Blog Posts by Author: Cindy Rollins

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Cindy Rollins Apr 16, 2014

I suppose that the trivium is such a powerful tool because it is rooted in the natural and the supernatural: The Trinity. Three is the essence of the metaphysical.  I once heard someone say that if you asked a math genius their favorite number it would be divisible by 3. This is how I know I am not a math genius.

 When you stumble upon a cord of three it is a good idea to pay attention.

Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric.

Truth, Goodness, Beauty.

Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding.

Cindy Rollins Mar 18, 2014

Last month I wrote about the future of my own quest for knowledge.  In the center of the post was a quote by Charlotte Mason:

 “The question is not, how much does the youth know when he has finished his education, but how much does he care?” 

These words have haunted me all month. In fact, they have given me much hope, despair, and fodder for the mind.  I hope you do not mind if I write about some of my thoughts as part of The Great Conversation.

Cindy Rollins Feb 18, 2014

As I near the end of my homeschooling career, it has dawned on me that I am not really nearing the end of anything at all. In some ways my own education began when I started homeschooling my children and I hope that it will continue until I reach the end of this earthly stay. Being a stranger and an alien on this planet, there has been a lot to learn and I have not even scratched the surface as my education is teaching me.

Cindy Rollins Jan 16, 2014

I began the new year with one of those thumping good books that readers love to read: a book about reading books. Susan Hill’s Howard’s End Is on the Landing delighted me in every way. Her name dropping of authors and books, which, according to the reviews, either causes joy or annoyance, was just so fun. I kept being reminded of books I wanted to read and even more importantly those I have wanted/needed, to re-read.  

Cindy Rollins Dec 19, 2013

Are you busy enough yet, mom, teacher, mom and teacher? 

Advent: a time of preparation.  Perfect.  We are the preparers.

We fill stockings, bake cookies, prepare devotions, cut out snowflakes, bake gingerbread houses, wrap presents, attend meetings and recitals, take pictures, decorate trees and mantles, and most of all we try to make it all mean something. We the preparers prepare. That is what we do. 

Cindy Rollins Oct 30, 2013

I have been thinking a lot about death lately. It is that time of year. It started with a funeral.

Cindy Rollins Aug 29, 2013

Every once in a while in my life I have come across metaphors which have opened my eyes to the hope of heaven. They have driven me to understand what it will mean to see Christ face to face and to be like Him. The first time I remember was while reading the book of Revelation: the crystal river of waters flowing into the city of God captured my imagination and haunted my young life with hope.

Cindy Rollins Aug 20, 2013

In light of my recent discussion with David Kern and Chris Perrin, I thought I would share my first adjustment of the school year. One of the greatest advantages of homeschooling is the ability to make adjustments. There is the danger of making so many adjustments that we never settle in to the work at hand but otherwise it is a great benefit to be able to change something that is not working.

Join me as I think out loud.

Cindy Rollins Jul 20, 2013

I had an epiphany a couple of weeks ago.  Being a philosopher of sorts I enjoy those. This summer I read a book which described an ‘addiction to epiphanies’ and I recognized that I might be accused of this. Of course, if you come from a place of great ignorance there are more places for the light to shine meaningfully. I think I am not addicted, only very hungry.

Cindy Rollins Jul 2, 2013