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She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. -Proverbs 31:27


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Saved, born again, Bible believing Christian, homemaker, only wife to one amazing man, home schooling mother to a quiver of beautiful children. King James Only, Dresses Only, head covering. Loves nature and being physically fit. Likes schedules and organization, but can throw it all out, and go with the flow as well.


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Biblical Femininity
GUIDE the House
The Christian Mother
Natural Skin and Hair Care
The Proverbs 31 Woman
The Titus 2 Woman
Family Integrated Church
Children Sitting Well in Church
Bibles for the Family
No Epidural Needed
Dresses Only
Head Covering
Glory and Brightness
Headcovering Q&A
Why No Children's Church
Women and the Ministry

Homemaking
Attitude, Gratitude, Servitude
A Godly Woman's Heart
Don't Forget
Finding Joy in Homemaking
Living Beneath Your Means
A Homemaker's Helpful Trick
Table Chore Success
Decorating the Home
Meals and Groceries
Fridge Fun and Food Preps
Homemade Tooth Care
Homemade Hair Care and Soap Info
Homemade Household Cleaners
Homemade Laundry and Dishwasher Detergents
Homemade Health Helps
About Oregano Oil
Stock It Up

Home School
Who is Raising Your Children?
What is the Trivium?
Free Home School Finds
Individualized Home Schooling
Free Copy Work Book
Our Curricula 2014/2015

Organization
Priority Number One
Home Management Binder
A Schedule
Sample Schedules
A Checklist

Cleaning
Cleaning Routines
Emergency Quick Clean
Messy House Rescue
Clean Your House in Five Steps
Children's Chores
A Homemaker's Helpful Trick
Table Chore Success

Interesting Things
Roses and Daisies
Dispensers and Accumulators
Joining the Holy Guild Fellowship
How Many Planets?
Relative Time Travel
Off the Merry-go-round
Internet Trolls

Article Series
When the Mist Clears, Clarity Appears
HMB University
Corinthians Controversy
Christian Homesteading
Torah vs. Grace
The Black Thread

About the Bible
How to be Born Again
A Bible Quiz
How to Study the Bible
How to Find a Good Study Bible
How to Mark Your Bible
Make Your own Study Bible
King James Only
New King James?
Geneva vs. KJV
The KJV is not my idol

Holiday Truths
"Saint" Patrick's Day
Remembering Christ's Death
There is no "Good Friday"
Easter is Pagan
Don't be an April Fool
Halloween Truth
Election Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas is not Christian
Happy New Year
Holidays and Romans 14

Revealed Deceptions
Why There are Cults
Mystery of Iniquity
Mystery Babylon Revealed
Torah Observents
Are You a Sabbath Keeper?
The Revelation 4:1 Deception
Pre-Trib Rapture Deception
Vatican vs. God
Counterfeit Christianity
Jehovah's Witnesses
More J.W.s at my Door
Scriptures for J.W.s
Homosexuality
Principalities and Powers

Eschatology
Angel and Trumpet
2 Thess. 2 Truth
The Rapture: Did You Know?
The Revelation 4:1 Deception
What About the Wrath of God?
Pre-Trib Rapture Deception
A Study on the Book of Revelation
And Took Them All Away
A Matthew 24 Parallel
Unveiling Antichrist
No one Knows the Day?
The 7 Thunders
Know These Three

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1 John Study
Pastoral Authority?
In the Beginning
Can You Lose Your Salvation?
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Faith and Works
Lordship Salvation?
Putting the Sabbath to Rest
Simply Shunning
Family Integrated Church
Legalism and Legalism
Watch What You Say/Write
What Demons Are
Hollow Earth Brought to Light
Beings: Hollow Earth and Outer Space
Three Hells and Three Heavens
The Truth About Aliens
Dragons, Spaceships, Aliens
Do You Hear This in Church?
Scriptural Prayer
The Seed
War: Flesh vs. Mind

Recipes
Breads
Simple Biscuits
Candy's Sourdough Bread
No Knead Sourdough
Sweet Sourdough
Amazing Bread
Flour and Water Bread
Acorn/Cattail Bread, etc.

Breakfasts
Super Good Oatmeal
Baked Oatmeal
Granola
Quinoa
Baked Buckwheat Pancakes
Baked Custard

Lunches
Cheesy Rice
Pasta Salad
Momdorf Salad

Suppers
Pizza Casserole
Lasagna
Zucchini Casserole
Crock Pot Chili
Cowboy Beans
Creamy Potato Soup
Meatloaf
Baked Tilapia
Chicken Pot Pie
Black Bean Burgers
Chicken Tetrazinni

Sides
Cranberry Gelatin Salad
Fresh Fruit and Veggies Salads

Desserts
Caramel-Apple Cake
Healthy Ice Cream
Chocolate Cream Pie
Russian Apple Pie

Other
Flax Milk
Green Smoothies
Buttermilk
Yogurt
Kombucha
Kefir

How do You Home School

I consider myself to have been a home schooling mother for over 14 years, now. I begin by reading the Bible to my children while they are in-utero, and then we do small lessons for their age, starting at birth, with certain colored baby toys, etc. Before they are four, they know the letters and their sounds, the colors, shapes, how to count to at least 20 or higher, etc. At age four, they learn how to read and write. All of my children learned to successfully read at age four. That is a great age to sit down with your child and teach them phonics. They can retain and can be very receptive at that age, if you are patient.

