ABC Jesus Loves Me: Free Homeschooling Curriculum

[I am not affiliated with ABCJLM. I am simply a very pleased consumer]

My son is 3 years old. I started home-preschooling him less than a year ago, and my goal is to continue to homeschool through elementary…if it’s still legal. A friend told me about this wonderful site called “ABC Jesus Loves Me” where you can print everything you want from their website 100% free or opt to buy bound workbook materials (which I did and am very happy with).

The website is laid out very clearly and is easy to navigate. They offer lesson plans for ages 2-5, additional activities relevant to the lessons and also book referrals. The lessons follow the normal school year and incorporate holidays and seasons into the learning. They teach the normal preschool curriculum in addition to bible verses, stories and songs. Continue reading

Fitness: A Modesty Loophole

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Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion. – Proverbs 11:22

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I am a former marathoner and currently maintain a healthy activity schedule. I follow fitness boards. I prepare real food for my family. I exercise along with instruction videos. I value wellness and applaud those who desire to be fit and truly healthy. I’m finding it increasingly difficult to condone the allowances made for the sake of “fitness.” Continue reading

Why We Iced Frozen

Let me start by suggesting any Disney movie ban would be fairly easy to justify. This post will focus on Frozen, the highest-grossing animated picture ever. When I watched Frozen for the first time I was appalled mostly by how lame the plot was. My 3-year-old flat out said, “I don’t like this movie” and that made me happy. I was bored. I will not waste any space in this post with detailing the inconsistencies or even my own opinion. Continue reading

You Are Being Watched

What is going to happen to your soul, your spirit, when you die? That question may seem tired, but often it’s enough to splinter into the brain and make a home there. My hope is that I’ve just splintered your brain. And put out a welcome mat. I want this thought to never leave you. I want you to inquire and explore and pray and strain until you find your answer. I want you to be restless until you have peace about your inevitable mortal destiny. Whoa.

Don’t know where to start? Keep reading.

The Word. God’s Word (the B-I-B-L-E, yes that’s the book for me). It’s alive. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart (Hebrews 4:12-13). Open, read it and you’ll see. Once you begin to spend real time with the living Word of God, you will just know He’s watching you. And then you’ll know He’s guiding you. The Word is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path (Psalm 119:105). God uses His Word to speak. Are we making the time to open our ears (our eyes, our minds, our hearts) to invite the conversation? He has a lot to say.

“The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether.” -Psalm 19:7-11

Perfect, restoring, sure, wise, right, rejoicing, pure, enlightening, clean, enduring, true, righteous. My God is an awesome God.