Psalm 1 tells us “HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates DAY and NIGHT. And he will be like a tree {firmly} planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.”

Ps. 119:11 “Thy word I have treasured (or hid, KJV) in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee.”

You and your children’s Bible reading should take precedence above all. Reading the Bible feeds the soul. Our minds may not fully comprehend it but our spirits are fed and renewed. It renews our minds which are filled with the world’s confusion and gives us a guide. This is so important for your child’s future. Only as YOU make it precious to you, will you be able to fully encourage your children to make it precious in their hearts.

We spoke about using Bible CDs or audiotapes and reading along. Some love to just open the Bible and read, while others read through the Bible in a year. Help your children to accomplish reading through the Bible by making it a part of your school day, and also the morning devotions when your family comes together, the father/husband leading, to meet the Lord each day.

Reading the Bible is wonderful, but memorizing the Bible takes you a step higher. Here are some of my best Bible memorization methods:

  1. Read while washing dishes. This is beneficial if you need to learn along with your children. This also helps the time to go by quickly and helped us have a REALLY clean kitchen!
  2. Tape-recorded Bible verses. This method is beneficial if your children need to learn different verses from each other. Our older children have their foundational verses already, but the little ones do not yet know them.

Memorize While Washing Dishes

Print out the verse in LARGE BOLD PRINT and clip it over the sink. Read the verse, and then have them repeat it five times. Then read a line and have them repeat it five times. Then add that line to the verse and repeat it five times. Then go to the next line, say it slowly, and then have them repeat it five times. Then go back and add it to the beginning and say it five times. Then go onto the third line and repeat – and so on.

You say: “Psalm 1:1-6. Now you repeat it five times.” Children and you: “Psalm 1:1-6, Psalm 1:1-6, Psalm 1:1-6, Psalm 1:1-6, Psalm 1:1-6.”

You say: “HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked. Now let’s repeat it five times”:

“HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.”
“HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.”
“HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.”
“HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.”
“HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.”

You say: “Psalm 1:1-6: HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked. Now repeat it five times”:

“Psalm 1:1-6: HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.”
“Psalm 1:1-6: HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.”
“Psalm 1:1-6: HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.”
“Psalm 1:1-6: HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.”
“Psalm 1:1-6: HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.”

You say: “Nor stand in the path of sinners. Now you repeat it five times”:

“Nor stand in the path of sinners.”
“Nor stand in the path of sinners.”
“Nor stand in the path of sinners.”
“Nor stand in the path of sinners.”
“Nor stand in the path of sinners.”

Now you say: “Psalm 1:1-6: HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners. Now repeat it five times”:

“Psalm 1:1-6: HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners.”
“Psalm 1:1-6: HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners.”
“Psalm 1:1-6: HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners.”
“Psalm 1:1-6: HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners.”
“Psalm 1:1-6: HOW blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners.”

Tape-Recorded Bible Verses 

You make a tape as you read the verse slowly and deliberately using the same method as stated above. Make sure it is YOU or your husband who makes the tape: 

Prov. 1:8-9 “Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and do not forsake your mother’s teaching which is a graceful wreath to your children’s head, and ornaments about their neck.”

Have your children listen to it on a walkman and repeat it every morning. Add it to their bedtime ritual and use it to put them to sleep at night.

Ps. 4:4 “Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.”

Blessings

Prayer of consecration:

“Today and every day Lord, I give you my life, my heart, my soul, my spirit, my flesh. I give you my marriage, my ministry, (list husband’s name, then children by name). Lord, I give you my home, my land and all my possessions. Lord, I give you all my time, my thoughts and my strength. I give you all my praise, my joy, my sorrows, my pain and my frustrations. I place all that I am and all that I have into Your loving hands. I yield totally to You and to Your Holy Spirit. I give up all my plans, purposes, desires and hopes – accepting Your will for my life, my husband’s life, and my children’s lives. Use me or send me to heal the brokenhearted and to set the captives free. Work out your perfect plan for my life, at any cost, now and forever. Amen.”

Prayer for being thin:

“Lord, only You through your power and mercy can forgive me for my pride of thinness and help me to be thin again. Help me Lord for your glory. Amen.”

