It’s War, Mama!
December 27, 2023
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Mercy Every Minute
Deborah Wuehler, TOS Senior Editor
It’s War, Mama!
When you decided to start this home education journey, it was as if you began walking with a big round target on your back. You have an enemy. This enemy does not like the fact that you have taken back the education of your children from his godless institution. He also doesn’t like that you love your family, your children, and your freedom. He hates that you are raising children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. And he does all he can to aim his destructive schemes at that target you wear. But, praise be to God, Who leads us forward in victory, that none of his schemes will prosper against us. Not only that, but our children will rise up, prosper, and bless the Lord, too.
Yes, we really do have an enemy, and yes, there is a very real spiritual battle going on for the hearts and minds of our children and the unity of our families. We must be on guard and watchful for his attacks, especially in our own homes. If he can’t separate you, he will try to stir up strife between each of you. Guard against strife in your home and give Christ back His rightful place as leader. He is a good General and King in this army, and He will do the work and win the war. Stay close to His side!
This new year, let’s stay aware and on guard. We must be vigilant, strong, courageous (Joshua 1:8), and full of faith as we teach, disciple, minister to, and protect God’s children at Home. Where They Belong.
Here is a free eBook on the subject: Take Cover! We Have an Enemy, by Deborah Wuehler
Training Godly Warriors: 3 Phases for Preparing for Spiritual Battle, by Kelsea Studebaker
We Wrestle Not Against Flesh or Blood, by Heather Vogler
Trees and Bees: Spiritual Lessons at The Campground by David West
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Merry Christmas from your friends at The Old Schoolhouse®! We hope you are blessed by today’s special Christmas edition of the Hey, Mama! Homeschool Show podcast. It’s Episode 48, “Oranges for Christmas,” a treat from Senior Editor Deborah Wuehler!
Do you ever hear your mom’s voice in your head? Your grown kids will too. Your generational influence will continue to be great as they remember your words. (Find this and other articles at HomeschoolApp.com.)
Congratulations to our October winner, Jennifer from Prairie City, SD!
for the month of December
CalcuPak 1 and CalcuPak 2
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For this review we received the CalcuPak 1 and CalcuPak 2 sets. CalcuPak 1 includes CalcuLadder 1, 2, and 3, that covers basic and advanced addition, subtraction, and multiplication drills. Basic division drills are also covered. Also included is the ReadyWriter program that teaches stylus skills and basic penmanship. CalcuPak 2 includes CalcuLadders 4, 5, and 6, plus AlphaBetter. CalcuLadders 4, 5, and 6 cover drills on long division, decimals, estimating, fractions and mixed numbers, percents, English and Metric units, and geometric concepts. AlphaBetter teaches alphabetizing and dictionary skills through multiple drills.
I have children in multiple areas of math drill competency so using both CalcuPak 1 and CalcuPak 2 was easy in our family. I can’t tell you how much I really appreciate this program! My first grader is using CalcuPak 1 working on her addition and subtraction facts, while my fourth grader is using CalcuPak 2 working on fractions. The ReadyWriter program has been great for both my first grader and my pre-school prep toddler who enjoys working on school during the day. Both girls have also been working through the AlphaBetter drills. These drills are easier for my older daughter, but my first grader is getting better and better each day with practice.
Overall, we have had great success using both of these programs in our homeschool and will continue to use it for many years to come. The ability to print drill sheets is priceless in my book. The fact that my girls are racing to get their facts down, yet having fun learning is so great to me. I definitely recommend that you check these out for your own family and see if it is a fit. You have nothing to lose but missed math facts.
This is part of a review of CalcuPak 1 and CalcuPak 2. Read the full review on our site which includes samples and more details about the program.
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A Baby Shower for Jesus
Have you ever compared yourself with another mom? Have you struggled with feelings of discontent? Disappointment? Discouragement? Do you desire true contentment?
You are not alone! Be encouraged by the WeE-book™. . .
A Baby Shower for Jesus By Deborah Wuehler
Deborah shares her struggles with feelings of discontent, disappointment, and discouragement after a “perfect” baby shower at a mansion. When she arrives back home she couldn’t see the counters for the ants, or the couch for the laundry, or anything else for the tears. She wonders, “Why can’t my house be like theirs? Why can’t I be like them?”
Join Deborah as she shares her journey through those feelings, and she ponders what His baby shower was like. Find comfort and encouragement doing exactly what God has called you to do, Mom, in the pages of this WeE-book™ . . .
- How can I handle disappointment?
- How can I stay in tune with God?
- Can I be the best homeschooling mom to my children?
- Where can I find true contentment?
You can alleviate doubt by staying in tune to what God tells you to do with your children, and don’t give in to comparisons. It’s not how we school that makes us wise or unwise. It’s comparing ourselves among ourselves that makes us unwise. −Deborah Wuehler
Take heart—you are the best homeschooling mom for your child!
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