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

Psalm 35 Daily Devotions

Psalm 35

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 !
Continue reading Psalm 33 – Daily Bread From the Psalms

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.  🙂
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Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament   &  Book List
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)    &  Book List
Section 3:  Ancient Greece   &   Book List
Section 4:  Ancient Rome   &  Book List

Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !
I will be adding the best of the best FREE ideas to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board
* Ancient Rome Board

*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

Just to make finding everything easy from any of these pages, I am including below, each unit I’ve posted and the supplemental book lists for the previous & subsequent sections as well.  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 unit’s curriculum page.
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament   &  Book List
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)    &  Book List
Section 3:  Ancient Greece  &   Book List
Section 4:  Ancient Rome   &  Book List

Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !
I will be adding the best of the best FREE ideas to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board
* Ancient Rome Board

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” .

Just to make finding everything easy from any of these pages, I am including below, each unit I’ve posted and the supplemental book lists for the previous & subsequent sections as well.  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 unit’s curriculum page.
Section 1:  Ancient Civilizations & the Old Testament   &  Book List
Section 2: Ancient Egypt  (includes Ancient China)    &  Book List
Section 3:  Ancient Greece   &  Book List
Section 4:  Ancient Rome   &  Book List

Be sure to follow my  Ancient History Pinterest Boards too !
I will be adding the best of the best FREE ideas to them frequently.
* Ancient Civilizations Board
* Ancient Egypt Board
* Ancient Greece Board
* Ancient Rome Board

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 !)

Psalm 32 - praying the psalms

Daily Bread:  Thoughts & Prayers
from the Psalms

~ Psalm 32 ~


BLESSED are we !

Our sins are
FORGIVEN !

WHY
do we go about
heavy hearted and weak
silent in our guilt ?

LET US ALL
come to you
and
confess our faults !

For you alone
FORGIVE our guilt
PROTECT us from trouble
SURROUND us with songs of deliverance
TEACH us the way we should go
and
WATCH over us.

The LORD’s
UNFAILING LOVE
surrounds
those who
TRUST in Him.

REJOICE and SING
all who are upright in heart !

BE GLAD
because of what
the LORD has done !


You can read (or listen) to Psalm 32.    HERE


A beautiful testimony of the love of a father.  I thought this song and Mr. Bell’s words fit perfectly with our prayer from Psalm 32 today.

You are my hiding place -Psalm 32
Praying Psalm 31

 

 

Psalm 31
Praying Psalm 33

Psalm 33

5 Helps For Parenting a Prodigal


Parenting a Prodigal

You feed them and rock them to sleep;
you teach them how to talk, and walk, and run, and jump, and how to tie their shoes.  You teach them how to ride a bike . You teach them to drive a car.  You teach them to be strong and confident in who they are.  You teach them how to reason and think for themselves.

So, what happens when they do that…BUT  “thinking for themselves” looks a whole lot more like defiance and rebellion?

 

Truthfully, there’s a lot you can’t do.  
You can’t control another human being…this includes your child.  You can’t monitor them 24/7 or make good choices for them.  You can’t control the inevitable consequences that come into your life via your “prodigal”.
And you just can’t “fix” them.


However out of control things seem, there are some things
you can do right now!

I am the mom of a child who is living in the “far country”, far from our family, and far from God.  I have felt ashamed and frustrated and like I have failed at the very thing I had devoted my entire adult life to.  Then one day as I was chatting with a few other moms, one of them tearfully shared her pain in dealing with her own difficult child.  She is an amazing mom, by the way.
HOW did I not know? WHY didn’t we talk to each other sooner?
And guess what?!  She and I weren’t the only ones.
Since that conversation, the love and support that has come out of that one brave exchange has been invaluable. These thoughts are written from my own experiences.  Everyone’s situations are different. Whatever yours may be,  
I hope  that in some small way, the lessons I have struggled to learn will be helpful to you and will bring you hope!

Continue reading 5 Helps for Parenting a Prodigal

Praying Psalm 31

Daily Bread:  Thoughts & Prayers
from the Psalms

~ Psalm 31 ~

How GREAT
is the GOODNESS
of our GOD !

He is our
SHELTER and ROCK
FORTRESS and DELIVERER
LOVE and TRUTH
SAVIOR and REDEEMER

When I am in distress
and my life is consumed
with ANGUISH,
I will TRUST in you, God.

Your refuge is a high rock.
Your fortress is strong.
Your love is unfailing.
I am hidden in you.

You SAW my affliction
and you KNEW
the great suffering of my soul.

Let your face
SHINE on me.

Hide us in the shelter
of your PRESENCE.
You PRESERVE the faithful.

How GREAT
is the GOODNESS
which the LORD has
stored up
for us !

He has SHOWN
us His
WONDERFUL LOVE !


You can read (or listen) to Psalm 31.    HERE


Let your face shine on me

praying psalm 30

 


Psalm 30

 

Psalm 32 - praying the psalms

Psalm 32