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J.C. Philpot Daily Reading, January 18

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Through Baca’s Vale by J.C. Philpot January 18 From all your idols will I cleanse you. Ezekiel 36:25 WHEN there are no crosses, temptations, or exercises, a man is sure to go out after and cleave to idols. It matters not what experience he has had, whether of trouble or consolation, distress or enjoyment; if […]

Spalding and Phonics

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Hi Laurie, I was wondering if you would post this so I could get some opinions on the different programs that use the Spalding method. I have the book The Writing Road to Reading, 5th Edition. I also have TATRAS. I am interested in knowing if anyone has used Phonics for Reading and Spelling by […]

History, Chronology and the Bible

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

Do you suppose that when we get to heaven there will be thousands of video rooms where we can watch reruns of history. In one room there will be a recording of Noah and his sons building the ark and caring for the animals during that year on the water. In another room we can […]

Efficient Mother Plus Contemplative Child

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

Good Morning, I have enjoyed reading the posts. Thanks for all the valuable information. My question (problem): My 11-year-old daughter wastes time with schoolwork, chores, virtually everything. Not just a little bit of time either. We sat down a couple of months back and calculated she wastes 3-4 hours per day daydreaming, or doing busy […]

Teaching a Gifted Child with the Trivium

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

From: S & A Subject: Teaching a gifted child with the Trivium Dear Friends, After careful consideration of our experience with our daughter, who is seven now, we decided to have her tested for IQ and the areas of learning ability that this impacts. We were not surprised by the results, yet overawed by the […]

A Preschool Curriculum

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bluedorn, I am delighted to find your web site! You might remember me or my family from the late ’80’s. My maiden name is …… and my mom and dad still live in [town near us]. I am married with 3 kids, ages 4, 3 and 1! My husband is an […]

Faith in Faith by Mike McInnis

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Faith in Faith But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Romans 4:5 Quite often, we hear some speak of saving faith as if the activity of faith on the part of man has the power to minister salvation unto him. In fact, […]

Suggestions to Combat Homeschool Burnout

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

We hear a lot today about burnout in homeschooling. ….. I lie in bed at night and dread the thought of starting school the next day….. A life of drudgery is not what I envisioned a few short months ago… It’s such a struggle to get the kids to do anything. The only time I […]

A Synopsis of Our Christian Beliefs

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

1. The Authority of the Holy Scriptures The Holy Scriptures – the Hebrew books from Genesis through Malachi and the Greek books from Matthew through Revelation – are the very Word of God. Though these Scriptures have been inscribed by men, nevertheless everything about these men – including such things as their cultural background, their […]

Learning Logic

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

Question: I’d like to start my 12 yo son in logic. Should I begin with Introductory Logic by James Nance or would something else be better? Answer: When you learned how to swim, how did you go about it? First, you waded into the shallowest part of the pool and got your feet wet. Then […]

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