An Ode To The St. James Devotional Guide

When my husband and I went to our first home school convention in 1992, we expected to discover curriculum and how-to’s. My husband picked up a sample of a devotional booklet from an exhibitor on our way out the door at the end of the day. In a sea of vendors hawking brightly-colored curriculum promising academic success and spiritual bulletproofing to prospective home school families, we nearly overlooked the modest table from a group calling itself The Fellowship of Saint James.

Frankly, I think the “Saint” in their name kept some conferees from stopping at their booth. The state home school convention in those days catered exclusively to the fundamentalist and conservative Evangelical crowd. That “Saint” signaled something a little too…non-fundamentalist.

The Fellowship of Saint James was offering from their little booth something the complete opposite of just about everything else in the convention hall: [read more]

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