You will need to modify this according to what the Lord reveals is the reason for your being overweight. Is it lust? Do you run to food instead of running to Him? Is food your god or your comfort? You must ask the Lord to reveal to you your reason for being overweight. Most excuse their weight and blame it on genetics, but personally, I believe it has more to do with the sins that have been passed down. My mother was a large woman and physically my body is more like hers than any of my sisters. I ran into the same troubles that led to her being overweight, but I sought the Lord and He delivered me. I desired to be thin not for vanity reasons (so that others would look at me). Instead, I didn’t want my husband or my children to be ashamed of me, I did not want my weight to be a testimony against having babies, and I needed my weight lighter in order to relieve the trouble that I have with a bad leg (that I believe the Lord will soon heal - amen?).

Go to the Source, ask Him to go down to the root of your weight problem and then repent (confess and turn away from) not just once, but every time you turn toward that sin. Do what you can to overcome the evil with good. Because I was prideful, I needed to begin to pray for others to lose the weight that they were desperately trying to lose. I took EVERY opportunity to tell others of my sin, to boast about my weaknesses. Read why we need to boast:

2Cor. 12:9 “And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

Pride is at the root of every sin, and so to reveal your sin you also have an opportunity to humble yourself. Glory to God!!!

Prayers of blessings: For your husband

“Lord, I pray blessings over (husband's name). Today and every day Lord, bless his spiritual gifts, bless his ministry, bless his spiritual growth, bless his schedule making him a diligent worker. Bless him as an honorable and responsible leader. Lord, bless him with a keen mind and memory.”

This is merely a sample. In A Wise Woman Builds Her House, there is an entire lesson about “winning your husband without a word.” When our husbands have irritations or shortcomings, we are not to point them out, but we SHOULD pray for him! Instead of complaining, or worse, talking to others about them, or deadly, mocking him in public, pray, pray, pray!!!! Pray for your leader; help him to be the man of God that you want and your children need!!!

Prayers of blessings: For your young men and boys:

“Lord, I pray blessings over (name) today and every day.

Lord, bless him with a quiet time and a deep yearning for You and Your Word.

Bless his future.

Bless his wife, his children, and his home.

Bless him with prosperity and a godly heritage.

Bless him with kindness and affection.

Bless him with a manly spirit and physical strength.

Bless him with a submissive, affectionate and God-fearing wife and God-fearing children.

Bless him with a submissive, loving, patient, secure and fruitful wife who fears the Lord.

Bless him with a loving and supportive wife who will be the mother of many nations.

Bless (name) with a quiver full of children, since “happy is a man with a quiver full.”

Bless (name) with a quiver full of loving, obedient and God-fearing children.

Bless him with honest, profitable and straightforward work habits: diligence, consistency, patience, led by the Spirit.

Bless his ministry, enabling him to bring many to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Bless him to enter into his ministry at a very early age.

Bless (name) as a pastor of a large, caring, prosperous, and generous congregation on our land.

Bless him in his calling, prepare him for it and bring him to the top of his profession, for YOUR glory!

Bless him with health and healing (add any ailments or illnesses by name).

Bless him with a sound mind and bold spirit.

Bless him with living close by with his wife and children.

Deliver him from (list any sins that plague him by name) and bless him with (list a replacement blessing for the sin that he is being delivered from).

Bless him with humility and respect for authority.

Bless him with generosity that will flow through his hands into Your kingdom.

Bless him with an honest tongue and freeing spirit.

 

Prayers of blessings: For your young women and girls

Lord, I pray blessings over (name) today and every day.

Lord, bless her with a quiet time and a deep yearning for You and Your Word.

Bless her future.

Bless her husband, her children, and her home.

Bless her with a wise, faithful, godly spiritual leader, husband and father.

Bless her with a warm and comfortable home close by.

Bless (name) with a loving, patient, godly leader for her husband.

Bless her husband with prosperity in his ministry and a godly heritage.

Bless him with a deep love and affection for many children and understanding for his wife.

Bless (name) with a beautiful singing voice to praise and honor You.

Bless (name) in ministry to women that will reach the nations with the Good News and healing Words.

Bless her with a joyful, cheerful, respectful and responsive disposition.

