Once in a while, I find a resource that I’m so excited about, I can’t put it down. All Through the Ages by Christine Miller is just such a resource. My wonderful friend, who introduced me to the various homeschooling styles and curriculums, loaned me her copy – and the rest is history.
I reviewed this book for Christian Focus Publications in return for a copy of Run the Race.
The godly people in the land are my true heroes! I take pleasure in them!
~ Psalm 16:3 (NLT)
Human beings love heroes. It is the reason that comic books movies are so popular, is it not? Personally, I love the stories of the Christian saints who have gone before us. It is in the reading of their lives that I am reminded yet again that God has fitted each one of us with spiritual gifts, talents and abilities. He calls us to use those gifts to glorify Him and to grow His Kingdom. In reading the stories of those who served God with their whole lives, I remember that only God can see the impact our lives will have on those around us, and upon history – if we truly follow Him. Those are the lessons that I wish to share with my children, and the reason we read so many biographies together….. Continue reading
In MINE ~ Teaching – and Learning – True Stewardship, we talked about the concept that nothing truly belongs to us if we belong to Jesus Christ; everything is given to us from Him and it all truly belongs to Him. We talked about stewarding relationships in Teaching the Art of Relating and about stewarding the heart in A Heart is a Terrible Thing to Waste. We’ve talked about Time ~ Stewardship of 86,400 Seconds, and about financial stewardship in Show Me the Money!. Money is such a huge topic that three posts seemed reasonable, so we discussed financial stewardship for preK through 5th grade in Bring in the Piggies! That brings us all up to date on the stewardship series so far. We have just a few weeks to go. I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you think of stewardship.
As promised in Show Me the Money, this week I’ll be talking about how we addressed financial stewardship with our children as part of our stewardship series that began with the post MINE. On Thursday, I’ll talk about some ideas for teaching financial stewardship and economics to middle and high school students. Today, though, let’s talk about preschoolers through fifth graders. I’ll share my ideas and thoughts; and I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts. We’re walking through this with our second set of students, and I’m hoping to do teach some concepts the same way, and to change others. Continue reading
Did you know that there are more than 800 verses in the Bible pertaining to money and finances? God knew we would struggle with our relationship with money, and He’s given us a lot of guidance regarding financial stewardship.
In my past posts about teaching stewardship (part of the series that began with MINE ~ Teaching – and Learning – True Stewardship), I pointed out that we parents must practice what we preach ~ before we preach it. Financial stewardship is no different. However, I want to acknowledge that there are many, many factors that affect a household’s finances. I understand that times are tough, and that things like an inconsistent income or an ongoing financial burden, such as illness, can make budgeting tough.
So, no guilt here. There are many wonderful books about money management and organizations set up just to help adults get their financial house in order. That’s not my goal. I want to talk about how we teach our kiddos to steward their finances – now and as they grow. Continue reading