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Devoted to Devotions

Devoted to Devotions
Listen. Learn. Discern. Get guidance. Sounds great! Now if we could just teach our children to have a quiet time and devotional with the word of God, they could listen, learn, discern, and get guidance too!This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte.Proverbs 1:5Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. Sometimes kids will gobble...
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Where Do you Find the Faith to Homeschool?

Where Do you Find the Faith to Homeschool?

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Where do you find the faith to homeschool high school? Homeschooling is not for the faint of heart! But, with a little help from a friend, you can have encouragement to get you through the tough times.

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Lee Binz
Thanks D'Ann! You are such an encouragement to me! Blessings, Lee
Monday, 08 April 2019 16:10
Guest — D'Ann Matthews
funnily enough, Lee....aside from the usual prayerful determination that homeschooling a dearly loved granddaughter was very impor... Read More
Monday, 08 April 2019 02:02
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Homeschooling High School? Remember When...?

Homeschooling High School? Remember When...?
Homeschoolers are a forgetful bunch.  Each new phase of homeschooling is often met with anxiety and uncertainty.  "Can I really do this?" is a common question, especially when approaching the high school years.  Yet, the Bible has a lot to say about remembering.  In fact, the theme of Deuteronomy is "remember."  Don't forget what the Lord has done. Deuteronomy 8:2Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years,...
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Saturday, 22 May 2010 14:05
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Radical Ideas - Fabulous Results

Radical Ideas - Fabulous Results
It may look like we're nuts to other people.  Even though we may look a little strange to others, taking radical actions can often get fabulous results.  Remember the story about Jesus healing the paralytic? Mark 2:1-11A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men...
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Guest — Karen Davis
I can't think of a single time in my life when I took the "road less traveled" and wasn't very very glad that I did so. Homeschool... Read More
Saturday, 24 April 2010 05:42
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Can't You Work For Even An Hour?

Can't You Work For Even An Hour?
Oops.  I got distracted.  I was having my morning quiet time, when suddenly the dog needed to go out.  There are some things that just can't wait.  But 15 minutes later I realize I'm sitting in front of Facebook, and I never finished my quiet time.  I know many of you can relate.  Ironically, I was reading this passage in Mark; Mark 14:37-41Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Simon," he said to...
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Guest — Cindy
Oh so true. I have really noticed lately that I have a hard time staying focused. Could it be stress, springtime, my 50+ age, life... Read More
Saturday, 17 April 2010 09:40
Guest — Andrea
So true! I take grace for granted so often in my own life, yet don't freely give it to others- especially my own family. Thanks fo... Read More
Saturday, 17 April 2010 07:51
Guest — Stephanie
Thank you, Lee! You're spot on with this post. Sometimes we need that very reminder - we are to train our children and to apply gr... Read More
Saturday, 17 April 2010 05:57
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Do No Regular Work

Do No Regular Work
I'm reading through the Bible in a year, and I was reading through Leviticus and noticed an interesting trend.  There seems to be a recurring theme.  See if you can catch it in these verses. Do No Regular Work Leviticus 233 There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a...
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Guest — Anne
Thank you for sharing this Lee.It is a part of the law that we have been too quick to dismiss, and we're the ones who miss the ble... Read More
Friday, 21 August 2015 18:49
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Anne, Aren't we all desperately in need of balance, structure and grace? What a loving Father we have, that he is mindful of ... Read More
Monday, 24 August 2015 10:24
Guest — Christine
This is very timely for me. I have become burned out due to NOT resting well, not taking a break from regular work. I am overhauli... Read More
Thursday, 09 July 2015 14:57
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Who Hit You?

Who Hit You?
I'm working my way through Luke, and I was struck by the comment made by guards beating Jesus.Luke 22:64They blindfolded him and demanded, "Prophesy! Who hit you?" I was thinking about what Jesus would have said about those guards, if he had chosen to speak.  What would Jesus say about a person?  Any person?  If Jesus would describe someone, what would he say?Maybe he would describe the guards physical features, "The tall one" or "The short...
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Guest — Maria
Thank you Lee! This was awesome : )
Thursday, 14 July 2011 18:48
Guest — TN Lizzie
I soooo needed to read this! My 15, 11 and 6yo will thank you, if I can remember this!
Sunday, 04 April 2010 15:26
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"Be Still"

"Be Still"
Life with teenagers is a perfectly calm sea.  Nothing ever goes wrong, and your children will always believe you are blessed among all parents.  They will do no wrong and cause no stress.  The learn eagerly and serve others willingly. Then again, maybe they are human.  Maybe WE are human!There is nothing more human than being stuck and in trouble.  When trouble occurs (and it will) it's just one of those little facts of life that...
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Guest — J W
Sometimes what's needed is some time when the kids don't have to relate to you as teacher. We recently hiked 3.5 miles to an old ... Read More
Monday, 29 March 2010 05:53
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What Is An Ebenezer?

