My family is really excited about starting a family business. We are learning all we can from these entrepreneurial experts, Pedro Adao and Pete Vargas. They are offering a free master class on Love, Serve, Grow, a new concept for doing what you really love that will really help people, and making money for your family while you do it. It is a fantastic concept. If you would like to join us in this free master class, just click on this link:
Are you one of many homeschool moms who is overwhelmed? You know you need to get organized, but you aren’t sure where to start. Organized Homeschool LIVE this January can help. You’ll spend one day completing key organizing challenges with your kids. You’ll not only experience a cleaner, less cluttered home, but you’ll enjoy peace of mind in knowing how to keep it that way! Get the details on this action workshop for Christian homeschool families.
On Jan. 3, there will be an organizing bootcamp LIVE event that you won’t want to miss. Get your kids to do this with you, and teach them while you’re learning how to get organized.
Join us there! With your kids. It will be fun and productive!
Here is my latest newsletter with some new insights I’ve been gaining from some very interesting books. They are even making Christmas more meaningful.
Here’s the big idea that is changing my perspective:
“From man’s perspective, Calvary came about because of man’s sinful state. From God’s personal purpose, the human race was created to produce Calvary.” !!!!! Why did God want to do such a thing? Because He wanted to demonstrate to all of His creation what motivated Him to do all that He did. He wanted to reveal that His core being, His nature and His motivation were love. The only way He could show the depth of His love was by sacrificially giving Himself.”
I highly recommend reading “God’s Weapons of Warfare” by Dr. Bill Hamon and “The New Era of Glory” by Tim Sheets.
Here they are at Amazon:
And here is my newsletter if you would like to read more about why Christmas is more meaningful to me this year.
I pray that God will reveal the length, the width, the depth, and the height of His love for you this Christmas. And bless your family with every blessing, spiritual, physical, financial, and relational.
Speaking of which, make sure you join me and Gary on Facebook Live on Friday nights for Relationally Speaking! We would love to see you there.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
History for a High School Boy
I was asked for a list of good books to read to make studying History much more enjoyable and thorough than a textbook, so I put together this list of books that we have loved and learned the most from.
For American History
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Amos Fortune Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Boys’ War by Jim Murphy
World War 1
The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy
Hero Over Here by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
World War 2
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
I also recommend books by G. A. Henty. They are fantastic!
Books about seafaring adventures that the whole family will love:
Books by R. M. Ballantyne are full of adventure, pirates, sailors, storms, intrigue, and being stranded on islands. Rollicking adventures, I guess you could say! The Coral Island is one of his best-known stories. But he wrote over 90 books, so there are many to choose from!
Carry on, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham. I have heard so many people say that they really enjoyed this story. And we did, too!
Horatio Hornblower by C. S. Forester. This is a whole series about a young man who starts out as a seasick midshipman and works his way up to Admiral of the Fleet during the time of the Napoleonic Wars.
These are some of my favorite books to cover American History and some World History.
I hope you can find something from this list that will inspire and inform you and your young men.
Happy History Reading!