The Story of Ruth: Book Review

Last month I had the opportunity of attending the first Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention.  While I was there I had the even greater pleasure of meeting Dan Liberto. I was drawn to a unique doll displayed at his booth in the vendor exhibit hall.   Dan was thoughtful enough to share a copy of […]

Be the Parent You Want Them to Be

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  “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a real blessing.” Psalm 127:3 GNT Children are not a burden but a blessing. They are not a curse, but a gift from the Lord. However, children are not born into obedience. They must be taught to obey. They are not born possessing the knowledge […]

Prayer Blessing for Teachers

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I had the privilege of attending the first Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention, held in Spartanburg, S.C.,  this weekend.  I truly enjoyed meeting and greeting other families that share many of the same convictions that I do.  As I gazed around the facility I saw so many “teachers” that need continual prayer for the great […]

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Sister Approved: Why Do We Call It Christmas?

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Good day!  My kids and I had the pleasure of watching “Why Do We Call It Christmas?’  It is a part of the series, “What’s in the Bible”, developed by VeggieTales® creator, Phil Vischer.  It is the perfect gift for those of us who want a fun way to explain Christmas.  It definitely addresses the […]

Off the Shelf: The Missional Mom

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Almost six years ago I was on the fast track.  Then, I left the workforce for maternity leave.  Before I knew it I had transitioned into the stay-at-home mom role.  It wasn’t really planned, it just happened.  Sure, I have missed the luxuries that  a second income often offers, but the time I have with […]

Mom Creates Phone App for Kids in Church

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes it is challenging to keep children both well behaved and engaged in church.  Most smaller ministries do not have the luxury of children’s church or daycare.  It’s a good thing that necessity is the mother of invention. Ann Goade, mother of three, questioned whether coloring sheets were the […]

Educational Freebie: Funnix Beginning Math Program

  Through June 24, 2011, you can download a free 100-lesson beginning math computer program from Funnix. This program usually costs $25. Included with the download is 100 animated computer-based lessons, workbook material, a teaching guide, and a placement test for assessing the child.”      

The Lion of Judah: First 3D Animated Christian Film Ever

Grab the entire family for an evening of friendly entertainment. The Premiere of ‘The Lion of Judah’, Delightful Animated Kids’ Feature the First 3D Animated Christian Film Ever Released, is here.  This highly anticipated film will be released June 3, 2011 nationwide. The Lion of Judah retells the story of Easter. The same animals who […]

Review: A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the U.S.A

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Our homeschool adventure has already seen its share of lackluster curriculum and things that were simply just not a good fit.  History was one of those areas that challenged us.  We became a little frustrated with finding things that kept the people, places, and things from running together.  How would I keep it exciting, new, […]