Our Journey

  • {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
  • 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
  • First, let’s define the word alternative. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary: alternative, n. “That which may be chosen or omitted; a choice of two things, so that if one is taken, the other must be left. Thus, when two things offer a choice of one only, the two things are called alternatives. In strictness, then, the word cannot be applied to more than two things, and when one thing only is offered for a choice, it is
  • First, let’s define the word alternative. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary: alternative, n. “That which may be chosen or omitted; a choice of two things, so that if one is taken, the other must be left. Thus, when two things offer a choice of one only, the two things are called alternatives. In strictness, then, the word cannot be applied to more than two things, and when one thing only is offered for a choice, it is
  • 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
  • *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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  •   Congratulations goes to… Becky Milstead!!! …for winning the Athanasius -Christian Biography For Young Readers giveaway!  Please reply to the e-mail with your mailing address within 48 hours so I can ship your book out to you (check your spam folder if you do not see the e-mail). Otherwise, I will need to select another winner. Blessings!
  •   Congratulations goes to… Becky Milstead!!! …for winning the Athanasius -Christian Biography For Young Readers giveaway!  Please reply to the e-mail with your mailing address within 48 hours so I can ship your book out to you (check your spam folder if you do not see the e-mail). Otherwise, I will need to select another winner. Blessings!
  • She was nearly seventeen years of age… and a queen for only nine days… She is often a forgotten martyr…  She was concerned more for her soul.   Her strong convictions to uphold the simple Gospel message didn’t permit her to recant. Lady Jane Grey  Read the review about Lady Jane Grey by authoress Simonetta Carr by clicking here. See the teaser trailer for Forgotten Martyr: Lady Jane Grey by clicking here. Enter for your
  • She was nearly seventeen years of age… and a queen for only nine days… She is often a forgotten martyr…  She was concerned more for her soul.   Her strong convictions to uphold the simple Gospel message didn’t permit her to recant. Lady Jane Grey  Read the review about Lady Jane Grey by authoress Simonetta Carr by clicking here. See the teaser trailer for Forgotten Martyr: Lady Jane Grey by clicking here. Enter for your
  • Bookmarks are wonderful! I know because I love to read, my husband loves to read, and well… you probably can guess that we are raising children to embrace a love of reading. When I’m short on bookmarks, all sorts of random little things laying around impose as proper holding places. Somehow, oddities just can’t quite pull the job off in the same way. 🙂 I enjoy using these as I read through Christian Biographies for
  • Bookmarks are wonderful! I know because I love to read, my husband loves to read, and well… you probably can guess that we are raising children to embrace a love of reading. When I’m short on bookmarks, all sorts of random little things laying around impose as proper holding places. Somehow, oddities just can’t quite pull the job off in the same way. 🙂 These bookmarks are designed with the Principle Approach® method of using
  • Probably like most folks, I like to try to find little ways to help our children remember people we are learning about. I thought you all may enjoy the use of these little puppets (sorry I can’t offer free printable craft sticks to go along with the puppet print out). 🙂 However, I’m sure you could find twigs in your yard or straws to use if crafts sticks aren’t hanging around your home at the
  • Probably like most folks, I like to try to find little ways to help our children remember people we are learning about. I thought you all may enjoy the use of these little puppets (sorry I can’t offer free printable craft sticks to go along with the puppet print out). 🙂 However, I’m sure you could find twigs in your yard or straws to use if crafts sticks aren’t hanging around your home at the
  • Enemies lurked and made false accusations out of their spite for the bishop. At times, the government made decisions against his favor for political gain. He was driven out, often alone… but not lonely… so he continued to press forward. Athanasius   Church history is worth our time to learn, in my opinion. Do you find it to be so, too? Last year, our family studied about the Reformer, Lady Jane Grey (the Nine Day Queen).
  • Enemies lurked and made false accusations out of their spite for the bishop. At times, the government made decisions against his favor for political gain. He was driven out, often alone… but not lonely… so he continued to press forward. Athanasius   Church history is worth our time to learn, in my opinion. Do you find it to be so, too? Last year, our family studied about the Reformer, Lady Jane Grey (the Nine Day Queen).
  • 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
  • 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
  • Grace. Have I fully understood what this means? As I research about this, my mind is being renewed! The Hebrew and Greek texts clear up suppositions which are commonly made and taught. Are you ready to challenge what you may think and understand? I find I may not always be ready, but I want to have a teachable spirit to the truth’s of Yahweh’s word so I try to set myself aside and learn at
  • Grace. Have I fully understood what this means? As I research about this, my mind is being renewed! The Hebrew and Greek texts clear up suppositions which are commonly made and taught. Are you ready to challenge what you may think and understand? I find I may not always be ready, but I want to have a teachable spirit to the truth’s of Yahweh’s word so I try to set myself aside and learn at
