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Lesson Plan, eleventh week

If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  Follow these steps to make the best use of my plan:

  1. Pre-read all the assignments.
  2. View the extra links I have included.
  3. Prep any copy work that you plan on assigning.
  4. Print anything that you need a hard copy of, e.g. pictures for ‘Book of Centuries’
  5. Read the selected assignment to your child if they are not able to read it themselves.
  6. Ask for a narration.
  7. Share the links with your child that you found to be most beneficial.
  8. Let me know what links were helpful or if you found information that was helpful.

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Lesson Plan, tenth week

If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  Follow these steps to make the best use of my plan:

  1. Pre-read all the assignments.
  2. View the extra links I have included.
  3. Prep any copy work that you plan on assigning.
  4. Print anything that you need a hard copy of, e.g. pictures for ‘Book of Centuries’
  5. Read the selected assignment to your child if they are not able to read it themselves.
  6. Ask for a narration.
  7. Share the links with your child that you found to be most beneficial.
  8. Let me know what links were helpful or if you found information that was helpful.

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Lesson Plan, nineth week

If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  Follow these steps to make the best use of my plan:

  1. Pre-read all the assignments.
  2. View the extra links I have included.
  3. Prep any copy work that you plan on assigning.
  4. Print anything that you need a hard copy of, e.g. pictures for ‘Book of Centuries’
  5. Read the selected assignment to your child if they are not able to read it themselves.
  6. Ask for a narration.
  7. Share the links with your child that you found to be most beneficial.
  8. Let me know what links were helpful or if you found information that was helpful.

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Lesson Plan, eighth week

The eighth week of school!  I hope you all are having as much fun as we are.  Just like I thought, this year is a great year.  I am so appreciative of the ladies over at AO for their guidance, planning, and direction.

If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  Follow these steps to make the best use of my plan:

  1. Pre-read all the assignments.
  2. View the extra links I have included.
  3. Prep any copy work that you plan on assigning.
  4. Print anything that you need a hard copy of, e.g. pictures for ‘Book of Centuries’
  5. Read the selected assignment to your child if they are not able to read it themselves.
  6. Ask for a narration.
  7. Share the links with your child that you found to be most beneficial.
  8. Let me know what links were helpful or if you found information that was helpful.

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Lesson Plan, seventh week

Seven weeks of school and still no snow for us.  Our garden is nearly done do to the cooler weather, so we will have much more time for school.  We will be canning the last of the green beans this week as well as some more peaches and hopefully some applesauce.  All this will make for another hectic week.  Learning the balance between the home school day and everyday life is the biggest challenge we face, but making it all work is the greatest reward.

If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  Follow these steps to make the best use of my plan:

  1. Pre-read all the assignments.
  2. View the extra links I have included.
  3. Prep any copy work that you plan on assigning.
  4. Print anything that you need a hard copy of, e.g. pictures for ‘Book of Centuries’
  5. Read the selected assignment to your child if they are not able to read it themselves.
  6. Ask for a narration.
  7. Share the links with your child that you found to be most beneficial.
  8. Let me know what links were helpful or if you found information that was helpful.

Continue reading

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The Wife of Job

I know ‘tomorrow’ was a long time ago, but better late than never.  Since it has been several days, let’s review a little.  The basic story is that Job had a wonderful life and in one day lost everything except his wife, three friends, and a very arrogant person named Elihu.  His wife was no support and told him to curse God.  His friends were no support and would not speak truth to him; insisting that he must have sinned against God to deserve this punishment.  And then Elihu came along and listened, spoke truth, and prepared Job to speak with God.

As women and wives, we have valuable lessons to learn from these three examples.  Job’s wife encouraged him to get his suffering over by cursing God.  She did not have the best interests of her husband in mind.  She wasn’t thinking about where he would spend eternity if he cursed God, or maybe it just wasn’t a concern of hers.  As Christians, our primary goal should be to help one another get to heaven.  If we do not have a unified goal, what is the purpose of marriage?  We are only given one example of the character of Job’s wife, so it is hard to say exactly how she might have been the rest of the time.  The one thing she is remembered for is attempting to lead her husband astray, yet I do not think she was all together bad.  As far as we know, Job did not marry anyone else, so we must assume that it was his wife who was blessed with seven new children and all the blessings God gave Job.  When speaking with our husbands, we should remember that every word we say to them could be our most remembered word.  I suspect that Job’s wife was in a week moment and she spoke foolishly after hearing that her husband had lost his herds and flocks and their own children were gone as well.  Maybe this one recorded instance was not a true example of her character, but it is the most outstanding and what she is remembered for.  If your husband had to remember you for only one remark, what would it be?

