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My Favorite Christian Fiction Books – Why No Amish Romance

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Five of the top 10 best sellers on a recent list of Christian fiction were Amish titles. More than 24 million books have been sold since 2003. This year at least 86 “Amish Romance” novels are being released. Why?? I just don’t get it. I understand Christians are looking for wholesome books but there are thousands of Non-romance Christian fiction books. ... Read More »

08. Moses in Ancient Egypt

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We are updating the links from Ancient History: Adam to Messiah on this site and Pinterest. Please be patient while we are under construction. The links and videos here reinforce lesson 8 in Heart of Wisdom’s Ancient Egypt Unit Study.  Moses in Ancient Egypt Links PBS – Moses & the Exodus Agape Bible Study – Moses’ Childhood The Prophecy Society – Can ... Read More »

07. Joseph in Ancient Egypt

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The links and videos below reinforce lessons Heart of Wisdom’s Ancient Egypt Unit Study, available as an eBook and in Ancient History: Adam to Messiah (combined seven unit study volume). Joseph in Ancient Egypt Links Bible People – Joseph of Egypt Bible Archaeology – Joseph History for Kids – Joseph & Egypt Heart of Wisdom Patriarch Lapbook See more on the Ancient Egypt Pinterest Board Ancient Egypt Resources Ancient Egypt ... Read More »

06. Ancient Egypt & the Bible

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We are updating the links from Ancient History: Adam to Messiah on this site and Pinterest. Please be patient while we are under construction.   Ancient Egypt in the Bible Links Bible History Online Bible Atlas – Ancient Egypt Egypt & the bible Ancient Egypt Resources Ancient Egypt Unit Study (Ebook) (38 Four-Step Lessons) Ancient Egypt Digital Scrapbook Kit Ancient History: ... Read More »

05. Ancient Egypt Pyramids

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The links and videos below reinforce the lesson plans in Heart of Wisdom’s Ancient Egypt Unit Study, available as a stand alone eBook or in Ancient History: Adam to Messiah (combined seven unit study volume). Pyramids in Ancient Egypt Links History.com – Egyptian Pyramids Ancient Egypt for Kids – Pyramids Tour Egypt – The Great Pyramids & more History Channel Pyramid Video 3D Model Pyramid Ideas Virtual Tour of the ... Read More »

03. Geography of Ancient Egypt

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The links and videos here reinforce lesson 3 in Heart of Wisdom’s Ancient Egypt Unit Study.    Geography of Ancient Egypt Links A History of Israel – Ancient Egypt National Geographic – Ancient Egypt Geography Gifts of the Nile – History for Kids PBS: NOVA Online—Mysteries of the Nile Ancient Egypt Map for Kids See more on the Ancient Egypt Pinterest Board Ancient ... Read More »

02. History of Ancient Egypt

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The links and videos below reinforce lesson materials from Heart of Wisdom’s Ancient Egypt Unit Study, available as an eBook and in Ancient History: Adam to Messiah (combined seven unit study volume).  History of Ancient Egypt Links Ancient Egypt Timeline The Majesty of Egypt – Bob Brier Ancient Egypt – History for Kids BBC Ancient Egyptians See more on the Ancient Egypt Pinterest Board Ancient Egypt Resources Ancient Egypt Unit Study (Ebook) (38 Four-Step ... Read More »

04. Ancient Egypt’s Neighbors

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The links and videos here reinforce lesson 4 in Heart of Wisdom’s Ancient Egypt Unit Study.  Egypt’s Neighbors Links Egyptian Museum – Daily Life/Neighbors Ancient Egypt Egypt Art Site – Map Egypt Past – Egypt & it’s Neighbors Clickable Ancient History Timeline See more on the Ancient Egypt Pinterest Board Ancient Egypt Resources Ancient Egypt Unit Study (Ebook) (38 Four-Step Lessons) Ancient Egypt Digital Scrapbook ... Read More »

01. Introduction to Ancient Egypt

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The links and videos below reinforce the material from lesson plans in Heart of Wisdom’s Ancient Egypt Unit Study, available as an eBook and in Ancient History: Adam to Messiah (combined seven unit study volume). Introduction to Ancient Egypt Links Ancient Egypt Timeline - History for Kids Introduction to Ancient Egypt - Pharonic Egypt Ancient Egypt Introduction to Egypt See more on the Ancient Egypt Pinterest Board Ancient Egypt Resources Ancient Egypt Unit ... Read More »

A Message to my Pinterest Quilting Followers

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Hello Pinterest friends! Thank you for following me. Saving quilt inspiration on Pinterest is like building my own eye candy magazine. I was so surprised and delighted to find over 4,000 of you following my quilting board. But I started wondering if you knew I have FORTY plus quilting boards. You will find FORTY+ sub-boards like hexagons, charm packs, jelly ... Read More »

How to Make Your Own DIY Scripture Wall Art

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I love color and have a few dozen Pinterest board devoted to color. I recently changed by bedroom to purple and turquoise and wanted to hang scriptures on the wall (see my Purple Turquoise Pinterest board here). You can see all the images with links on my Pinterest boards.  When I shared the images on Facebook I got a ton of “How do ... Read More »

25+ Ways Teaching with Legos Can Improve Your Homeschool

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Who doesn’t love legos? OK, except when your the mom picking them up for the bizillionth time or the one stopping on one barefoot, which is almost as painful as childbirth. (Here is a quick science lesson on Why Stepping on a Lego Hurts So Much.) When your children are dreading school walk in with a container of bright colored building blocks ... Read More »

