It’s War, Mama!
December 29, 2021
Prepare for Battle, Mama!
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Prepare for Battle, Mama!
Stop doubting yourself. Your enemy works overtime to accuse you and cause you to stumble. Even during the most wonderful time of the year. In fact, he is doing all he can to distract you from the reason for the season—he would prefer you feel overwhelmed and exhausted as you head into a new year.
Don’t fall for the deceiver’s lies. Prepare yourself for battle. Take the advice that Paul gave to the Ephesians some two-thousand years ago:
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:11-17
Walk confidently, and don’t look to the left or right. Do not be swayed. Hide God’s word in your heart, and apply it, always on constant watch. We have to check ourselves and test ourselves to be sure we are in the faith. Obedience equals love and devotion. Endurance equals character. Faith makes it all possible. And He alone is the Builder of our faith. Yet then He turns around and rewards us on top of it all. We serve a God who truly causes one to marvel in awe. And the result is worship and praise we are privileged to give. He is worthy, Mama.
Here are some articles from The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine to remind us of that.
And guess what, Mama? His hand is on your head today.
“Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.” Hebrews 10:35,36
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for the month of December
Breaking the Spanish Barrier Online and Breaking the French Barrier Online
Breaking the Barrier
The Breaking the Barrier program consists of the online resource, where most of the work will occur. The homeschool package contains a print copy of the student workbook, a print copy of the answer key, the printed Oasis booklet for the respective language, a print copy of the test program, a print copy of the homeschool pacing guide, a disc of pronunciations, and a code for access to the online program. The online program code gives 12 months of access.
Breaking the Barrier Online does cover everything in the workbook. It also adds digital flashcards, audio samples, pronunciations, video clips, and interactive answers. In merging the online with the workbook, Breaking the Barrier Online immerses the student in the language through cultural experiences and images, showing the countries that speak that language. This benefits all students with a varied approach to learning. If the student learns best with written lessons, they are included. If the student learns best with audio lessons, they are included.
Both Breaking the French Barrier and Breaking the Spanish Barrier have three levels of instruction – beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The beginner level covers basics in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. It is easier to focus on the trickier parts of the language, such as verb endings, by spreading it out over two weeks. One level in each language is one year’s worth of material when a lesson is covered every two weeks. The pacing guide will help the homeschool family decide how quickly to work through the material.
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