Heroes

Celebrate Presidents Day with a Free Download!
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…
Celebrate Presidents Day
With Men of Great Character–Free!
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…
Why Veterans Day?
Did you know today was Veterans Day? The day we set aside to remember and thank all those who've served our country in the Armed Forces. It's those soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines that keep our country safe. Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th? It's because on the 11th…
Reformation Day: A Celebration of Heroism for 445 Years!
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…
A Couple of Thoughts After Father’s Day
Homeschool conventions are pretty heavily loaded with (1) Visionary Things and (2) Nuts and Bolts Things. We do some of each, though we try to put lots of practical help in the visionary presentations and make sure the practical sessions are based on the Word. But convention organizers are always looking around for some sessions that are a little…
A New Look at War
"Can I talk to you privately?" It wasn't an unusual request, so I stepped aside with her. "I need to ask you about my son. I think he may be...I'm afraid he might be...showing some tendencies toward being...Oh, I think something's wrong with him! Maybe he's a psychopath or something!" My eyebrows went up. "What…
Down in the Dumps?
"To his son Custis, a cadet at West Point, Lee once wrote: 'Shake off those gloomy feelings. Drive them away. Fix your mind and pleasures upon what is before you. ... All is bright if you will think it so. All is happy if you will make it so. Do not dream. It is too…
On Self-Discipline
He disciplined himself to accept things as they were, to do his duty cheerfully because there was no sense in doing it any other way, and to do what he thought right without expectation of reward or recognition In his own words, it was enough to have "the satisfaction that proceeds from the consciousness of…
Bringing an Old Celebration to New Life
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 who…
Somebody’s Behind the Mask
Oddly enough, we were on the way to church when the subject of Halloween costumes came up. Our approach to the event has been contrarian from the start (more…)