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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 »

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 »

10 Homeschool Video Tours

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Don’t you just love peeking into other people’s homeschool rooms for organizing ideas? I do.  I get excited by Ikea shelving. I am recouping from foot surgery—surrounded by a cluttered mess! I can’t wait until I can clean again (the older you get the more you enjoy clean and tidy). I thought I’d share the inspiration, so here are several video tours with ... Read More »

Why are Christians Celebrating Passover?

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Passover 2015 begins in the evening of  Friday, April 3. The Bible story of Passover has more light, more splendor, more vividness, and a richer application to life than any other story in the book of Exodus. Moses and his brother Aaron went to Pharaoh and told him that the Lord said to let the Israelites go. Pharaoh refused to release the ... Read More »

Biscotti: An Excuse to Have Cookies for Breakfast

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Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Healthy Biscotti INGREDIENTS 2 cups quinoa flour 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder ¼ tsp fine sea salt ¾ cup dried cranberries ⅔ cup whole almonds, coarsely chopped ¼ cup coconut oil 9 tsp Stevia Blend or 18 packets 2 large eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract (McCormick is gluten free) INSTRUCTIONS Position a rack in the ... Read More »

Cord Clutter Help: Washi Tape Cord Labels

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One day there will be no cord clutter! Our grandchildren will have no idea of the tangled messes we dealt with. Until that day, Rachel at ‘The Chic Site’ shows us how to make these washi tape cord labels… who knew cord clutter could turn out so cute!   Follow Robin’s board Washi Tape on Pinterest./p> The Chic Tips & Tricks Videos Rachel ... Read More »

50 Reasons Homeschooled Kids Love Being Homeschooled

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Kris Bales on the Weird and Unsocialized! blog receives a lot of questions like “Do kids like to be homeschooled?” or “Why do kids like to be homeschooled?” So she asked folks on her Facebook page to ask their kids why they liked being homeschooled, and she put together the reasons in a list of 50. I’ll share reasons one though five here.  1. Sleeping in. It appears that the ... Read More »

Free 15 Minute Chore Checklists

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Telling a child to clean a room can be overwhelming to them. These checklists are broken down into easy, doable one- to three-minute chores. You can assign a child a room or a few steps. Explain to your children that if they complete the list every day, each can be done in about 15 minutes! Get four 8.5 x 11 ... Read More »

Learn the Ten Commandments in Five Minutes

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Do your children know the Ten Commandments? Do you? According to Kelton Research and Ten Commandments Commission, only fourteen percent can accurately name all Ten Commandments. Now, eighty percent of 1,000 respondents could name the burger’s primary ingredient –“two all-beef patties” — but less than six in ten knew the commandment “thou shalt not kill.” Forty-three percent of respondents – including those who regularly attend church ... Read More »

My Favorite Christian Fiction Books

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My Favorite Christian Fiction Authors C.S. Lewis William Paul Young Kristen Heitzmann Charles Martin Bodie and Brock Thoene Angela Hunt Susan Meisner  Randal Arthur Susan May Warren Lynn Austin  Robert Whitlow Terry Blackstock  Deborah Raney Mary E. DeMuth Nicol Baart  Dee Henderson George MacDonald Michael Phillips Brandilyn Collins  Tracie Peterson Dani Pettrey Francine Rivers Chris Fabry Karen Kingsbury My Favorite ... Read More »

Purim: Proof God is Always in Charge

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When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on Tuesday this week, he made reference to Purim, the holiday that will begins tonight, commemorating the Jews’ salvation from the hands of Haman and the Persians thousands of years ago. Then the Persians wanted to destroy the Jews; today the Persians want to destroy the state of the Jews. Same peoples, same tired ... Read More »

Messiah in Purim

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  The story of Purim is one of many episodes in God’s dealings with His people. The Jews were saved physically at this point in their history. The time of their full salvation and the complete fulfillment of God’s prophecies given to Abraham was drawing nigh. It happened five hundred years later with the coming of adon Yeshua HaMashiach—the Lord Jesus, ... Read More »

Download Free Sample Lessons

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The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach  This book will instruct you, step by step, how to give your child a Bible-focused, comprehensive education from preschool through high school; one that will train him or her to read, to study, to understand, to love to learn and, most importantly, to desire and seek true wisdom. This approach can be used for ... Read More »

Take Five Minutes to Organize Your Brain

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I’ve been trying out an online organization tool called Workflowy. I love it. I found this because I began using a paper system called the Bullet Journaling. Workflowy works well with the paper system (I’ll blog more about it soon). I still use Trello because I spent a few years creating Trello lists, but Workflowy is better for me for ... Read More »

Seven Reasons Lapbooking Works

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Lap books are wonderful teaching tools that encourage creativity while motivating learning. A lap book consists of a file folder that contains various types of mini booklets with images and text.  The mini booklets contain bite-sized chunks of information about the different themes within the larger topic that the lap book covers. There are thousands of studies showing that the ... Read More »

Reasons Not to Eat Pig

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I’ve visited hundreds of organic, healthy living sites and I’m amazed that most even consider pork a food, “the other white meat.” Satan twisted God’s Word to convince Eve to eat forbidden fruit. Today he twists God’s Word to convince us to eat forbidden foods. God did not change His mind about food nor change the biological structure of animals. Jesus ... Read More »

Do You Need a Church Building to Fellowship?

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Define Church When you mention church, most people either think of the institutional church (IC) organization or a building, a place you have to go to fellowship if you are a Christian. The Bible defines the church as Christ’s body; a living organism, it cannot be defined as a building or an organization because it is neither. Thanks to the influence ... Read More »

Get Organized with A Notebook Planner

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Are you organized? Do you have a chore check list? Can you find your dog’s shot record quick? Have a list of birthdays somewhere? What about you homeschool, is it organized? Do you know  what work to assign today or what they did yesterday? What if you could experience less stress, frustration and choas while gaining time and energy? If ... Read More »

Homeschooling Outside the Textbooks

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Not all learning comes from a textbook. Much of what our children learn comes from watching us (scary huh?). Here is a collection of photos from the non-book learning-Charlotte Mason side of our homeschool. Homeschool Photos Because Pictures Speak Louder than Words You can’t look at these images and believe these children are missing out on anything in public school. Note all ... Read More »

Returning the Torah of God to the Disciples of Jesus

Returning the Torah of God to the Disciples of Jesus [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1892124211″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41g38jNBEbL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”heartofwisdom02-20″ width=”101″] Lancaster has written a powerful new introduction to Torah in which he graciously presents the Torah and its message in simple and easy to understand terms. Click here for a FREE Excerpt Restoration will assist thousands of ... Read More »