7 Books Christians Should Read Before Graduating High School

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As I graduate high school this year, I look back to some of my favorite books, both fiction and non-fiction. Here’s a list of my life-changing must-reads that every Christian teen should read before graduating high school! A few more of my other favorites not on the list: The Kite Runner by Khaled Housseini The Kite Runner is full of some of my favorite themes; redemption, resilience, family, and sacrifice. This is more or less off-the-wall from the other books on this list, but it brings up some very powerful and important points about life in … [Read more...]

Living with Purpose: Thoughts Ending My Senior Year

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I finally made it, and my Senior Year is coming to an end. Eight years of homeschool, and twelve jam-packed years of learning. I have grown (not in height, unfortunately) tremendously throughout the past four years, and through every rocky lesson I've endured, I don't think I would change much. Out of everything I have learned over the years, here are the top 10 life lessons that I have taken from the past 12 years. 1. True education is not memorizing for a test, nor studying directly from a textbook. Homeschooling has taught me how to love learning. I've … [Read more...]

Counted With the Stars (Cossette) Review

Counted with the Stars

Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all. Choosing to flee with the Hebrews, Kiya finds herself reliant on a strange God and drawn to a man who despises her people. With everything she's ever known swept away and now facing the trials of the desert, will she turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh? (from the back) Kiya is not your usual … [Read more...]

30+ Ways to Teach Art Without a Textbook

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Pictures are worth a thousand words - and teaching art doesn't have to be boring! Here are 30+ hands-on ways to teach art without a textbook! 30+ Ways to Teach Art Without a Textbook Videos Videos are a great way to learn about art. Since video is visual, like art, it just makes sense to turn to this form of instruction. There are many videos out there that will teach you all about art. Here are my top picks. These were chosen based on how well they are laid out and by how easy they are to follow along with. *Amazon Prime: I love my Amazon Prime membership! … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurship for Kids: Lemonade Stand Freebie

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Being a teen entrepreneur, I love inspiring entrepreneurship for kids! The lemonade stand has always been a classic symbol of entrepreneurship. Use these free printables as a unit study to teach kids about entrepreneurship and starting a business!   Although not everyone will grow up to be business owners, learning how to start your own business creates valuable life skills that can help you succeed no matter what your future plans are. With this lesson plan, kids can learn how to start their own business with a classic symbol of entrepreneurship: … [Read more...]