Category Archives: Resources


CH OnAir Broadcast: Young Men: Their Pursuits in Employment & Business

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Are you looking for a way to rally your young men to action? This free CH OnAir broadcast presents ideas and motivation from the experiences of young men who purposely sought to use their God-given skills and abilities in the area of employment and business. Listen as we interview a panel of young men on how they maximized time and opportunities to prepare financially for their future.
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CH OnAir Broadcast: Returning to the “Why” when you get stuck in the “What,” with Dwight Cover

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Dear Friends,

It was Saturday morning of the Family Relationships & Parenting Conference in Ocean Shores, WA, and I had just sat down to listen to Pastor Dwight Cover’s keynote session, “Why Your Family Matters in the Advance of God’s Kingdom.”

In a matter of minutes into Dwight’s talk, I jumped out of my chair, walked over to my producer for Christian Heritage OnAir, Danny Craig, and said, ”We have to have this guy on the program!”

I could tell Dwight was passionate about the family, but what stood out to me even more was his passing comment about how he and his wife had lost their way – after 20 years of homeschooling! They got disconnected from the “WHY” and had started to drop the ball on the “WHAT”.

Now I could relate to that!

If you can too, please listen in to this next episode of Christian Heritage OnAir as Pastor and homeschooling father, Dwight Cover, shares his testimony of returning to the “Why” when he got stuck in the “What.” Listen in for six reasons we must keep the “Why” in view and the transformation we can experience when we do.

“See” you there!

Dr. Thomas Lamar
Host, Christian Heritage OnAir

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CH OnAir Broadcast: How to Raise God-Worshipping Children, with Dr. Joel Beeke

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Many parents begin the Homeschool Journey motivated by a strong desire to nurture a deep and enduring love for God in their children. Over time, they realize that passing on their faith requires something more than simply schooling them at home.

So how do you pass on your deepest convictions to your children in such a way that they learn to worship God on their own? How do you daily bring them to Christ – fully realizing that He, alone, can save them? On September 9 at 7pm, Joel Beeke will join us live to present the familiar biblical pattern of daily discipleship – but in a fresh and winsome way. Tune in to hear the heartfelt testimony of a man whose life was transformed by parents who understood how to raise God-worshiping children.

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The ‘Sweet Warrior’

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DiAnna Brannan doesn’t take a salary. But she is one of the most effective pro-family lobbyists in Washington state

 

In 2008, DiAnna Brannan was hit by a drunk driver and suffered severe brain trauma. Doctors told the homeschooling mother and volunteer family-issues lobbyist she would have to take three years off just to heal.

“I cried for three days,” Brannan says. But she and her husband, Scott, had no peace about putting their work at the Washington state Capitol on hold for even a month, let alone three years. “We felt like God said He’d called us to this and He had not told me to take three years off.”

Within a few days of the accident, she got a call from the chairwoman of the state Senate Education Committee saying she had a bill that, among other things, would gut Washington’s homeschooling law. Brannan’s tireless but gentle efforts over the years had built relationships with many liberals in the Capitol, and the chairwoman was one.

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CH OnAir Broadcast: Walking with Your Sons on the Journey to Manhood, with Craig Houston

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Dear Fellow Dads,

I love my boys – all five of them – and I want the very best for them. I want them to grow up to be mighty men who fear God, and God alone. But I also want them to be tender, humble, self-sacrificing men who lay down their lives for others.

Sometimes it’s tempting to look for a special formula that will guarantee our sons will turn out exactly as we envision. There isn’t a special formula. 

I’m convinced, however, that there is a special journey. This is the journey of a father walking beside his son into manhood. This is the journey of a father giving his heart to his sons, with the desire for their hearts in return.

This is the journey I’m seeking to walk with my five boys. And if you desire to walk this journey too, I’d like to invite you to listen to the recording of this Christian Heritage OnAir Live Video Broadcast recorded on August 5, as we explore:

  • How we can give our hearts to our sons, and truly make the effort to gain their’s.
  • How we can build trust with our sons.
  • How we can help our sons reach their full potential, acknowledging their unique natural gifts, spiritual gifts, personalities, and passions.
  • How we can train our sons to understand the importance of work and diligence.
  • How we can lovingly chasten our sons as our Heavenly Father chastens us.
  • How we can teach our sons to love God and others, preferring others better than themselves.
  • How we can give our sons the opportunity to exercise leadership….and fail in the process.
Dads, this world is an unfriendly place for boys who want to become godly men. Let’s not let make them walk this road alone.
Your Brother in Christ,
Pastor Craig Houston

 
 

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CH OnAir Broadcast: Young Ladies: Pursuing Life’s Opportunities

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What's an unmarried young lady to do? How can young ladies maximize their time at home? Listen to this engaging Christian Heritage OnAir panel discussion, as Dr. Thomas Lamar interviews four young ladies who are currently ministering to their families, reaching out to the needs of others, and pursuing personal development...right now!
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De-Cluttering: The First Steps to Organization

