relaxing afternoon of fishing, only to be
grief-stricken later when he learned that
his father had labored especially hard that
afternoon, without help, because he didn’t
want to interrupt his son’s education. That
young John cared so much for his father,
and grasped the need to contribute to others, is very admirable!
The drive to contribute and give attention
to important matters was a huge quality of
John’s life. He served others when teaching
school immediately after graduation, and
again, when he decided to pursue a law career. He strove to impact individuals and the
colony. This gave him a voice in important
matters. He applied himself to even deeper
thinking about good government, and then
to the hard work of expressing those principles through newspaper articles and essays.
His diligent writings were well respected, so
naturally he was called upon to lead on the
hot-button issues, such as the hated Stamp
Act. Does that ring a bell? Yes, it would
contribute to the American Revolution; so
you can guess that John Adams was a leader
there, too, working hard to raise domestic
and international support for the cause! No
wonder he was selected as George Washington’s vice -president, and would not only
succeed him as president, but would marry
an outstanding woman and become father
to another president!
That good start at home—family, church,
work, and education—yielded wonderful
strength for our nation!
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Nancy Fileccia is wife of 28 years to an amaz-
ing Christian man and mom to 5 precious
children ranging in ages from 23 to 12, with
more than 16 years of homeschooling under
her belt. In 2008, she had the joy of starting
A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks with
her best friend, Paula Winget. Today, they
have over 400 lapbooks for all subjects plus
they create lapbooks and Binder-Builders for
some of the biggest names in homeschooling:
Apologia/Jeannie Fulbright Young Explorers,
Jay Wile science, Classical Conversations,
TruthQuest History, and others!
Michelle Howard Miller is a veteran home
educator, author, columnist, speaker, consul-
tant, and librarian who operates “living books”
libraries in Michigan and Florida, including
the first-known of its type. She wrote the deep,
award-winning, literature-based curriculum,
TruthQuest History, ( www.TruthQuestHistory
.com) to probe history for spiritual truth.
Michelle offers living-books database, and
consultations on home-education and library-development ( www.LivingBooksLady.com).
She also helps a foundation develop living
libraries. Michelle graduated summa cum
laude from the University of Alabama, has
long served in local churches and educational
groups, and now has seven cute grandsons!
It is admirable that he placed a high value on what his parents contributed to his life.