Growing in Grace Thursday Link Up #15

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Welcome to our Thursday Biblical Womanhood link-up, Growing in Grace! Thank you so much for stopping by. This link-up is built on the foundation of Titus 2 and Proverbs 31, and I pray that this will be a place for Christian women to mingle while growing in the Lord. This link-up is for any and all things pertaining to Biblical womanhood! Suggested Topics include:

Faith in Jesus

Motherhood

Marriage

Serving God in Singleness

Homemaking

Homeschooling

Homesteading

Industry

Modesty

Service

Health

Finances

Hospitality

Popular posts (as well as possibly a few of my picks) will be featured on the blog the following week.

These posts will also be shared via our Facebook page!

Thank you so much for linking up!  Several of these link ups have now surpassed 2,000 views.  What wonderful encouragement you are offering to others!

Our most popular links last week were:

Is your quiver full?  Is your "full" the same as someone else's "full."  Read here for an answer.

Is Your Quiver Full? by Growing in His Grace

4 Simple Goals and What I Wore by Artful Homemaking

The Blessings of Old Fashioned Work Part 2 by Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth

 You are now warmly invited to join our link-up!

Please note that the opinions of the posts below are not necessarily my own. Please use discretion while reading.

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Raising World Changers

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If you are a Christian mom, you have a big responsibility.  I too, feel this weight upon my shoulders.  We are raising little ones in a world that is contrary to the God we serve.  Sometimes this responsibility just seems too hard, and we want to throw in the towel.

But moms, we can’t give up or give in.  These little ones that are in our care were entrusted to us by God himself!  And our God is counting on us to raise up these little ones for His glory.  To change the world for Him.

What can we do when we don’t feel sufficient?  Well, admitting our weakness is a good start!  The Word of God says…

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.  -2 Corinthians 12:9

When we are weak, He is strong.  And He imparts His strength to us!  How incredible is that.  When we are empty, He will fill us.

Moms who raise world changers must be grounded in God’s word.  They must realize that without Him, we are nothing.  Moms who raise world changers must love the One that they serve above all else.  They must give their children back to God daily.

Moms who raise world changers have to realize that our vision of a “world changer” probably looks vastly different than God’s vision.  Our vision might include pastors who pack out stadiums.  God’s vision includes hands that tuck in small children at night while praying over their sweet little heads.

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Because momma, you are a world changer too.  When you pray with your children, teach them about our almighty God, and tend to their needs you are pouring the strength that God has given you into them.  World changers do not need to be famous, but instead, faithful.  Fathers and mother’s who impart God’s vision into their children are changing the world more than they will ever know.

Possibly linking to:  

Growing Home, Tending the Home Tuesdays, Raising HomemakersDeep Roots At HomeRaising ArrowsA Wise Woman Builds Her Home ,Walking Redeemed, A Proverbs 31 WifeThe Modest MomA Mama’s StoryMom’s the Word , Raising Mighty ArrowsHearts For Home,  Time Warp Wife, Graced Simplicity, Christian Mommy BloggerFaith Filled Fridays

The Kelly’s Bundle of Joy Adoption Sale & Giveaway

Good morning everyone!  Today I want to share with you a bundle sale and giveaway  in which all profits go to a sweet family who are in the adoption process.  Not a dime will profit affiliates or authors.  I hope that you might consider purchasing this bundle.  May the Lord richly bless you!

You’ve seen a lot of eBook bundles this year, we know because we’ve seen them too. But we hope that you’ll give us a few moments of your time today though, because we’re bringing you a bundle that doesn’t profit affiliates or authors.

The Kelly’s Bundle of Joy Adoption Sale & Giveaway was designed and compiled by Bridget from Becoming a Godly Wife and Misty from Beautiful Ashes. They created it to raise money for their dear friend Mandy from Women of Worship. Mandy and her family have been on the road to becoming adoptive parents and they’ve reached the point in their journey where a large amount of money is due.

Bridget and Misty reached out through their blogging circles and received several donations for a bundle sale AND an amazing giveaway to help promote The Kelly’s Bundle of Joy Adoption Sale & Giveaway. It is their prayer that God would use this bundle sale to raise funds for the Kelly’s upcoming adoption and that God blesses them with their little bundle of joy soon.

100% of the funds raised through this sale will be donated to Mandy and her family to help bring their little one home. 

