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Four Christmas Traditions Your Kids Will Love

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Christian Parenting, Christmas, Davis Carman, Slider | 0 comments

Four Christmas Traditions Your Kids Will Love

One reason Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year is because of the many family Christmas traditions associated with the holiday. The list is long and varied.   The simple task of selecting and decorating a tree for your home can be a fairly involved Christmas tradition. Watching classic Christmas movies and TV specials made for many enjoyable evenings when our kids were younger. The time-honored practice of giving gifts isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Then there are Christmas Eve candlelight services, baking, caroling, and...

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3 Ways to Share Jesus with Skeptics

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Bible/Worldview, Christmas, Devotional Encouragement, Slider | 0 comments

3 Ways to Share Jesus with Skeptics

November and December herald times of celebration. We dress up our homes (i.e., we decorate), we gather friends and family (i.e., we celebrate), we indulge in seasonal dishes (i.e., we masticate), and we tell stories (i.e., we . . . storicate? Just go with it). As we join together around the table, we want to make the most of the time. Our thoughts naturally turn to loved ones this time of year, and our prayer requests often go something like this: “My brother is lost, and he’ll be visiting with us over Thanksgiving. Please pray that God will...

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An Evangelistic Resource for the Christmas Season

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Bible/Worldview, Christmas, Davis Carman, Slider | 0 comments

An Evangelistic Resource for the Christmas Season

Each year the Christmas season presents a unique opportunity for us to share the truth about Jesus Christ with friends and family. One important key to sharing the gospel any time of the year is to meet people where they live. In other words, most people already know the basics of the Christmas story, even if they claim not to be religious or “churchy.” They know the story has something to do with a bright star shining on a silent night over a stable in Bethlehem where a young girl named Mary gives birth to a baby named Jesus. Then some...

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Faith: Four Types of Faith, Which Do You Have?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Davis Carman, Devotional Encouragement, Encouragement, Homeschool Encouragement, Slider | 0 comments

Faith: Four Types of Faith, Which Do You Have?

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test Yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! (2 Corinthians 13:5) A person is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8). A Christian is sanctified by faith (Acts 26:18) and serves others by this same faith (1 Peter 4:8–11). A Christ-follower lives and walks by faith every day (Hebrews 3:10). Does this describe your faith? Are there counterfeit forms of faith out there? Let’s take a...

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What Separates Man from the Animals – Studying Dolphins

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Science, Slider, Teaching Ideas | 1 comment

What Separates Man from the Animals – Studying Dolphins

A homeschool student once asked me,  “What is the difference in God’s eyes between a person and animals?” This is a very good question. Many animals are remarkably intelligent. Some can see further than humans, while others can see things beyond the color spectrum of visible light. Animals often run faster than we can. Many hear better, fight better, and are stronger and able to endure environmental conditions that would render most humans helpless. So what sets people apart from animals in a special way? I don’t claim to be a theologian, so...

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Homeschool Basics to Stay the Course

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Encouragement, Homeschool Encouragement, Newsletter Week 12, Slider | 1 comment

Homeschool Basics to Stay the Course

Whether or not you receive grief for homeschooling, let me encourage you to stick with the homeschool basics and keep your eye on the finish line. One can expect negative feedback from those who might not understand the choice to homeschool, but thankfully very little came our way. So when I was hit with a rude comment from a homeschool leader during a support group meeting, I was caught off guard. We’ve now crossed the finish line, and we’re so thankful for the journey. We even used the rude comment to our benefit, and I identified some...

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A Winning Game Plan: Thanksgiving, Football, and Homeschooling

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Davis Carman, Encouragement, Homeschool Encouragement, Newsletter Week 12, Slider | Comments Off on A Winning Game Plan: Thanksgiving, Football, and Homeschooling

A Winning Game Plan: Thanksgiving, Football, and Homeschooling

Turkey and dressing. Sweet potatoes and brown sugar. Pumpkin pie and whipped cream. These are winning combinations found in many a recipe book. After a fine time with family enjoying these as part of a great meal, you will most likely find my crew in the basement continuing another Thanksgiving tradition—a Dallas Cowboys football game. Some families combine Thanksgiving with deer hunting. Others mix the holiday with an early-morning shopping excursion on Black Friday. For my family, Thanksgiving and football go hand in hand. During this time...

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Devotional: Rebuilding — Where Do I Start?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Davis Carman, Devotional Encouragement, Encouragement, Homeschool Encouragement, Newsletter Week 12, Slider | Comments Off on Devotional: Rebuilding — Where Do I Start?

Devotional: Rebuilding — Where Do I Start?

How is your marriage? Your family? Your business? Your church? Your home school? Is anything in your life broken and in need of repair or even rebuilding? Life would be so much easier if we could just snap our fingers and make everything new again. The good news is that our God is in the business of redemption. When setting out to rebuild something, it’s easy to become discouraged before you even start. Often this is because the original, once-glorious structure is now in such a state of disrepair. And as you approach your rebuilding project,...

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Bubble Science Activity – Free video and e-Book

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Free Printables, Newsletter Week 12, Science, Slider, Teaching Ideas | 2 comments

Bubble Science Activity – Free video and e-Book

Turn the classic family activity into a bubble science activity with this video and free e-book from Apologia. Watch this short how-to video and then download the entire lesson, with science explanation, by clicking the download button below. Make this bubble science activity a year-round experiment. Complete the bubble science lesson during cold temperatures and then again in the spring or summer, during warmer temperatures. Do you observe any differences?     Download the bubble science activity lesson e-book by clicking the...

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Reformation Day Devotional: By Faith Alone, In Christ Alone

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Devotional Encouragement, Encouragement, Slider | Comments Off on Reformation Day Devotional: By Faith Alone, In Christ Alone

Reformation Day Devotional: By Faith Alone, In Christ Alone

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 October 31, 2017, known as Reformation Day, marks the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which began when Martin Luther nailed his list of ninety-five theses on the door of All Saints’ Church in the German town of Wittenberg. The list, which outlined a number of abuses by the Roman Catholic Church, was a bold public statement by Luther, although he probably had...

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