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More Is Caught Than Taught

author Posted by: Mike on date Sep 18th, 2005 | filed Filed under: Homeschool

I have heard it said that more is caught than taught. This is a worthy saying to remember as you teach your children. You have probably also heard this, “Do as I say and not as I do!” Children will invariably do as you do. They learn a great deal through observation and imitation. Every boy and girl wants to be like their Daddy and Mommy. Read more »

Do we teach our children about faith, or works?

author Posted by: Mike on date Oct 30th, 2004 | filed Filed under: Faith, Homeschool

I have been thinking on this for some time. I want to teach my children about faith in God, but often I find myself slipping into a works mentality. It is so easy to do, because it is so close to how we naturally think in our fallen state. The world values achievement and winning over everything else, while God values faith. Read more »

2 John 1:4 & 2 John 1:7

author Posted by: Mike on date Oct 3rd, 2004 | filed Filed under: Bible Study, Homeschool

What would you tell me 20 years from now if I asked you the following question? What was the major influence in your child’s life, growing up, that guides their life today? You may know it or you may not. You may think you know what it is, but not even be close. I can tell you one thing with certainty! It is either Jesus Christ or antichrist. Read more »

A New School Year?

author Posted by: Mike on date Aug 17th, 2004 | filed Filed under: Homeschool, Parenting

It is hard to believe that summer is nearly over and that it is time to start a new school year. Has this summer been a season of growth for you and your family in the Lord? I sincerely hope that you were blessed! Did God lay on your heart any challenges? If he has, you have much to be thankful for. Read more »

Your Children – They Are Watching You!

author Posted by: Mike on date Oct 9th, 2003 | filed Filed under: Homeschool

My youngest son was busy with something the day after I mailed the September Newsflash. He had created on his own newsletter. My family and I had a lot of fun when he read it to us. We especially enjoyed his paraphrase of one of our memory verses! His version of Philippians 2:14 read like this: “Do all things without murderings and disputings.” I’ll get to the correct wording of that verse soon, but when you think about it, My son’s version is not far from the truth!

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