If necessary, use words

first published in the December 2000 edition of the Columbia County (New York) Homeschooling Newsletter

Perhaps you’ve heard the oft-quoted saying of Francis of Assisi, “Preach the gospel at all times; if necessary, use words.” This is repeated as a profound statement of the impact that our lives should have on those around us. And until recently I accepted it without question.

Now, however, I have a problem with one little implication Continue reading