Bless her with patience for children.

Bless her with a fruitful womb and abundant milk.

Bless her with an enjoyable pregnancy with quick and easy deliveries.

Bless (name) with an agreeable and obedient spirit.

Bless (name) with an obedient and submissive spirit as she submits happily to him and all authority.

Bless (name) with respect, honor and admiration for her husband as she submits happily to him.

Deliver her from (list any sins that plague her by name) and bless her with (list a replacement blessing for the sin that she is being delivered from).

Deliver her soul from rebellion and replace it with submissiveness and a deep yearning to serve others’ wants and needs, “denying her SELF.”

Bless her with maturity, leaving behind the giddiness of female adolescence.

Bless her with an obedient spirit.

Deliver her from destructiveness and bless her with a building and rebuilding spirit.

A Graceful Wreath

One night a crying child woke me at midnight. Since I was unable to go back to sleep, I began to pray. This usually causes me to sleep; yet I found I was still very much awake. Then I thought God might be waking me, as He has done in the past to instruct me, since “I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.” Ps. 16:7.

When I asked Him what He wanted to teach me, He reminded me of a conversation I had had with a woman earlier that evening. We were discussing reading programs that I used for my son who had had trouble with learning. (Though he was brilliant, my son was unable to read until he was ten years old.) She said that she had one child who was dyslexic and another child with ADD. The Lord reminded me of the inhibition in my spirit that I experienced when she defined her children this way. He also reminded me of my initial response. It was “It really doesn’t matter what reading program you use; it was my praying and crying to the Lord that caused my son to be able to now read at an adult level.” But immediately that “Word from the Lord” was stolen and I offered her one of the many reading programs I had acquired while looking for something that would work for my son. Her daughter overheard our conversation and stated, “Oh, no. Not another reading program.”

Then the Lord showed me the Truth. First of all, He showed me that “labels” (dyslexic, ADD, hyperactive, etc.) are nothing more than “curses” we put on our children. He brought these Scriptures to mind: “…from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Neither can salt water produce fresh.” James 3:9-12. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue….” Prov. 18:2. “And He said, ‘If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the LORD, am your healer.’ ” Exod. 15:26.

He showed me that we must refuse to speak curses over our children and, instead, replace them with blessings. We must then testify to others these Truths when we encounter those who have unknowingly spoken curses over their own children.

This is not saying that if your child has been diagnosed with an illness that we must profess against it (unless this is what God has placed upon our hearts, since many of us have experienced a wrong or inaccurate diagnosis). It is merely to show the power of the words that we speak in regard to how our children perceive themselves, how we treat them and how others respond to them.

How many of you have been “labeled” something by a teacher, a friend or even a family member? Many times we are still unable to shake those labels and we very often act out our labels. Studies have shown that many times children in the classroom will either be “smart” or “dumb” depending on what they have been told they are.        

He went on to show me a brief but powerful vision. I saw myself praying a blessing over each of my children as they began their school day. I was laying my hands on top of their heads and blessing them. I was praying that God would bless and give them all wisdom, discernment, and understanding to grow to be mighty men and women of God. I was praying that God would give them what He gave Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah because they had remained undefiled. “And as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams.” Dan. 1:17.           

I began to grieve when I thought of all the children who were defiled through school and the media. The Lord simply and quickly brought to mind that if our children have been defiled in any way, then we must plead the Blood of Jesus over that defilement. Then we must turn our children from any evil that they are being exposed to as the Lord brings it to our mind.      

He reminded me of the promise of the father’s instruction and the mother’s teaching – that they are a graceful wreath about the neck. He also reminded me that Deuteronomy is filled with the blessings of the parents who do teach their children. “And you shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.” Deut. 11:19. Each father should speak a blessing over each of his children in the morning, if he is agreeable to this. If not, then you as the mother should do it.

I have committed to doing this over each of my children daily. I have shared this with many women who have fallen into this pit of destruction with their children. My prayer is that others will become aware of this deception and share it with others. Praise the Lord! 

Taken from Chapter 14, “Your Mother's Teaching” in A Wise Woman Builds Her House: A Workbook for Women.

