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[…]

Under Drake’s Flag!- Review

{At the end of this review you’ll also find activities to go along with this audio drama.} Brief Historical Background It can be easy, perhaps, to think of the Reformation as having only taken place during the 17th century… the time of the Pilgrims. It began, however, in the 14th century with Wycliffe.  Francis Drake lived in the 16th century. He was the oldest of 12 children. His father was a Protestant farmer, thus danger Read more about Under Drake’s Flag!- Review[…]

Review: Under Drake’s Flag!

This is a Review for “Under Drake’s Flag.” Disclosure: In exchange for an honest review and promotion, I received a free copy of the audio drama. No other compensation was received. I am disclosing this information in compliance with FTC Regulations. {At the end of this review you’ll also find activities to go along with this audio drama.} Brief Historical Background It can be easy, perhaps, to think of the Reformation as having only taken Read more about Review: Under Drake’s Flag![…]

Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation and Epistles!- #ReformationDay Blog Series

Simply Charlotte Mason is generously giving away one copy of their Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation and Epistles family study handbook!! If you are the type of individual who thrives on a routine but can get overwhelmed with the rigidity of a schedule, you will love this handbook!! However, this still works for the individual who thrives off of a rigid schedule as you could write in your dates!! {Click image to enlarge the photo!} In Read more about Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation and Epistles!- #ReformationDay Blog Series[…]

Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation and Epistles!- #ReformationDay Blog Series

*Full disclosure: I did receive a personal copy of this book for private use in exchange for a review. My review is my honest opinion of this product. I am disclosing this information in compliance with the FTC Regulations. Simply Charlotte Mason is generously giving away one copy of their Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation and Epistles family study handbook!! If you are the type of individual who thrives on a routine but can get overwhelmed Read more about Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation and Epistles!- #ReformationDay Blog Series[…]

The Mighty Works of God- Reformation Day

Today, we are blessed with an article and a downloadable giveaway for all by Ruth Smith of The Pilgrim Institute! It is our hope that you enjoy reading and learning about the blessings we have which were birthed out of The Reformation. We pray you will be impacted for His Glory! ~Heather Understanding the Bible in English on the Chain of Christianity is important to a proper understanding of what would come to be known as Read more about The Mighty Works of God- Reformation Day[…]

The Mighty Works of God- Reformation Day

Today, we are blessed with an article and a downloadable giveaway for all by Ruth Smith of The Pilgrim Institute! It is our hope that you enjoy reading and learning about the blessings we have which were birthed out of The Reformation. We pray you will be impacted for His Glory! ~Heather Understanding the Bible in English on the Chain of Christianity is important to a proper understanding of what would come to be known as Read more about The Mighty Works of God- Reformation Day[…]

Crown and Covenant Series- #Reformation Day Blog Series

Are you aware that the Reformation took place in Scotland as well? Would you love to learn about it in an adventurous way? This was our experience as we read through the Crown and Covenant series by Douglas Bond… We basked in the glory of the green and purple hills spotted with sheep. The warmth of the sun was felt as the clouds broke, and it was hidden yet again as soon as they cloaked Read more about Crown and Covenant Series- #Reformation Day Blog Series[…]

Crown and Covenant Series- #Reformation Day Blog Series

Are you aware that the Reformation took place in Scotland as well? Would you love to learn about it in an adventurous way? This was our experience as we read through the Crown and Covenant series by Douglas Bond… We basked in the glory of the green and purple hills spotted with sheep. The warmth of the sun was felt as the clouds broke, and it was hidden yet again as soon as they cloaked Read more about Crown and Covenant Series- #Reformation Day Blog Series[…]

Athanasius Revolutionary of Orthodoxy- #ReformationDay Blog Series

Look what we just received in the mail! Jay Peters of Alleyway Studios is generously offering his film: Athanasius Revolutionary of Orthodoxy. Is Jesus a created being?  What is the deity of Christ? Gain understanding of the differences of these theologies. (Click to enlarge photo.) This film covers the background of Arius and Athanasius, gives an objective contrast between the beliefs of these two men, their reasoning for what they believed, and how it has Read more about Athanasius Revolutionary of Orthodoxy- #ReformationDay Blog Series[…]

Athanasius Revolutionary of Orthodoxy- #ReformationDay Blog Series

Look what we just received in the mail! Jay Peters of Alleyway Studios is generously offering his film: Athanasius Revolutionary of Orthodoxy. Is Jesus a created being?  What is the deity of Christ? Gain understanding of the differences of these theologies. (Click to enlarge photo.) This film covers the background of Arius and Athanasius, gives an objective contrast between the beliefs of these two men, their reasoning for what they believed, and how it has Read more about Athanasius Revolutionary of Orthodoxy- #ReformationDay Blog Series[…]

Giveaways & Reformation Day!

Are you ready to learn more about church history this year? We have learned so.much. since we started studying church history and it has caused us to have greater understanding about how many events have unfolded over the years. This year, some wonderful people are participating in giveaways! Be sure to follow us closely this month for your chance to win some quality materials to add to your homeschool libraries! Along with some giveaways will Read more about Giveaways & Reformation Day![…]

Giveaways & Reformation Day!