We can contrast Job’s wife with Elihu to learn better how she should have treated him.  Elihu listened to Job where his friends did not.  He spoke truth to him where his friends did not.  He praised God and pointed out where Job was wrong where his friends did not.  After being treated in this way, Job argued no more and was ready to hear and see God.  This is the way we should be treating our husbands.  We should treat them with respect by listening to every word they say and speak to them truthfully, making sure to not stroke egos.  By doing this, our husbands will be able to have better understanding and clarity of mind to deal with whatever might be troubling them.

Men are in a very stressful position as the head of our homes.  They carry a lot of responsibility in providing for the family and leading that family in all spiritual things.  As the primary source of support for our husbands, we can either help them to the right decision or hinder them by encouraging them to the easiest, most fun, or most convenient choice.  Worse yet, it is very easy for a wife to manipulate her husband’s decision to what will be of most benefit to her.

I would like to hear how some of you help your husbands through difficult times.

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The Woman Eve

Eve was given the great honor of being “The Mother of All Living”.  She was made from man with the intention of helping him and being his wife.  She was made to be in subjection to him from the beginning, but we know she was not satisfied with this.  Eve is a good example of a woman without God as her focus.  She was easily tempted, easily justified her actions, tried to undermine her husband, and wanted to be like her husband.  When we don’t have God as the focus in our lives, temptation is easy to fall into.  Because of her inability to stand against temptation, we now have an example of what happens when the woman desires to be in authority over her husband.  We can also see the outcome of this rejection of God’s plan in the punishment that followed.  Eve was to endure multiplied sorrow, multiplied conception, and sorrow in bringing forth children and her husband, for participating in the act, was to toil for his food and the ground was cursed for his sake.  The sorrow she was to endure was made apparent through her children.  There is no greater sorrow than for a mother to see one child kill another.  In this one act, she lost two sons.  When we don’t follow God’s plan, not only do we suffer, but our entire family suffers.

Today, we have the advantage of all the examples in the Bible so that we can learn and understand what God wants of us.  We have Christ as our example of a husband (bridegroom) and His church as our example for the wife (bride).  How wonderful to think of being like Christs’ church!  He will always protect her, take care of her, encourage her, and He died for her.  In return, the church is to be in subjection to Christ and do as he commanded.  We know from this study that there are many scriptures that put the woman in subjection to man, but that doesn’t mean we are in a place to be walked on.  Men also should understand their roll and responsibility to women in that they are to be like Christ.

As a woman, it can be very difficult to stay in subjection.  God tells us that our desire will be for the man in Genesis 3:16.  Christ is our example of how to stand against temptation.  He knew how to counter everything Satan said with scripture and was able to stand strong against him.  We need to be reading and studying God’s word daily to keep our minds strong against this temptation.

I don’t think Eve was a bad person or a bad example.  I think she is like many women are today.  She was distracted from her place and endured much sorrow for it.  It is good to remember that even though Eve sinned, God still cared for her.  He clothed Eve and taught her modesty, He gave her another son to replace the one she lost, and she will always have the honor of being the first mother.  This is one of the many examples that shows us that even though we may not always follow God and though we are sinners, He still loves us and cares for us and gives us this hope:

Romans 5:8

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.                                  

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Lesson Plan, sixth week

Six weeks into school already!  This week appears to be a little lighter than last week, which is perfect timing for us since we are planning a garage sale.  If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  To make the best of these, you should read the story first, then look over all of the links.  You will not need to show all of them to your kids.  Some have quite a bit of reading that you could boil down into a brief summary if your kids are asking too many questions, as mine often do.  If you are doing narrations with your children, ask for the narration before sharing anything else.  If you don’t, the new information seeps into their narration and the integrity of the story is compromised. Continue reading

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30 Minutes for Mommy: Lesson 1 complete! Whew!

This was my first week of committing to a Bible study for 30 minutes everyday.  Actually, my 30 minutes every day turned into 30 minutes every day to answer a series of questions and 2 hours ever night to answer all the questions I had about the answers I got for the questions that I answered during the 30 minutes.  I have learned so much though, drawn some thought provoking comparisons, and enjoyed this time very much.  I truly hope that those who are reading this have learned on their own as well as with me.  I hope to have another inspiring study next week as we learn more about Eves’ fall and her children.  I might have to spread that one over two or even three weeks because I can’t keep up with these late nights and early mornings  🙂  If after reading this you decide to study along with me, here is the link for the guide I am following.  If you would like to read the story of the, “Why I chose this guide”, or, “My precious, little blue book”, click hereContinue reading

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30 Minutes for Mommy: Update! and Lesson 1

After much searching I have found it!  My precious, little blue book was recently revised and expanded by Beth Johnson.  I have tried multiple times in different ways to contact the author, but have been unsuccessful.  I will continue to contact her.  Here is the link so that all those with interest can join our study.  There are currently only 31 lessons available online. Continue reading

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