Thursday, April 22, 2010

Books: Parent: Already Gone

I just finished reading the book ALREADY GONE by Ken Ham.

Every one needs to read this book.

Children are leaving the church in droves and homeschoolers are not exempt. And they are not leaving in college, when a lot of the churches believe they are. They are leaving as early as high school and even middle school.

Why is this important? Why does it matter?

Well for one, it shows that we are doing something wrong as a church and as parents. We are separating God and His word from every day life.

It comes down to believing the word of God or not. If one does not believe in Genesis (the first book in the Bible), how can one believe the rest.

Parents will avoid teaching their children about Santa because they want to be truthful with their children. If they lie saying Santa is real, then why would the child believe the parent when they tell them Jesus is real. I can understand that argument.

But then why would those same parents portray Noah as a "story." A cute little man with a cute little boat with cute little animals coming two by two (which is not Biblically accurate, but that is for another time). Noah is taught as a story rather than historical fact. Nothing is mentioned of the condemnation of the rest of mankind - the screaming and begging for their lives as they drowned.

The same can be said of Moses, Abraham and other historical figures in the Bible. Most of the time they are portrayed as stories rather than historical fact. What are the books in your house telling your children? Are they helping to perpetuate what they are learning in Sunday school - cute little stories about the people in the Bible? Or are they showing the Bible as something that is true and historically accurate? Science and history back up the Bible. Are you to your children?

There cannot be a differentiation between every day life and spiritual life. If you believe the Bible to be true, then they should meld into one.

This book is a real eye opener. What he is saying should not be dismissed.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Current Web Readings

Over the Door Organizer
You have to see this! :D A great organizer to hang on the door for you OR the kids! :D

DIY All in One Outdoor Oven/Stove/Grill/Smoker!!

How to Make a Tiny Terrarium in a Light Bulb
If nothing else, you have to click JUST to see the picture! LOL! So CUTE! GREAT for homeschooling!

Things to Make
GREAT collection of things for kids to make - great for homeschooling!

FREE Anne of Green Gables Study Guide

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Planning your garden online

It was BUGGING me WHERE this site that I used last year was. I did not blog about it so I am blogging about it right now so I will be able to find this again in the future.

This is PERFECT for the square foot garden (SFG) or any garden really.

Kitchen Garden Designer

Side note:
Here are two more MUST have sites when planning a SFG:

Square Foot Garden is a lady who tells you ALL about how to do your own and plan it and even how to save money and make your own Mel's Mix! :D

The second is Skippy's Planting Calendar which well tell you planting dates according to your frost date. :D

Monday, April 5, 2010

Current Web Readings

Five Romantic Dates at Home
These are SOOOOO simple yet SO WONDERFUL!!! And VERY romantic. Remember you don't have to give your husband this list, pick one and make a plan to do it for HIM!

Me, Me and My Healthcare
good read from The Truth Project

When God Leaves No Footprints In The Sand

Srawberry Almond Bars
GAPS friendly AND Nourishing Traditions and YUMMY LOOKING TOO!

The Yellow Prison Bus and the Future of American Healthcare
a MUST read by Voddie Baucham.