Studying Current Events in Middle School

Studying current events in middle school - from home
As our boys get older, part of our goal in discipling them for Christ is to help them become aware of current events, and to see these events through a Christian worldview. We’ve developed a simple routine for our studies in current events. It takes about a half hour of our weekday mornings, so we do it over breakfast. That way, we don’t interfere with our school day, we have time for discussion, and on the days when Dad is home, he can guide the discussion. (We eat pretty early in the morning, but sometimes he works much earlier.)

I’d encourage you to take the time to help your middle school and high school students understand the news from a biblical perspective now, while they’re at home. You can do this regardless of how your children are schooled.

Our Morning Routine [Read more…]

George Muller by Joan Ripley Smith

A great biography for middle and high school!

I’d like to thank EP Books for giving me a copy of George Muller by Joan Ripley Smith in return for my honest review.

I love the stories of people who love Jesus and take care of children because they love Him. George Muller, Gladys Aylward, Mary Slessor, and Lillian Trasher are among my favorite Christians to read about.

I especially love the story of George Muller (1805-1898), who trusted God in prayer for every need. He meticulously recorded his needs, his prayers, and God’s answers, reporting those throughout his lifetime for the glory of God. [Read more…]

My New Young Adult Biography on Martin Luther is Available for Pre-Order!

When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin Luther by Danika Cooley is the exciting story of the Father of the Reformation for young adults!

Friends! I’m so excited to share with you a project I’ve been working on for several years ~ the story of Martin Luther for young people.

When Lightning Struck!: The Story of Martin Luther is available for pre-order now! Luther’s story is exciting. There are death defying moments, epic spiritual battles, narrow escapes, a kidnapping, revolution, and war. As the “Father of the Reformation”, Luther is a vital figure in Church history. His sacrifice and willingness to wage battle against the spiritual, religious, and political powers of his medieval world allowed Christians throughout time to embrace the truth of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone as explained by Scripture alone once again.

May all glory be to God alone! I pray this story blesses a whole new generation of young people. [Read more…]

$230 Family Night Giveaway and Creative Family Adventures!

Creative Family Adventures ~ And a $230 giveaway!

Families are such an amazing gift from God, aren’t they? What a blessing it is to be able to participate in the lives of the little (and the not-so-little) people we’ve been blessed with!

After my post, you’ll find even more great ideas for Family Fun Nights … and don’t miss our stellar Family Fun Night Giveaway!

Our family has some great fun together. We love board games, read-alouds, and the occasional movie night. There’s no place quite like home. [Read more…]

Giants: Legends & Lore of Goliaths by Charles Martin Jr. {Book Review}

 Check out this great new book on Giants - in the Bible and in mythology - from Master Books!

I want to thank Master Books for providing me with a copy of Giants in return for my honest review.

I really enjoy the “Legends & Lore” series from Master Books. The books are large, beautifully illustrated, with amazing pop-outs and mini-books included. The information and format is perfect as a read-aloud for elementary students or as an individual read for middle school students, and my middle school kids love them. When I reviewed The Flood of NoahI just had to purchase Dragons for our library as soon as I saw Flood! [Read more…]