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Creating Reminders for Our Children

From the archive: I decorate my home with reminders of Bible lessons. We have the Ten Commandments on our living room wall, and a ram’s horn on display. We have a large picture of Jerusalem to remind us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. We have a special meal and light candles Friday evening, the beginning of the weekly ... Read More »

When Bad Things Happen: Boston Bombing

Yesterday,  I was sick in bed (some bug ) watching hours of the  the Boston Marathon bombings. Being sick I let the despair really get me down. In between the bombings and some family predicaments (long time trials) I started spiraling downwards. We are all runners in a spiritual race that get impacted by explosions. Then I spent some time ... Read More »

What is the Good News? Bruce Wauchope

Bruce Wauchope, in association with Perichoresis and Transformation Media, presents a seminar discussing how theology, philosophy, spirituality and history have influenced the church’s views on God and the good news.  Session 2 puts forward a Hebraic-centred, scriptural, life-giving good news message and explains the problems with Dualism. (In Session 1, there is a deconstruction of  “the western ‘dodgy’ gospel”) What ... 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 »

Tribute to My Grandmother

Today is my Grandmother’s birthday. My sweet grandmother went to heaven in February 2007. She was 96 .Hundreds attended her funeral with glowing testimonies of her Christian work, dedication, and loving spirit. My grandmother was the kindest, most loving, giving person I have ever known. Several people who came from all over the state said she never said a negative ... Read More »

Faith is the First Step: But Whose Step?

Free Martin Luter King Lapbook! 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." Read More »

HOLY COW! Does God Care About What We Eat?

HOLY COW! Does God Care About What We Eat? begins with the author’s attention-grabbing story personal story. The author was raised as a Jew but only discovers what the Bible really says about eating after she becomes a Christian. She shares the challenges she had to face when she tried to share her new found Bible truth to her husband. This ... Read More »

A Love Letter from Our Father

I read this to my children often (with God’s name) You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1 I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31 For you were made ... Read More »

I Had a Bad Day

Yesterday, I had a bad day, a really bad day. Its been a long time since I had such a bad day, but this one was different. Lots of little things snowballed into my temper flying. My children and I drove an hour to the next town to shop. One of my children revealed that he repeated a very private conversation to ... Read More »

Rethinking How & Why You Read the Bible

I encourage homeschoolers to have a daily Bible time and to try to read the Bible through in a year or two.  But this is not the goal. The Pharisees read the Bible daily and  memorized large portions of it, but when the Lamb of God stood right in front of them they didn’t recognize Him. We have a tendency ... Read More »

Living Loved and Dancing with the Trinity

I spent years steeped in shame, seeking acceptance in religion. See My Story Masked to Truefaced. The audio teachings below opened my eyes, freed me from shame, and allowed me to accept merciful God’s grace and love. Theologian Baxter Kruger has been teaching on the “Dancing Trinity” (Perichoresis) topic for years. A friend sent him the book “The Shack”  by ... Read More »

66 Love Letters by Larry Crabb (Book and App)

I am reading Larry Crabb’s magnum opus,  66 Love Letters: A Conversation with God That Invites You into His Story. So far I really like it. Crabb  that takes you through each book of the Bible giving his opinion as to what message he believes God is trying to get across in each book.   It is written as a conversation between God and the ... Read More »

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? Read More »

I Desire to Do Good, But…

I make hundreds of little decisions a day, and many times I get them wrong. These are the things I don’t want exposed – things I prefer never to admit. But I must be open about how I have failed, because only then can God forgive me, cleanse me and use me. The words in Romans  7 sum up the ... Read More »

Free Christian & Classical Ebooks for Homeschoolers

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 be read on your computer, ... Read More »

Jesus: The Center of All Things

The doctrine of the Trinity lies at the heart of really understanding who we are in Christ, but it’s a doctrine that just kind of sits on the shelf – it’s not really put forward, we don’t take it seriously… Read More »

Oprah Got it Part Right

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: [...] Read More »

Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself

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?” Again all hands raised. He ... Read More »

Springtime In My Father’s Vineyard

“In My Father’s Vineyard” by Wayne Jacobsen  is an inspiring gift book that beautifully captured the Love of our Father. Here is an excerpt: Spring Time in the Vineyard In springtime, the vineyard can almost take care of itself. That is, it grows without needing the farmer to take care of any of its immediate needs. The rain waters it. ... Read More »

Make Friends with The Problems In Your Life

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 this devotions to me over ... Read More »

Three Little Words

"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. 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 »

The Most Important Thing You’ll Ever Teach Your Child

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. 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 »

Our Need to Feel Loved, Valued, and Accepted

I believe the new explosion in blogging is a portrait of people needing to be heard, to be understood, and to be accepted. How is it that we fret over the number of pages we read in our Bible and count the number of minutes on our knees, but ignore  the deep emotional needs of our brothers and sisters in ... Read More »

An Easy Way to Make Homeschool Decisions

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 would like to help you ... Read More »

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