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Drive Thru History DVDs Review

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Drive Thru History is a series that makes exploring the history of Western Civilization meaningful and totally entertaining at the same time. My kids roll around the floor laughing at the outtakes and bloopers. David Stotts, a Christian, has spent the last 14 years in professional video and media production. His career in documentary production has taken him to 27 countries ... Read More »

Homeschool with Movies: Ancient History

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I created a list of Ancient History movies and documentaries on Pinterest. I have not seen them all. Check review for suitability. Most are available free on Youtube, Amazon Prime, Hulu, or Netflix. Please pin and share on Facebook Want more movies by theme? Let m know in the comments. Follow Robin Sampson’s board Homeschool with Movies: Ancient History on Pinterest. Read More »

Teaching with Movies: Middle Ages

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I created a Pinterest board list of movies about the Middle Ages.   Many of the videos are free online. Please read the disclaimer first. Remember not all movies are historically accurate. The ones that are historically accurate are noted so. The BBC did a good documentary series which is listed close to the top of the Pinterest board. Check it out. ... Read More »

God’s Wisdom vs. Man’s Wisdom

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There is a major protest against the public school system among Christians today, but it is leveled almost exclusively at moral problems. There is very little question of the meaning and importance of intelligence, but until we have defined education and its purpose and goals in biblical terms, we will not be able to aim for a higher education standard. ... Read More »

Alternative to Rubbish TV

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We live in an age where our children are swimming in sewage when they watch TV. Dove is an alternative for only $4.99 a month! Dove Channel provides a safe walled-garden with hundreds of movies and TV Series that reflect the time-honored standards of The Dove Foundation , known for its trusted Faith & Family Dove Seals of Approval. This ... Read More »

Free Old Testament Survey Videos

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Did you know that the Old Testament is 77% of the Bible? You can get a great overview of the Old Testament by watching these twelve videos by Tom Bradford. The Torah Class Old Testament Survey is a horizon to horizon view of the Bible that begins with Abraham and ends with modern day Israel. This survey is fast moving and interesting, but in-depth ... Read More »

Bible Journaling in my Planner Boxes

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I’ve been experimenting with different Bible study methods with my Happy Planner. I absolutely LOVE  recording my study in boxes. It’s how I learn and teach. I have been making slide show presentations for 30 years. No wonder I gravitate toward bullet list and summaries in boxes!  Click on the image to see a larger view. There are so many different ... Read More »

Disgrace or God’s Grace?

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“What used to make us stumble, God can use to make us stand. What once made us bow our heads in shame, He can use for His glory.” ~ Joanna Weaver~ Having a Mary Spirit I bow my head in shame to think of the number of times I have stumbled or fallen. Each time was a direct result of ... Read More »

Bible Journal Project Challenge

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Are you ready for a Bible Journal Project Challenge? Join our Facebook group  Lots of Freebies. I’ve been experimenting with different Bible study methods with my Happy Planner. I absolutely LOVE  recording my study in boxes. It’s how I learn and teach. I have been making slide show presentations for 30 years. No wonder I gravitate toward bullet list and summaries ... Read More »

Faith Turns Weakness to Strength

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“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.” ~ Oswald Chambers ~ Friday I wrote about the great heroes of our faith in Hebrews 11. This passage is summarized in principle by these words — “whose weakness was turned to strength” (Heb. 11:34). Paul said, But he [the LORD] said ... Read More »

Study the Highest Form of Worship

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When Christians think of worship, images of the Sunday morning worship service come to view, with singing, praying, giving, preaching, and sharing the sacrament. Study is perhaps something that is done in preparation for worship, but could ... Read More »

Hanukkah Message from LoveIsrael.org

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LoveIsrael.org will be broadcasting a special Hanukkah message December 6th-13th, 2015 on The Church Channel (TCC). I will post here too as available. This broadcast can be seen on The Church Channel (TCC) which is available on Dish Network channel 258, DirecTV channel 371 and on many cable outlets on Wednesday, December 9 at 8:30 pm Eastern, 7:30 pm Central, 6:30 ... Read More »

Torn Over Christmas?

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How do you feel about Christmas? Do you observe it differently now compared to the way you observed it when you were a child? Do you observe it at all? Did you know Christmas has pagan roots? Does that bother you? Don’t get nervous. I’m not going to tell you what you should or shouldn’t be doing this time of ... Read More »

Taking Every Thought Captive

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How do you think good and praiseworthy things in the midst of turmoil, when you have been wronged, when life is overwhelming, when the dog has an accident on your rug, when there isn't enough time in the day to get everything done and your mother-in-law drops in unannounced with housekeeping advice? Read More »

Did You Know Jesus Celebrated Hanukkah? Video

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When I began learning about the Bible holidays I learned a lot from Neil and Jamie of Jewishjewels.org. They began the ministry of “Love Song to the Messiah” in 1978 to share the Good News with the Jewish people and to teach the Church about its Jewish roots. Learn how the Light of the World celebrated this beautiful Festival of Lights and see ... Read More »

Manifesting the Light of Jesus

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When the Maccabean Jews rededicated the Temple and themselves unto God, the result was a miraculous manifestation of light. Oil that naturally would have burned for only one day supernaturally burned for eight days, signifying God’s approval upon the efforts of his people to separate themselves and their sanctuary to him. The same thing happens with us. When we dedicate ... Read More »

Why are Christians Celebrating Hanukkah?

