Evidence For Creation

Creation Matters!

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Christian Heroes to Celebrate

October is a great month to practice thankfulness, so let’s thank God this month for our Christian Heritage.

The Bible tells us we are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses that are cheering us on (Hebrews 12). Who are these witnesses? Why, all the folks in Hebrews 11’s Hall of Faith. We also have heroes from history whose lives inspire us to stay the course and run the race.

Let’s meet a few!

Saint Patrick

Kidnapped by Irish pirates, Patrick finally accepted Christ while he was a slave in Ireland. He managed to escape and get home to England only to find that his godly parents were already in Heaven. Patrick pursued the Lord and grew in his faith, eventually sensing a called to the ministry and, believe it or not, to the Irish people. After years of training, he returned to the idol-worshiping people of Ireland and called them to repent and believe in Jesus. His ministry was an exciting one and I am happy to tell you that Patrick was used by the Lord to convert most of the Irish people to Christianity. He even had some power encounters with the druid priests who got their power from the forces of darkness.

Read more about Saint Patrick here.

Athanasius

During his lifetime, many people who claimed to be Christians did not believe that Jesus was God. Athanasius preached and taught tirelessly the truth of the deity of Christ, often facing persecution. Finally, Emperor Constantine called for church leaders to meet and write up a statement of faith: the Nicene Creed, declaring the Jesus is God of God, Light of Light, True God of True God.

Have you ever heard of the Nicene Creed? You might say it every Sunday if you are part of a traditional church. The truths contained in this creed is what all Christians agree on. We may disagree on baptizing infants or communion, but we can all agree that God created the world, Jesus is the Only Begotten Son of the Father, the Holy Spirit gives life, and everyone who believes in Jesus is part of the universal church.

Pope Gregory the Great

Born into a wealthy political family in Rome, Gregory gave up his wealth to become a monk, living an honorable life of service to God and people. It was hard for him to accept the call to lead the church as pope, but he did. He called his bishops and priests to a humble life of loving the Lord and people. He also wrote songs, created musical notation, unified the mass throughout Europe, and sent missionaries to England.

Read more about Pope Gregory the Great here.

Jan Huss

John Huss was a powerful preacher who discovered the works of John Wycliffe, emphasizing the need to make the Bible the center of life and doctrine. In Bohemia, Jan meticulously copied John Wycliffe’s works for others to read and discuss. He began to preach these truths himself, ushering in revival in his nation. Eventually, John Huss was burned at the stake for his disagreements with the pope.

Read more about John Huss here.

His teachings influenced Martin Luther.

Martin Luther

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther protested against the bad behavior going on in the Roman Catholic Church at the time. He reminded all of Christendom that “the just shall live by faith” and that we are saved by grace through faith. The good news is that the Roman Catholic Church did reform, but the bad news is that it was too late. The Protestant Reformation had begun resulting in numerous denominations and spreading revival across Europe. Now, instead of one church in Western Europe and America, there are more denominations than one can count. However, every denomination has been called to “Sola Scriptura” or making the Bible the center of faith and living.

Read more about Martin Luther here.

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa is one of my personal heroes. She served the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta. Saint Teresa of Calcutta was born in Skopje, now the capital of Macedonia. Feeling God’s call to be a nun, she served the Lord in Ireland as a nun, training for her future. She felt a call to move to India and serve the poorest of the poor, doing it for Jesus Himself. Devoted to the Lord, she saw every life valuable, speaking out against abortion and urging Christians to love Jesus by serving others. She started “Missionaries for Charity, now active in 133 countries serving folks with AIDS, leprosy, and other illnesses, as well as the poor, orphans, and the uneducated. She took vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Her followers do the same. She  won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, but more important she obeyed God’s Word by serving those who cannot serve you back. She is an inspiration to many.

I hope I have whetted your appetite to learn more about the great cloud of witnesses that is cheering us on from the pages of history. It is definitely worth investing our time in learning about our amazing Christian heritage.

Here are some resources for you:

12 Saints Every Christian Should Know

Our Reformation Sunday Celebration (this is how we celebrated Reformation Day one year with adults dressing up as godly reformers)

Have a Heroes for Jesus Party (a fun way to teach kids church history)

Until next time, Happy Homeschooling,

Warmly,

Meredith Curtis

Wild Florida Spotlight: Clewiston

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Podcast #60

FPEA has developed Florida History Adventures+ Bundles in an effort to bring the study of Florida History (plus other exciting studies) right to your inbox. Through this new monthly bundle, FPEA members will have access to Florida History, Science, Geography, and Literature in the form of unique unit studies developed just for you. Each monthly bundle will focus on a topic that has played a significant role in the state we all love and call home, Florida. No two bundles will look exactly alike. Some bundles will include Science unit studies to complement the topic, others may include Geography or Literature, or it may have a little bit of everything. You will also receive special extras like recipes to make at home, craft ideas or great ideas for a field trip to enhance your study.

We thought of another great idea too! We’ll all be working on these same fun unit studies at home, why not make some time to get together and enjoy some adventure with each other? So, we will be hosting some special FPEA Field Trip Days. For these little excursions, you will want to bring along your Road Trip Tracker, which will be included in your first bundle. This will give you a special place to keep track of your Florida excursions.

In this episode, we will SPOTLIGHT: Clewiston

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This story embraces the imperfections that make us human, offers a way to set ourselves free and asks us all to take a good, long look at the wild birds in the sky.

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Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List

Podcast #59

It’s Fall! Time to look at a Fall Bucket List. This is a favorite season is to get outside and explore. Find some great Fall crafts, and participate in many community events. We discuss some of these things and give you some ideas to get your Fall bucket list started. Let’s look at some ideas for little ones and the whole family!

  • Apple picking
  • Game Night
  • Fall Festivals
  • Community Farms
  • Cooking Fall foods
  • Hay Rides
  • Church events
  • and more!

Enjoy seasonal scents in your home or school room? Do you use a diffuser or simmer pot? Here are some essential oils recommended for the Fall season

  • Cinnamon
  • Clove Oil
  • Eucalyptus
  • Sweet Orange
  • Citrus oils
  • Pine Oil
  • Ginger
  • Cedarwood
  • Sandalwood
  • Clove
  • Frankincense

 

Find great Fall blend ideas here

Essential Oils Blends Perfect for Fall

Fall Diffuser Essential Oil Blends

How to use essential oils to create amazing fall scent recipes for your home

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Books we mentioned on our show:

How To Make An Apple Pie and See the World

The Bernstein Bears and the Prize Pumpkin

Apples, Apples Everywhere

 

The Berenstein Bears Harvest Festival

 

 

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  • Personalized accommodations and modification for grades and curriculum.
  • Personalized recommendations for appropriate grading and strategies for instruction to take the worry and stress out of teaching and assessment.
  • Transcript evaluation as needed. If your struggling or special needs learner is in High School age, we can help you create an appropriate Transcript for them.
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When you look at a poem, what do you see? When you listen to a poem, what do you hear? When you write a poem, what picture do you create? Poetry is the art of carefully selecting and shaping words to paint a picture or create a feeling.

Throughout the history of the world, poets have offered us a moving understanding of humanity.

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