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Mr. Pipes and the British Hymn Makers

Every year I make a list of topics to study with the kids, and every year I include hymn study. And every year I fail to get it done. That doesn’t mean that my children do not know any hymns. They actually know many, many hymns. In fact, many more than I did as a […]

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An Encouraging Sight

I confess. There are days when I wonder why I am homeschooling. I look around and feel discouraged at my imperfect children. I feel like everyone else’s children are enjoying learning and mine (especially the boys) still complain. As I type this, I realize how ridiculous these feelings are. I know that other families struggle. […]

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Begin > Edited by Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge

What is the first book of the Bible a new believer should read? I’ve always heard you should start with the Gospel of John. But in Begin, a new book from New Leaf Publishing Group, Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge suggest starting somewhere else: Genesis. I agree with their logic. In Genesis we learn the […]

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Teaching Our Children About God’s Provision

The Bible exhorts us to tell our children about the things that God has done. One example is in Joshua after the Israelites crossed over the Jordan River into the Promised Land. And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What [mean] […]

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Already Compromised–by Ken Ham and Greg Hall

Not every homeschooler chooses to homeschool for religious reasons. However, a great many homeschoolers do choose to homeschool so that they can teach their children from a Christian worldview. But after finishing high school, where should a young Christian continue his education if he chooses to do so? State University? Community College? Christian College? There […]

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Dragons – Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs

  Everyone knows that dinosaurs lived millions of years before humans, right? If humans and dinosaurs had lived at the same time there should be some evidence and there isn’t…or is there? What exactly are dragons? Are they a mythical creature that never really existed? Or could they be (or have been) real? Dragons – […]

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Trusting in the Shepherd

My younger children both get completely absorbed in what they watch on television. That is a good thing when I need time to work uninterrupted with my older children. I know they’re paying attention, because they will repeat things that they’ve heard on videos that they watch. So I try to be especially careful in […]

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What’s in the Bible? Wanderin’ in the Dessert

What’s in the Bible? is the new video series by the creator of Veggie Tales, Phil Vischer. The series uses puppets and music to teach Biblical truths. I received the latest DVD,Wanderin’ in the Desert from Tyndale House Publishers to review. Wanderin’ in the Desert contains 2 25 minute episodes that cover the books of Leviticus, […]

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Tapestry of Grace vs. Sonlight

Are you trying to decide between Tapestry of Grace and Sonlight? Both programs provide tremendous exposure to literature. In addition, they both integrate history, geography, and Bible and each is written from a Christian perspective. Here are some major items to consider as you make your decision. Similarities Both Tapestry of Grace and Sonlight Present […]

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Instructions for Tabernacle Model

Here are the basic materials and methods we used to construct our tabernacle model. I wasn’t able to find any free instructions on-line. I have a friend who told me that they had made one last year and had used the lid of a copy paper box and old-fashioned clothespins.  We started with that as our idea and […]

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