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Why History Teaches Us to Hope

This is the very first article that I have written since my son, our first child, was born. As my wife and I train him up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, the most important thing that we will teach him, outside of Scripture, is history. We will be teaching history not only so that he will know ...

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History Lesson Plan For Under Drake’s Flag Part 4

Under Drake’s Flag – 4 Disc 2 (Tracks 4-7) By Jodie Wolfe The beginning of this set of tracks looks like there is no hope for Ned and Gerald to escape the clutches of the Grand Inquisitor. Will they die for their faith or will something else happen? Keep listening to hear the exciting end of the audio drama. Vocabulary ...

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7 Reasons Why Traditions Are Vital For Families

Family traditions aren’t just fun ways of making memories with those you love. They are vital to building a strong family bond. There are many other reasons why creating and honoring family traditions are so important: Traditions tell a story – your story! Family traditions provide your family with a source of identity. They teach your children about where you ...

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What Americans Are Missing On Valentine’s Day

What Americans Are Missing On Valentine’s Day

This is true love.  You think this happens every day? —Westley, The Princess Bride (1987)   So This Is Love? I recently did an Internet search for “love” — and got 8.6 billion results. As you can imagine, the definitions and descriptions of true love are all over the place. Most say love is an overpowering emotion and relentless existential ...

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Who Was Sir Francis Drake?

Francis Drake was born in Tavistock, in Devon, England around 1540 (we don’t know his actual birthday). He became a sailor at a young age and by 1567 he began voyaging the sea for his country, England. Just beginning his career as a privateer, Drake was attacked by a Spanish squadron and lost two ships. However, Drake showed grace under ...

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There’s No Place Like Homeschool For The Holidays

The month of December can get hectic very quickly, making homeschooling a real challenge some days. Attempting to homeschool on top of all the extra cooking, cleaning, baking, crafting, and celebrating puts a lot of pressure on homeschool families. Many mothers (and kids) are burned out and ready for a break. After nine years of homeschooling, I have discovered that ...

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History Lesson Plan: An Introduction to Under Drake’s Flag

Over the next months, we’ll be taking a detailed look at the audio, Under Drake’s Flag. I thought it would be fun way to kick off the series by learning more about Sir Francis Drake and the time period in which he lived. Journey back in time with me. Vocabulary Amoeba, bacterial, circumnavigate, dysentery, Elizabethan era, flagship, hygiene, pirate, Promised ...

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Two Untold Truths of American Independence

We think we know everything there is to know about the Revolutionary War and the fight for American Independence. From the very Declaration of Independence, to the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, to Valley Forge and beyond …these events have been etched into our minds and have become a part of our shared American heritage for as long as we ...

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The Real Story of St. Patrick

What do you think about when you think about St. Patrick’s Day?  Green?  A leprechaun and a pot of gold?  A shamrock shake from McDonalds?  Or maybe corned beef, cabbage and potatoes? If you ask most people, even those who proudly claim their Irish blood, they typically have no clue who St. Patrick was.  (Next person you see, ask them ...

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This Week In History – October 2nd – October 8th

On this week’s episode of Live the Adventure Radio, Executive Producer Bill Heid, Associate Producer Aaron Fullan, and Off The Grid News editor Michael Faust are going to discuss important dates in history from October 2nd – October 8th. It is our hope and our prayer that you use this information to not just reflect on what God has done ...

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