Monthly Archives: January 2013


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by BlogManager12
January 28, 2013
Family Discipleship
 

A Father and a Son

I sit here in the car driving home from the office. My twelve year old son sits next to me and I think back on the years in which our relationship developed into what it is today.

Small Beginnings

When the doctors pulled that little guy out of the womb (by C-section) almost thirteen years ago, he screamed like banshee, and just kept on screaming. . . for years, only taking a breath now and then for eating and sleeping. That’s how we were abruptly and a little rudely introduced to parenting so many years ago.

At the beginning, fathering for me involved bringing home a paycheck and a good night kiss on his forehead. I was too busy changing the world, writing books, running for governor of the state, and that sort of thing. I was too busy changing the world to realize that all my activity out in the world couldn’t hold a candle to the kind of deep-seated, long term effect I could have in the life of one solitary little boy. I just kept the door to my office closed so I could concentrate better on changing the world. He was three years old and still screaming an awful lot.

I heard somewhere that it might be a good idea to read the Bible as a family and we began a daily habit of, what we called, “Bible Time.” This was a huge leap in my conception of parenting, although I was later to discover that this fifteen-minute-a-day routine was not enough for me to build a relationship.

My son had a strong will, strong emotions, and a strong mind. He was a difficult boy.

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No Accident: God’s Gift to Mark and Claudia Hall

Mark and Claudia Hall are a couple from Canada not much different from any of you reading this.  They have a large family, have attended the Christian Heritage conference and Father Son Retreat, and have said that Christian Heritage has “played a huge role" in their lives.  
 
On Sunday, January 6, 2013, God changed their lives when He gave them a gift, precious in more ways than they could fathom at the time.  On that day, their daughter Abigail Solana Hall was born, weighing 9 lbs 4 oz.  You are about to read their story, shared in a heartfelt letter that Mark recently wrote.  Mark's honesty and faith leap from the words, and it is our hope that this not only reminds you to go to God in prayer for them, but also inspires you to new realms of faith in your own journey. 
 

Brethren,

Claudia and Abigail were transferred from BC Children's Hospital on Thursday and are now on the Pediatric In-Patient unit at a regional hospital.  Abigail's condition continues to improve daily, though effective breastfeeding remains a challenge (she still has to be topped-up by tube feed).  As you remember Abigail in your times of prayer, please petition our gracious Heavenly Father to give her the strength and coordination she needs to be able to nurse and to gain weight.  These are the only remaining hurdles that prevent Claudia and Abigail from coming home immediately.  We would love to have a grand "home-coming celebration" at the beginning of next week!

Abigail had a newborn hearing test today, and appears to have no auditory problems.  So far, the doctors have found nothing "missing" from Abigail's little body.  However, they have discovered something "added":  a third copy of chromosome 21, instead of the usual two.  So we have a new diagnosis:  trisomy 21 (more commonly known as Down syndrome).

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by Daniel Craig
January 17, 2013
Events
 

Help Wanted: Executive Assistant

To fill this vital role, Christian Heritage is seeking a mature, qualified, motivated person who is committed to the vision and ministry of this organization. This individual will work alongside the Executive Director, Neil Craig, to serve the Christian homeschool community of Washington.

For information about what is involved and to apply, please click the button below:

 

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by BlogManager12
January 14, 2013
Events
 

Smart Kids Who Hate to Write

The Great Debate occurs every year: "am I expecting too much of my child, or not enough? Is this moaning and groaning about writing just a discipline problem or character issue, or is there really a problem here?" A few common remarks that I hear from home school moms are:

"She can tell me the answers well orally but then it takes her an hour to write it down!"

"He leaves letters out of his spelling words when he writes them down while he is in the process of learning them!”

"He can write neatly when he wants to. He's just sloppy."

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