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Below you’ll find all of the details for the bundle sale and the giveaway. We would greatly appreciate it if you would share this post across social media. Together we can be a blessing to Mandy and her family. Together we can bring the Kelly’s bundle of joy home! 

The Kelly's Bundle of Joy Adoption Sale & Giveaway

The Bundle Includes:

  1. 31 Days to Start an Online Business ebook by Sunu from Clothed In Scarlet 
  2. Lean on the Lord: 30 day Fitness Devotional ebook by April from 100lb Countdown 
  3. 14 Days of Agape ebook  by Rosilind from Missional Call
  4. The Missional Handbook by Rosilind from Missional Call
  5. Live Worship by Rosilind from Missional Call
  6. Memory Verse Templates Ultimate Family Pack by Rosilind from Missional Call 
  7. Pray the Lord’s Prayer Workbook by Rosilind from Missional Call
  8. New Year’s Evaluation Pack by Rosilind from Missional Call
  9. The Ultimate Missionary Gift Guide by Rosilind from Missional Call
  10. Discovering True Identity ebook by F. Dean Hackett from F Dean Hackett Foundational 
  11. A Proverbs 31 Woman by Bridget from Becoming A Godly Wife
  12. Submissive Wife Myths Confronted by Bridget from Becoming A Godly Wife
  13. What’s For Dinner printable by Bridget from Becoming A Godly Wife 
  14. Home Management Binder printable by Bridget from Becoming A Godly Wife
  15. Dear Wife ebook by Misty from Beautiful Ashes 
  16. Unfulfilled ebook by Misty from Beautiful Ashes 
  17. Tidbits from Help Meets’ Hearts ebook by contributors from Marriage, Motherhood and Missions 
  18. Family Mission Planner printable by Misty from Beautiful Ashes
  19. Back to School K-2 Pack printable by Misty from Beautiful Ashes
  20. Teacher’s Planner printable by Misty from Beautiful Ashes
  21. Candy + Math = Fun printable by Misty from Beautiful Ashes 
  22. Homeschool Planning Pack printable by Misty from Beautiful Ashes
  23. More than Words ebook by Stephanie from The Multi Taskin’ Mom
  24. More than Words – For Moms ebook by Stephanie from The Multi Taskin’ Mom
  25. More than Words – Teen Edition by Stephanie from The Multi Taskin’ Mom
  26. Easy Weekend Meals by Renee from Renee’s Kitchen

This contents of this bundle are valued at over $100 and you can have them all via The Kelly’s Bundle of Joy Adoption Sale & Giveaway for just $10!  

 

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Simply add The Kelly’s Bundle of Joy Adoption Sale to your cart. 

 If you prefer to simply make a donation to the Kelly’s adoption, you may do so via their go fund me page below.

 

 

The Adoption Sale Promotional Giveaway Details:

To help promote The Kelly’s Bundle of Joy Adoption Sale & Giveaway and to thank you for considering donating to the Kelly’s adoption, Bridget and Misty worked to put together a giveaway package for one of you!

They’re tremendously thankful to all of their giveaway sponsors, without them this sale would have been impossible. Please take a moment and stop by one or all of their sites and thank them for their support.

  The Kelly's Bundle of Joy Adoption Sale & Giveaway

  1. Freebie Marketing in a Box donated by Sunu from Clothed In Scarlet
  2. Women Living Well (book) donated by Misty from Beautiful Ashes 
  3. Graphic Design Package (Blog Header & Button, FB, Twitter and G+ Graphics) donated by Misty from Beautiful Ashes 
  4. XS Rainbow Cluster Flexi Clip ($20 value) donated by Linda from Apron Strings and Other Things
  5. Complete Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle donated by Misty from Beautiful Ashes 
  6. $20 MasterCard Gift Card donated by Brandy from Origami Owl Independent Designer
  7. 15 ml bottle of Young Living Peppermint essential oil donated by Whitney from Beauty In The Mess
  8. Personalized photo editing (will edit 5 of your kids/family photos of winners choice) and include personalized subway art to print and frame for your photos donated by Marissa from Reading List 
  9. Set of 3 Bible Activities Printables donated by Katie from Paradise Praises.
  10. Putting on the Fruit of the Spirit eBook donated by Katie from Paradise Praises.

This giveaway package is valued at over $300! Be sure you take a moment and enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below.

