Reading through the Holidays

So many of my favorite home school memories involve reading good books aloud. For many years we began our days with me reading both devotional books and historical fiction to the children and ending the days with Daddy reading classics to all of us. When the books were riveting, the children often persuaded me to…

David, the Viking Bear Trainer

Every morning, David woke to the sound of waves breaking against the docks in front of his home in Weymouth. His family line in Dorset could be traced back 15 generations to Cnut the Great, Viking King of England. His father and grandfather and great-grandfather all made their living on the sea. David was expected…

Melody

Once upon a time there was a lovely young woman who was gifted with a golden voice. The Music Maker had blessed her and his character and creation inspired her songs. The beautiful tones she crooned brought joy to her heart and to the hearts of those who were happy enough to hear her. She…

A Mountaintop Kingdom

Once upon a time there was a kingdom on a mountaintop. The King who ruled there was kind, but also powerful and wise. His was not a palace of gold or costly marble, for he cared little for riches. Instead he lived in a castle carved into the rough, red rocky cliffs of the mountainside….

A ‘Good Man’ Executed Publicly

I read an article today about an incident which took place in the Middle East. Apparently, a doctor who discovered a successful treatment for AIDS, was publicly executed by the authorities for malpractice. The infamous doctor opened a clinic in his home town. A large epidemic of AIDS in the neighboring villages inspired his education…