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Free Old Testament Survey Videos

Did you know that the Old Testament is 77% of the Bible? You can get a great overview of the Old Testament by watching these twelve videos by Tom Bradford. The Torah Class Old Testament Survey is a horizon to horizon view of the Bible that begins with Abraham and ends with modern day Israel. This survey is fast moving and interesting, but in-depth ... Read More »

Bible Journaling in my Planner Boxes

I’ve been experimenting with different Bible study methods with my Happy Planner. I absolutely LOVE  recording my study in boxes. It’s how I learn and teach. I have been making slide show presentations for 30 years. No wonder I gravitate toward bullet list and summaries in boxes!  Click on the image to see a larger view. There are so many different ... Read More »

Disgrace or God’s Grace?

“What used to make us stumble, God can use to make us stand. What once made us bow our heads in shame, He can use for His glory.” ~ Joanna Weaver~ Having a Mary Spirit I bow my head in shame to think of the number of times I have stumbled or fallen. Each time was a direct result of ... Read More »

Bible Journal Project Challenge

Are you ready for a Bible Journal Project Challenge? Join our Facebook group  Lots of Freebies. I’ve been experimenting with different Bible study methods with my Happy Planner. I absolutely LOVE  recording my study in boxes. It’s how I learn and teach. I have been making slide show presentations for 30 years. No wonder I gravitate toward bullet list and summaries ... Read More »

Faith Turns Weakness to Strength

“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.” ~ Oswald Chambers ~ Friday I wrote about the great heroes of our faith in Hebrews 11. This passage is summarized in principle by these words — “whose weakness was turned to strength” (Heb. 11:34). Paul said, But he [the LORD] said ... Read More »

Spiritual Mountain Climbing

We are all in a process or transforming. The  process includes spiritual, emotional, mental and physical (taking care of Gods temple),  The Bible is a map to the path up the mountain. In mountain climbing the terrain becomes steeper and steeper, but with each level there is greater vision. I’ve been Bible Journaling for a few months now. It has been an ... Read More »

The Secret Weapon Against Terrorism

I watched television with the rest of the world as the  Paris tragedy unfolded on Friday evening though Saturday. My mother called me and remarked how ISIS did what they set out to do, terrorized us. Use Your Sword Against Terror! I admit I was terrorized by all the violance and grief until I grabbed my Bible and plunged into God’s comfort. Hiding ... Read More »

Walking in the Light

Late one night, our goats got out of the barn. I was a wakened by their barking protectors, our Great Pyrenees dogs. I ventured out into the darkness. in my PJs. I found the four animals behind the barn (very dark behind the barn) and started the roundup. I did not see a three foot steel corner part of a fence. I fell into and over it and proceeded to roll. My accident occurred becasue I was walking in the dark. If I was walking in the light, I would have seen the obstacle and avoided it, the pain, and aggravation that followed. Read More »

Fruit Comes After the Storm

How do you respond to life’s trials? Do you feel sorry for yourself and get depressed? Do you cast blame and grow bitter and angry? Or do you turn to our Father and ask, “What is Your purpose in this?” Our responses to difficulties are powerful lessons not written on a blackboard. Our students are watching and learning; where do ... Read More »

The Impact of a Godly Parent

Charles Stanley’s powerful sermon this week is a must-see. Pastor’s Stanley’s stories of his godly mother and grandmother (with slide show of his family and home) will motivate and encourage you. View by clicking on the video or go here for more video options. Stanley’s  mother was NOT perfect; she was a humble yet wise mother. She was not educated, ... Read More »

Trials are Lessons / Bible Journaling

I went through a very painful, gut-wrenching trial. I was broken. I was weak and close to developing serious bitterness so I asked several friends to pray. Within the next 24 hours, I felt the answered prayers. I felt peace of God and gained the ability to pray lovingly for those that hurt me. I knew it was God, I was much too weak to come up with any love or forgiveness on my own. Read More »