Sunu from Clothed in Scarlet designed a wonderful booklet of motherhood quotes specifically for this bundle! 

>>>Download The Little Book of Motherhood Quotes Here<<<

Rebecca from Mom’s Mustard Seeds has graciously donated a freebie for all of you too! It’s Misty’s favorite Bible study to use when entering a new school year, so it’s the perfect time to get started with it!

>>>Download The Homeschool Mother’s Prayer Journal by Rebecca Brandt Here<<<

 

Jolene from Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy graciously donated another freebie for all of you! 

>>>Download The Dolch List Word Wall Printable Here<<<

 

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Growing in Grace Thursday Link Up #14

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Welcome to our Thursday Biblical Womanhood link-up, Growing in Grace! Thank you so much for stopping by. This link-up is built on the foundation of Titus 2 and Proverbs 31, and I pray that this will be a place for Christian women to mingle while growing in the Lord. This link-up is for any and all things pertaining to Biblical womanhood! Suggested Topics include:

Faith in Jesus

Motherhood

Marriage

Serving God in Singleness

Homemaking

Homeschooling

Homesteading

Industry

Modesty

Service

Health

Finances

Hospitality

Popular posts (as well as possibly a few of my picks) will be featured on the blog the following week.

These posts will also be shared via our Facebook page!

Thank you so much for linking up!  Several of these link ups have now surpassed 2,000 views.  What wonderful encouragement you are offering to others!

Our most popular links last week were:

Great News!  Brown Family Update by Homespun Devotions

My Body, My Husband by Sweet Water and Bitter

Welcome!

Trying Something New is Better than Nothing by Everyday Bijoux

 You are now warmly invited to join our link-up!

Please note that the opinions of the posts below are not necessarily my own. Please use discretion while reading.

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Why Geography is an Important Part of Your Child’s Christian Education

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Today I’m over at Year Round Homeschooling!  Geography is such an important subject to teach our children, and I’m sharing why that is so along with some great resources such as:

Our family loves to use Window on the World to learn about and pray for people groups around the globe.

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By Daphne Spraggett & Jill Johnstone / Biblica

2002 Gold Medallion for Elementary Age Children Stunning photographic visuals complement this A to Z collection of countries and people groups providing an exciting learning experience and guide for prayer. Short stories about featured countries or people groups help relate foreign lands and people to children in the West. Each page includes a small map putting the country into perspective with neighboring countries, a fact box with essential country, and people information and prayer points that children can ask God for as well as thank God for. This invaluable resource develops cultural, political, and geographical awareness through a Christian lens. Families, churches, and schools will all benefit from this book and in turn be able to pray more effectively for their world.

The Children’s Atlas of God’s World is written from a Christian perspective, which I love!

517062: Children&amp;quot;s Atlas Of God&amp;quot;s World Children’s Atlas Of God’s World

By Craig Froman / Master Books

Providing not only geographical information, but also information on Christian history, people of faith, and Christian traditions around the globe, Master Books’ Children’s Atlas of God’s World provides homeschoolers with a biblically-based reference book. Colorful photographs of cultural elements and locations, along with a variety of full-color maps, provide children with a basic understanding of the people, culture, environment, history, and geography of the world’s regions. Only the most influential countries are covered (e.g. the US, Mexico, and Canada for North America, Brazil and Bolivia for South America, etc). 96 pages, oversized hardcover. Index and glossary included along with notes on holidays and government systems. Approximately 13.75″ x 10″.

Another good resource are The Torchlighter Series. The following DVD is The Gladys Aylward Story from China which is so inspiring!

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With war raging about her and soldiers closing in, the wounded missionary Gladys Aylward sets out on the most difficult journey of her life; a 100-mile trek over the mountains to a safe haven. But it’s not her own safety that concerns this little woman with big faith. It’s the safety and well being of the 100 orphaned children in her care. Watch as Gladys’ strength and faith are stretched to the limit, all for the sake of the children. Torchlighters is a series of animated programs for youth ages 8-12, presenting the lives of true-life heroes from Christian history. When kids see what God can do through a “Torchlighter” who is devoted to carrying out His will and purposes, they too may want to carry a torch of faith by serving Him. Approx. 30 minutes.