Are you ready to learn more about church history this year? We have learned so.much. since we started studying church history and it has caused us to have greater understanding about how many events have unfolded over the years. This year, some wonderful people are participating in giveaways! Be sure to follow us closely this month for your chance to win some quality materials to add to your homeschool libraries! Along with some giveaways will Read more about Giveaways & Reformation Day![…]

Reformation Party!- Homeschool Co-op

This is a pretty laid back party plan! Presentations, Art, Themed Games, Snacks and Fellowship! First, some kids got up and did a presentation about what interested them. Then I gave a summary about what the Protestant Reformation was and then our kids gave their *drama presentation* about Lady Jane Grey. Afterward, there was a brief lesson about stained glass windows and churches. Then the kids made *faux stained glass* art. © Principled Academy Didn’t Read more about Reformation Party!- Homeschool Co-op[…]

Reformation Party!- Homeschool Co-op

This is a pretty laid back party plan! Presentations, Art, Themed Games, Snacks and Fellowship! First, some kids got up and did a presentation about what interested them. Then I gave a summary about what the Protestant Reformation was and then our kids gave their *drama presentation* about Lady Jane Grey. Afterward, there was a brief lesson about stained glass windows and churches. Then the kids made *faux stained glass* art. © Principled Academy Didn’t Read more about Reformation Party!- Homeschool Co-op[…]

Make a Guard Costume!

Please keep in mind that we are making do with items we have on hand for our family report on the Protestant Reformer Lady Jane Grey. That being said, we totally know that our costumes are not 100% accurate for the time period.  I found this guard/knight shirt at Good Will a few years back. We only have one so a few years back we had our younger son wear a long sleeved shirt (I Read more about Make a Guard Costume![…]

Make a Guard Costume!

Please keep in mind that we are making do with items we have on hand for our family report on the Protestant Reformer Lady Jane Grey. That being said, we totally know that our costumes are not 100% accurate for the time period.  I found this guard/knight shirt at Good Will a few years back. We only have one so a few years back we had our younger son wear a long sleeved shirt (I Read more about Make a Guard Costume![…]

Renaissance Dress- Part 1

Renaissance Dress Lady Jane Grey is the Protestant Reformer our kids are doing a report on this year. Here is the ensemble of items from around our house which one of our girls will be wearing: © Principled Academy This is how we made a renaissance dress with what we have on hand…  © Principled AcademyThis is a simple skirt she sewed a while back. © Principled AcademyThis is a shirt from her closet. © Read more about Renaissance Dress- Part 1[…]

Renaissance Dress- Part 1

Renaissance Dress Lady Jane Grey is the Protestant Reformer our kids are doing a report on this year. Here is the ensemble of items from around our house which one of our girls will be wearing: © Principled Academy This is how we made a renaissance dress with what we have on hand…  © Principled AcademyThis is a simple skirt she sewed a while back. © Principled AcademyThis is a shirt from her closet. © Read more about Renaissance Dress- Part 1[…]

Craft a Renaissance Queen’s Crown!

I have to admit that I have no idea why Queen Mary wore a crown like the one below. Okay, well, really I haven’t researched yet to see if this is actually considered a crown. Nonetheless, she is depicted in paintings as wearing something similar to this: © Principled Academy As you know from my previous post, we are studying a Protestant Reformer a year and this year we are learning about Lady Jane Grey Read more about Craft a Renaissance Queen’s Crown![…]

Craft a Renaissance Queen’s Crown!

I have to admit that I have no idea why Queen Mary wore a crown like the one below. Okay, well, really I haven’t researched yet to see if this is actually considered a crown. Nonetheless, she is depicted in paintings as wearing something similar to this: © Principled Academy As you know from my previous post, we are studying a Protestant Reformer a year and this year we are learning about Lady Jane Grey Read more about Craft a Renaissance Queen’s Crown![…]

Word Study Wednesday- Define Reform

Since we are leading up to Reformation Day, I thought I’d do a word study on the word reform. What does it mean to reform? Webster’s 1828 Dictionary: REFORM’, v.t. [L. reformo; re and formo, to form.] 1. To change from worse to better; to amend; to correct; to restore to a former good state, or to bring from a bad to a good state; as, to reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners Read more about Word Study Wednesday- Define Reform[…]

Word Study Wednesday- Define Reform

Since we are leading up to Reformation Day, I thought I’d do a word study on the word reform. What does it mean to reform? Webster’s 1828 Dictionary: REFORM’, v.t. [L. reformo; re and formo, to form.] 1. To change from worse to better; to amend; to correct; to restore to a former good state, or to bring from a bad to a good state; as, to reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners Read more about Word Study Wednesday- Define Reform[…]

Reformation Day! William Tyndale

Last year, I read The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day by Scott O’Dell for our family read aloud. Oh Mr. Tyndale… he sacrificed so much of his life to translate the Bible and print it in English so people could have their own  Bibles to read. His health was so meager toward the end of his life. His life… did he think much of it when fulfilling such a purpose for others? To Read more about Reformation Day! William Tyndale[…]

Reformation Day! William Tyndale

Last year, I read The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day by Scott O’Dell for our family read aloud. Oh Mr. Tyndale… he sacrificed so much of his life to translate the Bible and print it in English so people could have their own  Bibles to read. His health was so meager toward the end of his life. His life… did he think much of it when fulfilling such a purpose for others? To Read more about Reformation Day! William Tyndale[…]

Reformation Day! Lady Jane Grey

When I learned about Reformation Day, I didn’t understand why I had never heard of it while growing up! And I wonder why more churches don’t highlight it? It was an important time in history! This year, our family is learning about Lady Jane Grey. Have you ever heard of her? I just learned about her when researching. She was a queen for only 9 days! I am very excited to learn about this book Read more about Reformation Day! Lady Jane Grey[…]

Reformation Day! Lady Jane Grey

When I learned about Reformation Day, I didn’t understand why I had never heard of it while growing up! And I wonder why more churches don’t highlight it? It was an important time in history! This year, our family is learning about Lady Jane Grey. Have you ever heard of her? I just learned about her when researching. She was a queen for only 9 days! I am very excited to learn about this book Read more about Reformation Day! Lady Jane Grey[…]