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Psalm 35 Daily Devotions

Daily Bread:  Thoughts & Prayers
from the Psalms

~ Psalm 35 ~

Who is like you,
O LORD ?

You, who says to
our SOULS
“I am your SALVATION.”

Our hearts cry out
to YOU.
We shout to you
against the
injustice
and
oppression
and
wickedness
and
slander
and
mocking.

CONTEND, O LORD !

You have surely
SEEN these things.
Don’t be
SILENT.
Don’t be
far away.

AWAKE!  ARISE!

VINDICATE
in your
RIGHTEOUSNESS !

We will SHOUT
for
JOY & GLADNESS
and say,
‘Who is like you ?
The LORD be
EXALTED !
He who
DELIGHTS
in the well being
of His servant.’

Who says to our
SOULS
I am your
SALVATION.


You can read (or listen) to Psalm 35.    HERE


Psalm 35 - Daily Devotions from the Psalms
Praying Psalm 34

Psalm 34

Ancient Egypt Book List

Ancient World History Book List – Part 2
(Ancient Egypt)

Hi again !
Thanks for coming back.
If you’ve been following along with my Free Ancient World History Curriculum  posts, you may like to check out the book lists for each section.  These books are NOT required for the studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used).  You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on each plan’s page (start HERE for Plan 1).
You can find the
Book List for Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament HERE .

–>  This post contains affiliate links.  There will NOT be any additional charge to you if you click to Amazon through these links, but I will make a small commission if you do!  So thanks ahead for supporting my work !  🙂

*Literature : 

*Ancient Egypt :  An Interactive History     (Like a choose your adventure book !)
* Mara, Daughter of the Nile 
* God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah 
* Songbird of the Nile 
* Tirzah
* Trouble Times Ten  and  Ruled Out !
* Ancient China:  An Interactive History
* Day of the Dragon King   and  China:  Land of the Emperor’s Great Wall
* Kidventures :Stories of Danger & Courage  (I’ve never read these…from Focus on the Family)
* The Cat of Bubastes
* Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll    (if you like this one there are 3 more on topic!)

*Resource/Informational Books:

* Science in Ancient Egypt
* National Geographic Kids:  Everything Ancient Egypt
* The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
* The Usbourne Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt   (Internet Linked)
* The 5,000 Year Old Puzzle
*  DK Eyewitness to Ancient China


*Activity Guides:

* The Ancient Egyptians & Their Neighbors
* Fun With Hieroglyphs
* Dover Life in Ancient Egypt Coloring Book
* Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself
* Great Ancient China Projects You Can Build Yourself

Hope this list is helpful !
I’d love to know what YOU are using too !
Leave a comment.
HAPPY LEARNING !

Book List for Ancient World History (Part 2)

I am a good mom.

Are you a GOOD mom ?
–>  Encouragement for Moms <–

(I added that in case you were waiting for confirmation that you aren’t 🙂  )

I am a good mom.

Say it out loud with me!

Did you find that hard to say?
I did.

Did you find it even more difficult to really settle it in your heart
without a steady stream of accusations floating through your mind?

What?!?

You didn’t wear your baby?  You didn’t potty train by 2?
You’ve had to rewash the towels 3 times because you can’t remember to put them in the dryer?  AND your 9th grader isn’t taking Advanced Calculus this year?   😀

Yeah…still…You ARE a good mom.

Why is this such a hard bunch of words to speak and believe about ourselves ?
Truly, I don’t know of a more loving, giving, hard-working group of ladies
than the mamas that I am blessed to know.
We may all have very different parenting styles, and a different set of goals for our families and ourselves, but one thing we all have in common…We love our children very much.

And love covers a multitude of sins !

I AM A GOOD MOM.
Practice saying the words aloud to yourself till you believe them…then share them
with a friend.

I read a lovely blog post today written by Danielle, a mom just like us.
If you’re in need of some encouragement, or know another mama who needs a reassuring word, read this post and pass it along!!!
THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF BEING A “GOOD” MOM  from Today’s the Best Day
I am a good mom

 

Praying Psalm 34

Daily Bread:  Thoughts & Prayers
from the Psalms

~ Psalm 34 ~

TASTE & SEE
that the LORD
is  GOOD !

The LORD is close
to the brokenhearted
He SAVES those who
are crushed in spirit.

EXALT Him with me !
Let us MAGNIFY His name together !

I sought the LORD
and He answered me
and He delivered me.

The eyes of the LORD
are on the RIGHTEOUS
and His ears are attentive
to their cries.

TASTE & SEE
that the LORD
is  GOOD !

Let our souls BOAST in Him.
EXALT Him with me !
Let us MAGNIFY His name together !


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You can read (or listen) to Psalm 34.    HERE


The LORD is close to the brokenheartedPraying Psalm 33

Psalm 33

10 Great Ideas for Summer Learning Fun

 

Summer school ?
Already ?   Nooooooo !
But really …Summer School can be FUN !!

Plan now and let the living be EASY !

I’m already dreaming of lazy mornings, grilling hamburgers, and enjoying big slices of juicy watermelon !

No matter if you school year round  or not, after several weeks of vacation from the daily routine, it’s good to have a little plan for the week.
See how little the plan is ?!

COME BACK !!   Don’t run away!  
I promise these FUN ideas won’t take much (if any) real planning, and will only add to the easy, carefree days that we all look forward to.

Continue reading 10 Great Ideas for Summer School

Praying Psalm 33

Daily Bread:  Thoughts & Prayers
from the Psalms

~ Psalm 33 ~

LET US
SING  JOYFULLY
to the LORD !

LET US
Sing to Him 
a NEW song !

LET US
Make MUSIC to Him
and 
SHOUT FOR JOY !

