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Sunday, January 31, 2016

February Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband

It's hard to believe we are already finished with the month of January! I must say this year has not started out anything like I thought it would.

My family was at church on Wednesday, January 6th, taking down Christmas decorations in the sanctuary when the unthinkable happened. My husband fell off of the 8 foot ladder that he was working on as he tried to hang up one of the banners in our church sanctuary. I ran to him and he was unresponsive at first. An alert friend immediately called 911. I was a mess, crying and scared that I had lost my husband. A dear friend helped to calm me down so I could call my mother-in-law and father-in-law. I couldn't stop crying so she did all the talking. As I was crying, I was praying and pleading with God to spare Phil's life.

God heard and answered my prayers. I am so thankful! Phil was in ICU Wednesday through Friday before being released. The symptoms from the acute concussion were terrible for my sweet husband. Vomiting, nausea, and headaches plagued him night and day. There were times when all I could do was cry out to God and pray the Scriptures for healing and comfort that I had taken the time over the years to memorize. I cried out and rebuked the devil too! There were nights that Phil and I both took turns praying Scriptures and asking God to intervene in what was an awful and painful time for him.

God was faithful to answer our prayers every single time as moments of relief for Phil were granted. The neurologist says it will take time for Phil to get back to his normal routine of life. Thankfully the nausea, vomiting, and headaches have stopped, but Phil hasn't been released to go back to work or to resume his work-outs. My husband is a very active man so this waiting is hard for him. But I remind him that God is in control and His timing is perfect. He still has some dizziness that comes and goes so he can't overdo it. I'm taking care of him and encouraging him to relax as much as possible and let me handle everything around the house.

Friends and family have been the hands and feet of God during this time. We are so blessed to have such love in our lives. I would ask that you'd remember my husband in your prayers for a complete healing and no long term side effects from this injury. You all know how much I believe in the power of prayer and I thank you for joining me in praying for Phil's healing.

I'm determined now more than ever to continue to pray every month for my husband and to invite you to join me each month by sharing the Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband.

Here is the February Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband. Simply click on the image below to download and print your copy.

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Thanks again, friends, for your prayers and for joining me in the month of February as we pray together for our husbands!

Walking in His Grace, 
Laurie





Wednesday, December 30, 2015

January Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband

Are you ready to join me in praying for our husbands in 2016? The January Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband is ready for you to download for FREE!

Our husbands have a huge task of being the spiritual leader in our homes and to love us as Christ loves the church. They can only do the will of God for their lives through perseverance and submission to Jesus and the indwelling work of the Holy Spirit.

What a humble privilege for us to be able to partner with them by interceding in prayer on their behalf every day! God has promised us that His Word will not return void and that it will accomplish that for which it is sent out for. (Isaiah 55:11).

Let's stand on God's Word as we pray the Scriptures for our husbands in 2016! You will find a new Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband here at Grace-Filled-Moments on the first of every month. Be sure to subscribe (and confirm your subscription) by email so the FREE Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband can be delivered straight to your inbox each month.



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Walking in His Grace, 
Laurie




Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband

Sorry to be a day late with the December Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband. It's been a busy time here between celebrating Thanksgiving in November and now preparing for Christmas.

Yesterday we had a family day and put up our Christmas tree. I made a big pot of chili and cornbread for supper. It was a great time! It's a family Christmas tradition that we've enjoyed every year on December 1st.

I'm so thankful for your faithfulness to join me each month in praying for our husbands using my Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband. I want to encourage you to not grow weary in praying for your husband. God is working even if you can't see any fruit from your prayers yet. Trust that God's Word will not return void and that it will accomplish that for which it is sent out for (Isaiah 55:11).

I would love to pray for you if you feel led to leave me a comment below. Even so, know that I am indeed praying for each one of you!

To download your FREE December Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband, simply click on the image below.

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Walking in His Grace, 
Laurie

Thursday, November 26, 2015

17 Ways to Celebrate Jesus This Christmas

Keeping Jesus the focus at Christmas is very important to my family. Over the years, I have created a list of family traditions that we enjoy together every year at Christmas. I'm always looking for new ideas that I can add to our list of Christmas traditions that will help us to celebrate Jesus.

