Saturday, January 13, 2018

Revealer of Christ’s Grace {a devotional}

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that he shall speak: and he will shew you things to come. John 16:13.

Of the Comforter it is written, “He will guide you into all truth....” Through the Holy Spirit, Christ will open more clearly to those who believe on Him that which He has inspired holy men to write concerning the truth.

Christ said of the Spirit, “He shall glorify me.” John 16:14. As Christ glorified the Father by the demonstration of His love, so the Spirit was to glorify Christ by revealing to the world the riches of His grace. The very image of God is to be reproduced in humanity. The honor of God, the honor of Christ, is involved in the perfection of the character of His people....

The Spirit works in us by bringing to mind, vividly and often, the precious truths of the plan of redemption. We should forget these truths, and for us God’s rich promises would lose their efficiency, were it not for the Spirit, who takes of the things of God, and shows them to us.... The Spirit illumines our darkness, informs our ignorance, and helps us in our manifold necessities. But the mind must be constantly going out after God. If worldliness is allowed to come in, if we have no desire to pray, no desire to commune with Him who is the source of strength and wisdom, the Spirit will not abide with us. Those who are unbelieving do not receive the rich endowment of grace that would make them wise unto salvation, patient, forbearing, quick to perceive and appreciate heavenly ministrations, quick to discern Satan’s devices, and strong to resist sin.

The religion of Christ means more than the forgiveness of sin; it means that sin is taken away, and that the vacuum is filled with the Spirit. It means that the mind is divinely illumined, that the heart is emptied of self, and filled with the presence of Christ. When this work is done for church members, the church will be a living, working church. ~Our High Calling, by E.G. White

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wordless Wednesday, January 10 {with link up}

A December Rose

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018 {Homeschool Review Crew}

Here we are, the start of another year on the Homeschool Review Crew. Because it's been awhile since I wrote a review about, I am pleased to share with you some of the awesome things that have been added since then.

High-quality, Self-paced, Online Homeschool Resources {}

Once again we are blessed with a Yearly Membership to There is an amazing amount of resources available on SchoolhouseTeachers; there is no way anyone could use them all! I can spend hours discovering new stuff!

There are lessons and resources for everyone, grades preschool through twelfth grade, as well as resources for parents. Even your young adult children might find useful information and resources (for example, there are resources on building a lasting marriage; do you think I can get my oldest son to look them over? Hmm).

I find the site fairly easy to navigate. You can browse by grade, or by subject. You can easily navigate to planning helps, the video library, World Book (!), and other resources via the bar along the top of the screen.

The course directory offers a list of the courses available: Art, Bible, Drama and Speech, Foreign Languages, Geography, Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies, etc. To find this directory, you'll click on "Planning" then "Course Information." Then you click on the subject, say, "Art," and it will list all of the Art courses, description of each course, and suggested grade level.
If you search by grade, you'll be taken to a page, which looks like the picture above. Click on one of the pictures, and it will take you to a page listing all the resources available for that grade and subject.
Notice! If you know "Drive Thru History," you'll have access to American and World History lessons! Great resources for students who like to learn using videos (which we use a lot of in our home school, and always have).
You'll be taken to a page which tells you how to use the course, as well as giving an introduction to the course. In the upper right corner, you'll be informed of length or course, what's included (videos and printable worksheets, in this case), and age/grade level. When you click on the "Go To Class Lessons" button, you'll be taken to the class.
The lessons are laid out. (Notice you can bookmark the course here.) In this case, you'll click on the video to be viewed. When you do that, you will be taken to a page, in which the video is embedded. There is also a link to download the worksheet for the lesson. Each episode of Drive Thru History is approximately 30 minutes. There are twelve lessons total.

Another course that looks interesting to me is A Century of Art. This is done in nine weekly lessons, for middle school age children. It looks like an excellent introduction to art history, and is another course I've bookmarked for my youngest.
SchoolhouseTeachers also offers foreign language courses. Languages offered are: Spanish, French, Biblical Greek, Latin, Latvian, as well as ASL and ESL.
I think my youngest and I will be working on this one together, and maybe we'll persuade my daughter to, as well.
There are Focused Learning Centers, which will direct you to courses, lessons, and articles which will be helpful in teaching your child in particular ways your child may be struggling, or using a specific teaching method. There's a hands-on learning center, and a Charlotte Mason center. Perhaps you have a child with special needs. That center contains a list of articles which will prove helpful in teaching your special learner.
There is a video library, which pulls together all the videos available for all the courses, and puts them together in one handy location. These are great, especially if you have fast, unlimited internet. (Ours tends to be somewhat persnickety sometimes)
I think my favorite new resource on SchoolhouseTeachers is the access to World Book! My dad was a World Book sales man 30-40 years ago...back when they would sell sets of encyclopedias to homes. Yeah, those good ol' hard copies! (We still have the set my dad gave me when I got married the first time, back in 1984!)
There are great advantages to the electronic version, though. Information can be added in, almost as it happens, like a newspaper. They can also include videos.

So, you can use World Book for researching history. You can also use it for current events. Such a handy resource for your students when they have to write research papers, etc.
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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Promise of Peace {a devotional}

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. Isaiah 26:3, 4.

I wish you a happy new year. Let us put away everything like distrust and want of faith in Jesus forever. Let us commence a life of simple child-like trust, not relying upon feeling but upon faith.

Do not dishonor Jesus by doubting His precious promises. He wants us to believe in Him with unwavering faith. There is a class who say, “I believe, I believe,” and claim all the promises which are given on condition of obedience. While they claim everything in the promises of God, they do not the works of Christ. God is not honored by any such faith, it is a spurious faith. Then we see a people trying to keep all of God’s commandments, but there are many of these who do not come up to their exalted privileges and claim nothing. God’s promises are to those who keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight....

I have to fight the good fight of faith everyday. I have to put to the stretch the powers of faith and not rely upon feeling, and act as though I knew the Lord heard me, and would answer me and bless me. Faith is not a happy flight of feeling, it is simply taking God at His word and believing, because God said He would do this....

I hope you will not become in any way discouraged....

God wants you to be free, He wants you to be believing, to be trustful, and just cease to doubt and believe. May God help you.... A new year has opened upon us. Let it be a happy New Year.... Nestle in the sheltering arms of Jesus, and do not wrestle yourself out of His arms. Just believe and praise God and go forward. We are almost home.

The Lord is coming. Look up and rejoice, for your redemption draweth nigh. I see in Jesus a compassionate, loving Redeemer, One who can save to the uttermost all who come unto Him. Bear your whole weight on the promises of God. Believe it is your privilege to believe. This Day With God, by E.G. White.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Scripture and a Snapshot/ Word for the Year

My word for 2017 was Wait. God has been teaching me to wait: wait on Him; wait for His guidance.

Now I feel Him calling me to Walk: follow His footsteps; walk out in faith, even when I can't see the end from the beginning.

"...Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk..." Psalm 143:8.

"Teach me Thy way, O Lord; I will walk in Thy truth..." Psalm 86:11.

"And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." Isaiah 30:21.

Scripture and Snapshot

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