Reformation Day Revival: Sharing the Joy of God’s Word Where You Stand

The bowl of candy sat on the desk, hugged by little papers blanketed in a brief history of the cause to effect of the Protestant Reformation. Two tall LED candles, on either side of the bowl, lit up the cross overlooking the bowl. Bibles were stacked to the right with little notes: “Free Bibles, Please take one. Happy Reformation Day!” A sign hung up behind and above the cross with the same brief history of Read more about Reformation Day Revival: Sharing the Joy of God’s Word Where You Stand[…]

Free Principle Approach® Lesson: Foundations of Language

It’s Membership Monday! Have you been enjoying our free Principle Approach® video lessons? Remember that Principled Academy’s Caterpillar Club Members have full access to lessons with printable lesson content and 4R (Research, Reason, Relate, and Record) notebook pages. What is the foundation of language? How is language a tool for obtaining liberty? What is the basic principle? Research Do a word study Find out the Leading Idea Find out the Bible Principle Reason and Relate Read more about Free Principle Approach® Lesson: Foundations of Language[…]

9 Scriptural Truths You Need to Know for Your Homeschool

Are you homeschooling with all that you can muster within you? Except that maybe you either can’t afford or manage the time for the extra art classes, the gymnastics, the fun drama classes, the ballet lessons, the volleyball teams, the football teams, the basketball teams, the piano/violin lessons, the debate club… and oh how that list can grow. Especially if you have multiple children!  Do you feel as though you are failing at providing your Read more about 9 Scriptural Truths You Need to Know for Your Homeschool[…]

The Feast of Dedication- 2013 Reflections

In my last post about the Feast of Dedication, I mentioned that we didn’t yet have our own menorah. Cool Daddy learned of where we could purchase one, and so he did… right in the middle of this celebration. We were all delighted to have one to light before the 8 days ended!! As I share about our family’s journey with Biblical Feasts, please do not be offended by what we learn, ponder and share. Read more about The Feast of Dedication- 2013 Reflections[…]

The Feast of Dedication- It’s in the Bible!

Did you grow up celebrating The Feast of Dedication? I didn’t and I grew up in a Christian home. My husband hadn’t either and was even less likely to as he grew up in a secular home. Or… was he less likely to? We, like many other Christians, are just now beginning to learn and celebrate this Biblically historical holiday. I had seen pictures of Menorahs around… here and there… when growing up. I never Read more about The Feast of Dedication- It’s in the Bible![…]

Purim Party! ~Homeschool Co-op

While we are not Jewish, we find that Purim is a cause for Christians to celebrate too! Providentially, God chose Jesus Christ to be born through the Jewish line. The prophets foretold of a coming Savior but as time passed an enemy of the Jews rose up. Haman’s plot, if successful, would have killed all of the Jews. If that happened, how would we have Jesus Christ (Yeshua) our Savior?!! God was working behind the Read more about Purim Party! ~Homeschool Co-op[…]

Purim Party! ~Homeschool Co-op

While we are not Jewish, we find that Purim is a cause for Christians to celebrate too! Providentially, God chose Jesus Christ to be born through the Jewish line. The prophets foretold of a coming Savior but as time passed an enemy of the Jews rose up. Haman’s plot, if successful, would have killed all of the Jews. If that happened, how would we have Jesus Christ (Yeshua) our Savior?!! God was working behind the Read more about Purim Party! ~Homeschool Co-op[…]

Purim! What’s There for Christians to Celebrate?

Purim is coming up February 23rd! This is not one of the Lord’s Feasts (Leviticus 23) commanded for believers to celebrate. However, as I learn about Purim and reflect on the book of Esther, I think there is cause for Christians to celebrate as well! Bible Principle: Jeremiah 23:5-6 5 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute Read more about Purim! What’s There for Christians to Celebrate?[…]

Purim! What’s There for Christians to Celebrate?

Purim is coming up February 23rd! This is not one of the Lord’s Feasts (Leviticus 23) commanded for believers to celebrate. However, as I learn about Purim and reflect on the book of Esther, I think there is cause for Christians to celebrate as well! Bible Principle: Jeremiah 23:5-6 5 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute Read more about Purim! What’s There for Christians to Celebrate?[…]

New Year’s Resolutions

I have only two.To shama.To do. Shama is the Hebrew word meaning to hear. Source  I like to plan, but do you know that my plans most often times don’t go exactly how I’d like them to? Can you relate? You wanna know a lesson I have learned?  “Do not boast about tomorrow,For you do not know what a day may bring forth.” ~ Proverbs 27:1 NKJV “My thoughts are not your thoughts,Nor are your ways Read more about New Year’s Resolutions[…]

New Year’s Resolutions

I have only two.To shama.To do. Shama is the Hebrew word meaning to hear. Source  I like to plan, but do you know that my plans most often times don’t go exactly how I’d like them to? Can you relate? You wanna know a lesson I have learned?  “Do not boast about tomorrow,For you do not know what a day may bring forth.” ~ Proverbs 27:1 NKJV “My thoughts are not your thoughts,Nor are your ways Read more about New Year’s Resolutions[…]

The Darkest Nights- Expectant Light!

Truth. It begins with God Himself. These are the darkest nights of the year. We have learned that most logically, Christ was conceived around this time of year… around the Feast of Dedication. Mary was most likely just pregnant with the Light of this world… not giving birth to (Jesus) Yeshua. During the darkest of nights the pure and true light of the world… truth… was in the womb awaiting to be birthed nine months Read more about The Darkest Nights- Expectant Light![…]

The Darkest Nights- Expectant Light!