The Battle of Good and Evil

There are two trees in the Garden of Eden—the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and the Tree of Life. When Adam and Eve ate from the poisoned tree they infected mankind. Before eating they did not even realize they were naked—their focus was on God. The knowledge of good and evil distracts us from the One who is ... 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 »

New Bible Journaling Facebook Group & More

I have stared a New Bible Journal Facebook Group and you are all invited. The new group focuses on Bible Journaling, Planners and Organization. If you like to plan, organize or Bible journal come over and chat. Have You Seen All Our Facebook Groups?   Homeschool with Movies Facebook Group Bible Journaling Digitally Facebook Group.   Heart of Wisdom Homeschool Facebook Group   ... Read More »

Bible Journal DIY Scripture Wall Art

I love Bible Journaling. If you haven’t heard of it see my new site BibleJournalingDigitally.com The images below are a twist on traditional Bible Journaling which placed the art inside the Bible. Here I journal the verse then surround it with images to make wall art. When I shared the images on Facebook I got a ton of “How do you ... Read More »

Spiritual Lesson from a Run-Away Horse

I have a mental defect. I don’t do left and right very well. I cannot make a two-sided copy of a document on a copy machine to save my life. From the archive. When my children were in car seats I could never remember which one went into the right and left car seat (after 4 years!.) I recognize my ... Read More »

Free Bible Coloring Pages

This beautiful collage shows the free Old Testament coloring pages for the Ministry to Children website created by Mandy Groce . You can download a PDF document or  high resolution JPEG file for each of the 39 OT Bible books. Directions and supplies for three ways to use these in your Bible Journal are listed below (please share). I created a quick digital watercolor painted overlay ... Read More »

Lord, I Have a Problem

Father, I have a problem. It’s weighing heavy on me. It’s all I can think about, night and day. Before I bring it to you in prayer. I suppose I should pray for those who are less fortunate than me– Those in this world who have hardly enough food for this day, and for those who don’t have a roof ... 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 »

Checking Your Spiritual Gas Gauge

A good indication you are running low on fuel is when you feel anxious, angry, never good enough or tired of trying. I know because I have been so tired of trying to overcome my sin nature. It feels like a never ending battle doesn't it? Read More »

Be Transformed from Religion to Relationship

Be Transformed by the Renewing of your mind - Metamorphosis

Our Spiritual Metamorphosis: Intimacy with God Did you know a caterpillar has the DNA of the butterfly before it is physically transformation is seen? When one trust Christ as Savior we have the DNA of God through the indwelling of His Holy Spirit. We have the DNA of  a child of God before the physical fruit is seen in our ... Read More »

Hidden Romance in the Bible

Hidden Romance in the Bible Jesus, Bride of Christ

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 »

Love One Another as I Have Loved You

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 »

Celebrating the Biblical Holidays

During Bible study, our family discovered something that we had heard very little about from church. We found out God had set apart special days to worship and honor Him. By learning about the practices of these special days, we could learn about and worship God. We spent some time studying the holidays from Scripture and decided it’d be fun ... Read More »

Humility Lessons from Peter

Read About the Four-Step Lesson Approach Here. It’s how Jesus taught! Discuss: What would you do if you just came back from walking on water with Jesus? Would you nbe excited? Would you post on Facebook orInstagram?  Would you immediately be thinking how could put it into 140 characters for a Tweet on Twitter? But Peter never mentions this or the other miracles ... Read More »

Spiritual Lessons from a Deaf Dog

Peppy and Precious are our two Great Pyrenees puppies. Both puppies are adorable and have brought a lot of joy (and sleep deprived nights) to our family. (This post from the archive.) We first thought Peppy was so small because he was the runt of the litter, but it soon became apparent he had medical problems. Peppy is a rare ... Read More »

My Favorite Christian Fiction Books – Why No Amish Romance

Five of the top 10 best sellers on a recent list of Christian fiction were Amish titles. More than 24 million books have been sold since 2003. This year at least 86 “Amish Romance” novels are being released. Why?? I just don’t get it. I understand Christians are looking for wholesome books but there are thousands of Non-romance Christian fiction books. ... Read More »

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