Monthly Archives: May 2018


Continuing the Conversation with Sonya Shafer

Sonya Shafer

A homeschool speaker and writer specializing in the Charlotte Mason Method, Sonya has been studying, practicing, and teaching Charlotte’s gentle methods of education for twenty years. Her passion for homeschooling four daughters grew into helping others. To minister to younger mothers and those dealing with special needs, Sonya wrote This Anguishing Blessed Journey: A Mother’s Faith Journal through Autism.

Watch as Sonya offers simple instruction for adding art appreciation to your homeschool lessons...

Fine Arts the Charlotte Mason Way
You don’t have to have a music degree or be an art aficionado to teach fine arts to your children. In this hands-on presentation, you’ll discover an easy yet effective way to give your children music and art appreciation that will enrich their lives and yours! Sonya shares practical ways to study music, composers, and artists. Learn a simple method that takes just ten minutes once a week!

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Keep It Simple: How to Teach Your Whole Family Together
Save time and money by teaching most school subjects to all of your students together. Sonja shares strategies to lower your stress level, provide a well-rounded education, and help you build sweet memories. Learn how to do school subjects together and which subjects are best done one-on-one. Take a sample schedule to get started. Teach your whole family together with Charlotte Mason methods!

 

Teach from a Flowing Stream, not a Stagnant Pool
A drink from a vibrant, flowing stream is much more refreshing than one from a scummy, stagnant pool! Sonya encourages you to breathe vivacity back into your personal life—for your children’s benefit as well as your own. Discover a practical flexible way to rejuvenate your weekly schedule to help you embrace living, not settle for surviving.
When More Is Less: A Call to Simplicity in Your Schedule, Your Home, and Your Children's Education
It’s easy to get caught up in the mentality that we’ve got to add more: we must do more, we must get more, and our children must study more. More, more, more! But the funny thing is that when we keep adding more, we usually end up with less of what really matters. Come discover the richness that simplicity can bring to your schedule, your home, and your children’s education.

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Sharing the Impact

Dear Christian Heritage Family,
 
More and more often we have been receiving stories from people just like you, who are seeking to glorify God and are praying for and/or working hard to raise up the next God-honoring generation.
  
We want to bring these stories of hope and encouragement to you whenever we have permission, believing it will inspire you in your day to day calling as much as it spurs us on in our calling to serve you.  ENJOY!

  
Not having children or having the opportunity to homeschool, I was impressed when my friends Steve and Cheryl invited us to the Overlake event Friday, April 27.
  
It restored my belief that there is definitely hope for coming generations! 

The music was exceptional. I used to play piano and have taught. It was difficult for me to evaluate each presentation.

 

I trust that Christian Heritage will further prosper in its program; frankly, I feel that my tax dollars would be better spent with Christian Heritage than with the State of Washington!

I enjoyed Steve Scheibner's presentation as well with his balance of humor and common sense approach to education.

Best wishes to a worthwhile organization,
Gerald Hubert


THIS.  This is exactly why we do what we do! And remember that YOUR determined efforts are raising children who inspire and impact others for God's Glory!  Be encouraged and keep up the good work!

       Neil & Mary Craig  |  Michael & Susan Bradrick  |  Pastor Tim & Ruth Roth  |  Tim & Gina Booy  |  Luke & Lisa Peterson

 

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Continuing the Conversation with Connie Albers

Connie Albers

Offering great insight and encouragement to our homeschooling families at the Annual Spring Conference this year, Connie has created a video to give you a few more tips, tools and inspiring helps as you begin to implement some of her strategies for home educating your children!

With more than twenty-five years in homeschooling as a wife, mother of five, mom-preneur, and inspirational leader, Connie has expertise and personal understanding of the challenges of balancing life, learning, and love of family. Connie is the proud mother of five University of Central Florida Knights, all of whom earned scholarships and graduated debt free. Connie is a speaker, author, and owner of ConnieAlbers.com.

Workshop topics Connie will touch on...

What If I Ruin My Child?
Have you wondered if homeschooling would ruin your child? If you answered yes, then take comfort; youare not alone. We all struggle at some point. After all, homeschooling is “on the job”training. When Connie started homeschooling twenty-five years ago, that is what she thought as well. Parents, come learn truths from a mom who knows you are not ruining your child.
 