Special Features:

  • English and Spanish languages with optional English subtitles
  • Original documentary featuring biographer Carol Purves and Gladys’ adopted son Clifford Liu
  • Comprehensive leader’s guide with lesson plans, background information, and more
  • Reproducible student handouts, including discussion questions, puzzles, coloring pages, and more

I also love Missionary Stories with the Millers. This has been one of our family favorites for several years now.

Please join me at Year Round Homeschooling to find out more.  Many blessings to you!

*This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you so much for your support!*

Back to (Home) School Grand Prize Pack GIVEAWAY

 

Back to {Home} School Grand Prize Pack GIVEAWAY!

Back to {Home} School season is in full force!! If you haven’t started back yet, chances are you will be within a few weeks. What better way to kick off a new school year than by winning a HUGE homeschool prize pack? That is exactly what will happen to one lucky reader!

Check out the awesomeness included in this Grand Prize Pack valued at over $1000!!

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Felice Gerwitz from Media Angels and Ultimate Homeschool Radio Show is giving away $100 in FREE digital products from Media Angels. Use the $100 on ANY digital products of YOUR CHOICE!

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From Classical Composers Monthly, the winner will a receive huge set of EVERY collection they currently offer. This includes 15 collections valued at $210!

 

ccp From Character Concepts, the winner will receive the Character Concepts for Preschoolers Basic Curriculum valued at $89.95! Character Concepts Basic Character Curriculum includes the following:

Crossroads of Character: Learning to Make Wise Choices
This colorfully illustrated book teaches your child 12 basic character qualities, vital to your child`s understanding of how to make wise choices in their everyday lives. The Boyer cousins (my grandchildren) are the main characters in the simple but effective stories in decision making. The goal is to teach your child the definition of the character qualities (your child can`t implement character in their lives without understanding what it is), and also teaches them a Scripture verse, (what God says about it), and how to apply it to life on their level of understanding.

History for Preschoolers: Uncle Rick has recorded a CD set with stories of American heroes who also illustrate these character qualities in their lives. We supply a picture of these heroes in our Mom`s Guide so you can show them to your child as they listen to these Uncle Rick character stories. The whole family will enjoy listening to these inspiring stories with your preschoolers!

Learning Character with the Cousins Flashcards: These flashcards present the Character Qualities found in Crossroads of Character, simple, kid-friendly definitions, and a Scripture Verse to hide in their heart. Full-color pictures on the flashcards also make memorizing easier, as the child will remember the story that is associated with each character quality.

Learning ABC`s with the Cousins: A set of photographic flashcards for learning the alphabet sounds

Hands-on Character Building: Proven ideas and hands-on projects for teaching character along with direction for when to use them to assist in practically applying what they are learning.

Mom`s Guide: Supplies you with information to effectively teach your preschoolers for a full 36 week period. Patterns are given for seasonal and educational crafts. Suggestions are made for family fun trips to help make learning fun,and as a bonus, over 30 recipes are included for fun food to make with your preschooler.

Also included are Bible stories and pictures of a person in Scripture who illustrates this character quality in their life. Provided for your use are coloring pages for your child to use as you read them the Bible story provided. Also included are additional suggested materials we`ve found helpful for further learning, or even for birthday and Christmas gifts to enhance science and history education as well as educational puzzles for preschoolers, some of which can be purchased from Character Concepts.

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From WriteShop, the winner will receive WriteShop Primary Book A, B, or C {$40 value}. WriteShop Primary is a parent-led writing program that gently introduces K-3rd graders to the writing process through engaging activities, crafts, and picture books. The winner will receive the package of their choice level A, B, or C which includes the Teacher’s Guide and Activity Book.

 

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From Applecore System, the winner will receive a Gold Membership {$55 value!} Applecore System is a homeschool record keeping service that has proven to be invaluable to many homeschooling families. Here is your chance to check it out for FREE!

 

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Birch Court Books is giving the winner a copy of Story of the World Vol. 4: The Modern Age {$16.95 value}

 

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We Choose Virtues is giving the winner a complete Homeschool Kit {valued at $99!}. This Kit was assembled with everything a Homeschool parent needs to effectively teach 12 Virtues. It has 5 beautiful posters, a 100 Day’s of Virtue achievement chart with stickers, flash cards and so much more. The Parenting Cards included in this set were created to help you inspire and demonstrate each Virtue and turn your home or home classroom into a place where Virtue is demonstrated with both attitudes and actions!

