Sunday, September 30, 2012

Theme of the Month

I am planning to write on a particular theme on my blog this month...anything you'd like to read about? 
Parenting? Homeschooling? Homemaking? The role of a Christian wife? I may even have a few guest bloggers bless us with their insights!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New eBook from Blissful Wife Ministries...

My dear blogger friend, Priscilla, at Blissful Wife Ministries has written a book to debut in the next few weeks, but she would like to give some fellow bloggers an opportunity to preview the book!

If you are a blogger and are interested, please visit:

And be sure to mention my name; we bloggers like to know how word gets around for us!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

From my dear friend at Quiet Anthem: The Myth of Comparison

Quiet Anthem: The Myth of Comparison: From our bodies to blog stats, sometimes there’s little room to escape the inevitable: Somebody in all this competition has got to be  fai...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Top Ten in Curriculum

This is a list of curricula that I have used over the years to school my eight children. Many of the texts are non-consumables which simply means that the students do not write in the books, and they can be used again and again as siblings achieve each grade level. These texts give students/children a solid foundation in their homeschool education, but elective-type subjects can be included to fit the student's interests, such as digital photography, astronomy, or automotive repair, to name a few. It is my intent to provide new homeschooling families with a place to begin in their search for curricula for their children. I believe that even those who have been homeschooling for a while will find something new to introduce to their students.

Top Ten Curriculum Recommendations (No particular order!)

Saxon Math (4th- 12th grade--54, 65, 76, 87, Algebra ½, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2)

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons (Pre-K to 2nd grade)

Learning Language Arts Through Literature (Elementary-High School)

Science in the Creation Week (Elementary)

The Light and the Glory for Children, From Sea to Shining Sea (Elementary-history of America from Columbus to 1860)

Streams of Civilization I & II (high school-world history to 1990s)

Building Spelling Skills ( 1st-8th grade)

Wordly Wise 3000 (vocabulary 2nd-12th grade)

Abeka High School science (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

The WIN (Writing in Narrative) Series (composition writing--3rd-7th and up)

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Favor of the Lord...

This was a sermon our associate pastor gave back in March on the Favor of the Lord, but I feel compelled to share it with you. May this be your daily declaration, and may you come to EXPECT the Favor of the Lord to manifesting regularly in your life!!!

1. The favor of the Lord brings me supernatural increase and promotion.
Genesis 39:1-6, 21-23
Deut. 28
2. The favor of the Lord restores everything the enemy has stolen from me.
Isaiah 61:8
Matthew 23:23
Joel 2:25-27
Exodus 12:35-36
1 Samuel 30:8, 18-20
3. The favor of the Lord brings me honor even in the midst of adversity.
Acts 16:25-27
4. The favor of the Lord increases my assets especially in the area of real estate and land.
Deut. 31:23
Psalms 112:1-10
Isaiah 61:7
Deut. 6:10-12
Joshua 24:12-13
5. The favor of the Lord brings me greater victories in the midst of greater odds.
Joshua 23:10
Deut. 28:7-9, 32
Leviticus 26:7-9
6. The favor of the Lord brings me recognition even when I seem least likely to receive it.
1 Samuel 16:22-
7. The favor of the Lord brings me prominence and preferential treatment.
Esther 2:7-10
8. The favor if the Lord causes my petitions to be granted even by ungodly civil authorities.
Esther 5:7-10
9. The favor of the Lord changes rules, regulations, and policies and causes laws to be rewritten and reversed to my advantage.
Esther 8:8-12
10. The favor of the Lord wins battles I won't even have to fight because God will fight for me!
Psalm 44:1-8
(C) Matthew Spencer March 11, 2012