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Reclaiming Our Culture for Christ...One Young Heart and Mind at a Time! BLOG
May
26
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Patriotism

Patriotism, especially in connection with Christianity, has always been a bit of a struggle for me, even now as a military wife. I grew up as a missionary kid in Southeast Asia, and even though my American parents tried hard to encourage American sensibilities in their children, there was a bit of an inevitable disconnect....

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May
01
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Remember, Celebrate, Honor

We asked Major Adam Johns (USMC) “How should a Christian view Memorial Day?” What follows is his thoughtful and honest response. With a mixture of sadness and joy. In Afghanistan three years ago, I was blessed to have consistent fellowship with a chaplain who said Christians should be the happiest and yet at the same...

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May
01
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Educational Helps – Summer Reading Contest

I was surprised to find that (according to a Pew Research Center survey in 2016) even though more people are starting to read ebooks on tablets and smartphones, print books continue to be the popular choice for reading. Even among children, 76% of parents said that their children prefer print books over digital books. Their...

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May
01
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Student Piece – Short Story Contest Winners

In January, we ran our annual short story contest for our students. Below, you’ll find the winning pieces from the 4th-6th and 10th-12th grade categories. Congratulations to Atticus Belgrave in 6th grade from Peterborough, ON, Canada and Jackson Whorton in 10th grade from Alabaster, AL. How Perseverance, Patience, and a Chicken Paid Off Nothing exciting ever happened in...

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Mar
31
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Veritas Phonics Museum App: A Few Thoughts from the Development Team

“Ugh. Why are we at an art museum anyway?” So asks red-freckled William in the opening lesson of the Veritas Phonics Museum app. “Why can’t we go somewhere fun?” The educator in us wants to seize a teachable moment here. We want to challenge the assumption that museums and fun are an oil and water...

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Mar
31
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Educational Helps – Don’t Let That Penmanship Sail

When the Common Core standards were released back in 2010, many of us gasped when we saw the exclusion of penmanship. Since then, some states have required penmanship back into their curriculum, but it doesn’t hide the fact that we are entering an era when handwriting–cursive handwriting–is rarely used. With young generations communicating with each...

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Mar
31
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Student Piece – Short Story Contest

In January, we ran our annual short story contest for our students. Below, you’ll find the winning pieces from the 1st-3rd and 7th-9th grade categories. Congratulations to Jovany Santillano in 3rd Grade from Redeemer Christian School and Violet Thorne in 8th grade from Castalian Springs, TN.   The New Shop Nothing exciting ever happened in my small...

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Mar
23
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Etiquette – More Than Just Table Manners

“Utensils should not be propped against the side of your plate like an oar.” “You use silverware in the order that it is placed in front of you, from the outside in.” “Never put your napkin back on the table during the meal after you’ve used it.” When we hear the word etiquette, most of...

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Feb
23
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Is Genesis History? Does it Matter?

Is Genesis History? Does it Matter? Del Tackett, creator of “The Truth Project” has taken a personal interest in a timely and critical subject. Today, more than ever in recent history, the Bible has been under attack. Not just by unbelievers but within the Christian community. Controversies surround our origins. Is the earth old millions...

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Feb
09
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Educational Helps: The Best Time to Learn about Branches of Our Government

While educating children I am constantly looking for those times when opportunity knocks. There is not a better time to teach about the branches of our government than now. Everyone knows that I like teaching history chronologically and from a historical perspective. Along with the overwhelming strengths this approach offers, it often has the weakness...

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