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Lent Devotional: Duccio’s, Temptation of Christ

This Lent Devotional features Duccio’s Temptation of Christ. When you follow the link (highlighted text), you will find both an analysis of the work, and a contemplation on the spiritual implications of the painting. Originally this painting was part of the Maesta, a complicated altarpiece painted for the Cathedral in sienna. You can read more

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Rembrandt's Storm on The Sea of Galilee
Art History

Lent Devotional: Rembrandt’s Storm On The Sea Of Galilee

This Lent Devotional is focused on the Storm on the Sea of Galilee,  and can serve as a vehicle for many to experience an inspiring portion of Scripture and to sense the voice of God. The masterpieces we will examine in this series are incredible expressions of spiritual truth. (If you wish to read the

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Advent

Sandro Botticelli’s Mystic Nativity

Botticelli’s Mystic Nativity is the subject of Day 14 in our Advent series. “I, Sandro, painted this picture at the end of the year 1500 in the troubles of Italy.” So begins the inscription at the top of Botticelli’s Mystic Nativity. Today’s piece is unique, complicated, and beautiful. Who was Botticelli? Alessandro Botticelli was an

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Art History

Teaching Botticelli’s Venus and Mars

Looking for a fun way to incorporate art history into your February homeschool plan?  Teaching Botticelli’s lighthearted painting of Venus and Mars is the perfect Valentine’s Day study. This painting has fun details that are sure to delight a curious child, and in this post I’m going to give a quick lesson plan including a

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Great resource for stress free Christmas ideas for homeschoolers
Education

Stress Free Homeschooling for the Holidays

Stress free homeschooling is possible, even during the holidays. In this post I wanted to give you some simple ways to incorporate Christmas into your school day without adding planning time or complicated supplies. These ideas are meant to be productive,  simple and fun. I’ve tried to stick to ideas that require minimal teacher input. 

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Adding meaning to Christmas
Advent

3 Keys to a Meaningful Christmas

Are you already feeling a meaningful Christmas is slipping through your fingers? It’s not too late to inject your holiday with meaning. We all want to create magical memories, but magical memories are often elusive. We start out the month with the best of intentions, determined that this will be the year we bake, craft,

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