Peace in a Dark World

One of my favorite memories of elementary school took place at the grand finale of a Christmas program. The lights in the auditorium turned off as each student turned on a flashlight.  (Mine came right from my dad’s tool drawer—one of those thick yellow handled ones, labeled with my name on a piece of masking …

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The Hope of a Barley Loaf

In planning with other parents for our upcoming homeschool co-op this fall, the consensus was that our little group would like to try a year of “skills based” co-op.  Parents were to brainstorm talents they might be able to teach.  Chess, ballroom dance, and sewing were some of the initial ideas thrown out. I left …

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