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What You Need to Know About Shavout or Pentecost

Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) commemorates the revelation of the Torah on Mt. Sinai and occurs on the 50th day after the 49 days of counting the Omer. Shavout 2018 begins at sunset on Saturday, May 19 and ends on the evening of Monday, May 21. Shavout (Pentecost) Shavout is a major Bible festival and has a dual significance: historical and ... Read More »

Honor Your Mother, Even When it’s Hard

Mothers are precious gifts to their families, and the value of a godly mother is beyond measure. In the fifth commandment, Honor your mother and father (Exodus 20:12, 21:17), the word “honor” is to obey, to revere, to speak kindly to, to speak and think well of. ” For God said, Honor thy father and thy mother: and, He that speaketh ... Read More »

A Christ-Focused Passover Seder

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. The Passover meal is called a Seder. Seder means “order.”  Every year I fill the plate ... Read More »

10 Ways to Use Index Cards in Your Homeschool

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 »

Free Passover Lapbook

Download eleven FREE booklets to tell Passover story from Moses Birth to the First Passover. Glue the booklets into a File Folder to create a lapbook. Subscribe at the bottom of this page (this is a NEW list, we had trouble with our last list).     A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays Learn the teaching method God uses ... Read More »

Why are Christians Celebrating Passover?

  Why are Christians Celebrating Passover? More and more Christians are learning about our rich Hebraic heritage through Bible study and celebrating God’s holidays.  TIME Magazine identified growing Christian interest in our faith’s Jewish heritage as one of the ten top trends. Passover teaches us about Jesus The early Christians observed Passover The seder is a special fellowship with God Passover is a ... Read More »

7 Ways to Deal with Passover Criticism

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 »

Learning American History Through Movies & Free Timeline

Movie Homeschooling I could not find a chronological list of movies of American History so I made the one below. Join our Homeschool with Movies Facebook Group for more movie suggestions. First I created a timeline from 1630 to 2000 into 12 eras and listed the most important people and events.  (You can download a 8.5×11 printable version below. ) Then I ... Read More »

Why are Christians Celebrating Passover?

Passover 2017 will begin in the evening of Monday, April 10and ends in the evening of Tuesday, April 18 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 ... Read More »

Free Passover Copy Work

Subscribe at the bottom of this page to receive access to nine free printable pages of copy work using Old and New Testament Passover Bible verses. Text is supplied in dotted print for younger children to practice tracing letters with lined space for older children to copy passages. A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays Learn the teaching method God uses to teach ... Read More »

Coffee with God

Jesus got up early to spend time with His Dad. Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35 I challenge each of you to rise up early, a great while before the day, to spend time with God. Enjoy your ... Read More »

Free Bible Lapbooks Index

We interrupt this blog to remind you we offer free Bible lessons and lapbooks. Click on the link to go to free lessons with handwriting printables, maps, lapbook booklets, external links, outlines, Bible study tools and more. Read More »

Save Half Your Homeschool Time Teaching Multi-Ages

If you are teaching three children each seven different subjects using textbooks and workbooks – that’s a WHOPPING twenty one subjects to prepare and teach. Unit studies are especially beneficial if you are teaching more then one child. Each child studies the topic at his level. This saves over half of your teaching and preparing time! A family with three children ... Read More »

Free Printable: Candy Cane Legend

The Candy Cane Legend I create this digitally in Photoshop Elements. You can make pages like this too and amazing Bible Journaling pages with Photoshop Elements Class. Download the printable PDF and the bottom of this page.   Three Candy Cane Alphas With these three sets of alphas you cane use these for Bible Journaling Digitally or digital scrapbooking. Photoshop ... Read More »

Homeschoolers Biggest Mistake

Too many homeschoolers make the mistake I made in my first years homeschooling–setting aside Bible time for academics–putting trust in the wrong foundation! We can so easily get anxious about the academics that we miss wisdom. Education must contain more than facts, theories, and objectives. God’s written Word provides the principles and wisdom we need to live lives that are ... Read More »

