Archive for the 'History' Category

The Power of Pressing On Anyway

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

One of our sons called home from college and mentioned an introductory course he was taking in a foreign language. He had gone to the professor and asked him to call on him more often in class, because his spoken language wasn’t very good yet and he wanted to get better. It’s a refreshing thing to…
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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Guide

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Why celebrate? We’re not Catholic or Irish, but we love to have fun and we find that celebrating holidays with a little fun is a great way to drive home character lessons to our children and to teach them history, too. If you want to have some fun today learning about St. Patrick and the…
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Movie Review – The Finest Hours was time well spent

Friday, January 29th, 2016

This is the story of “the most daring rescue” ever conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard – and I’d highly recommend it for families with young men.

Preparing for Christ-Centered Holidays

Monday, November 9th, 2015

  The holidays are rapidly approaching, and while we all enjoy the feasts and the fun, there’s so much more than that. The trick, really, is remembering why we celebrate, being sure to teach that to our kids, and somehow figuring out how to plan a big family celebration without losing sight of the One who…
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A Better October 31st

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Q: So what is Reformation Day and why do you celebrate it? We were delighted to find out that Christians have been celebrating Reformation Day as a holiday since at least 1567! As parents of six boys, we’ve loved having a holiday to remember a true Christian hero — a man who faced death and…
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Celebrate Presidents Day with a Free Download!

Monday, February 16th, 2015

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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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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Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Won’t you join us tomorrow in celebrating the glorious heritage of liberty in our country? Click here for our free guide to Independence Day Celebrations!

Teaching Geography Inexpensively – and Effectively!

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Several of our sons have done well in state-level geography bees, including one who ranked no. 2 for the whole state. When a public school teacher turned to Melanie in amazement and asked “What curriculum do you use?” she had to admit a dark secret … we seldom use a geography curriculum at all! So…
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