My Experiences at "Parents Know Best" Conference

My daughter Miriam and I attended the PKB conference on January 26 at the Junction Center in Manheim, PA., hosted by Demme learning!  We were very grateful they allowed us to lead a workshop and inform the public about Lightlab. This was their first conference in the area, and they hope to run more in the future.  


The Junction Center is where WJTL 90.3FM Radio station is located. I Checkout their Events schedule for the rest of the year.


One of our meetings took place in a room decorated with Award-winning Christian records!

Thanks to Miriam manning the Lightlab booth, I was able to attend two wonderful workshops by:

  • Steve Demme on "Fostering Life Long Learners";  I would recommend you purchase his devotional books and even invite him as a speaker 

  • Donnie Rosie on "Art of photography" , who gave excellent tips on how to use light well for best results.   He is the Marketing director of Miracle Mountain Ranch which is a popular Christian Camp for kids, teens and families.

We are grateful for our adventures with Lightlab, curious about the journeys where God will lead us, and praying that He will keep our paths straight for His name’s sake.

Suzanne Shera, Author of Lightlab.

Science and Christianity


One reason why young adults are leaving the church is due to the tension they experience between Christianity and Science. A research conducted by the Barna Group in 2011 confirmed this as one of six reasons why 60% of those 15 and older, went away from the church either permanently or for extended periods of time.

During my university studies, I too struggled between my cultural christianity and the science major I had chosen. I was a declared agnostic because I was under the impression that the two could not be reconciled; the textbooks didn't reveal that several prominent scientists were also devout christians like Michael Faraday and James Maxwell. I found out about their faith while I began writing the Lightlab lessons ten years ago! Hence they became the feature scientists of the book Lightlab, where I mention their contributions to Modern Optics and examples of their faith (Chapters Two, Seven, Eleven, Twelve).

“The book of nature, which we have to read, is written by the finger of God.” Faraday

“I think men of science as well as other men need to learn from Christ, and I think Christians whose minds are scientific are bound to study science that their view of the glory of God may be as extensive as their being is capable.” Maxwell

My Experience at the Christian Homeschool Convention of PA

This past CHAP 2018 was a neat experience as both my children Marcus & Miriam joined to help me on my table.   The activities grabbed the kids attention and the conversations with the adults were about Being Salt and Light as Jesus commanded in Matthew 5:13-16.

A couple of my neighbors with whom I visited were fairly new publishers of curriculum as well.  So I would like to introduce them to you:

1. Lindsay Vanstader the author of "Clean Water" and "Hunger in America", books to help your children : a. Build a biblical worldview, b. Develop critical thinking SkillS, c. Learn through real world issues:

2. Bonnie Rose Hudson, the author of WriteBonnieRose, and executive editor of You simply have to look at her website to know more about her many books:

3. Al and Kay Betz , the producers of Outfluence programs designed to improve communication abilities and inspire success for the student, the business person, and anybody.

Miriam assisting two CHAP children

Miriam assisting two CHAP children

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
— New International Version (NIV)