Saturday Morning Thought

After reading through a brief history of the first half of the twentieth century, it is abundantly clear that the past century was characterized (at times) by rampant lies. From Nazism to Communism (and even in the responses to both), truth was in short supply. Looking back, of course, it is much easier to sortContinue reading “Saturday Morning Thought”

Phonics and the Classical Tradition

I wasn’t looking forward to teaching phonics. I figured just about every other area of the Year One/Two curriculum I could pick up quickly, if I didn’t have a teaching knowledge of it already. Phonics, however, is a different animal. In math, you begin with basic skills like adding and subtracting, and even if youContinue reading “Phonics and the Classical Tradition”

An Extended Quote

For a change, below is something that I did not write. However, I heard about the ideas mentioned in this speech about a year ago, and they have been bouncing around in my head ever since. As Western Civilization throws itself with a religious fervor into insanity and misery, I find these words are timelyContinue reading “An Extended Quote”

The Royal Way

Recently, which has a way of feeling not so recent since our three week hiatus in America, Jessica and I listened to “God’s Smuggler” by Brother Andrew. I must admit, I am a bit wary of missionary stories—perhaps not justly—so it took some convincing from Jessica before I agreed. She sold it on the highContinue reading “The Royal Way”

“…by giving up ourselves unto thy service…”

The above is from the prayer of general thanksgiving in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. This delightful prayer concludes with a request, as the prayer asks God for the ability and strength to serve Him and walk in His ways. In the last few months, Jessica and I have been thinking much about theContinue reading ““…by giving up ourselves unto thy service…””