Encouragement

Keep Your Perspective

I can still remember the day about 10 years ago that I broke down crying in the paint aisle at Wal-Mart when I ran into another homeschool mom, and we started discussing our frustrations with our 6-year-olds not reading. I mumbled things like “He seems to have it one day, […]

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Your 10 Favorite Posts of 2019

The Homeschool Compass is almost one year old, and as we look back on 2019, we thought we’d share a little year-end recap: the most popular articles of the year as determined by you! These are the posts that had the most pageviews, the ones you liked and shared the […]

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comfort

Finding Comfort and Joy This Christmas

In the midst of this season’s twinkle lights, Christmas music, shopping, and festivities, the refrain of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” has been echoing in my mind: “Oh tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy. Oh tidings of comfort and joy.” These tidings (or news) refer, of course, to […]

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comfort

Comfort and Joy or Stress and Exhaustion?

Christmas – the holiday we’re all supposed to love. The mere mention of the word Christmas should evoke feelings of joy, warmth and anticipation – as, with a sly smile, we begin to ponder secretly what gifts we might bestow on our loved ones or the favorite recipes we might […]

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holidays

Turning Hearts to Home at the Holidays

Once again the holidays are upon us, and for many, it’s a season of mixed feelings. The joyful memories of our childhood celebrations get dampened somewhat by sheer busyness, what with travel, cooking, shopping and family visits. Some Christians even downplay holidays, concerned that the world’s materialism may have robbed […]

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