Bible Reading Plan: How to Keep Bible Reading Meaningful

Bible opened to Deuteronomy chapter 6

Do you want to read your Bible and finish feeling all warm and fuzzy inside? Do you want to to be challenged in your Chrisitianity? Do you want to be encouraged? Honestly all these things can happen with a Bible reading plan!

“For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 Continue reading “Bible Reading Plan: How to Keep Bible Reading Meaningful”

Christian Homeschool Schedule: Get Your Work done! + Be Creative

Four Humpty Dumpty mugs lined up on window ledge. These mugs show the creative side of our home school schedule.

Christian Homeschool Schedules put God first.

As a Christian, I like all things to be done decently and in order and my homeschooling schedule is no exception.  I like advanced planning and scheduling.

We planned time every morning to start with prayer. What did we pray for?

  • We prayed that God would help us do our school work to His glory, doing our best as good stewards.
  • We asked that we would use our time wisely.
  • We asked God to help us to get along together.
  • We prayed for the salvation of friends and family members.

We had an excellent Bible curriculum that we used: BJU Press Homeschool. This curriculum teaches Bible principles and how to apply them to everyday living, beginning doctrinal truths introduced in an age appropriate way, memory verses as well as the history and geography of Scripture.

However, it did not have a lesson every day, but we would read a portion of Scripture, with or without comments. Proverbs is a good book to read together. Wisdom and Foolishness are contrasted throughout the book with a plea to choose the wise path.

Note: Maybe you know someone that “unschools.”   Basically, this means they have just pulled their kids out of an organized school and are letting the kids run the show. They play, they help mommy make bread, they go to a museum, cut coupons, go shopping and lay around the house.  I do not like that kind of home school although a few days off may be needed sometimes.  I was a lot more like a drill sergeant! Continue reading “Christian Homeschool Schedule: Get Your Work done! + Be Creative”