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Military Boy

Ready for this idea for a novel? Follow a military boy, whose family is in the process of converting. Have him write a journal as he processes the family changes and religious instruction. He could be stationed abroad, homeschooling, exploring liturgical life for the first time, considering the Ten Commandments, etc., struggling to process what his parents are accepting.

This idea intrigues me quite a bit. And, I think it could help people see how homeschooling incorporates religious instruction in a way both individualized and thorough!

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Fat Tuesday Collect

Part of the history of Fat Tuesday involves going through the house to collect things. Fat, in particular, but also other rich, rather luxurious, ingredients were gathered up for pancakes or other feasting that could use up what would otherwise tempt during the Lenten fast. Or so I was taught.

Without going into the benefits and biblical encouragement toward fasting and other forms of discipline, I’ll simply offer you this one. That’s right, here is an idea for a Lenten writing exercise. Continue reading

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