Thank You to all of my Loyal Readers!

I’d like to take a moment today to say THANK YOU!

Thank you to all of my faithful subscribers and readers. And a special thank you to those of you who have chosen to use my curriculum in your homeschools. My family has been greatly blessed by your generosity and encouragement. I whole heartedly pray that my printables have blessed your family and your homeschooling endeavor.

Thank you!

 

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To those of you who have gotten caught up in the popular groups that condone illegal file sharing, today my prayers go out to you.

Unfortunately there are groups of homeschoolers who are choosing to come together and “share” files they are not permitted to share. It greatly saddens my heart to think that homeschoolers would do something like this. Maybe you simply aren’t aware, but hosting and sharing files (paid or free) that were not made by you is illegal without the express written consent of the author. Downloading these files is also illegal. What you are doing is called “stealing” in the online world.

You may have even justified your actions due to your budgetary constraints, or simply out of the desire to “get a good deal.” I wonder how many of you would be able to walk up to your child and say “Honey, I really wanted this curriculum, but wanted to save money, so mommy stole it.” Conversely what would you say if your child did something similar? I hope you can understand there are no excuses for this type of behavior.

Homeschooling isn’t just about academics, but instead it is our way of imparting our character, values, morals, ethics, spiritual beliefs, and life skills onto our children. Today my prayer is that you would be encouraged to check your ways and think twice before participating in these “sharing” groups. What you are doing is not only illegal and unethical, but you are also taking advantage of all of the bloggers and homeschooling companies that have put their valuable time and energy into creating products to help your homeschooling be more successful.

My pastor has always said that “compromise always leads to more compromise.” I pray diligently that you do not allow this small compromise to creep into other areas of your life. And most importantly I pray you are not passing down these values to your children.

Instead I encourage you to trust God to provide for you as He has lead you into this homeschooling journey. He will provide for your needs and make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:6

Now may the God of peace…make you complete in every good work to do His will. (Hebrews 13:20-21)

111 Comments

  • Beth June 7, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Beautifully written! You preach it sister and I’ll turn the pages =)

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  • Andrea Gardner June 7, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Thank you for all the hard work you do. We love your curriculum and I share your website with friends so they too can discover how fantastic your blog is 🙂

    Thanks for the reminder that not everyone is sharing honestly or even legally.

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  • Joni June 7, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Erica, Thank you for all you do. I just finished printing letter D of my (paid for) letter of the week curriculum and am still amazed by what a great and cheap purchase it was. Not to mention how much I love all the other freebies you send out on your blog.

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  • Kristen June 7, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I was more than happy to purchase your wonderful curriculums! I plan to buy more soon! Thanks again for resetting my extra ones. I was right, there were ones that disappeared out of the folders. I wont be leaving that folder open again when my twins are near the computer! You’re the best!! You saved the day by resetting my extra downloads for me!!

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  • Jennifer M. June 7, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you for all of your wonderful curriculum! I think I’ve bought almost all of the curriculum you have in your store 🙂 I did the Letter of the Week with my son this year and can’t wait until we start Road Trip USA! I’ve never done the “sharing” files thing…but I do love the occasional (legal) freebies!

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  • Cassandra Brown June 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I have purchased the Letter of the Week and the K4 to use this upcoming fall and personally don’t mind paying for such good sources! I know it took tons of time and effort to put together 🙂

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  • nicki June 7, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Thank you for writing what I’m sure was a hard letter to write. Our family has been blessed with the units we have purchased and the many more things you have graciously offered as “free”. I check your website daily (only one outside of e-mail). Thank you for your diligence and generosity in helping all of us other homeschoolers!

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  • Keshia b June 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Thank you for all you do!!! You are such an inspiration to me a well as many others! Can’t wait to start LOTW with my little one next month! You’re prices are amazing and I know there was so much hard work put into it! God Bless You!!!

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  • PerryLove Doubrava June 7, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I just purchased your LOTW program yesterday and am working on printing and organizing everything. I am thoroughly impressed by the time and effort you put into this to share with others. It is definitely worth more than the $15 I paid. I just discovered your blog yesterday and am overwhelmed by the resources you have provided. Thank you for the amazing job you do for your family and your teaching companions!

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  • Amy June 7, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Amen! And if I may? “Damn straight!”

    If it was possible to love your blog and your writing and your materials more, than I do now — thank you for being a strong voice of conviction and honesty — and for doing it so graciously and humbly. Blessings to you. (I had no idea this was going on 🙁 )

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