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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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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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We are history

History to many people seems like a dusty book that you bring out and teach your kids when you have to meet state requirements or because you “have to.” History is not that at all. It is not a stale timeline or disjointed facts from long ago. It’s alive and it’s happening all around you right now. History, or His Story, is going on every second the clock is ticking. Yesterday is history, is it … read on, my friend…

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Practical application of timelines

This is a guest post by JoAnne Bennett, a dear friend and mentor. She was kind enough to provide the following post and I’m so glad she did. We will use the time line for the facts which must be memorized for that unit.  As we do an overview to introduce the unit, I emphasize that these are the most important events.  We will add other significant events as they are discovered and discuss their … read on, my friend…

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Hope for the next generation

My oldest daughter (10) entered this year’s essay contest from our state’s Christian homeschool organization. The topic was “The Role of Christians in Government.” When I saw the title I knew she just had to enter. It took a lot of prodding but I finally got a paper out of her. She typed it up, then saw that it had to be hand written, so she copied it and we put both copies in the … read on, my friend…

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Where our allegiance lies

This blog is not known to be particularly involved in current events and other potentially controversial things. However I heard a bishop say something last week that convicted me.  On the radio show Janet Parshall’s America last week Bishop E.W. Jackson was on talking about his ministry and taking calls from listeners. One caller offered the idea that Jesus got down with the people and was basically okay with them being in sin. This got … read on, my friend…

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Commonplace books

In my studies recently I happened upon a type of “notebooking” that was fascinating. It combines two of my favorite things–notebooks and traditional books (which I happen to be passionate about making!). I am such a book geek that I had to learn more. Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines it as: Commonplace-book, a book in which are registered such facts, opinions or observations as are deemed worthy of notice or remembrance, so disposed that any one may … read on, my friend…

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The Breeches Bible

We have been studying about the Geneva Bible this week in HisStory. When we were discussing it Princess S said, “This is really fun!” Go figure! She loves hands-on stuff (like every other kid on the planet). I’m just glad she enjoyed it. You can see scans of the entire Geneva Bible online here. Princess G liked reading it because it was so different that what she’s used to. She was surprisingly good at reading … read on, my friend…

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Rudiments Lesson 1 Part 3

Titled “The Importance of The Word of God an all Areas of Life,” this is an especially important lesson. Among the texts are an 1852 sermon by Robert C. Winthrop titled “The Bible,” and writings by Noah Webster. This lesson was challenging because it forced me to examine my own views on government. It caused me to check where my expectations lie. Do I really trust God as my source, or do I look to … read on, my friend…

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