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Studying the Kings of the Bible

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

I am going
 through the Old Testament very slowly with my 8-year-old. We have been using
 The Bible Story Library Volume II edited by Turner Hodges. We also are using The Greenleaf Guide to Old Testament History. I noticed that Greenleaf covers
 the kings of Judah and Israel better than the Bible Story book
, but […]

Learn to Love Art: Art Appreciation for Children

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Henriëtte Ronner–Knip (1821-1909) was a Dutch painter who loved to paint dogs and cats. The painting you see here is called The Dog Cart. Spend a bit of time observing this painting, and then answer the questions below. Since the goal of this study is to learn to love art, I recommend that you answer […]

The ancient view of nursing a baby

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Aulus Gellius (c. 125 – after 180 AD) was a Latin author and grammarian Attic Nights Book 12, Chapter 1 A discourse of the philosopher Favorinus, in which he urged a lady of rank to feed with her own milk, and with that of other nurses, the children whom she had borne. 1 Word was once […]

You have lately been in the furnace

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Letters of John Newton Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. John 16:33 Dear friend, You have lately been in the furnace and are now brought safely out. I hope you have much to say of the grace, care, and skill of the great Refiner, who watched over you, and that you […]

Learn to Love Art: Art Appreciation for Children

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Here you see a painting by Norwegian painter, Harriet Backer (born 1845, died 1932). It’s called Little Red Riding Hood and Grandmother. Spend a bit of time observing this painting, and then answer the questions below. Since the goal of this study is to learn to love art, I recommend that you answer the questions […]

People with sore and bruised hearts

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Dr. James Russell Miller (1840 – 1912) was one of the most popular Christian authors of his age. He wrote more than 60 books and pamphlets. He served as a pastor for several decades in Pennsylvania and Illinois and as Editorial Superintendent of the Presbyterian Board of Publication. Several of his books have been reprinted […]

If my daddy does not like me, why would God like me?

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Please read this article. In the end, Emily did not want to tell me how her husband was a big culprit in Sara’s rebellion because Emily felt hopeless that Ryan would ever change. Rather than being honest to me about the situation, she presented it as teen rebellion and wanted me to fix her daughter…. […]

Are you experiencing homeschool burnout this month?

Monday, February 9th, 2015


”Am I doing enough?” “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.” 
 “All my kids do is fight and whine.” The […]

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