Archive for May, 2008

Do Hard Things

I finished reading the book “Do Hard Things” over the weekend. I have made it required reading for my two teenagers this summer! It is a fairly easy read and very encouraging. You can read more about the authors at their website at TheRebelution.

I would have to agree that today we have such low expectations of teenagers. I was talking with someone at church from the Phillipines. The schools there have 6 years of elementary then they start their 4 years of high school. I definitely think if we were preparing kids adequately the first 6 years they should be more than ready to start high school work in 7th grade. Have you read the Lamplighter book “Boys of Grit?” History is full of teenagers that have made a real difference in the world. (not to mention the youth in the Bible!) Oh that God would raise up a new generation on fire for him! Lord help us as parents to follow Your plans for our children and not our own!

UPDATE: I just found a Study Guide you can download to go with the book thanks to Lisa.


May 27, 2008 at 10:11 am 5 comments

Bible Map

stumbled on this link from another blog–posting here to share

You select the book and chapter you are reading in the Bible and you will get hyperlinks to places. Click on a place and it will show you the map–just like a google map! Very cool!

May 14, 2008 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

Encyclopedia of Bible Truths

I bought this book used a few years ago. It lists biblical truths for each of your typical school subjects. It really is so full of great info–I just struggled with how to go about using it. One thing I wanted to be able to do was as we were reading through the bible to point out different biblical truths as they related to other subjects. Well with no scripture index in the book–I set out to make my own. I did over half the book over a year ago and finally decided to finish. The index is 65 pages and is for the older edition that is in one volume. The newer version is now sold as 4 volumes.

Index for Encyclopedia of Bible Truths

May 14, 2008 at 9:11 am 2 comments

Psalm 78:4

We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.