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Homeschool Statistics

TORONTO, ON—Home schooling appears to improve the academic performance of children from families with low levels of education, according to a report on home schooling released today by independent research organization The Fraser Institute. “The evidence is particularly interesting for students who traditionally fall through the cracks in the public system,” said Claudia Hepburn, co-author of Home Schooling: From the ... Read More »

Save $10 on ClickN' READ Phonics

I started using ClickN’ READ Phonics with my 6- and 8-year-olds this summer. It’s a great program. The boys love it and compete with each other to see who can get to the highest level each day. It is the latest in beginning reading phonics instruction used in thousands of schools and homes in over 60 countries. Save $10 off ... Read More »

How to Read the Bible: Ignore the Old Testament!

www.reverendfun.com I just laughed out loud at a satirical blog post written by Matt Robison titled How to Read the Bible the RIGHT Way – MY Way. This tongue-in-cheek piece speaks volumes. Here is part of Matt’s post: There are too many different sects of Christianity out there, and too many sects within those sects. Each one has their own ... Read More »

Four Links for Spiritual Growth and Encouragement

The Super Simple Spiritual Sunday Meme is simply a list of encouraging links I have enjoyed this week. We are in the end of the Fall Holidays. See links for Feast of Tabernacles here. Links: Powerful audio message by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. She read a list comparing the evidences of pride and humility. BlogsforGod.com: A list of Christians who blog ... Read More »

The Feast of Tabernacles

Feast of Tabernacles : September 27 – October 3, 2007 The Feast of Tabernacles is a week-long autumn harvest festival. Tabernacles is also known as the Feast of the Ingathering, Feast of the Booths, Sukkoth, Succoth, or Sukkot (variations in spellings occur because these words are transliterations of the Hebrew word pronounced “Sue-coat”). The two days following the festival are ... Read More »

We Can Rejoice in Weakness

I recently  listened to a powerful audio message by Nancy Leigh DeMoss on pride. You would think  struggles with sin should be enough to keep me humble. In my lifetime, I have broken every commandment. I have failed God and He has been displeased with me. I battle with sins of bitterness, complaining, impatience, and more on a daily basis. ... Read More »

New Word Definitions

The Washington Post’s Style Invitational asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly. Bozone: (n.), The substance surrounding ... Read More »

God's Hands

I received this via email. Cara Winship sent this out it is called: God’s hands. with this text I took this picture on Hwy 30, traveling to London, KY. It has given me strength in the times of trouble. I feel I should share it with the rest of the world. I hope it is an inspiration to you. It ... Read More »

Five Links for Spiritual Growth and Encouragement

The Super Simple Spiritual Sunday Meme is simply a list of encouraging links I have enjoyed this week. Yom Kippur: The Holiest Day of the Year began on Sabbath. You can read all about Yom Kippur on BiblicalHolidays.com Links: The Offerings of Leviticus Separation and At-One-Ment The Day of Atonement: The World at One With God Fasting: Building Spiritual Muscle ... Read More »

Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown

I subscribe by email to The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment newsletter. Today’s verse and comment quoted below is by John W. Ritenbaugh and is about Yom Kippur: The Holiest Day of the Year. I love that he calls the holy days “Teaching Vehicles.” These teaching vehicles have driven me down a narrow road to discover how sacrifice is the ... Read More »

Ancient History: Adam to Messiah/ Updated Ebooks

All seven units in Ancient History: Adam to Messiah have been updated. If you purchased Ancient History: Adam to Messiah or a Year One Package the new Ebooks are ready for free download and should be in your “My Downloads” area at Homeschool-books.com Updated: Seven Unit Studies Adam to Abraham Mesopotamia Ancient Egypt Ancient Israel Ancient Greece Ancient Rome The ... Read More »

Spiritual Sunday: Do Not Be Anxious

The Super Simple Spiritual Sunday Meme is simply a list of encouraging links I have enjoyed this week. I have been doing a word study on anxious because I recently had an anxiety attack (proving you should never put me on a pedestal. I battle sin daily.) Sometimes, God allows us to go though painful circumstances. This was my week. ... Read More »

Full Quiver Blessings and Challenges

Last night, I had dinner with my six youngest children at a restaurant (ages 6 to 22). It had been a long time since we were all at one table. I loved every minute of reminiscing and laughter. Midway though the meal I realized and announced, “If I practiced birth control, I would be the only one at this table ... Read More »

Rosh Hashana: Serving the King

The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) was celebrated at the beginning of the month Tishri, the first month of the civil year. This year it falls at sunset on September 12, 2007. It was one of the seven days of holy convocation. Tishri is the seventh month of the Biblical calendar, and as such parallels the Sabbath as a special ... Read More »

Hello from Tennessee

Lesson Plan Bank The Lesson Plan Bank is still in development. You can take a peek here and here. House Hunting in Tennessee This week, our family has been staying in a downtown Nashville extended-stay hotel while we look for a new home. We spent three days house hunting north of Nashville but felt the Lord leading us much further ... Read More »

Monday Meanderings: Weekly Priorities List

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”–Stephen Covey \ I found the Monday Meanderings Meme over at the Less of Me– More of Him blog. It’s a meme to help get your priorities in order and plan your week. Tiany suggests making a list in five areas (use her suggestions or choose ... Read More »

Seven Encouraging Quotes

“Just as a servant knows that he must first obey his master in all things, so the surrender to an implicit and unquestionable obedience must become the essential characteristic of our lives.”– Andrew Murray “”Snuggle in God’s arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely, left out, let Him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power ... Read More »

Seven Blog Links for Spiritual Growth and Encouragement

I won’t be blogging much this coming week as our family will be traveling to Nashville to find a new home. Prayers appreciated. God’s will be done. The Super Simple Spiritual Sunday Meme is simply a list of encouraging links I have enjoyed this week. Precepts for Life by Kay Arthur. Free MP3 downloading. Her messages are grace-based, very practical ... Read More »

Of Church and Steak: Farming for the Soul

This article appeared in Of Church and Steak: Farming for the Soul By JOAN NATHAN Published: August 22, 2007   In the past few years protecting the environment has emerged as a religious issue. Now, something similar is taking place in the way people of faith view their daily bread…. …The ideas behind faith-based farming relate to principles of several ... Read More »

What Would You Do?

Put yourself in the position of a prisoner in a concentration camp. A dying Nazi soldier asks for your forgiveness. What would you do? In The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness , Simon Wiesenthal raises that question for readers to wrestle with, and they have been passionately doing so ever since. As a young man imprisoned in ... Read More »

911 Math Help

A four year old child has a math emergency. Wonder if he’s homeschooled? Too cute! 🙂 Moral of the story This four-year-old can’t subtract but he has great reasoning skills. One day the conversation tone you use with your children could be recorded and broadcast on the Internet. Read More »

Hearing God

Some of us aren’t hearing from God because we don’t take the time to listen to God, to wait on Him, to let Him speak to us. He answers our prayers but you may be missing it if you are not listening! God says, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you ... Read More »

Five Blog Links for Spiritual Growth and Encouragement

The Super Simple Spiritual Sunday Meme is simply a list of encouraging links. I’m recovering from surgery and haven’t been able to read much so I’m posting audio links that I enjoyed this week: A Simple Gospel by Earnest O’Neill Living Between the Resurrections by Dwight Pryor Habakkuk: Moving from Fear to Faith by Nancy Leigh DeMoss Life’s Trials Explained ... Read More »