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Assumptions That Affect Our Lives

An old story illustrates how easy it is to be conditioned into a wrong thinking pattern. A husband asked his wife why she always cut off the end of the rump roast before roasting it. She replied, “I’m not sure why. I’ve never thought about it. My mother always cut off the end of the rump roast, so there must be a reason.” A few weeks later Mother visited the family. Read More »

Free Printable 15 Minute Chore CheckLists

Free Printable Kids Chore Charts How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Telling a child to clean a room is overwhelming. These check lists are broken down into easy doable one to three minute chores. Assign a child a room or a few steps. Hang the kids core chart in the appropriate room. Explain to your ... Read More »

Discipleship and the Hebraic Worldview

Clearly, the New Testament tells us that we have been adopted as sons into the family of Abraham, the father of the Jewish people and our father through adoption (Rom. 4:16). Through our relationship with Yeshua Hamashiach (Jesus Christ), His history becomes our history, His family becomes our family, and His heritage becomes our heritage. Read More »

The Parable of the River

Once there were five sons who lived in a mountain castle with their father. The eldest was an obedient son, but his four younger brothers were rebellious. Their father had warned them of the river, but they had not listened. He had begged them to stay clear of the bank lets they be swept downstream, but the river’s lure was too strong. Read More »

Homeschool Parable and Other Must Reads

ack decided he wanted to build a house. Not just any house; he dreamed of a big, beautiful, luxury home. He wanted to build the most beautiful house in town. Jack carefully thought about the basic building materials, the lumber, the plumbing, roofing, the bricks, and even the nails. He made a list of building materials. Continued Read More »

Free Bible Worksheets

Free Bible Worksheets from HeartofWisdom.com Great for documenting daily studies: Bible Event Worksheet, Bible Character Worksheet, Bible Passages Worksheet, Bible Notes Worksheet and more. Please re-pin

NEW EDITABLE WORKSHEETS! The PDF download sheets are now editable. When you open them you can type in the blanks online. You can still print and fill out but being printable is a great option (especially if your handwriting is like mine). Using these worksheets will help your child (and you) extract pertinent materials from the Bible reading, analyze it, ... Read More »

Twavorite Tweets Thursday

A Twitter Tweet is a 140 characters about anyone, any topic, anything. Tweeting is micro-blogging. Clcik continue for a list of my Tweets this week. I'll list some each Thursday for those who don't twitter or those who were not online when these were Tweeted. Read More »

Winter Bundle Give Away!

The Pondering Heart Blog is having  the 2008-2009 Winter Bundle! The prizes all together are worth about $700.00 that will be given away over the next several weeks.  Join in on the fun, enter, and share with others. By leaving comments you will  be have a chance  to win over a dozen homeschool prizes. Including The Heart of Wisdom Teaching ... Read More »

Quick, Easy, Fun Meme: A B See Photo

Sprittibee came up with a fun meme idea the whole family can do together! The meme will be hosted by The Homeschool Post. Simple: Take and post photos based on letters of the alphabet. Quick, easy and creative. This inspiration will get you to get out there and take some great shots of everyday things that you love. Here are ... Read More »

Tweet Your Testimony on Twitter#

Can you give your testimony in under 140 characters? Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows messages known as tweets, which are posts of up to 140 characters in length. Help me spark a testimony fire. I’m asking all Christians to add a Tweet Your Testimony on Twitter to witness on Twitter.  If enough show up ... Read More »

Christmas in Perspective

The gospel is the news that Jesus Christ has received us into his life. We don’t make Jesus part of our world; he has made us part of his, part of his life and relationship with his Father, part of his anointing in the Spirit, part of his relationship with his creation. It is this reality that summons us to faith and repentance... Read More »

Greek vs Hebrew Thought

What we now consider “The Church” is almost nothing like the Early New Testament Church. Think of an archeologist digging through layers to find out what life was like in ancient times. To understand the Early Church we must dig through layers of a mountain of man’s influences shoveling off and discarding man’s traditions, theories, interpretations, and philosophies from Greek ... Read More »

