Win a Copy of Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms!

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Be sure to enter to win a copy of Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms, written by my friend and client Mary Jo Tate! And if you don’t win, you’ll want to purchase your own copy at Mary Jo’s website! I got my copy and love it!

Read reviews and enter the giveaway here!
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Listings 9/24/14

A Listing of Useful Links

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The Pillowcase Project
The Pillowcase Project is a gesture “to present cheerful pillowcases to the National Children’s Hospital patients [in Guam] at Christmastime 2014.” You can purchase them or make them for the children. Read more about it here. What a wonderful project!

CNN Student News
“CNN Student News is designed for use in middle and high school classrooms.” My daughter says it is a lot more interesting than regular news. This 10-minute daily news program would be a great asset to any homeschool!

Corrie ten Boom House
Kevin and Amanda share their tour of Corrie’s house in Haarlem, Holland. Ever since I read The Hiding Place when I was a teenager, Corrie has been one of my favorite heroines of the faith. I’d love to get to visit her home!

The Truth About The Jerk You’re Dating
Great wisdom for dating. We women tend to put up with things just to have love. These quotes really stood out to me–“If you don’t like the way he is, if you can’t love him for who he is now, then you’re not a good fit for each other.” And, “Since the person we marry will help direct our path for the rest of our lives, and we marry a person we date, deciding who to date isn’t a decision we should take lightly.”

Gaining a Hopeful Spirit
Be sure to download the free eBook Gaining a Hopeful Spirit by Joni Eareckson Tada. I don’t know how long it will be free, so hurry. I love anything by Joni (I’m actually re-reading her book Joni: An Unforgettable Story to gain perspective and encouragement as I go through some hard times) and was glad to see this! Joni is another heroine of the faith for me.

9 Things We Should Get Rid of to Help Our Kids
“Listen, when I realized I was more than half the problem in this whole entitlement parenting challenge, it was a wake up call. . .But what we have is an entire generation of young adults who got everything they ever wanted with little or no work; we have a cultural norm and it’s a problem.”

Be Happy

anne frank's beautiful words

Mommy Jammies Night With Jeannie Fulbright

Mommy Jammies Night - Jeannie Fulbright

Jeannie Fulbright, award-winning author of Apologia science courses, will be the guest for Mommy Jammies Night live on Tuesday, September 9 at 9:00. The topic is “Imparting a Biblical Worldview to Your Children”. The show is free and open to everyone! You can listen live or catch past episodes at Mommy Jammies Night.

Mommy Jammies Nights are so encouraging and fun! You can ask questions and fellowship with other moms. Try to be there.:)

Endure Cheerfully

“This school of our Heavenly Father will soon close for us; the term time is shortening every day. Let us not shrink from a hard lesson or wince under any rod of chastisement. The richer will be the crown, and the sweeter will be Heaven, if we endure cheerfully to the end and graduate in glory.”
–Theodore L. Cuyler, Streams in the Desert, September 2

You may purchase my favorite devotional, Streams in the Desert, here. This is my affiliate link, which allows me to earn a commission at no additional cost to you when you purchase a product after clicking on this link. I appreciate your support! You can read my full disclosure policy here.

Introduction to Homeschooling Podcast

Do you need some homeschool encouragement or direction? You’ll want to listen to Mary Jo Tate’s podcast, Flourish at Home – Introduction to Homeschooling, Part 1.

Are you considering homeschooling and wondering whether it will work for your family? Are you trying to choose curriculum? Are you an experienced homeschooler who could use a reminder of the benefits and a little encouragement? Join Mary Jo Tate as she explores the why, how, when, and where of homeschooling. You’ll learn that there is NO One Right Way to homeschool because the right way for YOU to homeschool is what works best for you and your family.

Mary Jo is a friend of mine, one of my web design clients, and author of newly published book, Flourish: Balance for Homeschool Moms. She is full of wisdom and encouragement, and she’s been a single mom for many years. Listen to her show and get her book!

How Should We Then Live? Free Audiobook

How Should We Then Live?Christianaudio.com is offering How Should We Then Live? by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer as their free audiobook for the month of September. You’ll not want to miss this one. When I attended our Christian school, we watched the video series of How Should We Then Live?, and it left a lasting impact on me. Although in Heaven now, the Schaeffers still have an enduring ministry for lives everywhere. (The video series can be purchased through my affiliate link here: How Should We Then Live? DVD. It’s a must-have, too!)

Get your copy of How Should We Then Live? Free Audiobook at christianaudio.com.

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Earth’s Broken Things

“Christ is building His kingdom with earth’s broken things. Men want only the strong, the successful, the victorious, the unbroken, in building their kingdoms; but God is the God of the unsuccessful, of those who have failed. Heaven is filling with earth’s broken lives, and there is no bruised reed that Christ cannot take and restore to glorious blessedness and beauty. He can take the life crushed by pain or sorrow and make it into a harp whose music shall be all praise. He can lift earth’s saddest failure up to heaven’s glory.”
—J. R. Miller, Streams in the Desert

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Bible Questions Answered

got-questions

GotQuestions.org is a wonderful website shared with me by our pastor. Bible questions are answered in a solid and biblical way.

GotQuestions.org

If you are stumped on a Bible verse or have another question, search through their website and see if the question has been answered. If not, you can submit your question.

GotQuestions.org is invaluable to me! Visit it and you will come away greatly helped.:)

Financial Help for Homeschoolers

Home School FoundationThe Home School Foundation is a part of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). They help families with scholarships and other financial assistance. They have several funds, including funds for single parents, widows, special needs, military families, and more. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to apply. They have hearts full of compassion and love. Several years ago, they provided help for us. It was so much greater than we ever expected. We were able to get curriculum that we’d only dreamed of getting before. We were able to take care of some other needs, too. We felt so loved and cared for! As I think back over their gifts to us, it still astonishes me and touches my heart.

If you don’t need help, please consider giving so the Home School Foundation can help others. You never know when it may be you in need.