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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 think if the institutional church (IC) organization or a building. A place you have to go to fellowship if you are a Christian. But Bible defines the Church is 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 »

Hamantashen Cookie Oops

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Hamantashen Cookies are a traditional Purim treat made to remind us of the Purim story because the cookies are a triangle shape said to be the shape of the wicked Haman’s hat. One year, I was making these Hamantashen cookies for a Messianic Purim party. I made a quadrupled batch of batter. Our three smallest children were standing on chairs ... Read More »

25 Healthy Dinner Meal Plans

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Need a little motivation to cook healthy dinners? Here are 25 scrumptious meal plans. These are clean (no pork, no shellfish). Healthy (no sugar, almost no gluten). [easyazon_block add_to_cart=”default” align=”none” asin=”0981940714″ cloaking=”default” layout=”top” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”heartofwisdom02-20″] Click through the images below to get step by step recipes. Follow my nutritious recipes on Pinterest for more. Follow Robin Sampson’s ... Read More »

Fearing God is Wisdom?

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The fear of the Lord is a much misunderstood concept, it does not mean we have to walk around afraid of an angry God running away from him. It doesn't mean he is waiting to whack us when we fall. Read More »

Love One Another as I Have Loved You

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Loving one another is the core of our Christian walk. The phrase “love one another” is repeated at least a dozen times in the NT. We are also commanded to submit to one another, encourage one another, care for one another, forgive one another, and edify one another. Jesus taught “to love one another as I have loved you.” Such ... 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 »

Save Half Your Homeschool Time Teaching Multi-Ages

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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 »

The Dyslexic Advantage

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Dyslexia is a learning difference that occurs when the brain does not properly recognize and process certain symbols. Dyslexics establish a different pattern of connections and circuitry, creating a different kind of problem-solving apparatus. Dyslexia is very common. As many as 17 percent of U.S. schoolchildren may have dyslexia. It’s the most commonly identified learning issue.1 I am dyslexic, as are ... Read More »

Celebrating Purim

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To commemorate the miraculous turn of events recorded in Esther, Purim is celebrated with feasts, sending gifts of food to friends and the needy, and with the reading of Esther, the story of Purim. The earliest descriptions of Purim celebrations, from the Second Temple and Mishnaic eras, offer no indication of the partying that is associated with the festival today. ... 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, the ... Read More »

Purim: 8 Esther Videos from Zola Levitt Presents

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“Esther,” an eight-part series by Zola Levitt Presents. This year Purim begins in the evening of Wednesday, March 4. Esther #1: Beautiful Inside and Out Does God use women? Yes, He does! We begin by considering Esther’s rise and wicked Queen Vashti’s demise, and note how God elevates individuals to places of influence—then as now. Esther #2: Chosen for a ... Read More »

Are You Seeking Religion or Relationship?

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The Hebrew word for faith is אמונה (emunah – Strong’s #530) and is an action-oriented word meaning “support”. Our Western concept of faith places the action on the one you have faith in, such as “faith in God.” But the Hebrew word places the action on the one who “supports God.” Emunah means faithfulness, persistent determination, holding steady, holding firm, ... Read More »

My Family is a Dysfunctional Mess

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Please Don’t Think I Have it All Together! Christian blogs are great places to get encouragement, but sometimes (because we usually write about what works) bloggers may seem like our families are picture-perfect, sweet, balanced, and stress free. God forbid anyone reads my blog and gets this impression! My family began about as dysfunctional as one can get, BUT we ... Read More »

Free Bible Matching Game

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I just found this neat Bible game at Teach them Diligently.net by Leslie Nunnery. Thank you Leslie. 4 Ways to Play Sort the pictures as Old Testament or New Testament stories. Match the pictures to the story descriptions. Match the pictures to the story descriptions AND Scripture passage. After matching, put the pictures in the correct sequence. Bible Stories Included: Old Testament- Adam and Eve ... Read More »

Torah Class Nugget: God’s Kindness and Severity

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God’s kindness and severity is a hard concept to grasp. Trying to understand God’s character with our Greek views,  legalistic religion, and false assumptions leads to muddled misunderstandings. Only when we hear His message with His Spirit do you hear freedom. God’s way are unfathomable to our small minds, but you can be sure His ways are just, righteous, pure, and in love. My pastor, Tom ... Read More »

The Purim Story: For Such a Time as This

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Purim 2015 begins in the evening of Wednesday, March 4. The story starts with a beauty contest in which Esther is chosen to be the new queen. And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, ... Read More »

4-Step Bible Study

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The most important part of your school day is getting to God through prayer and Bible study. Are you skipping Bible time? Purpose to not touch a school book until you spend time in the Living Word! Organizing Your Bible Time There are four basic steps to the HOW approach. The amount of time for each step will vary from ... Read More »

How to Make a Lapbook & Free Booklet Templates

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  My boys and I made this Wright Brothers Lapbook. This is a  simple and easy lapbook we completed in a few hours. This tutorial will walk you step by step how to make an easy lapbook. The simplest lapbook includes one main image in the center and surrounded by six 3.5 x 3.75 booklets (It could also  four 3.5 ... Read More »

Patiently Waiting on God for Patience

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What first comes to mind when you think of patience? As a mother, my first thought is having patience with my children. Then I think of being patient with my husband. Next, I think of patience with cashiers, waitresses, and the doctor’s office or in line at the post office. pa·tience ˈpāSHəns/ noun the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or ... Read More »

The Most Powerful Promise in the Bible

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I silently grieve daily with a burden only my closest family members know about. It is an inexpressible profound pain, forever lingering just below the surface. It is my weakest area. Satan knows this. When I’m tired or ill he whispers reminders to my soul, catching me off guard and throwing me into an aching, agonizing abyss of mourning again, tearing ... Read More »

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