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Outlining a Bible Story or Chapter

Outlining a book of the Bible or a Bible story  is an excellent way to get overview. To make an outline you can either group the outline by subject, or by paragraphs. Outlining teaches the precepts of Scripture in a clear and logical way. Bible Story Outline I. The Twelve Spies A. Spies to be Sent (Numbers 13:1-3) 1. Moses assigns one ... Read More »

Five Thing You Must Know About Making Homeschool Decisions

I receive many, many emails from nervous, anxious, frustrated mothers trying to make homeschool decisions. 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. God wants us to call out to Him in all decisions—especially homeschool decisions! Of course God cares what you teach ... Read More »

How to Create a Bible Timeline Book

In her writings, Charlotte Mason recommended preparing a handmade Time Line Book (originally called a Museum Sketch Book; sometimes called a Book of the Centuries). This activity is based upon one of the major keys to motivation: the active involvement of students in their own learning. Students learn by doing, making, writing, designing, creating, and solving. Creating this Time Line ... Read More »

Healthy Food on the Run: Prepare Ahead Healthy Wraps

To be successful developing healthy habits you need easy, quick, on-the-go meals and handy snacks. This wrap a mainstay on my food plan, especially while I’m on a 21 day Daniel Fast.  I learned it years ago from the authors of the book The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health. It is amazingly delicious. I make a Rainbow Salad that I use as my ... Read More »

Homeschool Planning: How Would Jesus Schedule?

In previous posts I have asked you to rethink your beliefs about knowledge and education. Now I’m asking asking you to consider another paradigm shift—to rethink scheduling. How Would Jesus Schedule? Jesus had obvious long-term goals but He practiced daily as a responder. He prayed daily and allowed the needs of the people around Him to set His agenda. He ... Read More »

Homeschool: What People Think I Do / What I Really Do

Note all the friends, social skills and no overalls in photos of our homeschool. Computer Skills Straw Shooting 101 (You thought we miss this important lesson because we don’t go to school! Wrong!) Home Economics Fractions Horse Back Riding (animal husbandry) http://archive.heartofwisdom.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=14573&action=edit#titlediv Tom Sawyer Unit Study (Literature) Civil Air Patrol (community service) Horse Driving (animal husbandry) Horse Driving (animal husbandry- the ... Read More »

Deathbed Letter from My Great, Great Grandmother

This is a letter to my Great, Great Grandfather from my Great, Great Grandmother in 1887 (original spelling). She wrote this letter as she lay at death’s door. She died before it was completed. My favorite line is in bold letters. What a joy it was to find the thing she desired most for her children was the needful thing ... Read More »

Fun Ways to Teach Math with Playing Cards

Playing cards are easy and fun teacher helpers. They are cheap, require no scissors, baggies, game pieces or dice. Use regular cards (Ace to King) and make up fun math games. If your children are like mine they will enjoy the game much more and beg to play again if you avoid using the word “math.” All the games below ... Read More »

Animal School Parable

  Once upon a time, the animals decided they must do something heroic to meet the problems of “A New World”. So they organized a school. They adopted an activity curriculum consisting of running, climbing, swimming, and flying. To make it easier to administer the curriculum all the animals took all the subjects. The duck was excellent in swimming, in ... Read More »

Submissive Wife or Narcissist Victim?

It is an admirable goal for a Christian woman to work on becoming  a  submissive wife as outlined in Ephesians 5:22-33, but this sincere desire to please God and her husband can tempt a narcissist to manipulate and abuse the woman. Narcissist predators are on the lookout for women who strive to be  selfless and willing to sacrifice to care for ... Read More »

Our Bible Timeline Wall

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. Read More »

Best DIY Healthy Salad Dressings

Orange Cashew Dressing Ingredients 3 tablespoons unhulled sesame seeds, divided 1/4 cup raw cashew nuts or 1/8 cup raw cashew butter 2 navel oranges, peeled 2 tablespoons Dr. Fuhrman’s Blood Orange Vinegar or Dr. Fuhrman’s Riesling Reserve Vinegar or white wine vinegar orange juice, if needed to adjust consistency Directions Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium high heat for ... Read More »

Self Control Lesson from a Ready-to-Explode Vacuum Cleaner

Have You Ever Had One of Those Days? You know the type situation I am talking about. You were up all night with a vomiting child, the phone rings at 7:00 a.m. it’s the Realtor with a potential buyer that has to see the house at 10:00 a.m. You scramble out of bed, throw the pile of soiled sheeting, wash cloths, towels from last night’s projectile vomiting episode into the wash, and rouse hungry children while hubby is in the shower. Read More »

