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Persuasive Writing & Classical Rhetoric Review

My oldest son wants to be a writer. There are many different types of writing that he will need to learn. The question has been, how to find the high school writing curriculum he needs? I was excited when I found out I would be reviewing a course by Silverdale Press LLC. Persuasive Writing & Classical Rhetoric: Practicing the Habits of Great Writers is a 36-week writing course for high school. Continue reading Persuasive Writing & Classical Rhetoric Review

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Waiting for His Return

Today’s Verse

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” – John 14:1-3, NIV

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Your Stressed-Out Brain

There are some people who will tell you that they thrive in stressful environments. Stress pushes them to succeed. Others seem to crumble under its power. They are stressed out all the time. So, what is the truth about stress? Do you have a stressed-out brain?

Stress is the body’s response when it faces a threat, whether perceived or real. It causes your heart to pound, and adrenaline to course through your veins muscles tense, ready to act, and your brain is on high alert. This stress response still lingers, and in truth, it’s wreaking havoc. Continue reading Your Stressed-Out Brain