Choosing Family Movies in an X-Rated World

Choosing Family Movies in an X-Rated World

Meredith Curtis answers the question “In our world of sex, graphic violence, and trashy talk, can we find movies the whole family can enjoy together?” in Choosing Family Movies in an X-rated World. Many homeschooling families have a wide range of ages and interests. We each have our favorite genre. In spite of this, there are many wonderful movies out there you can enjoy together. Our sponsor today is Sony Pictures, featuring their new movie Smurfs, The Lost Village. You can can download a free Christian study guide for this film at affirmfilms.com/resources/ .

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I’d Rather Be Texting

I'd rather be textingI’d Rather Be Texting with Julianna Curtis, Shine Curtis, Jimmy Curtis, Phoebe Nolette, and Joshua Nolette takes you to our Finish  Well Conference.

 

This workshop is led by a homeschool grad as well as four homeschool high schoolers who looked at all the times they thought, or even said, “I’d rather be texting than do that.” They each share some great insight into the benefits of doing just the opposite. Listen in and enjoy some of the wisdom that these young speakers shared at Finish Well 2013.

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Electives We Love

Electives We LoveElectives We Love with Julianna Curtis, Marla Stevens, and Jenny Rose Curtis Podcast #43 takes you to our Finish Well Conference. This workshop is led by homeschool grads who looked back and realized that the electives they loved changed the course of their lives. Let them share their research, their insights, and their suggestions so that you too can one day say, “these are the electives we love!” [Read more…]

Because He Loved Her

Sarah was just Abraham’s Side-kick right? God loved Abraham and Sarah was just along for the ride. Is that what you think? Well, you couldn’t be more wrong. The Lord loved Sarah and His plan included her. He honored her because He loved her. We can learn about God’s love for us because of His love for Sarah. In this Life Lesson from Ancient History, Meredith Curtis talks about the Matriarch of the Hebrew people, Sarah, and her part in God’s plan.

Get in Shape Spiritually for the New Year

Get in shape spiritually for the New Year | Finish Well RadioWith everyone getting back to the gym and eating right again, it’s a sign that the holidays are over and it’s time to get in shape. This podcast deals with how to get in shape spiritually in this new year! God says that physical training is of some value, but spiritual training is more valuable (I Timothy 4:8). Getting in shape physically is great, but getting in shape spiritually is even better. Meredith Curtis shares ways to get in shape spiritually.

 

Experiencing Christ at Christmas

Experiencing Christ at ChristmasExperiencing Christ at Christmas

 

In the hustle-bustle, it’s hard to find time to enjoy the Birthday King. Meredith Curtis will share ways to draw apart this Christmas and spend time with Jesus, growing in Him and experiencing His Presence. After all, Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Give Jesus the gift He is looking for this Christmas (His Birthday Celebration): your time and heart.

 

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Should I Major in Music at College?

Major in Music?

Should I Major in Music at College? with Meredith Curtis and Marla Stevens

Meredith Curtis interviews Marla Stevens, pianist, music major, and speaker at Finish Well. Marla shares how she prepared to be accepted in the music school of a private university, what it was like to major in music, and how her college major has influenced her life. If you love music and are thinking about majoring in music at college, be sure to listen in and hear some great advice from someone who’s been down that road.

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Don’t Be a Nimrod

fw_037_shinejesus_tallDon’t Be a Nimrod! – Meredith Curtis

Don’t Be a Nimrod! – Meredith Curtis

Who is Nimrod anyway? Learn about this notorious leader, mighty hunter, and builder of the Tower of Babel. He is a great example of things what to avoid when making life decisions and leading others. Meredith Curtis loves uncovering exciting tidbits from the past. Ancient History and Scripture collide to pass on wisdom as we learn another Life Lesson from Ancient History.

Today’s sponsor is Powerline Productions. Powerline Productions wants to equip you to be a world changer and raise world changers. They offer curriculum, unit studies, high school courses, Bible studies, cookbooks, and How-to-Homeschool books. Find them at PowerlineProd.com.

 

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Show Notes

Genesis 10:6-10

Genesis 11:4

Who Was Nimrod?

Great-grandson of Noah, grandson of Ham, Son of Cush

Mighty hunter, Mighty one on earth, Mighty hunter before the Lord (Mighty means manly, vigorous, hero, champion, tyrant, trapping men by force into his new kingdom)

The name “Nimrod” means “We will revolt.”

“The beginning of Nimrod’s Kingdom”—Kingdom means rule, dominion, king kingship

Babel was part of Nimrod’s Kingdom

Where Was His Kingdom?

The beginning of Nimrod’s Kingdom was in the land of Shinar: Babel, Urek (Erech), Accad, and Calneh. Later he built Ninveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah, and Resen.

Quote from History of the World by Flavius Josephus

Don Landis, The Secrets of Ancient Man (Master Books) page 13

Babel is Satan’s counterfeit for God’s Kingdom

“Come let us”: The goal of Babel was unity, to stay together, disobeying God’s command to fill the earth

“Build a City” Political goals, organized, one-world government (repeated over and over in history)

“A Tower into Heaven” Tower would reach the heavens, be like God, enter the heavens themselves

“A Name for Ourselves” Instead of glorifying God, glorifying man, self, own reason, own discovery

Hungarian Legends about Nimrod

Nimrod’s Legacy

Nimrod did not just open himself up to the devil and sin against God, he urged and inspired others to fall away from God and serve satan. His sin affected others too.

Nimrod’s legacy is pride, death, destruction, and separation from God.

Life Lesson from Ancient History

God has a plan to build His Kingdom, His Church, spread His glory as the waters cover the sea.

God’s plan is for sovereign nations, not one world government

We don’t “climb up to God,” but God came down to us through Jesus

We live for the glory of God, He gets glory

Resources

Ancient History Cookbook by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc.Ancient History Timeline by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc.

Let's Have Our Own Archaeological Dig by Meredith Curtis at Powerline Productions, Inc.

Shine for Jesus in the Business World

fw_037_shinejesus_tallShine for Jesus in the Business World – Julianna Curtis and Meredith Curtis

Meredith Curtis interviews her daughter, Julianna, a technical analyst for Verizon® to discover ways you can shine your light for Jesus in the business world. Julianna shares her adventures of radically serving Jesus in a strategic way to impact others. You will be inspired and challenged to make an impact an impact at your company too.

 

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Freedom from Mean Girls

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Freedom from Mean Girls – Sarah Jeffords, Laura Nolette, and Meredith Curtis

This show is for young women who are struggling with toxic relationships. All of us deal with rejection sometimes, but when it comes during the young teen years, it can be devastating. What happens when you are excluded from girl cliques, gossiped about, or betrayed? Recover from and rebuild confidence so you can enjoy healthy relationships in the future. There is a word of advice to moms and dads at the end.

 

 

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