“Oh, send out Your light and Your truth; let them lead me!” Psa 43:3
What does being led by His light and His truth look like in daily life in 21st century America? That is the question I am trying to answer in the way I live my life, manage my household, and meet the joys and challenges daily life brings. Come ponder with me.
Who is Christine Miller?
I am the author of Classical Christian Homeschooling and Nothing New Press books. I started blogging about homeschooling issues in 2005 (my first post, and my first “about” post for A Little Perspective).
I was raised in a traditional middle-class American home. I am a product of public education, but since I was a girl interested in science at the time the United States was in the space race with the then USSR (1960s), I was fortunate enough to be placed in the gifted and talented track early on. I spent summers at my beloved grandparents’ home, pouring over their collection of World’s Greatest Literature, borrowing the Shakespeare volume again and again until it became the most worn volume in the set.
I was born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit at the height of the Jesus Movement in the 70s, which only intensified a life-long passion for God’s Word sown in my childhood at Lutheran Sunday School. I graduated in the top 10% of my class with honors and went on to university, where I majored in chemistry, although I found all branches of science fascinating. My husband David and I have been married 39 years, and have three children, whom I homeschooled, and ten grandchildren.
My husband and I have served in various capacities in church together: choir, youth group, on evangelism and missions teams, as janitors, nursery workers and coordinators, children’s church directors, church secretary, administrative assistant to the pastor, and in women’s ministry. Our home church today is Resurrection Fellowship in Loveland, Colorado.
Soon after I began homeschooling, I discovered classical education, and began writing Classical Christian Homeschooling, the first practical how-to guide melding classical education with a “living books” hands-on approach to homeschooling on the internet, to help other moms like myself. My search for an interesting and accurate history curriculum led me to H. A. Guerber’s 19th century narrative histories, which my children loved! In order to reprint these treasures for homeschoolers and to offer other wonderful resources, we began Nothing New Press.
After my parents passed away, I discovered while researching the family tree that my ancestry is of the cohanim — of the Israelite tribe of Levi. Prior to this discovery, I had been growing in the Hebraic roots of my faith. It has been an adventure melding my Jewish roots with my Christian faith. Today, when people ask me what I am, I just laugh and say, “I’m a God believer, and a Bible believer, from Genesis to Revelation.” This is my statement of faith.
My husband and I recently left Colorado where we raised our children, and relocated to Florida to be with my husband’s family. Shortly after this move I was hit in a terrible traffic accident and suffered a debilitating injury. My recovery has taken time and effort, but I have progressed enough so that I am once again writing. I post daily here at A Little Perspective, the permanent online home of all my previous blogs and websites. In 2012, The Homeschool Post published my family’s inspiring story in The Myth of the Perfect Homeschooling Family.
My newest books depart from curriculum and are an outgrowth of the amazing things I have been learning since bringing a Hebraic perspective to my Bible study: Finding Messiah in Torah, The Revelation of Jesus Christ Revealed, and The Law of Love (get free chapters here!)
2016 Interview with Anne Elliott of Homeschooling Torah: Using the Bible to Teach History
2019 Doorkeeper’s Conference: Battling Lies with Truth
2021 Family Conference: What a Loving Home Looks Like
2021 Family Conference: The Heritage and History of Homeschooling