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August 1, 2007

Celine Deon's My Heart Will Go On

When Celine Deon begins to sing she takes command of the stage and then she takes command of the heart of those listening.

She was a prodigy child with a passion and great talent to sing and then she was discovered. After years of practicing and polishing the beauty in her voice is magnificent as you must silently listen and watch:

It's difficult to not envy such natural talent. And you must know that it has been coupled with long endless days of work.

But we can thank God that we have the privilege to experience her song and then, if your like me you just pray and wish that somehow God would allow beauty in whatever way is best to come from your own life.

August 2, 2007

Psalm 86

I like this Psalm. This is a prayer psalm. I would like to read it to my kids each day :)

Psalm 86
1Bow down thine ear, O LORD,
hear me: for I am poor and needy.*

2Preserve my soul; for I am holy:
O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

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Carrie Underwood's Jesus Take The Wheel

For Ginny

Carrie Underwood's Jesus Take The Wheel

August 3, 2007

America's Beauty: Atchafalaya Basin

The Atchafalaya Basin is the U.S.'s largest river swamp, containing almost one million acres of our nation’s most significant bottomland hardwoods, swamps, bayous, and back-water lakes.

Here are photos of swampland. And here are some others of the wildlife found there.

Here is the aerial view of Atchafalaya Basin from Google.


The Adventurous Life

Do not pray for easy lives!
Pray to be stronger men.

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for powers equal to your tasks.

Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle,
but you shall be a miracle.

--Phillips Brooks.

My sister is taking the biggest step of her life! She will be going to an east Asia country to teach English as a second language.

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Never Give In!!

God bless and protect our soldiers defending freedom!

Never give in,
never give in,
never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty -
never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.
Never yield to force;
never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

--Sir Winston Churchill
October 9, 1941
Speech given at Harrow School during World War II

My prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,
Protect all the soldiers fighting against terror.

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August 4, 2007

Strange Concept: Bless Your Enemies

Do you have enemies? Do you respect Biblical truths? The Bible says to hope and pray the best for your enemies. This is hard. And must be slowly learned through many days if you have an enemy that has done a great evil toward you. You must pray every day that Jesus would help you do this and change your attitude and desire.

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August 6, 2007

The Tiny Box Full of Perfume

Mrs. Charles Cowan in her devotions, Stream In The Desert, focuses on the idea that hardships are a part of God's plan for our lives. When hard times come true Christian will pray to God. Hardships a part of God's providence.

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English Websites

Here's an English website full of links to games, lesson plans, tests and ideas called E.L. Easton English Online.or you can open it to the topics page. I found it linked from Chattanooga State Website.

Here are a bunch of links for educational sites

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Vintage Parts of Speech

I remember learning about the parts of speech from school house rock. My kids have an assignment with all these vintage videos. There assignment is to define the part of speech and then give 5 examples.



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Big Dog Grammar

If someone (an older student) needs review about grammar to prepare them for writing the Big Dog Grammar website has some definitions and exercises that can help.

Hey, what are comma splices and parallel structures anyway!?

August 7, 2007

Swan's Dairy

Today is going to be busy. But I have a special activity to do in the afternoon. I need to make a milk run. In a family with six members alot of milk is drunk.

I have the privilege of living not too far from a dairy. This dairy sells milk the old fashioned way.

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Sites For Teachers

You've got to check this site out if you're looking for instructional material for teaching. It is titled Sites For Teachers and has links all over the place.

Carl's Corner for Young Learners

If you need some good ideas, instructional material and prints outs Carl's Corner is a fun site to check out.

August 8, 2007

Little Girl Goes After Robber!

A little 7 year old girl from North Carolina took action against a robber who tried to hurt her mother and rob the convenient store where she worked. Here's a local news station that carried the story. WSBT news station shows the actual video and what actually happened in the little girls words.

August 11, 2007

Preparing For ACT and SAT

Do you have a high schooler who will be headed toward college soon? Here's a website that can help prepare from Internet 4 Classrooms.

