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Idaho Homeschool History, Part One

Idaho Homeschool History Part One   Did you know that the U.S. Constitution makes no mention of education? It set forth no guidelines on how American children should be educated. Apparently, the founding fathers left it up to individual states, churches and parents to best determine how their

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Gratitude and Remembrance Idaho’s Homeschool History

Gratitude and Remembrance   by Audra Talley   Earlier this year, the CHOIS convention hosted a display designed by ICHE, chronicling Idaho’s turbulent home school history. It is one in which people took a stand, fought for their rights, and won. It made Idaho one of the best

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Questions to Ask about Service

Pondering Jonah: Questions to Ask About Service   by Niccole Perrine   As I was doing devotions recently I found myself thinking about Biblical examples of serving. Many Christians wonder whether it is possible to gain direction from God’s Word when it comes to today’s culture. Shockingly,

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Pink   by Elise Hooper If we don’t find Him in the small things, how will we ever find Him in the big ones? ~Elisabeth Elliot     Eliana, come look!   I called to her from my seemingly perpetual post at the kitchen sink.   And she’d heard

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Take Time for a Nap

Take Time for a Nap     by Heidi Forney   This morning started off at 3 or 4 AM when your special needs child woke up bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, AND screaming at the top of his lungs that his ears hurt. Until 8 AM you had to cuddle, soothe, and practice

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Will They Ever Learn to Read

Will They Ever Learn to Read?!?       by Mary Colwell   As a homeschool mom, one of my favorite things to do is to listen to my 8-year-old son read. I find it incredibly satisfying to hear him reading to his sister and I love

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It’s Not Working

Its Not Working!   by Heidi Forney   You hit a wall. Your special needs child simply cannot figure out how to solve her times tables. Or tie his shoe laces. Or for that matter write her alphabet without letters being written backwards, upside down, or so

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Serving with Margins

Serving with Margins   by Niccole Perrine   “So…what do you think?” My friend inquired.   I paused before responding. 

My heart ached for my friend. I desperately wanted to help. This was an opportunity to serve! I love to serve. And I love my friend. I

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He Inhabits Our Days

He Inhabits Our Days By Elise Hooper “Mama, is that God’s hot breath, do you think, blowing in our faces?”   I blew a wisp of hair out of my eyes and wiped away some drops of sweat with the back of my hand. Smiling at Micah,

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When a Ten Year Old Wants to Write a Book

When a Ten Year Old Wants to Write a Book by Abigail Prigge   When your 10-year-old brother sails into your bedroom with a fresh notebook and declares, “Abi, I want to write a book!” that’s when you know you have achieved a new level of coolness

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