"Training for the work of eternity"

This is my first blog entry for Ambleside, although I have been educating our sons using ASI support for three years. I must admit at the outset that I am a bit reticent to write a blog.  This is because I lack familiarity with the medium (I don't read blogs in general) and because I am more of a private person than most Internet users (point in case: I don't have a Facebook page and don't know how to access any). So the question is begged: why am I writing a blog now?

City Stars

We began studying the night sky in our astronomy class this year. We learned how to read a star map. We focused on where in the sky to look for the Big and Little Dippers at this time of year in our location, and how to use them to find the North Star. We stayed up past bedtime and headed out to the open field in the park across the street. We looked up and saw... three stars. Three.

Four Agreements

My husband and I recently came across these Four Agreements written by a man named Don Miguel Ruiz.  Although he comes from a different spiritual background than me, these agreements hold a lot of truth in relating to oneself and others.  Why didn’t I know about this kind of stuff 30 years ago?


Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.

-Proverbs 24:27

I read this proverb this morning, and was reminded how important it is to be prepared.  There is such a difference in my school days between when I am prepared and when I am just “winging it”.  I was struck by the phrases “Prepare your work” and “get everything ready”.


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