Monthly Archives: May 2016


Kindergarten: (noun). From the German meaning “a child’s garden”.

God plants two seeds into the garden of every child’s life. They are His gifts both to the child and to the world.

The flowers these seeds are intended to bear are curiosity and the capacity to be amazed.

Curiosity and amazement are beautiful flowers; but, they are wildflowers. Being delicate, their survival depends on a certain level of chaos. Not just chaos allowed, but chaos promoted. Unfortunately for the child (and for the world), most gardeners see them as weeds extending themselves beyond the straight rows and over the trimmed hedges.

However, when a child escapes the gardener’s spade–and when the seeds God has planted are allowed to fully mature–that child grows up discovering answers to questions no one else is even asking and doing what no one else dare attempt.

I always welcome comments to anything I write so please use the space, below, to let me know your opinions. Have a great 2016!

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You can purchase a copy of my newest book, Gifted: Raising Children Intentionally. Just click on the title and you will be taken to Amazon where you can purchase the book. If you would like a free copy of Chapter 1 of the book, go to the site where I have listed my favorite homeschooling materials and you may download the chapter for free. Go to: Chris Davis Recommends (also on Facebook).

For 14 years, I have taken homeschooling families to tour biblical Israel. Check out my travel site at Experiencing Israel (also on Facebook)

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Homeschooling or Lifeschooling?

I rarely use this venue to promote a conference, but this one is different.

Many of us who helped pioneer the Homeschooling Movement now use the phrase “Lifeschooling” to distinguish what we did from what many contemporary homeschoolers are doing today.

The Conference is called “WINGS: LIFESCHOOLING CONFERENCE AND ACTIVITIES FAIR. Merging LIFE with Homeschooling” and it takes place in Matthews, NC on July 7-9.

Speakers include: Israel Wayne, Wendy Rhondina, Chalanda Frazier, Dr. Frank Turek, Mark & Lisa Metzger, and Danielle Papageorgiou.

My book, Gifted: Raising Children Intentionally will be your free gift when you sign up for the Conference.

GO HERE for all the Conference details!

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