Boys

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Someone just recently asked on our Facebook page: Do you have a list of book recommendations for building character and vocabulary? My son reads about 200 to 300 pages a day and I cannot keep up with the previewing. We had the same question when our oldest boys were younger. They could race through books…
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Reformation Day: A Celebration of Heroism for 445 Years!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Are you as surprised as we were to find out that Reformation Day has been celebrated as a holiday in the church since at least 1567? We were delighted to find out that rather than sanitizing a holiday that celebrated death, our enemy, we could enjoy a holiday to remember true heroism — a man…
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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

As we were leaving our hotel in Richmond one morning after the HEAV convention on our way to visit the disappearing chef (You’ll hear all about it later!), we happened to run into our friends Larry & Sue Pruett of Ancient Paths Christian Bookstore who were packing their van. Sue mentioned that they were going…
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The Power of Biography

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

George Rogers Clark fording the Wabash – If we ignore the lessons of history, we’ve been warned, we’ll be doomed to repeat them. I would say in addition, if we ignore the lessons of biographies, we’re likely not to repeat them. And given the right lives to study, missing their example would be a tragedy…
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The State of American Manhood 2012

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Every year I try to collect a few things from the news that speak to manhood — either a great example of true, noble, God-honoring masculinity, or a cautionary example of how easily we men fall victim to our own weaknesses.  Every year, there are plenty of examples of both types. We don’t claim these…
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