Dan L. White grew up in the coal fields of West Virginia, graduated from Ambassador College in Texas in 1972, when he married Margie, a girl from Arkansas.  They then lived in Indiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana and Arkansas.  After living in those five states, twenty-three years ago Dan and Margie settled in the Missouri Ozarks, on forty acres, about ten miles up the road from the farm of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the famous Little House books.  There they have lived a peaceful, laid-back, Jubilee like lifestyle, sharing time with God, children and animals.

Dan spent the summer of 1970 digging near the Wailing Wall, at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, helping clear out the accumulated dirt of a couple millennia.  Israel had just regained the temple
area in 1967, and this was early in the archaeological excavations there.  While digging for Biblical artifacts, he worked alongside his future wife, fellow college student Margie Brown, who eventually became Margie White.  Their lifetime love story began as they raced to fill floppy rubber dirt buckets, and they have done almost everything together ever since.  Dan and Margie have been married for thirty-seven years.  They have four daughters and one son, and all but one still live nearby in the Ozarks.

They homeschooled all five of their children, and have been passionately involved with homeschooling for over thirty years.  They operate Homeschool Helpers (, whose purpose is to support Christian homeschool families.

Now in their seventh decade, Dan and Margie still play basketball and tennis with those in their second or third decade.  The younger ones almost always win -- funny how much difference five decades can make.  Dan has played guitar for over fifty years and has written a number of songs.  He and his family host Contra Dances for the local Christian homeschoolers, where they play music, call dances, and sometimes dance.

“Life demands that we make decisions about how to spend it.  Where do we lay up our stores?  Do we save money now so that we may have time later, or do we spend that time most profitably now?  We chose time over money, and living life now over later.  Surprisingly, we found that choosing life now also gives more later.  Our book about the Jubilee lifestyle is a reflection, to whatever degree, of how we have chosen to live our lives.  Less is more.  Now is better than later.  Time is life, and serving God and others is the best use of time.”



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