Building Sibling Friendships
Will my children be friends when they grow-up? Connie wanted her five children to love each other, but then all they did was fight and argue! Sound familiar? Connie helped her children buildlifelong friendships with each other during her homeschool journey and you can too. She believes homeschooling is the perfect environment for teaching children how to love each other.
 
Help for Mom-preneurs
The rise of Mom-preneurs exposes a need for moms to find balance between homeschooling, career, and family while generating income. There are effective ways to delegate, set realistic goals, and seek work to fit a homeschooling lifestyle. Glean insights from a mom who has lost the battle many times, but her resilient spirit and desire to finish well can help you in your journey.
 
Starving the Fear
I can’t do this! How can I teach my child when I don’t know Phonics or Physics? Has this thought run through your mind? Connie knows all too well the anxiety surrounding homeschooling. After twenty-one years of teaching her five children, she proclaims you don’t need a degree; you need determination and discernment, and consistent devotions. Find out three truths tostarve the fears and finish well.
 
Remaining Steadfast During High School
It’s hard to stay the course during the high school years. Everything is changing: the rules, the requirements, and the relationship. Your teen is changing too. So why is staying the course a crucial goal of your homeschooling journey, even though the rules aren’t working anymore? Well, teens need you to be a steady force in their life. This time can be the most rewarding of your parenting journey.

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Rock Identification Made Easy, by Patrick Nurre

So many of you who attended this workshop told me how much your kids love rocks.

All the kids who attended this session definitely bore that out!

And if your kids love rocks, what a great teachable moment!

I would encourage you to take the principles that I gave you and get out in the dirt and discover the amazing stories that are written in our rocks. They tell us of what has happened to our earth, and direct us right back to the Bible to understand why we see such catastrophe in our world.

So with that, happy rockhounding!

Patrick Nurre

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Has Radiometric Dating Poisoned Your Faith? by Patrick Nurre

Thank you to all of you who attended my session!

Radiometric dating can be a tough topic to handle, but with just a few pointers, you will see that you do not have to give in in this area of apologetics. The Bible needs to be, first and foremost, our guide in all things. Once you understand the assumptions that surround radiometric dating, it removes the cloud that can easily envelop us in doubt about the Lord and His Word.

So, just a brief summary....

Radioactivity is science. Radiometric dating is not.

The four faulty assumptions that are made about radiometric dating (from which long earth ages are derived):

  1. The original amount of parent element is known.
  2. The decay rate through the years has remained the same.
  3. The daughter element present in the rock is due to the decay of the parent element.
  4. No parent or daughter elements have leached in or out of the rock.

Removing these assumptions from the equation opens up a whole new realm of possible thinking as regards the age of the earth. The Flood becomes the great interrupter in time, and the reason that our world looks as it does.

I hope this helps you in your walk with the Lord, and that you will see that you can absolutely take Him at His word!

Patrick Nurre

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National Day of Prayer – May 3, 2018

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” 1 Timothy 2:1-6 (NKJV)

Tomorrow millions of Americans will gather across the country to pray.  As Christians we are no stranger to the idea of prayer, or at least we ought not to be! Yet sadly, we all too often fail to do that which is so simple.

It is truly amazing that Yahweh, the God of heaven and earth, would commune with us!  God has communicated truth about himself to us through his written word – and we in response to this truth and in light of all He has accomplished for us, offer up prayers to Him.  These prayers are a sweet smelling aroma to God and pleasing to Him!

God’s word exhorts us to pray.  In 1 Timothy, Paul calls believers to pray for a few specific things and we at Christian Heritage would like to encourage you to join us tomorrow as we pray together for the following:

  • Pray for the Leaders of our Nation, States, Counties and Cities.
  • Pray that those leaders would fear the Lord and govern according to His statutes.
  • Pray that godly men and women would be raised up to serve in these offices.
  • Offer up thanksgiving for the freedoms we enjoy! Freedom to worship, pray and homeschool.
  • Pray for our pastors, teachers and other church leaders.
  • Thank God that we are able to lead quiet and peaceable lives!
  • Pray for Christian Heritage that Gods work though CH would continue in a powerful way.
  • Pray for each other in the homeschool community as we desire to honor God in our families!
  • Pray that God would do a mighty work in the hearts of many, that men and women everywhere might repent and turn to our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ!
May God bring about revival and reformation in the hearts of many, like only He is able to do!

 

       Neil & Mary Craig  |  Michael & Susan Bradrick  |  Pastor Tim & Ruth Roth  |  Tim & Gina Booy  |  Luke & Lisa Peterson

 

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