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 [...]
Free Ebooks and Apps to Read on Kindle, Computer, or Cell Phone Free books most homeschools would enjoy: Classics, Christian, clean fiction, health, children’s books and home organization. If you know of a free ebook you can add it to this list. The books were free when listed but may not be later. These can [...]
Oprah Winfrey’s final show received her highest TV ratings in 17 years according to Nielsen. I don’t watch Oprah a lot but she certainly hit the nail squarely on the head when describing the common thread that runs through all people. Here are some excerpts from Oprah’s Farewell Speech: [...]
Knowing who we are are in Christ (forgiven, righteous) gives us the mindset we need to walk with Him. A man held up a $100 bill to an audience. He asks “Who would like to have this?” Almost all hands raised. He crumpled the bill and asked again, “Who would like to have this crumpled?” [...]
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I have had a rough few days, hospitalized, poked, prodded and frustrated dealing with the medical system. I am home now after a blood transfusion and my blood counts are lower now than I went in. Translation- all that for nothing. I was throwing a little pity party this morning my sweet friend Dolores read [...]
I’m doing the Transformation Challenge from the book Transformation by Bill Philips. Bill likens this 18 week journey from base to summit to mountain climbing. So I pulled up this post from the archive about spiritual mountain climbing. This Transformation process includes physical (taking care of Gods temple), emotional, mental and spiritual. As Bill addresses the [...]
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.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”I’ve often thought “Its a good thing God only gives the Light for a few steps at a time because if I saw any further down the road I’m not sure I would take the next step.”
“Christ in you” – three of the most powerful and earth-shattering little words ever conceived and transacted in all the created universe. Three little words that most churches and supposed teachers negate by their practice, if not their teaching. Three little words that mark that immeasurable and eternal chasm between heaven and hell, truth and the lie, Christ and anti-christ, holy and reprobate, heresy and light, doing and being, religion and the hope of glory.
The Story is a powerful, and rewarding way to read though the Bible to get the Big Picture. Condensed into 31 easy accessible chapters, The Story sweeps congregants into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events arranged chronologically.
Many Christians measure their spiritual walk (and others) based on a checklist of all that they have done for God. This easily leads to legalism and bondage. Jesus doesn’t want us to “do” because He has already “DONE” the work when He died on a cross for our sins. Our goal should not be trying [...]
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. [...]
We all have one main purpose—to have a relationship with God, to bring glory to Him by the way we live our lives, by how we relate to Him and others (Matt. 22:37-39; Mark 12:29-31).
When we are walking in that purpose we are where we are meant to be, we are swimming in the river of living water. Doing what we are created to do.Walking in the love, joy and peace of the Trinity–allowing that love to flow through us into others.
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 …
Every year I receive many, many emails from nervous, anxious, frustrated mothers trying to make decisions about the year’s new homeschool plans. Some are deciding to homeschool, some are deciding on teaching approaches, some are deciding on curriculum. The common thread is fear of making the wrong decision. Putting Things In Perspective Dear Ones, I [...]
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).
I bet you have never heard of this Proverbs 31 lady. I cannot not find one word about her on the Internet, so let me introduce you to this awe-inspiring woman with the words from one of my favorite authors, Phillip Keller: “She was brave, she was beautiful! Beautiful not only in bodily form, but [...]
Paul wrote Colossians while he was in prison in Rome. He had been there for about two and a half years, and heard the word of the Lord (Acts 19:10). Colossians 2 and 3 shows our access to the exalted Christ in heaven is immediate and direct, and “in him,” we belong to One who [...]
We hung this Bible Timeline on the wall in our dining room (aka school room). Thenmarked the 12 Bible eras with index cards. Then I hung the Bible of the Bible Wall Chart- above the timeline and attached strings from to the Bible stories to show where the story can be found in the Bible.
We moved to Tennessee three years ago and started attending a local church. The people are sweet. kind, and loving. But after three years I still feel like I don’t really know anyone. I taught Sunday school, children’s church, VBS, camp, etc. I got to know some of the other workers but …I still felt [...]
A few years ago I immersed myself in lectures by Dr. C. Baxter Kruger of Perichoresis Ministries—one of the best contemporary theologians of this century. His lectures were like the refreshing, invigorating spray of a fire hydrant. The cleansing waters helped set me free from dry, parched legalism. I recently began listening to them for [...]
Before the creation of the world, there existed the eternal dance of the Trinity. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit have always enjoyed a beautiful, responsive dance of love in perfect harmony. “The great dance is about abundant life—love, passion, joy, fellowship, and creativity. It is the fellowship of the relationship of the Father, Son, [...]
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.
Every year I deal with the same remarks by well-intended but misinformed folks: they believe observing Passover is legalism or Judaizing. I posted Why Christians are Observing Passover at The Homeschool Lounge last year and got some criticism. I won’t say it doesn’t hurt, because it does. I posted something I thought would encourage people [...]
What mother doesn’t want to become kinder, gentler, and more loving?
Remember how Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz was searching for a way home and finally found out she had the magic slippers that won the whole time? You have the answer inside you now.
I received a visual object lesson of this promise this week.