Rivendell, WIS

O to grace how great a debtor Daily I'm constrained to be! Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Speech and Debate Competition

Announcing a Speech and Debate Tournament for NCFCA affiliates in Madison, Wisconsin, on January 4, 5, 6, 2007. :) Further details available at our web site. If you have ever considered getting involved with speech and debate competition, please come to the tournament to hear some great speeches and to be inspired (assuming you live somewhere nearby).

We are in need of volunteer judges for this event. I think homeschool parents would be great judges. No previous experience is necessary to serve as a judge; everything you need to know will be presented in a short orientation at the beginning of each round. In addition to homeschool parents, we are looking for judges from the general public because we want the kids to communicate with a broad audience--so, really, anyone over 18 and out of high school is welcome to judge. It's very easy to sign up right at our site: Christian Communicators of Wisconsin.

This is our family's first year of forensics competition--we are excited. Three of our children, ages 12 and up, will be competing in interpretive speech, apologetics, possibly impromptu speaking, and debate.

Questions? Feel free to ask.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Christmas decorating

This ought to make my blog look a little less neglected. :) This is a photo of the wreath hanging on our front door... and evidence of the one and only bit of Christmas planning/decorating I've done thus far.

Our Lighthouse Speech and Debate Club is selling these Balsam wreaths from Maine. They are guaranteed to last until Christmas. I like it much better than the cheap wreaths I bought from the local high school choir in the past...

If you'd like to order one from us to help us cover our three daughters' speech and debate tournament expenses, please let me know via a comment here or a personal email. Wreaths of Maine will ship directly to you (or your gift recipient--someone who has everything, perhaps?) during the week of December that you specify. Several varieties of wreaths are available, but please order here rather than from the Wreaths of Maine site so that our girls get the credit. Shipping is $7.00 and the last date to order from our family is November 26.

Thanks for considering helping us out.

In grace,