What Is An Ebenezer?
"Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" is such a familiar hymn.  Here is a Youtube playing the version by David Crowder BandBut have you listened to the words?  What in the world is an Ebenezer????  I'm afraid I missed that lesson in Sunday School.  Completely stuck, I resorted to the one way I knew to find the answer;  Google.I found out the word comes from the scripture in 1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone...
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Guest — Sandy
I thought about naming my last son Ebenezer (granted it is a family name) but I already have a Benjamin and I thought 2 Ben's mig... Read More
Monday, 22 March 2010 20:19
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Why Study Scripture?

Why Study Scripture?
Quick review; why should we study scripture, again? Because God's word is perfect and good. Because it is renewing, and can make you wise. Because it gives joy - but also gives warnings. Because it gives real rewards that last. Psalm 19:7-11 By them is your servant warned;in keeping them there is great reward.They are more precious than gold,than much pure gold;they are sweeter than honey,than honey from the comb.The law of the LORD is perfect,reviving...
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Guest — Maria
Lee - this verse 'breaks it down' as to why the bible/God's law is so precious : )
Thursday, 14 July 2011 18:51
Guest — Lee
That's what I thought Angie. Sometimes parents have their children read my articles and blog posts directly, and I try to keep th... Read More
Sunday, 07 March 2010 07:36
Guest — Angie
Thank you for the scripture. I knew why to study scripture, but it is so nice having the verse to show your kids!
Sunday, 07 March 2010 04:20
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Can I Give High School Credit for Bible Study?

Can I Give High School Credit for Bible Study?
Can I Give High School Credit for Bible Study? We do Bible as a family everyday. I would guess we spend about 45 minutes a day. Sometimes we simply read the Word and discuss, other times we do a formal study. Plus there is the daily discipleship...Sundays at church, youth group studies, etc... May I give a Bible credit per year to my son, or must he have actually done a formal Bible study with documented...
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Guest — Stephanie
I'm so excited to read this because it was a question that came up in my planning this week. DD will most likely go to a Christian... Read More
Monday, 22 February 2010 09:18
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Free Bible Curriculum!

Free Bible Curriculum!
Homeschooling is an investment in your children, but it doesn't mean it has to be a huge investment of money.  When you want to have a course called "Bible" all you really need is a Bible.  Count the hours you require of your high school students, and when you have 75-90 hours, call it a half credit class.  If you count 120-180 hours, call it a one credit class. If you would like some supplements to...
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Guest — Lee
Nancy, You don't have to use a textbook or curriculum or book list. You can just use your Bible as the text. Estimate hours - 1... Read More
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:16
Guest — Nancy
Do you just keep record of time read or what do you do with the Bible to count Bible as a credit?
Thursday, 01 November 2012 04:46
Guest — Janet
Amen and amen. All you need for "Bible" is a Bible. I've said that a few times and I think it confused people! Thank you!... Read More
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 04:41
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Not Promised Safety

Not Promised Safety
We are not always promised a safe place.  We are always promised that God is with us.John 6:16-21Jesus Walks on the WaterWhen evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. When they had rowed three or three and a...
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Test Scores vs. Values

Test Scores vs. Values
"Failure" in a homeschool doesn't have anything to do with a test score.   Our family has a motto:  "never compare, someone always gets hurt."  This is particularly true when comparing your child's test scores to someone else, or comparing your homeschool to someone else.  In fact, "Failure" isn't about test scores at all.Jeremiah 9:23-24This is what the LORD says:"Let not the wise man boast of his wisdomor the strong man boast of his strengthor the...
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Guest — Debb S.
And also, a very intelligent person with no wisdom/values can do a whole lot of harm.
Saturday, 29 May 2010 17:10
Guest — J W
Now's a good time for me to put in a plug about the Home School Legal Defense Association. They've been working on the global lev... Read More
Monday, 15 June 2009 19:28
Guest — ProntoLessons
I agree with you completely on this. But, in this world where there's an increasing desire to rely on testing and standardization... Read More
Sunday, 14 June 2009 22:46
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Homeschool High School: A Step-by-Step Guide

Homeschool High School: A Step-by-Step Guide
Is homeschooling high school an overwhelming task?  Try focusing on smaller, simpler tasks to achieve your goals.John 2:1-11Jesus Changes Water to WineOn the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."  "Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied, "My time has...
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Guest — Heather Idoni
Lee -- what a beautiful encouragement and what a simple truth from Scripture! I enjoyed talking with you and your hubby today. :... Read More
Saturday, 04 April 2009 09:51
Guest — Lee
Thanks Lisa and Beth! Blessings, Lee
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 19:21
Guest — Beth
Ooohh, so good! I know my attitude of homeschooling my highschooler has totally changed as I use this very perfect policy of doin... Read More
Wednesday, 01 April 2009 19:18
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