If you've read much of my stuff, then you know that I lean towards the Trivium, or classical approach in schooling my children. I am not strictly Trivium, but that is probably the closest box you can put me in.

These days in home school, I have two in elementary grades, one doing Jr. high, and one doing high school. We do most of our formal schooling at the dining room table. On one of the dining room walls is a large, dry-erase, whiteboard. On it I list the children's main assignments for the day, do example math problems, keep track of their Bible assignments and our family Bible studies, and more.

I mentioned that I keep a list of the children's main assignments for the day on the whiteboard. I do not list all of their assignments. For example, I don't list our family read aloud time, or the lessons my husband gives in the evenings, etc. However, the children love the list. Each child has their own color of dry-erase marker, and as they finish each assignment, they put a little mark next to the item on the list. This is handy for me as well, because this means I don't have to look in their workbaskets or interrogate them on what they've finished yet. I can just look on the whiteboard and see what is checked off, and in what color, and then I know which child has finished what. The children also like that they can do that list of assignments in whatever order they'd prefer, and it doesn't have to be in the order listed.

Each evening, I set up the next day's schoolwork. Included in that setup is making sure the list for the next day is on the board, and ready for the children to utilize. When I write specific assignments on the board for specific children, I write it in their assigned color. This way, I don't need to use up space writing their names. They see their color on the board, and they know it's for them.

I have two small sets of wire shelves I keep against the wall in our home school area. One has three shelves, and that is where I keep my teacher's manuals, our current read aloud book, and books that the children and I go through together, etc. The other set of small shelves are more like wire baskets connected to little shelves. Each child has their own wire basket shelf. Each evening, when I am setting up for the next day's school, I put in the books, charts, worksheets, and papers needed for each child, in their assigned shelf.

In the morning, the children begin with their listed assignments until breakfast is ready. Then, we clear the books off of the table and eat, then do quick table chores, and back to schoolwork. When each child finishes an assignment, it is returned to their basket shelf, and later in the day, I take the completed work from the shelves, and "grade" them. I don't actually give a letter grade or percentage score. Instead, if one or more thing is wrong on the page, I mark it with a 'W.' If it is illegible, then I mark it with an 'I,' etc. Then, I call the child over to make the needed corrections. They are done with home school for the day when all assignments are completed and are completely correct.

Some assignments on the board require me to teach or explain, before they can do that assignment. I usually do this during the morning hours. Then, if the kids have any questions, or I find I need to explain and expound on something more, then that occurs through out the day as and when needed.

One of the reasons I love teaching my children to read when they are four, is that I think it makes home schooling overall easier. My children can sit down with a book, read an assigned amount, then come and tell back to me what they read in their own words, or when older, can write it down in their own words, and illustrate it with a picture, graph, or chart.

I don't utilize the comprehension questions at the ends of chapters and sections in textbooks such as science or history. Instead, the children make narration pages. They tell back what they read either out loud to me, to a sibling, or just in their mind, and then they write it down. I believe children absorb and learn more of the material this way, rather than just trying to memorize answers to dry questions. Learning in this manner leads the child to form an interest in the material presented, and assimilate it as a whole, rather than cramming rote info into their minds, simply to pass a test, then later forgetting a percentage of what they supposedly learned.

How do you home school?

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Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures
1 Corinthians 15:1-4

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21

A Christian Homemaker's Priorities

  1. God - Pray. Read from the Bible daily. Live your life for Christ, and joy in the Lord always.

  2. Husband - Be kind to him, appreciate him, and never nag, or try to change him. Read and live the book Fascinating Womanhood.

  3. Children - Praise them for good deeds daily. Be consistent when discipline is needed. Provide steady structure, and a steady diet of love. Have a good attitude - little eyes are watching and learning

  4. Homemaking

A) Your appearance - make sure you look nice. Wear a pretty and modest dress, and head covering. Look your best every day, regardless if you plan to go somewhere or not. Make sure you are healthy - take care of your teeth, hair, skin, and figure.

B) Regular meals for you and your family - three healthy, square meals a day

C) A tidy house - even if you are behind on housework, you can still take five minutes to tidy up each room, which will make your home look clean and inviting.

D) Education and self improvement - homeschool/home educate your children, and don't forget to continue enriching yourself via reading good books. There are many books recommended on this website, and some of them are free. Take advantage of these.

Basic Daily Cleaning Routine

  • Tidy the house every morning, afternoon, and evening

  • Dust main living areas

  • Vacuum main living areas

  • Keep things picked up and put away

The below links open into printable .pdf files, so they may take a few moments to load.

