With eighteen books on the list, the Challenge 2 reading can be a little intimidating to tackle. I watched my brother and cousins make it through, so I knew it was doable, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do the hard work. I’m so thankful that I did because it has opened up…

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As I read through Corrie ten Boom’s The Hiding Place again with my thirteen year old daughter, the incredible suffering many experienced during the holocaust of World War II humbled me once more. Sometimes it can be challenging in our comfortable worlds to remember how blessed we are. Visiting the Dallas Holocaust Museum is a…

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I recently enjoyed a debate with some teenagers about what makes a good book. We were reading a classic with which they were struggling to connect. This started a lively discussion on the merits of reading this book. Was it a good book? What makes a book good? My final conclusion was that a book…

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The Classical Conversations Challenge III program is where the incredible fruits of the entire program just start to explode all around. With Shakespeare, poetry, and philosophy, this is one of my husband’s favorite levels to tutor. This year looks into consequences of choices made in literature, American history, and so much more. As with all…

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