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Apologia is giving the winner a Who is My Neighbor? bundle that includes: Who is My Neighbor textbook, notebooking journal, jr notebooking journal, coloring book, and audio cd {valued at $135}

 

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CTC Math is giving the winner a one- year family membership {valued at $118.80}!

 

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Homeschool In the Woods is giving the winner History Through the Ages Time Travelers American History Study New World Explorers {download} {$27.95 value}. From their website: “Our history studies are designed to create a hands-on learning experience that drives the lessons home in a fun way! Our first in the series, New World Explorers, contains 25 lessons that can spread across 5-10 weeks, covering: Reasons for Exploration, A Sailor’s Life, Ships, Navigation, 23 Explorer Profiles, Pirates, and more!

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

Creative Writing European Recipes Notebook Timeline
Factfile Cards File Folder Games Science Experiments
Penmanship Pages Notebooking Activities
Three-dimensional Projects such as an Incan Artifact, Ship’s Log, Pueblo Diorama, plus more!
10 Lap Book Projects, including mapping, pop-ups, layered books, etc.
And a final “Exploration Celebration” to bring the unit to a close!

All Text, Masters, Directions, Teacher Keys,
Photos, and Resource Lists Provided on CD
(Supplies Not Included)
The CD includes each lesson’s text pages, project overview pages, and a wide variety of masters for projects! Photos and drawings help illustrate the directions for completing the 35 activities. Choose the projects that work best for your family! Five “Project Days” are built into the schedule to help allow for extra time to complete outstanding projects.Also included are teacher helps, resource lists, teacher keys, and a “guide-at-a-glance.” This one-page guide will allow the teacher to see the whole schedule of upcoming topics and projects on one page. Tastefully laid out for inclusion in your three-ring binder, this unit study will give both the teacher and students a thorough, exciting adventure into the classic Age of Exploration!

 

 

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See the Light is giving the winner a copy of SHIPWRECKED Deluxe Gift Set – {valued at $29.99}

Includes dramatic story of Paul’s shipwreck/rescue + 3 step-by- step related art lessons,+ black light (including batteries) + fluorescent chalk + fluorescent pencils +bonus features = 260 minutes of content

 

Homeschool Minder is giving the winner a 12-month membership valued at $40.

 

Pencilscape is giving the winner this awesome pack that includes: autofeed magic pencils, ultra smooth bio-ink pens, multipurpose pencil box, 2 in 1 pencil case and pencil holders, and MORE! {valued at over $30!}

 

A+ Interactive Math is giving the winner an Elementary Geometry Software {$22 value}. Elementary Geometry – suggested for K1 – 6th Grade – introduces the concepts and gives your student a solid foundation in basic Geometry.

 

Lessontrek is giving the winner a FREE one- year membership {valued at $60!} Lessontrek is modern online lesson planner that is simple-to-use and saves time.

Items included in the planner:
  • Lesson tracker
  • Grade recording
  • Drag and drop lessons to another weekday
  • Copy/paste lessons across weeks
  • Copy/paste an entire week of lessons
  • Print weekly lesson plans
  • Secure information storage
  • Customer support
  • Ongoing improvements based on your feedback
  • … and more

 

Inspired Authors is giving the winner 3 copies of the book, An American Crisis: Veteran’s Unemployment {valued at$59.97}. This book is about increasing awareness regarding veterans’ unemployment and gives ideas as to how we can help. They’re giving the winner 3 copies so you can keep one and give two away.
Isn’t this an amazing prize pack?! To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. Entries will be verified. The giveaway will remain open until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, August 17th. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 19th. Good luck!

 

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Growing in Grace Thursday Link Up #13

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Welcome to our Thursday Biblical Womanhood link-up, Growing in Grace! Thank you so much for stopping by. This link-up is built on the foundation of Titus 2 and Proverbs 31, and I pray that this will be a place for Christian women to mingle while growing in the Lord. This link-up is for any and all things pertaining to Biblical womanhood! Suggested Topics include:

Faith in Jesus

Motherhood

Marriage

Serving God in Singleness

Homemaking

Homeschooling

Homesteading

Industry

Modesty

Service

Health

Finances

Hospitality

Popular posts (as well as possibly a few of my picks) will be featured on the blog the following week.

These posts will also be shared via our Facebook page!