Proverbs 31 & Bible Women Online Class Video

Proverbs 31 and Bible Woman Bible Journal Study.  The Proverbs 31 and Bible Women course includes 22 self paced lessons with printable DIY stickers ($100 value) to Bible journal through Proverbs 31:10-31 as you cut and paste the stickers into a Travelers Notebook. The First Ladies just completed the class. Here is a sampling of their pages in this video ... Read More »

Full Quiver Humor: Top 12 Questions Large Families Receive

I’ve gathered fun Q&A over the years from several quiver full moms. I’m looking at this list from a different perspective today. I was pregnant with my youngest son (#9) when I was 46! My husband and I went in to look at the pregnancy test and neither of us could read it. We both said, “You got your glasses?” ... Read More »

The Secret to Producing Sweet Spiritual Fruit

Is there a lack of evidence of spiritual fruit in your life? Would you like to see more love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control? The evidence of repentance and forgiveness is fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 The root of bitterness can crush the Spirit’s root and stunt the fruit of the Spirit. The root sits ... Read More »

10 Ideas to Focus on Christ this Christmas

The gospel is the news that Jesus Christ has received us into his life. We don’t make Jesus part of our world; he has made us part of his, part of his life and relationship with his Father, part of his anointing in the Spirit, part of his relationship with his creation. It is this reality that summons us to faith and repentance... Read More »

15 Moms Explain Homeschooling with Babies or Toddlers

It has been a long time since I had toddlers in my house. This month I have my 4th daughter and one-year old granddaughter staying with us while I train my daughter to work for Heart of Wisdom. <<<—This is Scarlett at the library. Regina is 31 now but I vividly recall when she was a toddler, while I attempted to homeschool my ... Read More »

Did You Know Jesus Celebrated Hanukkah? Video

Hanukkah 2017 begins December 12. 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 ... Read More »

Frozen Coffee Filter Snowflake Craft

Making decorations for a Frozen Themed Party? Looking for a fast craft to occupy your children with cabin fever? This is a super fast, quick, easy and cheap winter craft or Frozen movie theme party fun. This has become a winter tradition for us. Every year the boys hang snowflakes  all over the walls. I keep them there all winter. We originally started making ... Read More »

Why are Christians Celebrating Hanukkah?

Hanukkah begins sundown December 12, 2017.  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 »

Ancient History: Adam to Messiah Links

History Unit Study Links Adam to Abraham Unit Study Links Mesopotamia Unit Study Links Ancient Egypt Unit Study Links Ancient Israel Unit Study Links Ancient Greece Unit Study Links Ancient Rome Unit Study Links The Messiah Unit Study Links Science Unit Study Links Creation Unit Study Links Light Unit Study Links Energy Unit Study Links Other Links Wisdom Unit Study Links Hanukkah ... Read More »

Where to get Discount or Free eBooks and What to Read Next

Did you get  take advantage of the recent amazing low Kindle prices?  Looking for free Kindle ebooks? My reading habit is ridiculous bizarre absurd outrageous  ambitious so I do what I can to find free ebooks or discounted Kindle books. Christian Book Deal Facebook Group I made a Christian Book Deals Facebook Group to post my finds (Christian fiction and nonfiction). ... Read More »

Torn Over Christmas? and a Freebie

See free Bible Journaling Tip-Ins celebrating Christ’s birth at the bottom of this page. 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 ... Read More »

Organize School Supplies with Free Teaching Supply Labels

Get organized with these printable teaching supply labels labels for homeschoolers or teachers. Having the correct tools for the job makes for a stress-free day. If you like the labels let me know and I’ll keep sharing. Download on the bottom of this page. I’m using the Trofast frames and sliding bins from IKEA. I was so excited to organize my teaching ... Read More »

Free 35 Lapbook Booklet Templates

These mini booklets are our gift to you. Subscribe at the bottom of this page for access thee 38 page PDF. A lapbook is made up of mini books, small booklets that contain the things your child has learned. Fan Booklet Template Circle Book Template 2 Tag Booklet Template Circle Book Template 3 Flower Book Template Circle Book Template 4 ... Read More »

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