Some one said recently that they think “Homeschools are the monasteries of the new dark ages”. Kevin Swanson mentioned it in his lecture on Multi-generational Homeschooling. Ah, certainly that is a powerful ambition. We are here to guard and treasure the WORD of GOD, to excel in wisdom and intellect, preserving our historical heritage…since without vision, the people perish.

That isn’t over reaching. That is quite simply the idea in the first place. But since our era finds our nation so drifted away from the idea in the first place, society seems unnerved by it. Education has become dumbed down to drudgery – meager intellectual aspirations with no wise or logical purpose, so much so it requires that grades and graduation be attached for the sake of labeling success. Do you want success? Never conform yourself to school. Make school conform to you and yourself conform to CHRIST.

A few people might remember my first venture into the world wide web as the writer and editor of “The A Place To Read Gazette”. I began that at age 13, and after my extremely opionionated articles managed to reach only a small (yet very tolerant) audience (and I struggled with computer technicalities), I practically gave up on it.
A year to two ago my mother and sister suggested that I take up some new fling on the internet: blogging. I was hesitant at first, simply because I wasn’t sure that I would keep it up long enough for it to have any value. But I finally became a member of HomeschoolBlogger, and now cannot imagine living without one!
I am now 17 years old and a junior in highschool (coming up on senior). I have been homeschooled all my life, and raised in a strong Christian conservative family. I am the eldest of eight children. About two years ago my father retired as a Liutenant Colonel and Russian linguist in the U.S. Army. He leads our family devotions daily and our home church on Sundays, now works from home and has a dream of founding a Creation Science/Civilization History museum in the Southeast. My mother has always been a Keeper at Home, and writes articles on nutrition and homemaking. My 14 year old sister, Rachel, is one of the founders and managers of Priceless Purity (www.pricelesspurity.org).
We live at “Fair Hills Farm”, our 22 acre homestead in Northeast Alabama. We raise heritage breed chickens, have cats and a dog, and are working towards producing as much of our own food as possible. I built and designed our website, www.fairhillsfarm.com, on which I write various articles about chickens. I enjoy art, playing the piano, history, science, webdesign, reading, nature journaling, photography, filmmaking, studying World Views and the works of C.S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Francis and Edith Schaeffer and so forth…
I am currently writing a historical movie script that I hope to complete this year and LORD willing get produced someday in the near future. My highest aspiration is to influence the world for CHRIST in whichever way HE see fit – whether it be in daily homestead and household tasks or writing books and films.
If anyone is looking for forerunners of a second Reformation, count me in! Carpe Diem!

“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of CHRIST.”
~ Philippians 1:9-10

“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of GOD, that HE may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on HIM, because HE cares for you.”
~ 1 Peter 5:6-7

“Commit you way to the LORD, trust also in HIM, and HE will do it.”
~ Psalm 37:5

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to GOD as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.”
~ 2 Timothy 2:15

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 – Hey Amanda

Posted by queenbee
Hi

Amanda I need you too put something on my blog please!?

GOD BLESS YOU AMANDA!

~!*Abgail*!~
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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 – Hey Amanda

Posted by queenbee
Hello

Oh yeah and good post!

GOD BLESS YOU AMANDA!

~!*Abigail*!~
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Thursday, May 31, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by DancingFeet
“Let school conform to you and yourself to Christ.” Well said, Amanda!!!
What are you doing this summer? Do you “school” all year round?
Hope you’re having a great week!
Love,
Briana
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Thursday, May 31, 2007 – Wow!

Posted by Jocelyndixon
This is an awesome, wonderful, truly inspiring post! I love the way you write – you give it so much passion! Glad to have you on NJAO!

I can’t wait to see where God takes you in life! You will surely do something great!!

Love,
Jocelyn

ps. I sent you our IM
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Thursday, May 31, 2007 – AMANDA –

Posted by LadyRachel
I JUST turned 14, mind you. We started Priceless Purity when I was 12. Can’t you at least get some of the facts straight? HAHA! I mean, I just wish you had MENTIONED that. Like…HONESTLY.

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Friday, June 1, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by LadyRachel
Problem is, they are all turned off to visit the site because you make it look so bad and boring…HAHA! JK! And, if any of them are much like you, they won’t get much out of it at all.

~RACHEL~
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Friday, June 1, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by DarthYxpu
LOL, I really like your style of writing. And I’m glad you liked mine. 😀

I’ll be posting a REAL entry soon. So, stay tuned!

(sorry, I don’t comment as much as I should.)

And I have not forgotten about your ad. I’m really busy; but when things slow down, I’ll get right to it.

😀

-Paul
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Monday, June 4, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by Jocelyndixon
Wow, you left a super long comment… and it was well received! I think I did the same thing with your day~dreaming~away. I’m the same way with Algebra!

Hmmm… my book, you say? hmmm… I will have to speak to my editor about that. I plan on having close friends read it before it’s out for everyone so don’t worry!

Good thinking – ‘raving reviews’!

Also, I wanted to let you know you have been given the Blogger Reflection Award. This is somethin’ special…
Thank you – for being a blogger in whom I can reflect on – you have been a true blessing! I am honored to give it you!

Love,
Jocelyn

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Thursday, June 7, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by Jocelyndixon
You are most welcome! I am glad I can give you the award! I know you are very deserving of it! The Sincere Award would have been a great idea!! Very cute! I actually picked “refection’ because my homestead blog is called: Amusing Reflections of a Country Girl because no one uses that word… everyone uses ‘thoughts’, ‘musings’ or ‘ponderings’ but it’s original! So it Sincerely!!

I’m glad you liked my pop-up window!

Um… template points… To make your own 3column template you have to put in an extra sidebar (you know that though) and make it fit the px and other two columns. It’s hard! I can tell you that much! I have Rebekah’s template… if you want that!

Publishing: We will do self publishing, though I have a few friends who own a publishing company so I am thinking of asking them… I would really love for you to read it… I just need the rest edited! ; )

Love,
Jocelyn

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Friday, June 8, 2007 – Hello

Posted by rjdjohn316
Hi, how are you!

I posted, thought I’d let you know!

Rachel