(This week I am getting into the swing of homeschooling full-time with my oldest daughter’s 16 dance hours per week added in.  I’m also almost 36 weeks pregnant, and I wasn’t able to get featured posts up this week.  I will try my very best to make this happen next Thursday!)

Thank you so much for linking up!  Several of these link ups have now surpassed 2,000 views.  What wonderful encouragement you are offering to others!

 You are now warmly invited to join our link-up!

Please note that the opinions of the posts below are not necessarily my own. Please use discretion while reading.

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Our Homeschool Room 2014-2015

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My family has been homeschooling for about 10 years now.  At the beginning of our homeschool journey, I set up a more “formal” classroom.  After two years of this, I realized that we were really learning everywhere and that a “classroom” didn’t exactly fit our needs.

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(Our current office/homeschool room.)

However, we moved a little over one year ago, and our new home had an office complete with many built in bookcases.  It has been our catch all room for awhile, but after seeing so many inspiring homeschool rooms across the web I decided to decorate our office with homeschooling in mind!  We also plan on using it as a downstairs playroom for the little kids.  This room will most likely only be used for seatwork (handwriting, math, spelling, etc.) for my elementary kids, and independent work for my bigger kiddos.  I plan on using the chalkboard to write out daily tasks for each child.  My 8th and 9th grader use the computer for their Algebra I Teaching Textbook work.  Otherwise, you will find us on the couch, on the porch, in the kitchen, etc.

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I picked up all of the pictured bins/baskets at Dollar Tree.  I’m not sure how long these will stay organized, but I love the bright color scheme.

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These inspirational quotes are from the School Box.  I had them laminated in store ($0.60 per foot).  I’ve come to realize that the cost is worth it, I’ve had some of my posters for 10 years now!

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We had a good space for a chalkboard already trimmed out, so my husband simply painted it with chalkboard paint.  This is where I plan on writing independent work assignments.  I strung a bit of twine along the top and found a six-pack of (sparkly) blue clothespins at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 in the Party section!  I hung some artwork up in this area, and plan to change it out every few weeks.  I also hung a clock and an “In Our Classroom” printable.

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This year we are using Apologia’s Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day for our science curriculum.  I made this poster with things found at The School Box.  I also found two packs of large sea animal posters about Days of the Week, Colors, etc. at Dollar Tree.  This computer workstation is where my older girls complete their Algebra I Teaching Textbook work and where I blog.  I’ve had this computer desk for almost 15 years, and I hope to upgrade to an L-shaped desk before too long.

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These are some of our other posters.  The walls are cluttered, and I know that some people do not care for that.  We do not have too much wall space to work with since we have bookshelves lining two walls, so I fit in as much information as I could!  We are using My Father’s World this year (which so far we LOVE!), and I had to include a world map and a John 3:16 poster since we are studying Countries and Cultures this year.  My high schooler is completing their Ancient History and Literature curriculum.  I love that it is a mix of Charlotte Mason and Classical education with a solid Christian emphasis.

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Another view of the posters…and our parakeet who resides here as well!  I wrote each of our children’s names and grade level on a star on the wall.  Our one year old and baby that is due in September got a star too.

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I’m so sorry for the glare in some of these pictures!  I made the valances with fabric purchased at Hobby Lobby.  There is also a 12-inch blue butterfly in each window that you can’t really see.  The girls love these!

Overall, I really liked the way that our room turned out.  Believe me, it will be a complete mess of books, paper, and artwork before long.  But that’s life and homeschooling!

If you would like to see our curriculum choices for the year, please click here.

Possibly linking to these awesome link parties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Growing in Grace Thursday Link Up #12

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Welcome to our Thursday Biblical Womanhood link-up, Growing in Grace! Thank you so much for stopping by. This link-up is built on the foundation of Titus 2 and Proverbs 31, and I pray that this will be a place for Christian women to mingle while growing in the Lord. This link-up is for any and all things pertaining to Biblical womanhood! Suggested Topics include:

Faith in Jesus

Motherhood

Marriage

Serving God in Singleness

Homemaking

Homeschooling

Homesteading

Industry

Modesty

Service

Health

Finances

Hospitality

Popular posts (as well as possibly a few of my picks) will be featured on the blog the following week.

These posts will also be shared via our Facebook page!

All posts entered into our link-up will be featured on Pinterest!  Also, thank you so much for linking up!  Several of these link ups have now surpassed 2,000 views.  What wonderful encouragement you are offering to others!

