Welcome to our blog

Hello, and welcome to our little place on the internet. I hope you feel welcome and that you enjoy reading about our crazy adventures, chuckle at guest posts from my older two or benefit from the resources we occasionally post. Some of those resources I’ve found elsewhere and some I’ve created from scratch….or code, as the case happens to be.

We’re a Christian homeschooling family, using Classical Conversations. Consequently, I’ve created a few online quizzes to keep us on track as we review a bit over the summer. Yep, I think that officially makes me a nerd and I’m not sure I even mind that anymore! Trust me, I used to!

As you peruse our blog, you may find references to Australia, Canada or the United States. Our little ones have lived in all three countries and the education they’ve received thus far reflects that. Hopefully, it also reflects a love for Christ and an understanding of His sovereignty and goodness. If not, I’ve failed. Regardless, by His grace, I’ll persevere and trust Him with the results.

Our Theme

We’re helping with a church plant here in mid-Oklahoma and so there has been a lot of talk about our “vision” and I’m realizing that we need one of those at home too. If our vision is to be more like Christ and to glorify Him even in our pursuit of knowledge, I reckon we need to have a concrete point of reference. Consequently, over the summer the kids and I will be considering, memorizing and discussing Philippians 2: 1-10:

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 oHave this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,1 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,2 being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 xTherefore yGod has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is eLord, to the glory of God the Father.