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Tips for Creating a Summer Scrapbook

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Family Activities, Newsletter Week 7, Slider | Comments Off on Tips for Creating a Summer Scrapbook

Tips for Creating a Summer Scrapbook

Creating a summer scrapbook is so easy and will serve more than one purpose for your family. For my family, the wonders of childhood have now faded, giving way to the sensible pursuits of teens becoming adults, complete with driver’s licenses, summer jobs, and the busyness of preparing for college. Summers are now marked by a sense of adventure quite different from when our family was young.  One can never get back those early summertime experiences that fostered so much learning, joy, and excitement in the hearts of our young, eager...

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Is This Your Favorite Family Activity To Do On Summer Vacation Too?

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Christian Parenting, Davis Carman, Family Activities, Newsletter Week 6, Slider | 1 comment

Is This Your Favorite Family Activity To Do On Summer Vacation Too?

Twenty-six years ago this summer, Rachael and I made our first family beach trip to Charleston, South Carolina. We had one infant son at the time, and we had no inkling of the long-standing family tradition we were starting. Since then, we’ve skipped the beach just once when we spent our vacation money to attend the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. We now have over two decades of family beach trips under our belt. Every year we would venture to a sandy locale in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, or Texas. Each of...

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Devotional: Old Sin Nature

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Davis Carman, Devotional Encouragement, Encouragement, Newsletter Week 6, Slider | Comments Off on Devotional: Old Sin Nature

Devotional: Old Sin Nature

So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. (Romans 7:17) In chapter seven of Paul’s letter to the Romans, he discusses and explains an age-old issue: The problem of sin. Have you ever found yourself in Paul’s sandals? You know, those days when you feel prepared to take on the world, to resist temptation, but fail miserably in the heat of the moment and sin anyway? Perhaps you immediately resolve to do better next time. Maybe guilt fills your soul and you cry out to God, “What is wrong with me?” Are you really a bad...

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Make a Family Activity Center for Under $8

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Bible/Worldview, Family Activities, Newsletter Week 6, Planning and Organization, Teaching Ideas | 1 comment

Make a Family Activity Center for Under $8

Keep family activity ideas at the ready with this diy family activity center. For under $8, your memory-making activities will be organized and accessible for you whenever you’re ready for them. The frame in our project was a bulletin board with two photo inserts found at a thrift store for $1.50. Conveniently, this family activity center can abe used all year with just a few adjustments.  Materials: An old picture frame. Check your attic, basement, or closets for a frame. Thrift stores and yard sales are a good option. For under $2 you...

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How to Plan a Summer Service Project Idea

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Bible/Worldview, Family Activities, Newsletter Week 6, Slider | Comments Off on How to Plan a Summer Service Project Idea

How to Plan a Summer Service Project Idea

“What I Did On My Summer Vacation.” As cliché as that sounds, I distinctly remember each September (back in the days when school started after Labor Day) writing an account of the most memorable events from the previous June through August. I typically discussed the family vacation, afternoons spent at the pool, and evenings playing bike tag with what seemed like an entire subdivision of screaming children on wheels. One summer, my best friend, her four sisters, and I organized a backyard carnival to raise money for a summer service project...

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Building Summer Memories

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Family Activities, Newsletter Week 5, Slider | Comments Off on Building Summer Memories

Building Summer Memories

Ah, the summer memories from my childhood! I  don’t ever remember ever wearing shoes during the summer months. I remember cool, foggy mornings with early birds heralding the dawn of a new day. I remember sleeping in, and I mean late. Nowadays that means 7:30 or 8 o’clock, but during my childhood it meant pushing noon. I remember the critters of summer—frogs, horny toads, crawdads, locusts, butterflies, dragonflies, bumblebees, and ladybugs. Of course, there were also the pests—wasps, mosquitoes, and flies—but they were worth enduring...

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Devotional: The Glory of God Leads Us to Worship

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Davis Carman, Devotional Encouragement, Encouragement, Newsletter Week 5, Slider | Comments Off on Devotional: The Glory of God Leads Us to Worship

Devotional: The Glory of God Leads Us to Worship

When Solomon had finished praying . . . the glory of the LORD filled the temple . . . and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD. (2 Chronicles 7:1-3) The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Son of God (John 16:14). Jesus deserves that glory, and indeed, at the final meal with His disciples, Jesus prayed, “Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you” (John 17:1). But what does this glory look like? In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word for glory comes from the same root word for “weighty” or “heavy.” In the New Testament,...

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The Only Person Who Can Forgive?

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Davis Carman, Devotional Encouragement, Encouragement | Comments Off on The Only Person Who Can Forgive?

The Only Person Who Can Forgive?

And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” (Luke 5:21) The past is inescapable and irreversible. This is why it’s so important to be careful about what we say and do. You see, it is impossible to take back harsh words or rude actions. We all have experienced times of great shame when we’ve hurt someone we love and feel helpless to fix the mess we’ve made. When such an offense happens, there is an immediate debt that must be paid. The friend or family...

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FREE Eclipse Science Activity e-Book

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Newsletter Week 6 | 32 comments

Download a free science activity e-Book in preparation for the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017.  Written for all ages, this e-Book helps you and your students investigate, discover, recognize, appreciate, discuss, and understand the wonders of Creation.   Download your free copy here!      Here’s what your family, class, or group will enjoy with this free science activity resource from Apologia:  Eclipse details, images, and maps to help you plan for this event Links to many sites, such as NASA, to explain...

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The Most Important Ingredient In Homeschool Curriculum Buying

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Curriculum, Getting Started, Homeschool How-To, Newsletter Week 4, Select Curriculum, Slider | Comments Off on The Most Important Ingredient In Homeschool Curriculum Buying

The Most Important Ingredient In Homeschool Curriculum Buying

I’ve heard it on the news, read it on the internet, and seen its truth with my own eyes: This generation of young people is the first in the history of our country to be worse off than their parents. Three important culprits are disease, debt, and despair. And it’s no coincidence children aren’t faring as well as they used to with an increasing number of moms—between 60 and 70 percent—working outside the home. Sometimes we, as homeschool mothers, don’t realize just how crucial our work is. As you’re preparing for a new homeschool year,...

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