What Homeschoolers Should Know About Learning Styles

Studies show that seventy percent of children do NOT learn well in the way the schools teach-lecture/ textbook/ test–most students need more. Learning styles researchers state there are 4 identifiable learners. The four-step lesson cycle is a way to teach to all four learning styles. It does not isolate one type of learning but, instead, teaches in all four ways ... Read More »

God So Loved the World

Every religion has a distant god far away from lowly humans. The human’s goal in life is to earn a place near him/her/them. But nothing they do is ever enough. Christianity is different. God came to us. The faithful and dearly loved Son entered into this fallen world and went to the cross to bring us into relationship with our ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Countdown

Thanksgiving Ideas and Links for Christian Educators Click for the Thanksgiving Preparation Countdown Check List What a great time of year to teach! Take a walk with a leaf identification guide, visit an apple orchard (we provide the lesson plan!). Go on a Nature Walk: Take the Leaf Identification Guide and see how many leaves you can identify. Color the ... Read More »

Thanksgiving: A Time To Remember

Reading this book and listening to the audio book each year is a super family tradition! Perfect for long car rides or family reading time. Thanksgiving: A Time To Remember Thanksgiving is both distinctly Christian and exclusively American—a holiday for celebrating faith, family, and freedom. But all too often the true purpose of this special day is lost amidst eating, ... Read More »

Keeping Up With Several Blogs

Or What the Heck is RSS? Do you try to keep up with more than one blog? I browse over 300. I enjoy several blogs, but I don’t have the time to jump around to all of them. Almost every blog I read is listed in Homeschool Blog Awards. With a reader I browse the titles (like in a newspaper) ... Read More »

Why Homeschoolers Should Have an Ipod or MP3 Player!

Can MP3s and Ipods improve your children’s reading comprehension and speed? Can it help same you time teaching and story reading? Here are 7 ways to use MP3 in your homeschool including listening to the classics, homeschool software , improving reading, Bible study, where to get FREE downloads, and more. Read More »

Download FREE Audio and Ebooks

In a previous post I explained where you can download books in audio and ebook format online. Below is a sampling of the available titles from Overdrive. Browse the site for thousands more. Listen to audio books from your computer or burn to a CD, MP3 player or Kindle (See using Kindle as an MP3 Player) . Read ebooks on ... Read More »

Erev Yom Kippur

Tonight at dusk is the beginning of Yom Kippur. The proper greeting for this holiday is, “May you have an easy fast.” Today is known as Erev Yom Kippur, representing a person’s last opportunity to seek forgiveness from other people before Yom Kippur begins. In the Bible, Yom Kippur bears three names: the Day of Atonement, the Day of Judgment, ... Read More »

Free Audiobooks and MP3 Downloads

Thousands of audio books and ebooks are available to download FREE! Play from your computer or download to a CD or MP3 player. If you want young children to become readers, it is important to instill a love of listening to good stories. Take advantage of these free audio books. Overdrive and Netlibrary are public library resources you can access ... Read More »

"Spiritual Roots of Disease" Conference

I’ve been in Georgia for a week long Bible conference titled “Be In Health.” based on the book A More Excellent Way: Be In Health by Henry Wright. There is no way to encapsulate what I learned in the intense 50 hour teaching  of the dynamics behind diseases and the spirit, soul, and body connection. Fear, anger, bitterness, jealousy, and ... Read More »

Link Library by Thematic Unit Study

Would it be helpful to you to be able to go online and find educational links to content and videos based on the Bible, history or science theme you are currently studying? Good News and Bad News The bad news is we recently lost our Online Link Library. Don’t worry, if you have the HOW ebooks you can still get ... Read More »

Darwin or Design? The Privileged Planet

Darwin or Design? The Privileged Planet explores a startling connection between our capacity to survive and our ability to observe and understand the universe. Is this correlation merely a coincidence? Or does it point to a deeper truth about purpose and intelligent design within the cosmos? The Privileged Planet (Book) Astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez and philosopher/theologian Jay W. Richards firmly stand ... Read More »

Is Your Yoke Pleasant?

Have you ever felt no matter how much you strive to please God that you consistently fail?  No matter how hard you try you feel like you are running in place? There are many tired, cynical, well-intended Christians wearing  masks determined to work on their sin to achieve an intimate relationship with God. Jesus said His yoke is pleasant, and ... Read More »