Internet Spelling: Prefixes, Suffixes and Root words

Here are some internet games that help students learn about the root words, prefixes and suffixes:

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6th Grade Math Concepts

There is a site called Spy Guys that shows videos to the key math concepts for 6th grade and then provides a printout worksheet.

August 12, 2007

This Season Of My Life

I've figured out four important things to do in my life right now. Two of them are like people in the Bible.

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Tulsa Area Parks

Lately we've been exploring parks around the Tulsa area. Today my husband and I went to a park that used to be a popular place. It's Chandler Park.

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Oklahoma Runner 5Ks

I plan to participate in a couple of 5K races this year with my husband and children.

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August 13, 2007

God's Creation: Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is located in South Dakota. It is made up of nearly 250,000 acres. The wind and elements of nature have eroded away the soft rock formations and have displayed the different colored layers of rock.

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August 14, 2007

Favour is deceitful,
and beauty is vain:
but a woman that feareth the LORD,
she shall be praised.

Proverbs 31:30

This verse is an overall description of my life. In my years of growing up my Dad favored me more than my brothers and sisters.

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August 15, 2007

Things Working Together For Good

Last Monday our family attended the memorial service of a fallen soldier. He died in an IED explosion in Iraq.

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August 17, 2007

It's Time To Spiritually Grow!

When I was thirteen years old I became a Christian. That means I have been following the risen Christ for nearly thirty years!

There have been three times that have stood out in my Christian walk in which I seriously gave all I could to Him and seriously focused on studying, learning and following Him.

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People Need the Lord

People need the Lord is an old song from 20-something years ago that popped into my head this morning. People everywhere need God whether you're Asian, European, Hispanic, African or Caucasion. As an American I know the people in my country desperately need to think on the things of God and trust Him more. Americans have become too materialistic and prideful. God forgive us!

Here more from Steve Green:

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August 18, 2007

God's Creations: Baxter State Park

Baxter State Park in Maine is a mountainous wilderness area full of wildlife. It was organized into a state park by Percival P. Baxter. Baxter was a politician and governor of Maine. It consists of 314 square miles.

Climbing Mount Katahdin

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The Wall by Peter Sis

I remember when the Berlin Wall fell between East Germany and West Germany. It was all over the evening news. The strength of communism fell with it.

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Every Man's Battle

I was listening to the Christian radio broadcast called Family Life Today. It was the second of a two day broadcast in which a man named Ben Stuart was the guest. He is the leader of a huge Bible study that goes on weekly at Texas A & M college. During the interview he told how there is a major problem with mainly men that look at pornography via the internet.

Here's what I know about pornography.

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August 19, 2007

Like Walkin' In the Rain . . .

We came home from church in the pouring rain. It was fun walking out to the car. My three sons and I went. We had one umbrella that was starting to get old. Benjamin and I shared, except all truth be told, I did hog it and insisted on holding it. We still all got wet.

Our umbrella is getting old. You know how umbrellas start to get old don't you?

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Learn About Verbs

Here are some sites to help thoroughly learn about verbs:

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August 20, 2007

Tons Of Knowledge To Know!

Just about everybody could learn to draw better. Mrs. Happy Housewife found a site called DrawSpace.com that is full of information and is set up in a simple format to get you started.

You know what? I'm seriously coming to this conclusion: There is so much real knowledge that needs to be learned that there's just not time to be a vegging zombie couch potato and waste hours watching TV programs that someone thought up and filled with their false bias opinion!

Here's another good site for learning about music theory Mrs. H.H. found (:

I need to tell you one more thing.

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August 22, 2007

Scholastic Book Of Lists

I had the privilege of filling in for a Language Arts teacher today. Beside her desk was a well-worn book. If you see a teacher with a well-worn book you need to get a copy for yourself. It was called Scholastic Book Of Lists by James Buckley, Jr., and Robert Stremme.

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August 23, 2007

Fraction Frenzy Game

Hey, what's the GCF of these fractions?

