Archive for July, 2009

The Man Who Can Play A Tune On His Hands – 10/11/1933

Jul 31, 2009 No Comments by

This Friday’s movie clip from the past is for all of you aspiring musicians… Could you see this making the news nowadays?

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Make Fun Picture Slide-shows For Free!

Jul 30, 2009 No Comments by

Here is a cool website, Animoto, we just discovered, which enables you to make short (30 second) slide shows for free. You can also upgrade for a $30 year subscription that allows you to make longer shows. Besides just goofing around with our own family pictures since we found it, we have also used it [...]

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Baby Picture In Wallet Increases Lost Wallet Return Rate

Jul 30, 2009 No Comments by

While I have to reject the author’s conclusion as to why this approach works, I found it helpful to know that wallets which include a picture of a baby have an 88 percent chance of being returned. This is a higher rate then when they have a picture of a puppy, family, elderly couple, charity [...]

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Prayer Request for Chris Klicka

Jul 29, 2009 1 Comment

All you long-time homeschoolers will likely recognize the name Christopher J. Klicka, Esq., but if you have just recently joined the ranks of homeschooling, you may not be familiar with Chris and his years of legal defense and support in the homeschooling community. Chris has intervened on behalf of thousands of homeschooling families since 1985 [...]

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Download John Piper’s Latest Book – FREE

Jul 28, 2009 No Comments

Download a PDF of John Piper’s latest book, Filling Up The Afflictions Of Christ, for free.

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Healthcare Reform Bill

Jul 28, 2009 No Comments

In light of the ongoing concerns generated by the Reformed Healthcare Bill, we thought that for homeschoolers this summary by HSLDA might be helpful: “Although this bill does not directly impact homeschool freedoms, it would significantly impact parental rights and early childhood education…” Full article here.

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Information Overload Syndrome

Jul 27, 2009 No Comments

Oh no!! This is what some days make me fear!!

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World’s Largest Blimp – 7/24/1958

Jul 24, 2009 No Comments

This Friday’s movie clip from the past is from Akron, Ohio the world’s largest blimp, 51 years ago today.

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Did You Know About The National Bible Bee?

Jul 24, 2009 No Comments

I know I was unaware of a National Bible Bee, until the author of Balancing The Sword, Allen Wolfe, informed us about its existence, with 17,244 already enrolled! Put together with the goal of saturating families with the most important knowledge ever – God’s Word. The goal of the Bible Bee is not to coerce [...]

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Movie Review Websites

Jul 23, 2009 No Comments

If you wish to know if a movie will be appropriate for your family before you view it, then you might find one or more of these websites helpful: PluggedInOnline, Kids-In-Mind, ParentPreviews, CommonSenseMedia

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