Schedules

Meals

Cleaning

Homeschool

Household Budget

Homemaking Rules


Build Your Foundation on the Rock of Salvation

"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." -Luke 6:48-49

"The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation." -2 Samuel 22:47

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." -John 8:32

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6

The terms "Christian" and "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" have been bantered around so much, that for many people, they have lost their original savor. What is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Is it going to church? Is it being a "good person?" Is it via doing certain rituals, or following certain traditions? No, it is so much simpler than that.

Jesus says:

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." -Revelation 3:20

Let Jesus into your heart and life. Put your faith and trust in Him, and in Him alone.

Why did Jesus Christ come to this earth? He came to pay for our sins. Have you ever broken any of the Ten Commandments? Did you know that Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that just looking at someone with lust in your heart is the same thing as committing adultery in your heart?

Many people will say I'm a good person. Sure, I've stolen a few paper clips in my time, and I've told some lies, but I've never killed anyone, so I'm good enough for heaven. Don't be so sure. Have you ever felt hatred toward someone? If so, then you are guilty of committing murder in your heart:

"Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." -1 John 3:15

If you have stolen, lied, lusted after someone, hated someone, loved someone or something more than God, etc., then you have broken at least 5 of the Ten Commandments. Do you really think you'd make it to heaven? Not according to God's Word:

"Know ye not that the unrighteous {sinful} shall not inherit the kingdom of God {or go to heaven when they die}? Be not deceived: neither fornicators {sex outside of marriage, or pre-marital sex}, nor idolaters {loving something or someone more than you love God}, nor adulterers {physically, or in the heart}, nor effeminate {cross dressing}, nor abusers of themselves with mankind {homosexuality}, Nor thieves {even stealing a pen or paper clip makes you a thief}, nor covetous {inordinately desiring wealth or things}, nor drunkards, nor revilers {one who assails with abusive language}, nor extortioners {blackmail, or wresting anything from anyone via force}, shall inherit the kingdom of God." -1 Corinthians 6:9-10 {words in curly brackets are my notes}

But there is good news:

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." -1 Corinthians 6:11

We are all sinners:

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" -Romans 3:23

Even Mary, the woman chosen by God to be a vessel that would carry Jesus in her womb, was a sinner, and in need of a Saviour:

"And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." - Mary said this in Luke 1:47. Only sinners need a Saviour, and Mary also accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour.

We are all imperfect, fallible sinners:

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." -1 John 1:5-8

The blood of Jesus Christ is what cleanses us from all sins. Jesus came to this earth to die to pay for our sins. You see, Leviticus tells us that 'the life is in the blood,' and that it takes spilt blood to atone for sin.

When we choose to truly believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and to live our lives for Christ, then Christ's spilt blood cleanses us from our sins:

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." -Isaiah 1:18

Jesus tells us this:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." - Jesus said this, in John 3:16-18

Paul gives us a simple "step by step process" on how to be saved:

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." -Romans 10:9-11

Jesus is our one and only mediator:

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" -1 Timothy 2:5

Jesus is our High Priest:

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." -Hebrews 4:14-15

We are to follow the Lord and the Bible, not traditions of man:

"But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?" -Matthew 15:3

Jesus is God:

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16

If Jesus isn't the Lord of your life, then I hope that you will let Him into your heart and life this very moment.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8

Have you built your foundation on the Rock of Salvation?

Jesus is the way. If you would like to receive Jesus into your heart and life, then let Him know. Pray to the Lord, telling Him that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and that you believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the death penalty for your sins. Tell this to God in your own words, from your heart.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23

Believe, and Receive:

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" -Ephesians 1:13

When you believe on Jesus Christ, you receive the Holy Spirit. You are sealed as a child of God.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and life as your Lord and Saviour, and you believe that Jesus died on the cross in your place, to pay the death penalty for your sins, and that Christ rose from the dead three days later, then you are saved, and born again.

You are now a saved Child of God, with the Holy Spirit living within you. Please get a King James Bible and turn to the Gospel of John. That is the fourth book in the New Testament. If you don't have a King James Bible, then you can read it for free, online - here.

After you've read the Gospel of John, go on to read Acts, and then Romans. These three books will bring you through the Gospel, the early church, and basic Christian doctrine. After you've read these three, then turn to the beginning of the New Testament, and read it all the way through. After that, read both the Old and New Testaments.

You should also follow the Lord and get baptized in water. A Believer's Baptism doesn't save you. Only faith in Christ saves you. A Believer's Baptism is an outward showing of your salvation. It symbolizes you being born again. When you are lowered under the water, it shows you dying to your old self, and when you are raised up out of the water, it symbolizes you being born again, as a new creature in Christ. This is called a Believer's Baptism, because, according to the Bible, a person is supposed to get baptized after they have believed on Christ. Anyone who was "baptized" before having faith in Christ just got wet - nothing more.

Find a good church to go to, and you can get baptized there.

It can be hard to find a good, Bible believing church. Below is a directory to some great Bible preaching churches or home churches.

Find a Wonderful Church Near You.

If you were not able to find any churches at the above directory near you, then search the internet or phone book for Family Integrated Churches. They are worth commuting to.

Immerse yourself in the Bible. The Bible is God's love letter to you. It is also your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.


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