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5 Steps to Successful Forgiveness

Unforgiveness is toxic. It can consume us. It causes suffering, health problems, bitterness, chronic anger, resentment, rage, and a miserable attitude. Studies show that such emotions can lead to an increased risk of heart attack, joint pain, headaches, high blood pressure and a depressed immune system.

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Key to a Sucessful Homeschool- Never Fails!

After 30 years of homeschooling I can confidently say this is the key. It is the only way.  

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In Memory of My Daughter

She was beautiful, giving, amazingly talented. She was the most loving person I have ever known. She loved her children emormously and was usually seen with one of them in her loving embrace. Her laugh was infectious. She was inspirational, amazingly creative in business, crafts, and art. She was the peace maker in our family. She was […]

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Faithful Forever

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Having Sight But No Vision

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”–Hellen Keller

Faith is about taking first steps toward doing God’s will, even when it seems very much impossible. Is that the kind of faith we show? Do we confess Jesus with out feet?

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Obeying Spiritual Nudges

I love to give children cart rides with our miniature horses. Once I get them in the middle of the pasture  I begin my Deuteronomy-6-by-the-way-object-lesson. To turn a right or left means a tiny gentle tug. I use this to teach the children how we need to listen to God’s gentle tugs. I point out […]

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Free Printable Folger’s Coffee Can Labels

Here is a great frugal gift idea: Folgers plastic resealable coffee containers are durable and have a handy indent for a handle. Its a super idea for gift giving. Fill with Bird seed, crayons, backed goods, candy, small toys, craft items, etc

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Free Speech for All Americans Except Christians??

Our boys watch Duck Dynasty. I was happy to find a wholesome show that promotes family and God. The patriarch of the show Phil Robertson was suspended by  A&E becasue he quoted Scripture in a magazine interview.  This is an opportunity to speak up. Free speech is an American right for all–including Christians! Share the […]

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Winter Craft: Coffee Filter Snowflakes

This is a super fast, quick, easy and cheap winter craft. Includes instructions, pattern links and video.

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50 States in 50 Days with Bunny Trails

This year, our homeschool focus is 50 States in 50 days with Bunny Trails. All the links are now on Pinterest   Every day, we study a “State of the Day,”  then we branch off into a Delight Directed bunny trail. This was not my original plan for this year, it just developed (see evolution of this plan […]

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Everyone Has a Worldview: Do You Know Yours?

Everyone Has a Worldview: Do You Know Yours? God expects His people to seek earnestly for the truth. As the Apostle Paul faced the humanists of his day, so the faithful and aware Christian must, if he is truly to follow Christ, face the humanists of our day. Our children will eventually be in company […]

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Torn Over Christmas?

How do you feel about Christmas? Do you observe it differently now compared to how 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 […]

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Easy No Bake Thanksgiving Cookies

Time to decorate for Thanksgiving and start gathering recipes. These cookies have been our family tradition for over 25 years now. Making them is a special time the children look forward to every Thanksgiving. Giving them to neighbors and friends is just as fun. No Bake Chocolate Turkey Cookies Ingredients: Fudge Striped Cookies Chocolate bonbons […]

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Using Kindle for Reluctant Readers

If you have a struggling reader try the encouraging them with Amazon’s Kindle.  Readers can listen to the audio (text to speech) while following the text. Twenty minutes a day really helps. Immersion Reading With the newer Kindles you can listen to the professionally narrated Audible audiobook simultaneously with real-time word highlighting. Immersion Reading is a […]

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Bible Copy Work for Thanksgiving

  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 […]

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Fighter Verses: Super Bible App

I recenty put the FIghter Verese app on my Kindle and iPhone. What a terrfific resource! It is a super tool to to help you memorise with all kinds of goodies for a few dollars. This collection of verses is called “Fighter Verses” in recognition of the spiritual battle we are called to fight. Their […]

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Thanksgiving Links for Educators

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 […]

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Project Purge

I found some great Scripture printables this morning you can print and frame at Katie’s  Terpblog. While I was there her PROJECT PURGE image caught my eye. What a great idea! Katie and Theresa had a goal to help Manasseh Project (outreach ministry of Wedgwood Christian Services dedicated to ending the sexual exploitation of young men and women in […]

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No Branch Can Bear Fruit By Itself: Remain in Him

I’ve been pruning hickory trees in our yard–cutting and cleansing for better growth and health.  It reminded me of the uncomfortable and sometimes painful pruning we go through during sanctification. I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch […]

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Free Excellent Video Series on Family

I’ve been watching this 6 part series Future Family on TV but you can watch online FREE. One of the BEST teachings on family I have heard. A must see!! It is by Andy Stanley (son of Dr. Charles Stanley of InTouch Ministries). My favorite episode is the one with Andy and his wife Sandra (part […]

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Should Christians Observe Halloween? Boo Humbug!

From the archive. It’s that time of year again. Vampires, ghouls, ghosts and skeletons will be haunting our doorways. American retailers celebrate a 7 billion dollar a year candy, card and costume business ($1.5 billion in Canada). I was driving in Madison (outskirts of Nashville, TN) and saw two Halloween stores within a few blocks. […]

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Fall: Time for an Apple Unit Study

This is the perfect time of year to study apples. There are sommany spiritual lessons from God’s creation! Use the links below to do an apple unit study, go on a apple orchard field trip or virtual field trip, watch videos, print worksheets and coloring pages. Apple Orchard Field Trip If You can’t Visit an […]

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Forgive: Stop the Root of Bitterness

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.—Eph […]

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Organize Your Homeschool Library Free

Classroom Organizer is a must have for your homeschool library. It was created for school classsrooms but can be just as useful for homeschools. You use your smart phone and scan the bar code on books and it inputs all of the info for you on a database. Classroom Organizer and all of its features, […]

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Submissive Wife or Narcissist Victim?

It is an admirable goal for a Christian woman to work on becoming  a  submissive wife as outlined in Ephesians 5:22-33, but this sincere desire to please God and her husband can tempt a narcissist to manipulate and abuse the woman. Narcissist predators are on the lookout for women who strive to be  selfless and willing […]

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Books from My Personal Library

I’ve been purging thousands of book from my personal library. I shipped hundreds from my personal library to Amazon see them here. I shipped hundreds of books to single homeschool moms and I still have thousands of books left! Box of Book for Sale: First Come First Serve I have hundreds of books boxed up I was […]

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Get Organized with Trello Lists

I am a list maker so I fell in love with Trello,  a free collaboration tool that organizes your project lists into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process. I use Trello to organize my work, hobbies, and home life. Trello’s user […]

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Free Homeschool Downloads

Ever bought a book and been disappointed? We want to make sure you like our books before purchasing. We offer hundreds of pages of free homeschool lapbooks, worksheets, lesson plans, and other homeschool helps below. The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach This book will instruct you, step by step, how to give your child a […]

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Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bites

I make a big pot of quinoa and scoop out one cup for this recipe for breakfast then I have the plenty left over with chicken or fish or vegtables for lunch or dinner. Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bites Ingredients 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 cup uncooked oatmeal 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup chopped apples 2 […]

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Homeschooling with Movies & TV

Lights, Camera,  Learn Do you remember getting excited when the teacher wheeled in the  the reel to reel movie projector cart (if you are close to my age).   The movies were on 8mm reels, even the dry ones were better than reading a boring textbook. Research supports children and adults learn and retain information […]