It’s time to break out those Advent Calendars and count down to Christmas. But instead of chocolates, why not count down with a charming story? Charlie and Noel: An Advent Calendar Story by Franziska Macur is a personal and inviting approach to preparing our hearts for the Christmas season. One objective the Lord has placed on my heart this season is to have a simple
I met Rick and Marilyn Boyer at the Christian Home Educators of Kentucky summer conference this past June. What wonderful people they are – sweet, down-to-earth and serious about sharing God’s message! My family and I have enjoyed books by the Boyers before like Proverbs People and For You They Signed, so I was very excited to learn about their newest release, Profiles of Valor:
This wonderful family devotional guide by Clay Clarkson teaches character in five lessons a week for 24 weeks. The layout is simple – each day your family follows the “ARTS” system to learn that particular trait: Ask A Question Read The Bible Talk About It and Speak To God Each weekly character quality also has a commentary, definition and a modern day application. Your family
After two year of homeschooling, I heard an idea I quickly embraced. In fact, I don’t know why it hadn’t been implemented already. Start each day with worship. We read the Bible. Math lessons were completed. Spelling done. But what about ideas wrapped in melody? I wanted words from the saints echoing in our soul. Our worship time varies greatly from new music to old.
Homeschooling moms are great multi-taskers and always on the lookout for items that also multi-task. Hero Tales by Dave and Neta Jackson, the authors of Trailblazer Books, is part church history, part devotional, and part character study. This book can be used with various age groups and double as a family devotional. The book is geared for children aged six to twelve, however, with guidance
We use a variety of resources during our morning Bible time, but this past year I purchased a book that has become a favorite in our home. A Child’s Book of Character Building by Ron and Rebekah Coriell is a compilation of short stories that highlight Christ-like character traits. It is designed for ages three to seven, but you could possibly use it with a slightly older