Fraction Frenzy

August 24, 2007

Vintage Aprons

Vintage, feminine, conservative, motherly and an old-fashioned symbol of the homemaker. I love all that they represent. When I was a little girl my mom had a pillow case full of aprons and crotched doilies.

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Precious And Pleasant Riches

A few years back I memorized a couple of Bible verses. I wanted them to come true in our family life so I made them into a prayer spoken often. They were wise, pretty and poetic words found in the book of Proverbs, King James Version.

Here is the Main Objective (a teaching term) for learning this year in our household:

Through wisdom is an house builded;
and by understanding it is established:
And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

--Proverbs 24:3-4

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Granny's Apron

I wonder if Mrs. Happy Housewife wears a pretty apron when she cooks and cleans for her family? She probably does and it probably has been crispily starched (:

The vintage apron thing has been filling my mind tonight. I decided to check out the apron lady's website. And I found a sweet little hidden treasure within its pages! But first let me lead you to her gallery of the prettiest little vintage aprons around!

And now the crowning event of my blogging evening. I love this part . . .

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August 25, 2007

Birthday Card Bible Verses

Are you a Christian and want to sign a card that bestowes blessings on the person you are giving it to? Here are a few Bible verses I have found.

Numbers 6:24-26

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These songs are old and some may think a little cheesy. I like 'em anyway. They're the band Firefall from the '70's. They have a good melody and positive words. I couldn't find real good videos I mostly just wanted to hear the songs anyway:

Just Remember I Love You

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Here's a pretty song, the extended version sung by Micheal Martin Murphy. It was popular when I was around 9 years old:

Live with a symphony

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August 26, 2007

My Home Is God Himself

Taken from Streams In The Desert by Mrs. Charles Cowman:

When life gets you down remember this (if you're a Christian):

My home is God Himself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Home is God -- Author Unknown

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Are You A "Faith In God" Christian?

The cautious faith that never saws off a limb, never learns that unattached limbs find strange unaccountable ways of never falling. --Chuck Swindoll

What are you doing today? It would be an excellent deed if you showed respect and honor to God on this day of rest.

You should kick back, take about 30 minutes and enjoy a good sermon (:

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August 27, 2007

King David And His Son

I read in 1 Chronicles 28 this morning. It talked about King David and his son, Solomon who would become King after him. Here are some key verses from that passage that tell of God's relationship between David and Solomon and God:

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August 29, 2007

The Changed Cross

Mrs. Charles Cowman tells of a poem she had heard about someone who was sick and tired of the path their life had taken. The person was a Christian, God had given their certain burdens to bear. They wanted change. Then they had a dream. Mrs. Cowman in her devotinal, Streams In The Desert (published in 1925) describes it.

In each of the four Gospels Jesus commanded us to take up our cross and follow him. It is also mentioned in the Bible that the difficult things we do in our lives that are according to God's will, will help us to earn a crown that we could give to Jesus after we die.

Here's the poem:

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Classic Art Jigsaw Puzzles

Here is a website that has jigsaw puzzles. You can teach your children some about classic paintings such as
Mona Lisa
Starry Night
The Lacemaker

Here are some of our solar system.

Learning Prepositions

Do you remember the list of prepositional words that start prepositional phrases? Well, here are a few websties that teach about them.

Quia website has a game to teach prepositions.
Teaching Ideas-- this site has three games for younger learners

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Easily Confused Word

I didn't know there were so many words that could be confused with each other. I found it on the Infoplease website.

August 30, 2007

Learn From A Dictionary

There is a website to help strengthen your knowledge base. It is the Free Dictionary Website. Here a few things you can learn:
Article of the Day
In the News
This Day In History
Today's Birthday
Quotation of the Day
Word of the Day

Math 911

Mrs. Happy Housewife told of this 911 call on her blog today. It was taken from the Jay Leno Show. You gotta listen:

Handwritten: American Presidents

Here's a website that shows U.S. Presidents from Artist's perspectives. It is called The Artful Presidency.

Here are many more websites from the Reach Every Child website to help the student thoroughly learn of the presidents.

About August 2007

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