OK.Here’s the story: Peppery arugula, paired with homemade creamy balsamic dressing, and topped with fried goat cheese. Oh, yes. Fried cheese. Delicate, slightly tangy, and perfectly creamy  goat cheese. Fried. {sigh} Seriously, What is not to love? It’s JUST. SO. GOOD.  Do I really NEED to say more? Just go make it already. You’ll see. Ingredients:–1 pkg of Arugula greens *Note: Arugula is SO easy to grow from seed on your own–it comes up quick, & can be planted in cool weather too–Thinly sliced white onion–Grape tomatoes, halved–Handful of walnut… Read more »

The Proof of the Spiritual CureJohn 5:1-14 “The proof of spiritual cure, is our rising and walking. Has Christ healed our spiritual diseases– let us go wherever he sends us, and take up whatever he lays upon us; and walk before him.” ~Matthew Henry ~~~~~ It was the Feast of Weeks in Jerusalem— a time for celebration, festivities, and great joy.  The people of the land had pilgrimaged from both near and far, and the streets of the holy city… Read more »

Story: Read aloud and discuss Genesis 37:1-10Joseph, the favored son of Jacob, is given an ornate coat of colors.  He is despised and hated by his brothers for this, as well as for the dreams he shares with them. Craftivity:Coat of Many ColorsWe printed and used this template.It worked out alright.  Nice and simple.  The words had to be put into the correct order for the verse, and my kids kind of liked that. Next time, I’d use the scripture at the… Read more »

This simple salsa is a summer staple in our house.Its fresh ingredients are bright and festive, and most importantly, it’s healthy and DELISH. It’s a real crowd pleaser, so give it a try for your next picnic or family bbq…I promise you won’t bring any leftovers home! Directions: 6 heads of corn, boiled 15 min, and corn sliced off2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed1/2 to 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped1 can rotel, mostly drained1 red pepper, diced1/2 red onion, diced2… Read more »

Sun’s up! Cock-a-doodle-doo!Get out of bed, there’s much to do Put on your boots and head to the barn It’s another busy day here on the farm! Milk the cows andPut out the sheep Throw the slop to the pigs and  The hay to the horsies Check on the eggs, and the little chicks tooThen pick some sunflowers when you’re through Head to the garden with a basket on your arm There’s so much to do each day on the farm! Want… Read more »

As soon as I saw this painting technique online, I knew it would be great for my 3 and 5 year old. (And I gotta admit, I had fun with it too!) What you’ll need: Straws Acrylic or tempura paints, watered down about 50%Plate, or palette for paints Thick art paper Paintbrushes Painter’s tapeEye dropper or syringe Newspaper to cover painting area (unless you’re lazy like me, since I have a glass table and it’s easy to clean) First, tape… Read more »

Happy Monday, fellow home schoolers! Well, while the rest of the western world sends their little ones back to school this week and next, and adjusts to 6am wake up calls (or earlier), groggy kiddos, the morning scramble and rush to get out the door, begins the exhausting drop-off, pick-up cycle (not to mention all the extracurricular activity buzz), gets used to a whole host of new faces and personalities, and frets about their sweet ones being gone for several hours each day,you and your little homeschoolers can… Read more »

Week 2: Story: Read and discuss Genesis 37:12-36, 39 Joseph is falsely accused, and thrown into prison.  Yet, he continues to trust God, and he is given favor. *For parents wanting to remain true to the story, yet be sensitive to subjects such as rape (Potiphar’s wife accuses Joseph of attempting to rape her), we suggest you simply explain that Potiphar’s wife was NOT a kind woman, and she did not love God, and she decided to lie to get… Read more »

Welcome to the Story of Joseph mini-unit. Before you consider doing this unit together as a family, or with your children, I would encourage you to read (or re-read) the account for yourself, in its entirety, in Genesis chapters 37 and 39-50. As you read, ask the Lord to “open your eyes, that you may behold wonderful things from His Word!” (Ps. 119: 18) If you are unfamiliar with or have never studied Biblical typology, you may want to brace yourself to… Read more »

Week 3 Story: Read aloud and discuss Genesis 41Joseph interprets Pharoah’s dream, and prepares for famine.  Grain is stored up by God’s wise servant, Joseph.  The grain will be used to care & provide for ALL the people of the world, and eventually, Joseph’s family too. Craftivity: Trace a barn template onto a piece of red construction paper.Have your child cut it out, and also cut out the doors so they open up. Fold them back.Glue barn onto another (whole) piece of… Read more »