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From now on this will be your own special lounge within the CenterForLit website. Here you can access your special discounts and free resources. Together we can talk about all things literary and homeschool, and just laugh (or cry) with each other through the everyday chaos. Check back often! This page will be constantly changing as we bring you more exciting resources and exclusive opportunities.  

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There are so many works of the mind, so much humanity, that to disburden ourselves of ourselves is an understandable temptation. Open a book and a voice speaks. A world, more or less alien or welcoming, emerges to enrich a reader’s store of hypotheses about how life is to be understood. As with scientific hypotheses, even failure is meaningful, a test of the boundaries of credibility.
— Marilynne Robinson, The Givenness of Things

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Everything here is intentionally designed to fulfill one of our three foundational purposes:

  • To equip parents and teachers with the tools they need to feel confident in their ability to lead students into a love and understanding of literature. We already believe you are capable and that God has given you exactly what you need for your task. However, the confidence provided by continued personal training can fill us with peace and calm as we stand before our students.
  • To lighten the burden of a busy teacher or homeschooling parent by providing teaching resources for literary study. Even if you know the method inside and out, sometimes we just need to hold each other's hands up during these crazy days.
  • To provide an oasis of grace for all teachers, parents, and readers. There are so many standards to live up to, so many laws to keep. So often we retreat into our loneliness or put up a pretense of success. There's no need for that here. If there's any theme that is more prominent than any others throughout the Great Books, it is the strength that comes from a community founded on common weakness and failure. By reading and talking together about books, our schools, or even the news of our everyday chaos, may we find that true friendship described by C.S. Lewis: "What? You too? I thought I was the only one!"

When you go to sleep worrying, or wake up anxious about your performance for the day, remember that you are God's beloved. Did you fail to finish your to-do list? You are loved. Did you snap at your kids? You are loved. Did you fail to teach in a restful manner? You are loved. Oh, and we all do those things too. A lot. Here in the Pelican Society we hope to cheer each other on in our intentions to teach well. Desire to do good, but do so freely. There's way less riding on it than you think. God's got your back, and so do we. 

All our love,                                                                                     The Andrews

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