Monthly Archives: August 2013


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by BlogManager12
August 26, 2013
Events, History
 

Compassion on the Cheap

We bring you this article today by R.C. Sproul, Jr., one of the featured speakers at the Family Economics and Mentorship Conference. There's still limited space available for you and your family to hear from R.C. on topics such as "The Least of These: The Heart of the Family Economy," "Giving Thanks When the Sky Is Falling," and "Be Fruitful and Multiply." Register today!

 

In God We TrustWe all think in shorthand. Because we tend to be in a hurry, we have to file thoughts, propositions, and arguments in a hurry. That is, we carry with us sundry mental shortcuts that move us from one thought to another. These give us license to dismiss some ideas quickly, or to answer objections swiftly so that we might be free to mull over other ideas. Which is why these shortcuts, when they are wrong, can be so wrong and destructive. We use the shortcuts over and over again, embedding them in our worldviews until they become recalcitrant, bedrock to what we think is our thinking. This in turn explains why we are called to be deliberate, why we need from time to time to examine our presuppositions, to test our assumptions against the Word of God. We need to hold them up to the mirror and see if they are true, likely to help us, or more likely to hinder. (more…)

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by BlogManager12
August 19, 2013
Events
 

It’s a Picnic!

game Several years ago our family went to our first Christian Heritage Kick-Off Picnic.  It was such a revitalizing event that we wondered why in the world we had never made the time to attend before!

girls Fellow homeschoolers we had never met before became friends.  Acquaintances became relationships, and old friends brought rich fellowship and encouraging conversation!

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by BlogManager12
August 13, 2013
Homeschooling, Resources
 

The Sound of Music in Every Home

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Martin Luther said, “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.” Music is a great gift from God. It is certainly a beautiful treasure that brightens the lives of anyone within hearing distance. It’s a means of worshipping God in a very personal way, and it is an incredible tool for learning character and stretching the brain. Indeed, music is a resource I would love to see every family learning and using.

Did you know that The College Entrance Examination Board found that students in music appreciation scored 63 points higher on verbal and 44 points higher on math than students with no arts participation[1]? Furthermore, 88% of Americans believe participation in music helps teach children discipline[2]. Music will open up many new doors to your children—culturally, socially, as well as spiritually. Even more important than the findings of any study is that God views music as important; therefore, we need to prepare Christian musicians of the highest caliber to glorify Him with music!  Psalm 33:3 says, “Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.” (more…)

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by Daniel Craig
August 8, 2013
Events
 

Boys: No One Owes You a Job!

Boys JobWho owes me a job? The quick answer is: No one! I think this is a common fallacy that is trained into us from infancy.

See, from your earliest memories, people have been providing for you. You just arrived at the dinner table and there was the food. You had a birthday and people gave you presents just for having been born, but you had nothing to do with it! If you were un-lucky, your parents gave you an allowance, just for staying alive for another week. If you went to school, everything was provided for you, all of your books, papers, pencils, locker…. just there, ready for your use.

You got through high school and you looked around for a college. The college said that you could apply for financial aid so that you didn’t have to pay it yourself. You arrived at college, your parents provided you with a car, money for books, spending money…. You graduated and everyone told you how great you are, how wonderful it is that you actually got through your classes and now you have this diploma, as if it was some great accomplishment.

You steped out of the graduation party, woke up the next morning and thought to yourself, “Well, who is going to give me a job?” No one came running to answer that question and you were stunned! What happened? Where is this job that everyone said you should get? Why aren’t you in that dream job with the secretary out front screening your calls? What went wrong?

Who can you blame? Why aren’t things the way they “should” be? This isn’t what I had in mind!

We blame everyone else that we don’t have a job. We blame our boss that we don’t make more money. We blame the government for unemployment……

Well, wake up! You don’t have anyone to blame but yourself. No one “owes” you a job.

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