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You are going to LOVE this list of 17 ways to celebrate Jesus this Christmas as we keep Him our focus during the most wonderful time of the year! There are a few ideas that I'll be adding to my list of Christmas family traditions this year!

Join me now over at Life of a Homeschool Mom where I'm sharing our family's Christmas traditions along with a round up of posts from other bloggers who are Keeping Jesus the Focus at Christmas!

Which ideas are you excited about sharing with your family this year at Christmas? Be sure to let me know in comments section of my post over at Life of a Homeschool Mom as I join Heather and other bloggers for ABCs of Homeschooling Through the Holidays!


Walking in His Grace, 
Laurie
 
 
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Monday, November 2, 2015

Brinkman Adventures: Season 3 Review

My son and I love listening to the Brinkman Adventures! Recently, as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I had the opportunity to review Brinkman Adventures: Season 3 with my son. I received the physical CD set for this review. My son was so excited when our package came in the mail! He said, "Alright, I love the Brinkman Adventures! When can we start listening to this one?" We enjoyed listening to the Brinkman Adventures for fun in our homeschool!

The Brinkman Adventures were created by Ian Bultman. He conceived the idea on hot, summer day in July sitting in a hotel room as he was praying and reading his Bible. He was reading in Luke 8:16-18 when the idea came to him.
"No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.  For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.  Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have." -Luke 8:16-18

The first season of the Brinkman Adventures was released nationally on Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 2012.
Brinkman Adventures Season 3 Review


Brinkman Adventures: Season 3 contains four CD's with episodes 25-36. It's 5+ hours of adventures! From the Brinkman Adventures website:

"The family returns for another exciting season of missionary stories and family adventures.  From dangerous terrorists and a Taliban jail to threatening wolves and hypothermia, new challenges push our characters to the limit of endurance and force them to face their deepest fears.  Travel the globe from Ecuador to Kashmir and from Africa to Alaska as you listen to these amazing stories and discover God's wonderful truths!"


Brinkman Adventures Season 3 Review


Disc 1:
  1. God's Mule
  2. Mountain Mover
  3. The Silent Ambassador
Disc 2:
  1. Translating Trouble
  2. Man-Up
  3. Acorns & Oaks
Disc 3:
  1. A Saint's Story, Pt. 1
  2. A Saint's Story, Pt. 2
  3. Untouched
Disc 4:
  1. Busy Bees and a Bullhorn
  2. Missionary Tourist, Pt. 1
  3. Missionary Tourist, Pt. 2
These four CD's come packaged in a sturdy plastic case with a full color picture of one of the adventures you'll hear in Season 3 in the package sleeve. All of the stories are actual powerful missionary stories brought to life by the Brinkman family adventures. They will strengthen your family's faith as they have our family's faith.

My son and I enjoyed listening to each story and had a fruitful time of discussion on many spiritual topics that were weaved as lessons throughout Season 3 of the Brinkman Adventures.

If you're wanting to fill your child's heart with the importance of the Great Commission Jesus left for us all before leaving this world, then use the stories of real missionaries found in the Brinkman Adventures. They're sure to be a big hit in your home as they are in mine!


You can discover even more at the Brinkman Adventure website. Learn about what happened in each story as you go behind the scenes; meet actual missionaries; and watch behind the scenes videos! 

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

November Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband


I believe in the power of praying the Scriptures for my husband! As we head into November - a month that is all about being thankful, I want to encourage you to focus on all the ways you are thankful for your husband.

It's important we are intentional about the thoughts we think about our husbands. I know this to be a true statement because I've seen it too many times in the past where I have dug a deep pit with the negative thoughts I've let enter my mind concerning my husband. If you continue to let this thought pattern prevail in your mind, those thoughts will manifest into feelings that will have a negative impact on your marriage.

You can break the bad habit of negative thoughts toward your husband today! God tells us how in His Word.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. ~Philippians 4:8

This Scripture verse transformed my thought patterns concerning my husband! Whenever thoughts try to enter my mind that do not line up with the truth of this verse, I have learned to quickly cast aside that thought and replace it with one of these traits above: true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy. I hope you will be encouraged to do the same.