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Hanukkah begins sundown December 6, 2015.  Many Christians are celebrating Hanulkah this year. WHY? We study a Hebrew book-written by Hebrews; we serve a Hebrew Lord-who had Hebrew disciples; we desire to follow the first century church-which was first predominately Hebrew; and through Christ, we are grafted into a Hebrew family! It makes sense to study the Hebrew culture. To ... Read More »

Spiritual Mountain Climbing

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We are all in a process or transforming. The  process includes spiritual, emotional, mental and physical (taking care of Gods temple),  The Bible is a map to the path up the mountain. In mountain climbing the terrain becomes steeper and steeper, but with each level there is greater vision. I’ve been Bible Journaling for a few months now. It has been an ... Read More »

Free Printable Thanksgiving Craft/Game

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Happy Thanksgiving Week Here is a gift that I hope will bring your family together for a few minutes to be grateful. Its a simple game can be played by all ages. You adhere leaves to a tree as you list things you are grateful for. The instructions include prompts for children that may have a hard time thinking of ... Read More »

Bible Copy Work for Thanksgiving

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  Bible memory verses about being thankful. Three verses per page choose from manuscript, cursive, or d’nealian.   Thankful Verses 1 Manuscript Thankful Verses 1 Cursive Thankful Verses 1 D’nealian Thankful Verses 2 Manuscript Thankful Verses 2 Cursive Thankful Verses 2 D’nealian Also see Preschool Printables for Thanksgiving Bible Verse Cards. Was the Feast of Tabernacles the First Thanksgiving? Read More »

The Secret Weapon Against Terrorism

The Secret Weapon Against Terrorism: Bible Journaling

I watched television with the rest of the world as the  Paris tragedy unfolded on Friday evening though Saturday. My mother called me and remarked how ISIS did what they set out to do, terrorized us. Use Your Sword Against Terror! I admit I was terrorized by all the violance and grief until I grabbed my Bible and plunged into God’s comfort. Hiding ... Read More »

Tribute to My Hero on Veteran’s Day

These a few pages from a scrapbook I made as a tribute to my husband. Ronnie served as a medic in the Army in the Vietnam War. He received his first Purple Heart and Bronze Star for receiving a bullet in his arm while untangling a man during live gunfire from a barbwire fence. He received the second Bronze Star ... Read More »

Keepin’ It Real: Falling Behind in Homeschooling

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  It’s the thing that no one likes to talk about, the dirty little secret that plagues a good number of us homeschoolers.  We don’t dare say it out loud to the “You’re Not Qualified to Teach” crowd, in fact you’ve been avoiding those people for some time now. I am talking about getting behind.  I’m talking about that time ... Read More »

Walking in the Light

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Late one night, our goats got out of the barn. I was a wakened by their barking protectors, our Great Pyrenees dogs. I ventured out into the darkness. in my PJs. I found the four animals behind the barn (very dark behind the barn) and started the roundup. I did not see a three foot steel corner part of a fence. I fell into and over it and proceeded to roll. My accident occurred becasue I was walking in the dark. If I was walking in the light, I would have seen the obstacle and avoided it, the pain, and aggravation that followed. Read More »

Fruit Comes After the Storm

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How do you respond to life’s trials? Do you feel sorry for yourself and get depressed? Do you cast blame and grow bitter and angry? Or do you turn to our Father and ask, “What is Your purpose in this?” Our responses to difficulties are powerful lessons not written on a blackboard. Our students are watching and learning; where do ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Links for Educators

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The REAL Story of Thanksgiving (MP3)– Rush Limbaugh reads and adds to the story history books leave out. Thanksgiving Clip Art – Teachers Pay Teachers The Thanksgiving Story The story of the first Thanksgiving in America with Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians. Includes Bible verses. Thanksgiving Crafts for Children – Hundreds of  fun DIY crafts on Pinterest Thanksgiving Memory Verses and Copywork Bible memory verses about ... Read More »

The Impact of a Godly Parent

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Charles Stanley’s powerful sermon this week is a must-see. Pastor’s Stanley’s stories of his godly mother and grandmother (with slide show of his family and home) will motivate and encourage you. View by clicking on the video or go here for more video options. Stanley’s  mother was NOT perfect; she was a humble yet wise mother. She was not educated, ... Read More »

Was the First Thanksgiving a Feast of Tabernacles?

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The Feast of Tabernacles is a week-long autumn harvest festival. This year the Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot begins at sundown on October 8, 2014. The Feast of Tabernacles was the final and most important holiday of the year. The importance of this festival is indicated by the statement, “This is to be a lasting ordinance.” The divine pronouncement, “I am the LORD your God,” concludes ... Read More »

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