September 2014

Great Reading Books For 6th Graders and below.

September 30, 2014 by

The 60s kids classicA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'EnglePrint | Kindle | Audiobook Inspiring readers for centuries The Classic Treasury of Aesop's Fables by Don DailyPrint | Kindle | Audiobook Everyone has bad daysAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith ViorstPrint | Kindle | Audiobook Go down the rabbit holeAlice in Wonderland by Lewis CarrollPrint | Kindle | Audiobook Mixed-up housekeeperAmelia Bedelia by Peggy ParishPrint Modern familyAnd Tango Makes Three by Justin RichardsonPrint A spirited young womanAnne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomeryPrint | Kindle | Audiobook The ultimate parenting storyAre You My ...

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Grave ISIS Christian persecution in Iraq

September 26, 2014 by

A week ago, I blogged about ISIS and my thoughts on this. I have been a member of several grass roots organization and have been getting updates about fellow Believers in Iraq who are suffering and persecuted by ISIS. If you want to know a bit about that's happening there below is an email that would keep you up to date so far as to what is happening in Iraq and the problems with ISIS and fellow- Christian believers there.   As you feel led, please tweet, share on facebook, (scroll all the way to the bottom of this ...

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The power and the significance of Abraham’s name and his name change in the Bible

September 24, 2014 by

A rose by any other name would still be a rose, or would it? How important do you think names are? Better still, how does the God of the Bible view names? Take the name of father Abraham, for instance. You know that song, Father Abraham had many sons? As the story went, in the beginning Abraham and his wife, Sarah, were barren. Did you know, however, that Abraham’s original name wasn’t always Abraham? God changed his name slightly and it was after that that he saw his miracle and had a son. Abraham’s name started off as “Abram” (as ...

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Homeschool Sonlight Elementary Grade Book List

September 19, 2014 by

Below are lists of books from the Sonlight language arts which i have used for my children as they progress with age and reading ability. You can go to their webpage but I have made it easier for you here since it's all on one page and you can print the list and head to the library to get the books or buy them from Amazon-whichever suits you. For first-third graders in order of difficulty: Frog and Toad are Friends Five more easy-to-read stories in this delightful series. Retail: $3.99 Frog and Toad Together Frog and Toad are back ...

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ISIS, Islam and forced conversions today.

September 16, 2014 by

Does history repeats itself? Have you been disturbed, as I have been, about recent news about ISIS and the atrocities committed in the name of God--Allah, to the Muslims? We are fortunate to be living in the USA where we have the right to have the freedom to believe in whatever faith we wish--as long as we don't go around killing people and being a nuisance to society. But even today, in this very instance, there are Christians being forced to convert to Islam! I recently received a letter from a friend pleading for prayer for Christians who live ...

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Spread of Islam and Isis–Islamic Conquests and Wars

September 16, 2014 by

Time line of Islamic conquests from Muhammed to the 19th century. The military career of Muhammad lasted for the final ten years (622-632 AD) of his life when he served as the leader of the ummah at Medina. The raids against caravans when Muhammed and his band of followers killed, stole and plundered took not only goods and lives but those who were spared were told to accept their new-found religion. Islam began at the point of the word and continued as one conquests after another terrorized scared individuals to believe in the Islamic tenets or face death. Below ...

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Indie Book Marketing Strategies–What Works And What Doesn’t

September 15, 2014 by

After book marketing for over a year now and aggressively using my resources--time and money to market my books--Keeper of Reign, and then Dead Dreams-- both award-winning novels and have been best-sellers on Kindle--I have learned a few things. If I had to do it all over again, which in a sense I would  have to do with my future books, I would change some tactics I had used for marketing my books. (I don't know what it's like for non-fiction books, but at least with fiction authors we face some major battles--this is not to say that we cannot  overcome the battles ...

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How The Amazon Review System Affects Authors

September 11, 2014 by

A couple of decade ago I was a successful copywriter with two large agencies. Then, came children, and the end of my career. Now that my youngest is ten I am seriously considering going back to copy-writing, even though I have authored a few fiction books. Frankly, I enjoy writing fiction tremendously but, honestly, with over 750, 000 authors on Amazon alone, and tens of thousands of free and 99c books, I doubt I could make a living writing only fiction. The other real issue I have is the Amazon review system. I came across a letter recently written by ...

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Homeschooling with Movies and Netflix

September 6, 2014 by
Homeschooling with Movies and Netflix

Even though My Keeper of reign Book is on promo launch this week i decided to spend some time in homeschooling stuff--that's just how my brain works--splayed in different directions.   Found this which I feel is so helpful and will implement with my younger kids. please, as usual vet through before you let your kids run wild with the remote.   Homeschooling with Netflix. I'll do a series on Homeschool with Amazon Prime one of these days. Give ti a shot, it might free you up some. I think if yo sue this with some traditional methods, like workbooks, and reading, it'll free you up some. ...

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Of Giants, Noah and Nephilim during the worldwide flood

September 5, 2014 by

Part 2 of the Noah-flood, study. Last week we looked at giants in the Bible. We’ll do a little more this week and tie it to the flood story and as to why God really destroyed the earth. Several of the biblical description must surely convince some of you skeptics that these giants are not just tall people, or mutants. Here’s one of  a giant’s skull. (As a side note, if you looked on Snopes.com which supposedly tracks if things fake, their article will tell you these images were doctored, but if you read to the very end, you’d ...

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