Friday, November 20, 2009

The Return of the Daughters (DVD) from Vision Forum


The documentary by Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin gave me the greatest encouragement, and not only generally, but specifically. Their message needs to go out into every home, for it is the message that will rebuild Western Civilization! Let me take a moment to explain.
This DVD is geared towards young ladies everywhere and anywhere who are between childhood and marriage, encouraging them to be the women that God has called them to be, serving their families, their fathers and preparing for marriage while being trained at home. The young ladies interviewed in this DVD are being discipled to be Proverbs 31 women, and the best thing is, they love it! They know they are doing what God has called them to do because it is what's laid out in the Bible for all ladies "attaining to godliness".
They are learning to help their fathers so that they might someday become that crown to their husbands (Prov. 12:4), they are learning to be hospitable and gracious (Prov. 11:16), to submit with love to the will of their fathers, and in-so-doing, having learned it for their own marriage (Eph. 5:22-23), to be reliable, honest, loyal, attentive, loving, humble, pure, patient, diligent, skillful, thrifty, and the list can go on! Now let me see, can any college professor or those peers and "friends" in highschool,or football games and rock bands teach your daughters those skills? ...I don't think so! Do you want your daughter to become a "polished cornerstone" (Ps. 144:12)? Take the time to show her, moms and dads, what our Father in heaven has so clearly written out in the Bible is every woman's calling! She will never hate you for it, but love you and thank you from the bottom of her heart when she is older, trust me - I can prove that's true! :) She will "rise up and bless you" (Prov. 31:28).
Do you love your daughter enough to train her in these skills, as the families in this DVD have done? To make her that honored, loved and revered woman of Proverbs 31? If you say "yes", then let me tell you what the next step is! Come in the Homeschool Hangout and get this DVD; it will change your life! And while you're at it, you can ask me how it changed my life too! :)
May God bless all you moms and dads out there who will go against the flow called "normal", and make your daughters, with the Lord's help, something special for their future man!
--Lydia
age 21, learning from my parents at home :)
"The Return of the Daughters" (DVD) New from Vision Forum $20

Astronomy by Jeannie Fulbright




In science I am introducing Oliver (10) and Jenny (7) to astronomy. We are using Jeannie Fulbright’s book “Astronomy” published by Apologia Ministries. The book covers our solar system with the sun, the planets, moons, comets, asteroids, meteoroids and the like. The last two chapters are covering stars and galaxies and space travel, which we haven’t covered yet. Physical realities like light, matter, space, time and the like are well explained for the younger children. Simple experiments and writing assignments are easy to follow and can be done by any parent. We enjoyed the simple experiments about rotation and revolutions, the making of craters, and the “Earth For Sale” writing assignment. They were fun. The book is well illustrated with full color pictures, graphs and diagrams.

I have to make a confession here: I love children’s books and the simple way they explain things. I enjoy these books and learn a lot myself. To be honest, I can really get excited about the things I study with my children. I have picked up another little book by Werner Gitt called “Stars and Their Purpose” and find it fascinating. Since we are approaching Christmas, let me mention that Werner Gitt covers the “Star of Bethlehem” and what it may have been. He discusses several interpretations and let’s you know what he thinks is the most plausible one. Otherwise, the book is very readable and shot full of fascinating facts about heavenly bodies and physical parameters. I have never paid much attention to appendixes but in this book it is definitely a part you don’t want to skip. A strong gospel message is included for free.
--Hanno

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