Stand Your Ground

Praying through Ephesians 6 this morning, I started noticing all the possessive words.  The armour? It’s God’s. The schemes? They are the Devil’s.  The struggle? Well, that’s mine. But you know what else is mine in this passage?  The ground.  “…stand your ground…” I am standing on legitimate ground.  I am not trespassing.  This is my inheritance.  It’s my birthright and my…

Candy Mountain Academy — wrapping up week 2

The imposing figure of Samuel Johnson keeps popping up in my (and my children’s) reading lives these days.  A few months back I was pre-reading a book assigned for C-Bear’s grade 10 year called A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland by James Boswell.  The book chronicles an excursion from “London to Land’s End” (as Johnson…

Candy Mountain Academy – memorable moments from week 1

Well, our first week back to school (after a two month break for Christmas and moving) is complete!  We even came up with a new name for our homeschool — Candy Mountain Academy.  How does that sound?  Fun, yet somehow sophisticated, I hope.  No, it has nothing to do with actual candy (Charlotte Mason would be mortified at that!…

Getting Back on Track

I’m only a month behind schedule with this hymn study guide, but considering what our family has been up to the last while, I’d have to say I’m not feeling too badly about that. It has been a busy season! After PJ returned from being away for thirteen weeks last fall, we moved from Prince…