LET US
PRAISE the LORD
for
His WORD is right and true
He is FAITHFUL in all
and
He loves RIGHTEOUSNESS and JUSTICE !

The whole earth is FULL
of His unfailing LOVE !
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Book List for Ancient World History (Part 1)

Ancient World History Book List – Part 1
(Ancient Civilizations and the Old Testament)

I can’t think of a better way to bring history alive and make it meaningful & memorable, than with great books !   Curled up reading about the adventures of a child living in the shadow of the ancient pyramids or cooking up an ancient recipe for an afternoon snack for “History Class” has to be one of the best parts of homeschooling !

If you’ve been following along with my Free Ancient World History Curriculum  posts, you may like to check out these book lists for each section.  These books are NOT required for these studies… they’re just my favorite resources (most I’ve personally used).  You will find the few required books for the curriculum included on each plan (start HERE).
I hope I will have saved you some time too, listing them all in one place.  🙂
–>  This post contains affiliate links.  There will NOT be any additional charge to you if you click to Amazon through these links, but I will make a small commission if you do!  So thanks ahead for supporting my work !  🙂

*Literature :
*In the Beginning
*The Truth Chronicles (Vol. 6 – The Ark)
(I haven’t read this series personally, but they sound really interesting, and
have great reviews! You may like to check out Volumes 1-5 as well…all would
fit in with this time in history!)
*Priceless Jewel at the Well
*Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
*The Hittite Warrior

*Gilgamesh the Hero
*Gilgamesh Trilogy
*The Golden Goblet

*Resource/Informational Books:

*Journey Through the Bible   (Surprised a bit, but my kids loved this book !)
*DK Mesopotamia
*Great Civilizations

*Food at the Time of the Bible: From Adam’s Apple to the Last Supper
*Science in Ancient Mesopotamia

*Activity Guides:
*Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors
*Archeology for Kids , Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past
*Draw & Write Through History (Creation through Jonah)
*Family Guide to Biblical Holidays

*Old Testament Days- Kid’s Activity Guide

Hope this list is helpful ! 
I’d love to know what YOU are using too !
Leave a comment.  
HAPPY LEARNING !
Book List for Ancient World History Part 1

Ancient Egypt History for Kids

Free World History Curriculum

Part 2:  Ancient Egypt

Welcome back to the latest post on Free Ancient World History !
This section will cover many of the Pharaohs, the geography of ancient Egypt, the Great Pyramids, Moses, more about Joseph in Egypt, the Midianites, and of course, MUMMIES !  And lots more 🙂
For an introduction to this curriculum and how you can adapt it to all your needs, start
below with my first post in this series-  “Free Chronological World History Plan” .
World History Plan (Teach all ages at once !)
After that you can check out
Free World History Curriculum Part 1: Ancient Civilizations and the Old Testament .
Chronological World History Curriculum Free
If you have ANY QUESTIONS  at all, I’d love to hear from you !
You can either comment at the bottom of this post or you can email me at
chenoah@fieldsofdaisies.com
Enjoy !

Continue reading Free world history curriculum – Part 2 Ancient Egypt

Chronological World History Curriculum Free

 

Free World History Curriculum

Part 1:  Ancient Civilizations/Old Testament

Hi !  I’m so glad you’re here 🙂
For an introduction to this curriculum and how you can adapt it to your needs, start
below with my first post in this series-  “Free Chronological World History Plan” .
If you have ANY QUESTIONS  at all, I’d love to hear from you !
You can either comment at the bottom of this post or you can email me at
chenoah@fieldsofdaisies.com
Enjoy !
Continue reading free world history curriculum (Part 1)

World History Plan (Teach all ages at once !)
Homeschool World History Plan

A Chronological Study

(Teach all ages at once !)

Are you planning to study World History this year ?
Do you want to be able to use the same curriculum for ALL your kids?
Don’t know where to start ?

If you are writing your own curriculum or units, the task can be a bit overwhelming.
There are just so many topics to “cover”, and if you’re like me, they’re all so
interesting (and important!), it’s hard to narrow it all down and decide what to include !

THE WHAT:

I thought it might be fun and helpful to share our Chronological World History Outline (The Ancients through the Middle Ages).   My goal when I wrote this out was to see how all of the events and civilizations studied have fit into God’s sovereign plan to extend His Kingdom and purpose.  We therefore started in the book of Genesis and went through the history of “The Middle Ages”.  It was amazing as we studied through these major points to see how all the stories from the Bible that often seem disjointed, fit together with the history most of us learned in school !

Initially, it might seem like a lot of work to put together a year’s worth of history study at once, but the goal is to go through this same general outline 3 times by the end of high school, just with more attention to detail and in greater depth….AND you can use the same outline for ALL ages at one time!  Just tailor the reading materials and objectives a bit and VOILA !  Being able to teach ALL your kids at once is definitely worth the time !  It is quite easy to also incorporate corresponding  literature, science, art, geography, etc if you use this outline as a spine.   It actually made planning out all the other subject areas a piece of cake !  I will be posting details of how I did that and what resources I used.

THE HOW:

As we studied, we each kept a 3-ring binder-  our ‘all in one place’  time line.
We filled it with notes, coloring pages, drawings, print outs, etc… each page with a date on the bottom (or at least stuck in the appropriate “period” of history).  😀   In planning out our year, I also included biographies of important leaders, great artists, musicians, authors, scientists, etc. as applicable, and added them into the binder as well.
Scroll all the way to the bottom for some pictures from one of my children’s binder.

Under each heading, I included my objectives for each “section”.   Everyone will have different expectations for their kiddos, but I hope it is helpful at least to get the creativity flowing  !

You can find Daily Lessons for the first part of this series
here –>  Ancient Civilizations/Old Testament
Chronological World History Curriculum Free

Continue reading Homeschool World History Plan (Teach all ages at once !)