  • Can you believe fall is right around the corner?! I love the season of fall and I thought I’d help ya’ll kick off the school year with a little freebie. 🙂 I was inspired by this blog post at lovingmylifeasmotherandwife several years ago and I created my own version on a white foam board. But… wall space can easily be taken up with nifty things like this!  You can also print pumpkin prompts from lovingmylifeasmotherandwife!
  • Pillars. Do you know that they have more significance than just a pretty addition to architecture? My son created this piece when he was 7 years old.I absolutely love his artistic vision!!!(Chalk pastel and oil pastel.) We studied about Pillars for an art lesson quite a while back in our homescool co-op. The Word Study for our lesson on pillars taught me some things I hadn’t previously given much thought. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary: PIL’LAR, n.
  • Do you find your food budget is getting tighter? Or do you know some people who do? The Lord has been teaching us something beautiful this summer… and while it wasn’t in *Heather’s* plans… it’s richer… it’s better… and I pray you are blessed by it as well…. Our children discovered this treasure of a robin’s nest as we were picking berries. And it reminded me of that Bible verse. So, I thought it fitting
  • I was talking with a gal just the other day about privacy. She said, “It’s all gone. It doesn’t exist.” And I think she is right… to a degree. But we can work toward changing that if we show that we care enough about each other and choose to show respect for each other. There is a popular post going around titled: Parents, Do You Think Before You Post? “Every day parents use social media
  • There it was! It was sitting on a shelf… unique among common dishes in the thrift store! A picture of liberty; we could hear the horse stampeding, we could see the gentle glow of lights shining through windows, we could hear the hurried rustling of people rousing from their sleep, and we could hear the shout of Paul Revere, “The British are coming! The British are coming!!” My children found it and we were all
  • (click to enlarge) Do you enjoy sipping tea?  There are so many pretty cups to sip from. Tea cups are special. Each set we own in our family has been a special gift. In life, we are given many pretty cups of blessings and favors by our Lord to enjoy. The loveliest of all being the gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ. To me, this is the most valued *cup* of my life… and I
  • Have you wondered how to expand Bible Principles in your child’s education? What exactly does that look like? Are you having a difficult time grasping The Principle Approach® method of teaching and learning? Then this video may be key to helping you understand! This video shows how the Principle Approach® is a Classical Biblical education; using the “line upon line” model of education according to Isaiah 28:9, 10.  I hope this video helps you and
  • (click to enlarge) I was amazed when I learned that God has a calendar with appointed times (appointments) on it. I had not looked at it that way before. It makes sense though and it is proven throughout all of Scripture (in context). All of history is His Story and is on His timeline. That isn’t a new thought to many of us. A timeline pertains to time. Time relates to seconds, minutes, hours, days,
  • Do you feel overwhelmed at the thought of furthering your own [re]education?  I know I did! After all, I’m a wife, a mother and I have a home to manage full-time! You know all about it because you live a busy and productive life, too. With all that our home-life ministries/careers call us to do, how can we possibly manage to further our own education (let alone re-educate ourselves)?! Well, today I have it impressed
  • How often do you allow yourself to *veer* off your lesson plans to follow the Holy Spirit’s leading? Remember, God (YHVH) does not use a curriculum with us in life; He leads us with His Word and His Holy Spirit. Will we be teachable and set a teachable example for our children? It’s what the Principle Approach® method of teaching and learning is about… being led by the Holy Spirit.  What does He want you
  • 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 our Savior?!! God was working behind the scenes
  • ©Principled Academy 2013   It all started as a project for a recent girls’ club in our homeschool co-op. One of my daughters did a word study for the word drink, and she decided on this verse for the devotion and craft: 13 “Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I
  • If you have a child artist or are an artist yourself, you know how special handmade items are. Today, I’m going to share my labor of love for my co-op kids with you. © Principled Academy 2013(click photo to enlarge) At the end of each school year, my husband and I look at individual works of art by each child from special categories (i.e. Master Artist, Artist Studies, Art History Studies, etc.). These pieces are
  • It’s that time again for me to sit down with each of our children and positively review how things are going with their learning. These things are actually addressed on a weekly basis at our Sunday night family meetings. However, the quarterly overview gives them a broader picture about what they have each accomplished. © Principled Academy   I love the criteria offered in the Noah Plan curricula! It helps for the kids to have

4 thoughts on “Under Drake’s Flag!- Review

  • We LOVE history audiobooks. Makes it SO easy to listen on the go, and we’re on the go a lot. 😉

  • I know that my church family will enjoy this. I am deaf and can’t lipread on this audio but great idea for my church family. If I win this, this will be in the collection among the church’s library for them to borrow.

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