Uniquely Created

As we read through the Bible, we see that we were uniquely created, created male and female, created in the image of God. The word uniquely is defined as “to the exclusion of any other possibility.”

Gen. 1:27 And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Ps. 139:14 I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well.

In the Image of God

Teaching your children creation science is a must in order to help them understand and reject the lie of evolution. If your children are exposed to any propaganda from educational shows or books that talk about the lies of our evolving, then you should purchase the creation series. Make time to watch them with your children and strengthen your faith in the Bible. Reinforce the TRUTH that we are NOT animals that have evolved, but made in the image of God!

Male and Female 

The feminist movement has destroyed the uniqueness of our femininity. Its goal was to blend our roles and put us in confusion. Once the man and woman had “shared roles” they ELIMINATED the need for the other! The following is also taken from Chapter 14,  “Your Mother's Teaching” in A Wise Woman Builds Her House: A Workbook for Women.

Imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit. Your goals for your daughters should be different than your goals for your sons. Each of your girls should be capable of teaching her own children and helping her own husband. You should encourage them not to pursue careers, which would jeopardize their marriage. Teach them to manage a home, care for children, sew, and do a ministry from their home. Use Proverbs 31 as your guide. ‘Let her works praise her in the gates.’ Prov. 31:31. But most importantly, you can guide your daughters to have ‘…the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.’ 1Pet. 3:4. A gentle and quiet spirit will only be learned from your example. Besides, I don’t believe this type of spirit is one of the goals of our public schools!”

Without the spirit. My goals for my sons are first to be mighty in spirit, along with learning diligence and a strong work ethic. “For the body without the spirit is dead.” James 2:26.            

He will exalt you. Both your daughters and your sons need to learn to live their lives for the Lord. “Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.” James 4:10.

As our children began to get into the teen years (drop the title of “teenager” from your vocabulary. It connotes rebellion. They are “young men” or “young ladies” and you should expect them to act like it) we began to really prepare them for adulthood. Since we had three sons first, we saw the Lord lead us to have them spend more time with their father. The Lord confirmed this direction for us in many ways. We saw maturity, we saw them making friends with men versus teen rebels, and we saw them become closer to their father, trying to emulate him more.

Our boys work with their father. My senior who is 16 does his work at his desk in the ministry. He still gets his assignments from me and is accountable to me, but also to his father. All of our sons have household chores. They are responsible to keep their room immaculate and buy most of their clothing or do a “Thiele deal” (we pay half of a clothing necessity — not a want).

They do housework as the need dictates. Our 21-year-old scrubs all the showers and tubs. Two of the boys do some type of vacuuming. The boys do most of the car care; however, our daughter vacuums it out. There is more on dividing the chores and how to distribute them in workers@home: Making the Most of Your Time.

Primarily, the girls in our home make the meals; however, the boys also make things on occasion to make sure that they will be able to help their wives when they are ill, with child or nursing. It is balanced, not politically correct nor legalistic.

My daughter is being trained to run a household. Anne of Avonlea takes the feminist view when Anne gets to study to go to the university while Diana has to learn to run a household. What I acquired from my years of college were independence and rebellion which led to divorce and destruction. Until I studied what GOD’S Word had to say about the role that He created me to fulfill, I was miserable, frustrated and DESTRUCTIVE. I literally tore my own house down with my attitude. Most women would think, “Wow, she has it all!” But my heart is to be just a wife, mother and homemaker. These take precedence. I “quit” regularly whenever the ministry begins to gets ahead of my proper roles. I still gain the most pleasure from simple tasks like doing the laundry for my family or our big evening meal with candles, tablecloth and cloth napkins.

My role as a vital part of the ministry makes me have to really watch myself in regard to staying UNDER my husband (as the president of our ministry and as the spiritual leader of our home and ministry). I minister, but I am not over my husband, but must force myself to seek his wisdom even though many refer to me as a Bible scholar. This Bible scholar does not bring her Bible to church or Sunday school. I “look on” with my husband on his Bible. I do not go to another Sunday school class, but again sit with him (so do my children) and let him lead. I ask him what he thought about it, not to challenge or test him as I did in the past (which led to his leaving me for another woman), but to make sure that he agrees with what was taught. If he doesn’t, then I take HIS opinion over the teacher or preacher (and so do my children!).