My husband Bob and I had an experience that transformed our ability to de-clutter our home effectively.  We have always been strong advocates of trying to clean out things we no longer need, especially since we’ve always lived in small homes and we’ve desired all the space we could get.  But when we put our house on the market for sale a few years ago, we became what we thought were temporary extreme de-clutterers (yes, I made up that word) through the use of a rental storage unit; but this actually transformed us into master de-clutterers!  *chuckle*  Our home needed to look and be more spacious. And by de-cluttering, well, one can literally double the amount of space in a home. You’ll have more space for the children to play in, more space for homeschooling, more space for relaxation, more space for company, more space for more children – more space to live in!  I’d like to share the following with you:

  • Strategies and methods for de-cluttering
  • How to be careful with others in your family as you develop plans for de-cluttering and organizing your home

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April 14, 2014
Homeschooling, Resources, Scripture
 

Homeschooling–Beware the Roaring Lion

by Ken Ham

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The devil never sleeps but is always on the prowl, seeking another way to slip into Christian homes. Where might he strike next? You may not have to look any farther than the latest home-education materials.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

The majority of those who homeschool want to create a safe haven where they can train up their children with a Christian worldview founded in God’s Word. They believe they are training a new generation of “soldiers” for the spiritual warfare that is raging all around us.

But the homeschooling movement is under attack.

The devil, as a roaring lion, is seeking any way to wreak havoc in the home and devour our children. No place is safe, and it appears that he has found a way to infiltrate homes, where parents think they are strongest. (more…)

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March 31, 2014
Homeschooling, Resources
 

One-Room Schoolhouse?

How do you teach multiple ages simultaneously?

Our family visits a couple of specialty physicians on an annual or semi-annual basis for checkups. I usually have all of my children in tow—after all, we are a homeschooling family and wouldn’t want to miss a great learning opportunity! The doctors and their staffs have gotten to know my children by name. They often ask my kids what they’re learning at home and what field trip we might be taking after our appointment, since we’ve driven to a large metro area full of museums and a zoo.  Usually, these kind doctors then turn to me and say something along the lines of, “You have such great children. How do you teach them all?”

As you are beginning your homeschooling journey, maybe you find yourself in a similar position: trying to teach several children, all of varied ages. Maybe you’ve been asked the same question—“How can you possibly teach them all?”—by a concerned friend or family member. Or perhaps you are struggling with this issue yourself in your heart of hearts. It’s the old one-room schoolhouse dilemma: one teacher, yet many children of varied ages and abilities, all wanting your time and attention simultaneously. (more…)

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March 10, 2014
Activities, Homeschooling, Resources
 

Scientific Illusions

My oldest son used to put on shows using science to create illusions for his friends. When his younger brother was just 4, he would pretend to make him disappear. Of course, the audience figured this trick out easily—when the 4-year-old waved to them from behind the tablecloth!

It’s fun to watch an illusionist and try to discover how he performs his tricks! That disappearing trick was based on distraction of the audience and not on science. However, when an illusion is based on science, it very rarely fails. Why do you think science tricks rarely fail? It is because God created an order to this world, and God’s order is what science is based upon. So if you want to baffle your friends, try the science projects below. (more…)

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January 20, 2014
Events, Media, Resources
 

Ken Ham to Debate Bill Nye the Science Guy

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Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham

Live Streaming FREE on Feb. 4 at 7 PM ET

Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern, scientific era? Leading creation apologist and bestselling Christian author Ken Ham, who is the keynote speaker at this year's CHRISTIAN HERITAGE Family Discipleship and Homeschooling Conference, is joined at the Creation Museum by popular TV personality and evolution apologist Bill Nye.

Ham, a former science instructor who emigrated to the USA from Australia over 25 years ago, is joined by the popular children’s program personality Bill Nye “the Science Guy” for this first and only scheduled debate. Each man delivers what he believes is the best information currently available for his case. Each then has an opportunity for rebuttal and afterward answers questions submitted by the audience. (more…)

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December 17, 2013
Activities, Family Ministry, Resources
 

Caroling

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Every year since I can remember, we’ve gathered in a parking lot.  Our breath fogs the air between us, but quick smiles light the darkness like flaring matches.  There is always a group of us carolers, but the tow-headed youngsters are the stars of the night. 

Joy to the world! The Lord is come.

Instruments are slipped from their cases and forced to hold a tune against the icy air.  The same green hand-made songbooks are passed out, baskets laden with cookie plates are unearthed, and the tracts are readied.  The preparations complete, we crowd into a care home and carols of Jesus’ birth reverberate the whole night long.

Let earth receive her King!

If you’ve never tried caroling as a Christmas outreach, why not make this your first year?  It is one of the very best ways to share the Gospel with your community! (more…)

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