Prepare Ahead: 30 Days of Green Smoothies in Two Hours

Green smoothies are fairly quick and easy, and since I’m having foot surgery on Thursday, I made pre-made packets of fruits and veggies I can just dump into the blender with almond milk and blend. It took about two hours to prepare kits for a month of green smoothies. I like this idea a lot and will do it again next month.   1. Gather ingredients Gather ... Read More »

Our Church: Seed of Abraham & Torah Resources

We recently began attending Seed of Abraham Fellowship. I was delighted to not only find a balanced church that studies Hebrew roots, but also offers classes in Hebrew, and an amazing chronological  Homeschool Bible study curriculum (reviewed below). In July we moved from Tennessee to Florida to be near our grandsons (my daughter Victoria passed this year). Imagine me driving down the main road ... Read More »

Bought: The Hidden Story of Vaccines, GMOs, Big Pharma

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Feeling Alone in Church

Original Post 2011 see UPDATE 2014 at bottom of this post. When we moved from Virginia to Tennessee in 2007 we started attending a local church. The people are sweet. kind, and loving. But after five years attending a church of over 500 three or more times a week, I still feel like I didn’t really know anyone. I taught Sunday school, ... Read More »

Things I Must Tell The Children

We remember to give our children their vitamins, buy them sneakers, teach them history lessons, make them practice math, set bedtimes, remind them to brush their teeth and hair, and mind their manners—but do we forget the most important thing? This must-see video from the 70s by Bill & Gloria Gaither (parent testimony and song) is appropriate for today. Proverbs ... Read More »

A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays

“In 34 years of publishing Messianic Catalogs we have never seen such a creative contribution to the body of Messiah …” Manny and Sandra Brotman, founder of The Messianic Jewish Movement International Download Free 39 page Excerpt below. Learn the teaching method God uses to teach His children. The ultimate hands-on Bible lessons! Teach your children the way God instructed ... Read More »

Heart of Wisdom Reviews

Homeschool Reviews & Free 60 Page Excerpt Author: Cathy Geary “Homeschool Grammy” (Amazon review) No need to reinvent the wheel, Robin Sampson does an excellent job of presenting and authenticating her point of view that a child’s education, to be most pleasing to God, should be biblically based; meaning that is should be based on the type of education that ... Read More »

Who Spends Time With Your Children?

There is a powerful image on the back of the book The Child Influencers written in 1990. It is a reminder of how much time parents spend with children today and how much control the media has over our children. It is a shocking image to visualize how much time parents spent with children in  “Little House on the Prairie Days” with the 1990s. Imagine this ... Read More »

How to Tell if Your Homeschool is Balanced: Academics and Bible

Telling a home-schooling parent to teach with a Bible focus is easy. Accomplishing that goal? That’s entirely different. It’s so easy to get caught up in the Three Rs (Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic) and leave out the Bible. We want our children to learn in a Christian setting, and we believe that these subjects are what they must learn. But what about ... Read More »

Free Printable Teaching Supply Labels

My boys each have twelve drawers using the Workbox System and now Mom has twelve teacher supply drawers! I’m using the Trofast frames and sliding bins from IKEA. I was so excited to organize my teaching supplies. The scrapbook storage drawers I was using were bursting at the seams and the the drawers would stick and go off the tracks. I made labels for ... Read More »

How to Build a Sukkah

This year the Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot begins at sundown, Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The Bible instruction just says “Build a sukkah (or booth).” Rabbis have added  details about size, materials, location, etc. You only need to follow the Bible instructions. You can use any scrap lumber you have available, pitch your tent, or use old sheets to create an adventure for your ... Read More »

The Feast of Tabernacles in Bible Times

This year the Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot begins on September 30 (at sundown) and ends on October 8, 2014. As the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) approached, the entire Jewish nation started making preparations. Work crews were sent to repair roads and bridges for the thousands of pilgrims going to Jerusalem. During the festival many Jews eat (and sleep, as well) in the booths or ... Read More »

Was the Birth of Christ During the Feast of Tabernacles?

The Feast of Tabernacles is a week-long fall festival commemorating the forty-year journey of the Israelites in the wilderness. The word Sukkot means “booths.” This year Sukkot or Feast of Tabernacles begins in the evening of Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. John 1:14 Many scholars believe Jesus was born during the Feast of Tabernacles.The Hebrew ... Read More »