I learned how to give my husband honor when he was living in sin. My husband probably does not really know the Bible as well as I do, but NEVERTHELESS HE is my spiritual leader! God knows that as a woman I can be EASILY deceived. I do NOT have the spiritual discernment that my husband, created a man, does. I would be stupid, arrogant and blaspheming God’s Word if I was not careful to look to my husband as my leader. There is no reason why you should ever think for one minute that you could lead your husband spiritually, no matter how much more you know the Bible.

I do not seek my husband’s advice when I am ministering to women, nor dealing with the children (see Titus 2). However, when I do not know something, I seek the Lord first (He must be first in my life), but if there is any doubt in my mind, or if I believe that my husband may not share the same view as I do, I go to him to make sure. I will not allow our house to be divided.

There is much, much more on this topic in A Wise Woman workbook. Pray about you and your husband going through the workbook and men’s manual as a couple together. If you tend to be a rebel, which MOST OF US ARE, then I would encourage you to go through ONCE by yourself or with a friend. If you go through it with an open heart (“change ME, Lord!”) your husband will see the change in you and want to have his own copy!

They go through the same topics in each chapter, but the men’s speaks to the men and the women’s speaks to the women. We advise that neither of you read each other’s books and that you remain discreet in what you share about the commands in your book. Commands can turn into “demands” from your husband as the devil uses him to destroy his own flesh. And vice versa: your husband DOES NOT NEED your help to change or monitor his change. That will destroy him as well. Instead, each of us is to yoke with the Lord so that He can change us. 

Blessings or curses: What will you speak over your children? 

God said: “I will put none of the diseases on you.”

Since the beginning of my homeschooling, I have read and heard of new trends in dealing with and teaching children. In the beginning I heard a LOT about personality types; they were in every book and on everyone’s tongue. Was I a sanguine and did I have a melancholy child?

Most recently we have been bombarded with learning styles: “Is your child a visual or an auditory learner?”

When I speak to mothers I hear all kind of labels: ADD, strong-willed, etc.

None of these labels, learning styles, or personality types are in the Bible!!  They are NOTHING more than psychobabble!!!! It seems in observing a lot of these ADD and strong-willed children that many mothers use these labels as a way to EXCUSE their children’s behavior. These are the mothers who have FAILED to discipline their children as the Bible teaches and need a diagnosis to make them feel better about themselves.

God’s Word should be our only source. When we find other things that cloud or confuse His Word, or when we feel it is not enough and we need to add to it, we will find ourselves going down the wide road to destruction. If we really needed to know about learning styles in order to train or teach our children, wouldn’t God have made sure that He included it?

And if we SIMPLY seek Him ALONE, hasn’t He PROMISED that HE will add everything else to us? Therefore we can rest in Him as we yoke with Him and then our burden will be easy and light – HALLELUJAH!!

When I read all this new stuff about learning styles, it began to really become overwhelming, so confusing! Who could do it? Certainly not me with five to home school at a time!! And that is the devil’s scheme. He wants to wear out the saints.

Dan. 7:25 “And he will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One...” He wants to confuse the real issues. He wants to distract and encumber mothers to pull us away from HIS WORD and make us spend MORE TIME in other books that will pull us even further away from our source - the Lord and His Word!!! Hebr. 12:1 “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us...”

Compromise

Compromise ALWAYS leads to destruction. It’s the beginning of backsliding. Once you’ve been enlightened, if you choose to turn back, you’re caught. Whenever you are tempted to compromise your homeschool beliefs and convictions, you will find yourself slipping in all areas of your Christian walk, because you fall into doublemindedness, and God warns us then to expect NOTHING from Him since we are unstable in “all our ways.”  The entire verse says this:

James 1:5-6   “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”

Specifically, I am speaking about putting your children, or one of your children, back into school or entering them into “dual enrollment” (doing college classes while still in high school). Some of this will offend those who have compromised, but I cannot compromise what the Bible says will destroy our children.

1Cor. 15:33 “Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company corrupts good morals.’ ”

Prov. 14:7 “Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge.”

Deut. 6:7 “... and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.”

