Janie B. Cheaney

Janie is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine based in Missouri. She writes novels for young adults, is the author of the Wordsmith creative writing series, and reviews books at RedeemedReader.com. Follow Janie on Twitter @jbcheaney.

Logos of language

| How the rules of grammar reveal mysteries of God
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 4/04/98, 12:00 am

If economics is the dismal science, grammar may be the abysmal science-the black pit of syntactical minutiae that has swallowed many a preadolescent. Breathes there a lad with soul so dead who never to his teacher said, "Why do we have to learn this stuff?" What do parts of speech and sentence structure have to do with finding a job or filling out a tax return or living life? Only this: The study of grammar reveals the operation of a most amazing gift.

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Heaven is enough

| Don't worry about heavenly reunions, God will suffice
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 3/07/98, 12:00 am

The three-day homeschool convention had rolled around to its Saturday-afternoon finale, and the large room was respectably full. Over half the participants had stayed for the whole enchilada, from the opening remarks to the final address delivered by the convention's featured speaker. After stuffing their minds and goody bags with handouts and brochures, tips and advice, convention-goers now looked for motivation: a challenge to pull it all together and make their next homeschooling year the best ever.

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Selling our birthright

| The culture shifts, but the church does not have to go along
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 1/10/98, 12:00 am

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