10 Ways to Use Index Cards in Your Homeschool

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Index cards are  low-tech but super handy teaching tools. The cards are  small (3×5, 4×6, 5×8) and easy to carry around in your purse or pocket. Homeschool Index Card Uses 1. Bible Study Outlines Make key notes for a Bible book, chapter, story or Bible character. Download free printable Bible study cards here.  2. Timelines I made my first Index ... Read More »

Remove Splinters & Other Uses for Elmer’s Glue

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When my son needed a splinter removed but did not want me to remove it with tweezers or a needle. I came up with the brainstorm to try duct tape. The first two tries didn’t work. The third time I applied the tape and removed it and the splinter came out. Since then I read that Elmer’s glue helps remove splinters. Yesterday ... Read More »

Organizing Quilt Stash with Pant Hangers

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I like to display my fabric so I can easy visualize my next project. If it is hidden in a box I may never get to play with it. I just did a major closet purge and had a few dozen unused huggable pant hangers not in use (ya know, the ultra slim velvet non-slip ones). Light bulb moment: Why not hang my ... Read More »

Free Printable Labels to Organize Cord Clutter

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I look forward to the future when we have no more cords and no more cord clutter.  Every week we spent time searching for or untangling pesky phone chargers, camera cords, usb cords, etc.   Now I use plastic Sterilite drawers  work great to organize all thoseGet free printable labels below. This is an easy quick DIY fix that will take you an hour ... Read More »

Homeschool? What about Socialization?!

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The number one question people ask homeschoolers is “Aren’t you worried about socialization?  I had the cartoon above made a few years ago that illustrates my feelings. Yes, homeschool children should have friends. But not just random friends. Homeschoolers have the opportunity for selective socialization. Parents can guide their children to other Christian families with like-minded morals and values. Most homeschool ... Read More »

WOW! World’s First Flying Penguins

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Filmmaker and writer Terry Jones discovered a colony of penguins which are unlike any other penguins in the world. Ostensibly filmed for a documentary, the video shows a colony of Adélie penguins suddenly taking to the skies as the astonished presenter, Terry Jones, looks on. The TV spot was filmed on King George’s Island, 1,000 kilometers south of the Falklands. ... Read More »

In-Depth Passover Study: Torah Class Videos

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I went from a spiritual desert to a Torah fire hydrant this year!  After twenty-five years studying Jewish roots on my own, God blessed me moving one mile from  Seed of Abraham Fellowship lead by Tom Bradford. TorahClass.com Tom Bradford teaches through the Bible chapter by chapter he doesn’t skip a word.  You can have these teaching free via audio, video and ... Read More »

A Christ-Focused Passover Seder

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This is a photo of our Passover plate. It has a prominent place of display in a glass cabinet in our living room.I believe it is the one item in our home that the children will remember the most. It is my favorite holiday. Passover begins April 4, 2015. The Passover meal is called a Seder. Seder means “order.”  Every year ... Read More »

God Has a Plan for Your Homeschool

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I love teaching my children. I like reading to them, talking to them, asking questions, seeing things from their viewpoint, watching them discover. There was I time I didn’t love homeschooling–because I was swimming in fear and worry. But the years have passed and God has proven to me that He is sufficient and I can trust Him. I can ... Read More »

30+ Fun Passover Crafts to Teach the Passover Story

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Passover begins sundown April 4, 2015. Here are links to several Passover crafts to help you teach your children the Passover story. Some link to Christian sites, some to Jewish sites. You may want to bookmark this site and come back as I am adding to the list. Follow me on Pinterest for more holiday and Bible ideas. A Family Guide ... Read More »

Top Ten Ways to Organize Your Homeschool

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Homeschool books, supplies, chore lists, scheduling workboxes, oh my! How do you keep it all organized? Here are a few DIY ideas. 1.  Tin Cans or Cups Cover tin cans to organize markers, pencils, and crayons. Use coffee cans, soup cans, paint cans, etc 2. Coffee Cans Use these free coffee can labels to group small supplies. 3. Free Teaching ... Read More »

50 Ways to Put Fun in Your Homeschooling

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Need a boost in your homeschool.? Are you struggling with feeling motivated to sit down and get to work? Twenty-nine years ago when I started homeschooling there were very few how-to books.  There certainly was no support nor Facebook, Pinterest or forums. Today we are blessed to be able to reach out for motivation. Here are 50 links to hands on motivating ... Read More »

30 Charm Pack Projects

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What Can You Do With a Charm Pack? In the quilting world charm packs are versatile and economical. They are adorable precut 5 inch squares and have twenty to thirty squares per pack. Here are 30 charm pack ideas:   Follow Me on Pinterest Follow Robin’s board Quilting: Charm Quilts on Pinterest. Read More »

Free Rotating Post-It Note Lists

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The little 2 x 2 Post-it Notes are perfect for to-do lists, chore lists, goal setting, Honey Do lists, or menu planning. Here are several you can download and print to fi your needs. How do I get these? The link to all of the list are at the bottom of this post.   Need More than 12? Stack ‘em!   ... Read More »

How to Fix a Broken Window Blind

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A few of the vertical blind slats broke off our living room window because the blinds were hard to open and had to be tugged. When the lights are on inside and people can see in your living room through broken blinds it looks…well…junky. DIY Temporary Fix: Scotch Tape A lot of people fix for broken slats by turning the slat upside ... Read More »

7 Ways to Deal with Passover Criticism

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Every year I deal with the same  remarks by well-intended but misinformed Christians:  they believe observing Passover is legalism or Judaizing. Many people are simply concerned that celebrating the holidays may be an “earning salvation” type of works belief. They are afraid of the negative term “law” and being labeled “legalistic”. They do not fully understand that the biblical holidays ... Read More »