December 11, 2023 | Twigs for the Nest

Gifts for the Good Life


Gifts are some of life’s greatest storytellers. Similar to the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, the gifts we give our children create an incarnational picture...

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November 3, 2023 | Twigs for the Nest

What’s Love Got To Do With It?


What’s Love Got to Do with It? Schooling Our Kids in Love *This article is the first in an occasional series we’re calling “Twigs for the Nest,” written by parents to help...

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May 26, 2021 | Good Soil

Influencers: Good Soil (4)


Not too long ago, I asked my seventh grade students why we study History. I gave them a few minutes to write an answer down in their notebooks. Most of...

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April 19, 2021 | Good Soil

Prepared for Life: Good Soil (3)


I always laugh when I see my youngest child try to build something. He has a knack for always picking the biggest and heaviest block to put on top of...

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March 8, 2021 | Good Soil

Missing Pieces: Good Soil (2)


There I was again, sitting next to a middle schooler at Homework Club, staring at her workbook full of complex math problems.  She looks up at me wide-eyed, “So….what do...

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