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How Stonewall Jackson Got His Name

Stonewall Jackson

This month marks 157 years since the First Battle of Bull Run. The United States has come a long way since then. However, it still bears the scars left behind by the Civil War. Today, most see the Confederate Army and key figures such as Stonewall Jackson as nothing but symbols of slavery. Nonetheless, there’s another side to the story. ...

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Alfred’s Wisdom Came From The Fear Of The Lord

fear of the lord

Wisdom is rooted in the fear of the Lord. We must understand that God rules the universe and that we don’t. We must take God very seriously. Moreover, we must reverence and honor Him. We must listen to His word and obey it. Alfred understood this. Even as a young boy, Alfred realized how important it was for him to ...

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Sir Francis Drake: America’s Forgotten Founder

The greatest spiritual endeavors and achievements in the past have been those energized by faith and hope. —Ian Murray, The Puritan Hope (1971) Most Christians don’t know the power of their own faith. They think like underdogs and that has real world consequences. —Malcolm Gladwell, at the Catalyst Conference (2013)   Drake’s Faith In the epilogue of his best-selling classic, ...

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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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