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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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Free Ebooks for Kindle from Your Library

I love using Overdrive. With a library card you can download ebooks and audio books FREE. Just signin to Overdrive,  for your search for your library and type in your library card number. Then you will have access free eBooks, YAY! Best yet, no fines, the ebooks automatically return themselves. Download FreeKindle eBook Explaining Overdrive […]

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Debra Strayer: Surrounded by His Glory

The homeschool community has suffered a great loss this week.  Debra Strayer, homeschool mother,  author, and mentor to many, died unexpectedly in Alabama Saturday night. She and Greg had just finished serving at the homeschool convention where she was invited to speak. They were excited to celebrate their anniversary with reservations for Sunday night to stay at […]

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Free Audio Book: Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible

More than 4,000,000 copies of Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible have been distributed since its publication. It  includes 168 Bible stories from Genesis to Revelation. Now y0u can download the MP3 or iTunes audio for your children to listen to on the computer, iPhone, iPod or other audio player. Some years ago, the editor of an […]

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Kingdom Centered Curriculum

  The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach: Bible-Based Homeschooling The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach is for all homeschoolers who want to make the Bible the center of their school day. This giant 500+ page book provides you with the methods, program, and resources for a course of study where students spend half the school day […]

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Honor Your Mother, Even When it’s Hard

Happy Mother’s Day. Mothers are precious gifts to their families, and the value of a godly mother is beyond measure. In the fifth commandment, Honor your mother and father (Exodus 20:12, 21:17), the word “honor” is to obey, to revere, to speak kindly to, to speak and think well of. ” For God said, Honor thy […]

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3000 Free Kindle eBooks and Free Audio Books

BooksShouldBeFree.com. offers thousands of free audio books that you can download in several ebook formats (computer, Kindle, epub, text, etc)  and several audio formats (mp3, iPod, and iTunes) format for your portable audio player. You can gather your children around the Kindle, computer, phone or mp3 player for story time. Years ago, homeschooling my oldest children I bartered homeschool […]

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Family Photos from the 1980s

For my poor daughter who had a memory lapse and can’t remember anything before she was 12 (1987). Pray for her. Read the story about these years here        

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The Dyslexic Advantage

Dyslexia is a learning difference that occurs when the brain does not properly recognize and process certain symbols. Dyslexics establish a different pattern of connections and circuitry, creating a different kind of problem-solving apparatus. I am dyslexic as are three of my nine biological children. My test scores in school were high but performance was poor. […]

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eReader Stats for Pleasure and Homeschool

e-reader ownership is growing. It’s easier to comprehend (and retain) statistical data when it’s presented to us in the form of the ever-popular inforgraphic. The graphic below, by the way, comes from Schools.com. Get a Kindle here. See Free Kindle Books here. Courtesy of: Schools.com Courtesy of: Schools.com

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Goodreads: Find Your Next Favorite Book

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love. I love, love, love the Compare Books button. I look for someone that highly rates the books I highly rate, read their reviews, then go book shopping. Are you on Good Reads? Come […]

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Why Are Christians Keeping Passover?

Jesus shared the Passover meal with his apostles saying, “I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won’t eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 22:15-16)

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A Christ-Focused Passover Seder

This is a photo of our Passover plate. It has a prominent place of display in a glass cabinet in our living room.I believe it is the one item in our home that the children will remember the most. It is my favorite holiday. Passover is April 7-14 this year. The Passover meal is called […]