Suffering, Scholé & the Highest Good

Suffering, Scholé & the Highest Good

A mother’s suffering, A child born, A farmer’s labor, A flower burst forth, A student’s wrestling, A mind illumined, A savior’s death, A people delivered. A sinner’s repentance, A soul freed, And love is made known. ―Jennifer Dow, 2019 What do each of the stanzas in...
Why Read Pagan Literature?

Why Read Pagan Literature?

This post is based on brief comments at the Scholé Retreat 2019, Silencing the Sirens, and on an article from the author’s personal blog, The Reading Mother. Most of us have probably been asked, as Christians and classical educators, if it is really necessary...
Schole in the Midst of a Storm

Schole in the Midst of a Storm

I n the midst of a painful providence, what’s a Mama to do? That’s a good question. Mamas like doing. And yet we are encouraged to practice scholé, restful learning, in our lives. What exactly does that look like, especially in the midst of a significant trial? To be...
Developing Healthy Community In Your Schole Group

Developing Healthy Community In Your Schole Group

I have been homeschooling my children since their earliest years. They came fast and furious, in just barely over three years, two boys and a girl, now ages 14 – 11. I have learned so much, but I am still a novice. My dad always told me, “The more you know, the...

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