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Learn the Ten Commandments in Five Minutes


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 »

How to Create a Bible Timeline Book


In her writings, Charlotte Mason recommended preparing a handmade Time Line Book (originally called a Museum Sketch Book; sometimes called a Book of the Centuries). This activity is based upon one of the major keys to motivation: the active involvement of students in their own learning. Students learn by doing, making, writing, designing, creating, and solving. Creating this Time Line ... Read More »

Discovering the Depth of the Hebrew Alphabet


I’m taking a Hebrew class on Thursday nights. I’ve wanted to do this for years. Learning Hebrew will change your life! God created the universe with these twenty-two letters. Jim Staley made a series of videos titled “Discovering the Depth of the Hebrew Alphabet.” These videos are helpful in remembering the alphabet, and it’s amazing to learn the symbolism. Jim spends twenty minutes to an ... Read More »

Free Handwriting Bible Verses


Did you know, the Old Testament Kings were commanded to copy the Torah scrolls? No scribes allowed, the King was to copy the Torah in his own hand.  In writing a scroll of these laws by his own hand, the king is given a solemn reminder of Whom he serves and how he should live.  He should live in the pattern ... Read More »

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. Read More »

Make the Bible Come Alive: Build a Tabernacle Model

When we began homeschooling (over 20 years ago), we built a model Tabernacle with Popsicle sticks, glue, paint and bits of fabric. It was one of the things that sparked my interest in our the Old Testament portraits of Christ. There are several kit models you can get to make your own Tabernacle. Read More »

The Bible Docudrama on The History Channel

Begins  March 3, Record it and add to your homeschool day THE BIBLE: 10-hour Docudrama From Genesis to Revelation, these unforgettable stories unfold through live action and cutting-edge computer-generated imagery, offering new insight into famous scenes and iconic characters. Created by producer Mark Burnett and featuring an international cast that includes Roma Downey, this 10-hour docudrama explores the sacred text’s ... Read More »

Free Printable Bible Worksheets

Charlotte Mason said, “Now our objective in this most important part of education is to give the children the knowledge of God.” Kill two proverbial birds with one stone by having your children practice handwriting with these FREE printable Bible verses in manuscript, cursive, or D’Nealian. Below are links to the printable the pages I made for my boys from ... Read More »

The Importance of Studying Paul's Letters Chronologically

Paul’s 14 epistles found in our present Bible  is not chronological,  but sorted by length, in descending order form the longest (Romans) to the shortest (Philemon). When you understand this critical point you can study the epistles in chronological order and see the types of problems the Church encountered as the years passed and circumstances changed. For example: Early membership was ... Read More »

God’s Sacred Name

YHWH is God’s Hebrew name. Y’shua is Jesus’ Hebrew name. God and Jesus are just two of the many, many titles English-speaking people use. Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal. Jer 23:27 Will God Answer to ... Read More »

Behold the Man!

Jesus’ apostles and Jewish disciples came to know him first as a Rabbi and only later as the risen Savior. For second-generation and subsequent believers, however, the process was reversed. First they encountered in faith the risen and reigning Son of God, and only later – if at all – did they come to learn in any depth about the man, Yeshua MiNatzeret (Jesus of Nazareth). Read More »

Read the Bible in 90 Days Bible Challenge

Raising Olives challenged everyone to read the Bible in 90 days. You mean read the Bible cover to cover in 90 Days?! Yes. Its not hard to do. Did you know you can read the Bible in 90 days in less time than it takes to listen to an hour of TV each day? OUCH! Read More »

Names of God: YHWH, Father, Daddy, Papa, I Am

YHWH is often referred to as the Ineffable Name, the Unutterable Name or the Distinctive Name. Linguistically, it is associated with the Hebrew root Heh-Yod-Heh, “to be,” which shows that God is eternal. In the Bible, this Name is used when discussing God’s relation with human beings, and when emphasizing His qualities of loving kindness and grace. The author of ... Read More »

Is it Legalism or a Desire to Please God?

So what is the difference between trying to please God and legalism? A measuring stick that only measures the end result will identify anything pleasing to God as legalism. As with most things Jesus taught about, the difference between doing something to please God, and legalism, is found in the heart. Read More »

Producing Spritual Fruit in Our Children

Here lies the secret of parenting that will produce good spiritual fruit in our children: The Parable of the Sower begins with the preaching of the Word, or the planting of the seed in the hearts of people. The seed is God’s Word; the different soils symbolize different types of hearts; and the varied results show the different responses to ... Read More »

Prevent Anger, Resentment, and Bitterness 70X7


“Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”  Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven” (Matthew 18:21,22). The foundation of Christianity is a based on forgiveness. As we grow in our ... Read More »

What Happens to a Branch Without the Vine?

If you want to produce fruit remember your job is to be the branch. The branch is a growth from the main stem or root of a plant. Various Hebrew words are translated as branch or shoot. The most common one can be defined as any sprout of vegetation (Gen. 19:25; Ezek. 16:7; Ps. 85:11). Sometimes we feel like we ... Read More »

Hidden Romance in the Bible

Deep within God’s Word lies a wondrous story like no other. A drama that originated before time began. An epic saga that resonates with the heartbeat of God. A story that reveals nothing less than the meaning of life and God’s great mission in the earth. From Eternity to Here presents three remarkable stories spanning Genesis to Revelation. Each story traces a divine theme that is woven throughout Scripture. Read More »

Get Out of the Pit Videos

Do you feel stuck? Are you in a situation that you feel you can’t out of? Are you facing trials that can’t get victory from? Do you struggle with strongholds? Are you fighting areas of bondage? You are in a pit! God doesn’t want you in a pit. The Christian life does not mean you will be free from struggles. ... Read More »

Lessons from Peter

If I walked on water with Jesus you better believe I would be blogging about it within the hour. I would immediately be thinking how could put it into 140 characters for a Tweet on Twitter. But Peter never mentions this or the other miracles he was involved with in his epistles! What a lesson in humility. I put together ... Read More »

4-Step Ideas for Bible Time

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! Read More »

Go With the Strength You Have

The angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, “The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.” Gideon replied in doubt and in an accusatory tone with questions: “But sir,” Gideon replied, “if the LORD is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our fathers told us about when they said, ‘Did ... Read More »