Another habit that will help you to transform your thoughts concerning your husband is to pray for him. As I've said here before, even more than carrying the title of "husband", my husband is more importantly my brother in Christ and he needs my prayers.

When you begin to pray for your husband, you will see a change in your thoughts toward him.

When you see areas where he is struggling, instead of complaining or letting it create a division in your marriage, you will see specific areas to concentrate your prayers for him.

Here's the November Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband. It is my prayer that you will print a copy of this marriage prayer calendar and place it within your home so that you will see it every day and pray the verse for your husband.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7LojdIBvPilOE44QlI5RHBoMFU/view?usp=sharing
Simply click on this image to download your Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband

I promise you, you will begin to see a difference in your thoughts toward your husband. Your marriage will become stronger, and peace will come into your home. I've experienced it in my own marriage and home, and know God can do it for you and your marriage too.

Walking in His Grace, 
Laurie






Friday, October 30, 2015

Standard Deviants Accelerate Review

I love using online learning options in our homeschool as a way to put something exciting and different into our daily homeschool routine. Recently as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I was selected to participate in a review of Standard Deviants Accelerate which offers online learning in these Homeschool Courses for your kids in grades 3-12:

  • Arithmetic (grades 3+)
  • Fundamental Math (grades 4+)
  • Earth Science (grades 6+)
  • Nutrition (grades 6+)
  • Biology (grades 7+)
  • Algebra (grades 7+)
  • Chemistry (grades 9+)
  • English Comp (grades 9+)
  • U.S. History (grades 9+)
  • AP Biology (grades 11+)
  • AP Chemistry (grades 11+)
  • AP U.S. History & Politics (grades 11+)
  • AP English Comp (grades 11+)


Standard Deviants Accelerate Review

Standard Deviants has been offering top notch educational videos for over 20 years in core subjects. They have taken their newest online educational videos and coupled them with lots of activities to create Standard Deviants Accelerate, the perfect curriculum supplement for your homeschool!

How We Used Standard Deviants Accelerate

I used a couple of the Homeschool Courses offered in Standard Deviants Accelerate in our homeschool with my son. Since he is delayed in math, I chose to focus on the Arithmetic and Fundamental Mathematics modules.

The Arithmetic module contains lessons on the following math concepts:

  • Whole Numbers and the Number Line
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplying Whole Numbers and Word Problems
  • Dividing Whole Numbers
  • Understanding Decimals
  • Understanding Fractions
  • Lines, Shapes, and Sizes
  • Measurement
  • Patterns and Graphs
  • Subject Review

There are 2-3 lessons for your student to complete under each concepts. Instructions are clearly noted at the top of the screen for each lesson.



You'll notice in the picture above that there are tabs listed at the top of the page.

The Video tab contains the teaching video and written transcript of the lesson. The entire lesson can be watched on the video which is great for a mom who doesn't feel strong teaching math to her kids.

The Vocab tab contains the vocabulary words from the lesson. The math vocabulary word definition is listed as well as a sound icon where the student can hear the word and definition.

Next is the Diagram tab where a math puzzle, etc. is given for your student to work.

The Quiz tab has the lesson's quiz for your student to complete. I love that these quizes are automatically graded for me! If your student misses a question, the correct answer is given in a video. There is a "see video" button that your student will press in order to see the correct answer and how to arrive at the correct answer.

The final tab is the Written Answer tab. Here a question is given relating to the theme of the lesson. Also listed under that main question is a couple of other writing prompt questions that you can have your student answer in written form. You can get a notebook for your student to keep these questions and answers in. 

The lessons are presented in both written and video format. You are given the option to print out the full transcript of the lesson too.



The setup I've described above is the same setup for Fundamental Mathematics. Lessons included in this math module were:
  • Beyond Multiplication and Division
  • Working with Fractions and Decimals
  • Measurements and Ratios
  • Angles, Polygons, and Circles
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Gathering and Understanding Data
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Subject Review

The young adults that are used in the video lessons do a great job at presenting the lesson in a fun and engaging way. I love that we can go at our own pace too.

If you're looking for an online learning option for your homeschool to help out with teaching subjects that you don't feel comfortable teaching, then you need to check out Standard Deviants Accelerate.


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