Featured Posts from Last Week’s Link Up

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The most popular post was: Living a Simpler Life by Made to Mother!

The other most clicked posts of the week are:

Homecoming for Husbands by Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

Congratulations!  Your Body is Ruined by Faithful Feat

If you were featured, feel free to grab the “I was featured” button on the sidebar for your blog!

 You are now warmly invited to join our link-up!

Please note that the opinions of the posts below are not necessarily my own. Please use discretion while reading.

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    • Please enter your direct link into the linky tool below.
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Biblical Reasoning Behind Wearing Skirts and Dresses

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About one year ago I shared about why my family chooses to wear skirts and dresses almost exclusively.  Those reasons were pretty much cultural, and not at all Biblically based.  However, much like my sudden understanding of head covering, I feel like the Lord revealed something to me this past weekend which is a Biblical case for wearing skirts!  Now, I totally understand that many will not see things the way that I do.  That’s okay.  Although I mostly wear skirts, I do not only wear skirts at this point in my life.   One reason that I believe that I am so intrigued by this topic is because I came from a church background in which immodest dress was considered normal and good.  Those who do not share the same background as I most likely will not be as convicted about modest dress as I am.   I’m truly just here to share my heart, and maybe the Lord will speak to you about this topic through my few meager words.

Basically, one day last week I was reading through several of the shorter epistles in the New Testament.  I had just finished up, and then felt lead to take a look at 1 Timothy.  As I read verses 2:9-10 I was reminded of why modesty is so important.

In like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.

1 Timothy 2:9-10 (NKJV)

For some reason, I felt lead to look further into the word “apparel” which is used in these verses.  I’ve read this chapter many times before, and truly never felt any reason to look further into this.

So, I looked into the Greek wording.  Personally, I believe that the original Biblical manuscripts are inspired and infallible, but sometimes the English versions might not get each and every text exactly right, due to the fallibility of the men doing the translating.

The Greek word which was translated to “apparel” or in some versions “clothing” here is katastoleKatastole is only used once in the entire Bible.  There are many other Greek words that can be used for apparel, such as esthes, esthesis, himation, and himatismos. (Credit)  Katastole is a feminine noun.  “Kata” means “a lowering, letting down.”  “Stole” in itself can is not necessarily feminine, and is “a loose outer garment.”

This is a more detailed description:

“According to Thayer’s Lexicon, the Greek word translated “apparel” in I Timothy 2:9 (katastolē) means “a garment let down, dress, attire”. The Greek word for apparel in this text is Katastole, meaning a long dress. Kata meaning down – a garment flowing down; and Stole – a long garment, covering or wrapping. It should be noted that Thayer’s Lexicon describes the Greek term stole in this way: “a loose outer garment for men which extended to the feet”, and it is found in such passages as Mark 12:38 and Luke 20:46 where it is translated as “long clothing or long robes”. But in I Timothy 2:9 women are commanded to adorn themselves in modest katastole, which seems to emphasize that women’s legs and even feet should be covered by loose forming apparel. When women here are commanded to wear modest katastole, the term katastoleis not just a more general term for clothing, apparel, or array like the Greek term himatismos, which is translated “array” at the end of I Timothy 2:9 and apparel in Acts 20:33. The Greek word for modest is Kosmios, meaning orderly, well-arranged, decent, modest, harmonious arrangement, or adornment. Modesty is also Biblically applied to one’s demeanor or behavior. This same Greek word is translated good behavior in 1 Timothy 3:2 in the qualifications of bishops. Therefore, women are instructed to wear modest long dresses (Kosmios Katastole). Thus this Kosmios Katastole not only specifies that the article of clothing should be a dress, but also specifies that the dress should be of a suitably long length. And I Timothy 2:9 teaches that this dress is to be characterized by “shamefacedness” and “sobriety”.

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Sometimes, we dismiss Biblical teachings as strictly cultural.  For example, we can look at many of the times that the word “apparel” is used in the Bible and say, that’s what people used to wear, and it no longer applies to us.  When we read of what Bible characters were wearing, this can be true.  But the verses in 1 Timothy are written in more of a “command” or instructional form.  In fact, in 2 Timothy it is written that:

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,  that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Ladies, I truly believe that this is something that we should at least consider as we seek to be obedient to The Lord.  May He bless you richly!

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