The Angel Knew Papa and the Dog

  The angel looked into my eyes in a perfect stillness. A stillness without words and a stillness without questions, but a stillness with more meaning than all words that were ever spoken and all questions that were ever asked. The angel knew me. I knew that. The angel knew Papa and the dog. –…

Outlaws of Time

Outlaws of Time is Louis L’Amour’s Lonesome Gods meets Doctor Who told through the voice of a modern Flannery O’Connor for boys – set in the sticky Arizona desert. And just to make it a little more of a tilt-a-whirl, reminiscent of Doctor Who and Flannery O’Connor,  every name and every symbol has layered meaning….

Audiobooks They Love

In our post about Audible, I mentioned that my family listens to over 1,000 hours of audiobooks per year. Frankly, that is a conservative number. We listen to audiobooks religiously. It is no wonder then that I am routinely asked to recommend some favorites when friends are looking for books for car trips, quiet time…

Audible: Reading With My Ears

As an auditory learner, audiobooks are more than a luxury for me; they are a necessity. Readers of any learning style can benefit from audiobooks, however. While auditory learners are probably going to be streaming classics every free moment that they can get, other learners (moms, dads, and children alike) can still benefit from being read…

A Person of Ability

I just finished reading Ben Hur, by Lew Wallace. For the third time. I’ve always been mildly curious about the man who could and would write such a story. This time I decided that I was curious enough to actually dig up a biography. Based on the stories in the first chapter of Lew Wallace:Militant…

Bad Days Are Part of the Deal

In parenting and homeschooling especially, bad days are part of the deal. In fact, if you aren’t having bad days, I want to talk to you because I want to know how you are conjuring that magic. I could reassure you that bad days are what help us to see the good days for what…

Roman Roads Media: Old Western Culture Review

This review is part one of two and will deal with the efficacy of Roman Roads Media’s Old Western Culture. The second review will unpack the technical aspects of this powerful resource. In the last year my life has been transformed and blessed by the CiRCE Institute and their partners. Specifically, God placed Sarah Mackenzie’s Teaching…