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What Separates Man from the Animals – Studying Dolphins

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Science, Slider, Teaching Ideas | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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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Reading: The Power of Relationships and Books

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in newsletter week 11, Reading/Literature, Slider, Teaching Ideas | Comments Off on Reading: The Power of Relationships and Books

Reading: The Power of Relationships and Books

I was a bone-weary traveler as I pulled up to the bed-and-breakfast in eastern Tennessee. I had driven more than four hundred miles that day to attend a series of meetings at Bryan College and to hear Tim Tebow’s mother, Pam, speak at a crisis pregnancy center. Exhausted from the trip, I trudged up the stairs of the charming inn, carrying my suitcase and dragging a boxful of books behind me. Before collapsing on the bed for some much-needed rest before dinner, I decided to hang my clothes in the closet. Only there was no closet, just an...

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This Dad’s Letter to the School Is Great, But…

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Davis Carman, Encouragement | Comments Off on This Dad’s Letter to the School Is Great, But…

This Dad’s Letter to the School Is Great, But…

A while back, I read an article about a dad who took his kids out of school for a few days so that they could cheer him on as a participant in the Boston Marathon, attend the funeral of a family member, and visit a few historic sites in New England. The school sent him a scathing letter citing attendance policies and penalties for unexcused absences, noting that “the school district is not in the position of overseeing family vacations or evaluating the educational nature of a family trip.” Wow! Government schools really don’t get it. You can...

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How to Plan an Awesome Senior Year

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Christian Parenting, Davis Carman, Homeschool How-To, Homeschooling Teens, newsletter week 11, Slider | Comments Off on How to Plan an Awesome Senior Year

How to Plan an Awesome Senior Year

In June of 2013, my wife and I went on a date with our oldest daughter, Savannah Anne. This wasn’t just any old date—this was a senior year planning date! We had no earth-shattering revelations or life-altering changes to discuss. But this time together was set aside to allow us to shower our daughter with some undivided parent-child attention while giving the three of us a better sense of her plans and goals for the coming year. And it was a good reminder of certain tasks for which we would need to prepare, including college applications,...

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Devotional: The Five “Books” of Psalms

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Davis Carman, Devotional Encouragement, Encouragement, Homeschool Encouragement, newsletter week 11, Slider | Comments Off on Devotional: The Five “Books” of Psalms

Devotional:  The Five “Books” of Psalms

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalms 19:14) Psalms is a book of poetry with 150 chapters. The Hebrew title of this book means “songs of praise,” while the Greek title, Psalmoi, has come to mean “sacred songs sung to musical accompaniment.” The words of many beloved hymns and contemporary worship songs are taken directly from Psalms. Although David is credited with writing seventy-three of the poems, other contributors include Moses, Solomon, Asaph, and...

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