Truth. It begins with God Himself. These are the darkest nights of the year. We have learned that most logically, Christ was conceived around this time of year… around the Feast of Dedication. Mary was most likely just pregnant with the Light of this world… not giving birth to (Jesus) Yeshua. During the darkest of nights the pure and true light of the world… truth… was in the womb awaiting to be birthed nine months Read more about The Darkest Nights- Expectant Light![…]

Hanukkah at Home

Hanukkah is the Hebrew word for dedication. If you have been following my posts, you’ll know that this is our family’s first year celebrating this anniversary and learning how it pertains to the New Testament church. This is a little surprise that awaited the kids for part of their breakfast. © Principled Academy Special Little Touches: © Principled Academy © Principled Academy © Principled Academy  I found Hanukkah themed coloring pages here. The Feast of Read more about Hanukkah at Home[…]

Hanukkah at Home

Hanukkah is the Hebrew word for dedication. If you have been following my posts, you’ll know that this is our family’s first year celebrating this anniversary and learning how it pertains to the New Testament church. This is a little surprise that awaited the kids for part of their breakfast. © Principled Academy Special Little Touches: © Principled Academy © Principled Academy © Principled Academy  I found Hanukkah themed coloring pages here. The Feast of Read more about Hanukkah at Home[…]

Simple Hanukkah Party- Homeschool Co-op

When I say simple… I mean preparations for decor, games and snacks. By no means are the lessons to be found in this celebration simple. I can testify that the lessons cause personal deep reflection which leads to personal re-dedication and a preparation of my heart. I may share some of these personal thoughts soon. © Principled AcademyBalloons and a table runner were pretty much the only decorations for this year.It’s what we had time Read more about Simple Hanukkah Party- Homeschool Co-op[…]

Simple Hanukkah Party- Homeschool Co-op

When I say simple… I mean preparations for decor, games and snacks. By no means are the lessons to be found in this celebration simple. I can testify that the lessons cause personal deep reflection which leads to personal re-dedication and a preparation of my heart. I may share some of these personal thoughts soon. © Principled AcademyBalloons and a table runner were pretty much the only decorations for this year.It’s what we had time Read more about Simple Hanukkah Party- Homeschool Co-op[…]

Eight Days! Celebrate!

As I continue learning about the Feast of Dedication, I am learning that there are two other names which may be used for it: Chanukkah: pronounced as Hanukkah and that’s the Hebrew word for *dedication.* The Festival of Lights: this may be because the pure oil (enough for one day) found remaining in the Holy Temple may have been extended by God for eight days. There doesn’t seem to be any historical evidence of this Read more about Eight Days! Celebrate![…]

Eight Days! Celebrate!

As I continue learning about the Feast of Dedication, I am learning that there are two other names which may be used for it: Chanukkah: pronounced as Hanukkah and that’s the Hebrew word for *dedication.* The Festival of Lights: this may be because the pure oil (enough for one day) found remaining in the Holy Temple may have been extended by God for eight days. There doesn’t seem to be any historical evidence of this Read more about Eight Days! Celebrate![…]

Feast of Dedication- Celebrate!

I am continually marveled at what meaning there is behind celebrations that a) are commanded by God for believers to celebrate and b) are rooted in nothing other than cause for celebration because of something God had done! All of the Biblical Feasts (major and minor) have taught me personal lessons and cause deep personal reflection. I am thankful for them. We are learning about the Feast of Dedication! Will you join us as I Read more about Feast of Dedication- Celebrate![…]

Feast of Dedication- Celebrate!

I am continually marveled at what meaning there is behind celebrations that a) are commanded by God for believers to celebrate and b) are rooted in nothing other than cause for celebration because of something God had done! All of the Biblical Feasts (major and minor) have taught me personal lessons and cause deep personal reflection. I am thankful for them. We are learning about the Feast of Dedication! Will you join us as I Read more about Feast of Dedication- Celebrate![…]

Word Study Wednesday- Define Heart Link Up

This week’s word study on the word heart is branching off of my word study last week about the word rib. Gina at A Cherished Keeper is hosting these Word Study Wednesdays. Be sure to check out her post, too! Heart. This is another little word that has a lot to offer. It gives me some things to think about, that’s for certain. Defining the word heart (Researching): Webster’s 1828 Dictionary 2. The inner part Read more about Word Study Wednesday- Define Heart Link Up[…]

Word Study Wednesday- Link Up Define Rib

Have you started your own Word Studies yet? If you decide to and if you are blogging about them, consider linking up with A Cherished Keeper! I chose to study the word rib and I have to say that I had no idea where *4R-ing this this little three letter word would take me! (*4R- Research, Reason, Relate, Record.) I’m not going to pretend that I fully understand all that this little word means. I’m Read more about Word Study Wednesday- Link Up Define Rib[…]

Word Study Wednesday- Link Up Define Ear

I like word studies! It’s okay, you can think that’s strange or boring. BUT I’d like to challenge you to give it a try and then see what you think about them. My friend Gina at A Cherished Keeper is hosting Word Study Wednesdays. What’s a Word Study? Why even bother with doing one? You can learn answers to those questions here at this post by Principled Mom.  I was challenged by a gal a Read more about Word Study Wednesday- Link Up Define Ear[…]

What do Fractions have to do with Jesus?

God’s perfect timing continues to amaze me! I had an unplanned Math lesson with my 7 year old daughter on Good Friday. The next lesson in our RightStart (TM) Mathematics curriculum was on fractions. So, I looked up the word “fraction” for her in the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary. This is where it all begins!FRAC’TION, n. [L. fractio, frango, fractus, to break. See Break.]           1. The act of breaking or state of being broken, especially by violence.           2. In Read more about What do Fractions have to do with Jesus?[…]