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Guest Post: Shaking up home education

The internet has a funny way of making with world smaller. It also has a way of opening doors to connect with people you would otherwise never meet. SisterLisa has become just such a friend. We are doing a bit of a blog cross pollination. Here’s her post. It took me just over a year to shake the strict standardized style of education when I brought my kids home. Our homeschool days seemed so sterile, … read on, my friend…

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“The Mighty Works of God: Liberty & Justice for All” review

Mrs. Smith is the founder of Pilgrim Institute. She has written a history series for home educators called “The Mighty Works of God.” I have used this myself so I feel I can give an honest review. For this review I will refer to this title as LJFA. This is the second book in the MWOG series, intended for younger elementary ages. First off, this is not an intimidating tome. The student text is less … read on, my friend…

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Summer Splash Tonight!

Join me and several other BPA families at 7pm CST for the Summer Splash! It kicks off our BiblePrinciples group Faceboook presence and [re]introduces our online BPA community. We will have giveaways, door prizes and lots of great information. I’ll be there, along with Lisa of Me and My House Ministries, Renae of Life Nurturing Education and Gina of A Cherished Keeper. Mrs. Smith of Pilgrim Institute will also be on hand with information you … read on, my friend…

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Thermometers and thermostats

Thermometers and thermostats seem similar on the surface. Both deal with environmental temperature. Both use numbers. But inside they are very different. Thermometers simply tell you the temperature of the area. They offer a reading of the local temperature. This is handy but not life changing. It cannot to anything to change the environment, it only reflects it. A thermostat, on the other hand, does not tell you what the temperature is. It tells you … read on, my friend…

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What exactly is a principle?

What is a principle? I’m so glad you asked! It is best to start at the beginning, after all. Webster’s 1828 defines it generally as: PRIN’CIPLE, n. [L. principium, beginning.] 1. In a general sense, the cause, source or origin of any thing; that from which a thing proceeds; as the principle of motion; the principles of action. In the Biblical Principle Approach, a principle is that from which a subject springs. Principles are the … read on, my friend…

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Why teach from Biblical Principles?

It’s the way Jesus taught.The Pharisees didn’t like his approach much. They wanted facts, rules. He got to the heart of the matter. He was able to sum up the 10 commandments in two principles. His approach frustrates the flesh but gives life to the spirit. There are more examples of His teaching methods than I can list here but I recommend the book Teaching Techniques of Jesus by Herman Horne. It’s good to begin … read on, my friend…

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Homeschooling is a bit like nursing

Since I have started working again I have noticed there are a few correlations between what I do now and home educating. Individual attention. I have two patients and so I am able to concentrate only on them. Specialization. It takes a special skill set to work as an ICU RN. It also takes a special skill set to homeschool. Continuing education. You are always learning as a nurse and as a home educator. If … read on, my friend…

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What to do when you can’t

In case no one has noticed, I’ve been MIA around here. There are several reasons I want to share, hopefully to encourage some of you home educators. I hope my story isn’t too common, only because I don’t want anyone to go through what I did. It all started more then three years ago. It began slowly and grew to take over my life. It became a giant obstacle that I couldn’t see around or … read on, my friend…

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5 things America got right

“I know my own principles to be pure and therefore am not ashamed of them. On the contrary, I wish them known and therefore willingly express them to everyone. They are the same I have acted on from the year 1775 to this day, and are the same, I am sure, with those of the great body of the American people.” Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Samuel Smith, 1798 1. Separation of powers The … read on, my friend…

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Some thoughts on liberty

Proclaim liberty throughout the land and to all the inhabitants thereof. Leviticus 25:10 “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  John Adams “We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.”  James Madison “Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”  Thomas Jefferson “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of … read on, my friend…

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