How can any Christian parent believe that, then send their children to Sodom and Gomorrah to be educated and believe that they will not become corrupt?

Compromise comes in so often as the devil brings a crisis or burden into your homeschooling. At this point, many who do not have a strong conviction belly-up or cop out and throw their kids back into school. Trials are NOT a sign to stop homeschooling, but to lean on the Lord!! God LOVES to stack the odds against His believers (let’s not forget Gideon’s army that He whittled down in order to show HIS strength). The trial may be a new baby that is expected or two babies in succession. It may be for financial reasons (Mom needs to work part-time). It may be that your sister’s child comes to live with you. You may adopt or foster a child or children – and you “can’t homeschool THEM!” The next moment your children are in school!

It may be that your children have been in youth groups or their closest friends are in public school, so they tell you that they desperately want to go to the “mission field” of the public school to save their friends. Abraham did NOT go with the angels nor was he sent by God to live in or frequent Sodom in order to help save Lot. Abraham was morally pure so he was able to speak face to face with a holy God to spare his nephew Lot’s life.

I have known so many homeschooling families over the years, and very few make it to the finish line – high school graduation. Those who do, well, their rewards are tremendous. But for those who don’t, the results are tragic. When children have been nurtured in a homeschool environment, they are not streetwise and are very vulnerable to peer pressure and the corrupt environment of the public school system and peers.

I have been shocked more than once to see the metamorphosis of these young people as they look like prostitutes or pimps in the course of one year!! Christian girls are getting pregnant and young men are running away or getting a girl into trouble.

However, those whose children have continued close association with public school peers (through neighborhood friends and youth groups) seem to weather the transition since they were not really receiving the complete benefit in the first place. It is my hope that you, as a mother, do not choose to take out the insurance of associating closely with sin and sinful behavior in case you find you need to throw them back into school in the future.

NO ONE needs to compromise; EVERYONE will face the temptation that they must SEEK the Lord in order to OVERCOME!!!

Let me leave you with a quote from Dr. Kent Hovind, world-renowned creation scientist. “You need to get your kids out of the public schools. You need to homeschool them, put them in private schools or don’t school them at all!”

Psalm 23
“The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemy. Thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

Matthew 6:9-13

“Pray, then, in this way: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
[For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.] Amen.”

The Ten Commandments

Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
Thou shall not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet.

The Beatitudes
Matthew 5:3-10 

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and
thirst after righteousness,

for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,

for they shall receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,

for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are they who have been persecuted

for righteousness sake,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Psalm 1
“How blessed is the man who does not walk in the path of the wicked,
nor stand in the path of sinners,
nor sit in the seat of scoffers,
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and in his law he meditates day and night.
And he will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water
which yield its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither.
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
But the wicked are not so
but they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore, the wicked will not stand in the judgment
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.”

2Tim. 3:1-5
“But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money,
boastful, arrogant, revilers,
disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips,
without self-control, brutal, haters of good,
treacherous, reckless, conceited,
lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
holding to a form of godliness,
although they have denied its power;
and avoid such men as these.”

Verse 16-17
“All Scripture is inspired by God
and profitable for teaching, for reproof,
for correction, for training in righteousness;
that the man of God may be adequate,
equipped for every good work.”

Psalm 51:2-17
“Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.
Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, And done what is evil in Thy sight,
So that Thou art justified when Thou dost speak,
And  when Thou dost judge.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Thy presence,
And do not take Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation,
And sustain me with a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Thy ways,
And sinners will be converted to Thee.
O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Thy praise.
For Thou dost not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
Thou art not pleased with burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.”

Jeremiah 17:5-8
“Thus says the Lord,
‘Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind
And makes flesh his strength,
And whose heart turns away from the Lord.
For he will be like a bush in the desert
And will not see when prosperity comes,
But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness,
A land without inhabitant."
"Blessed is the man who trusts the Lord
And whose trust is the Lord.
For He will be like a tree planted by the water,
That extends its roots by a stream
And will not fear when the heat comes;
But its leaves will be green,
And it will not be anxious in a year of drought
Nor cease to yield fruit.”

2 Chronicles 14:11
“Then Asa called to the Lord his God, and said,
‘Lord, there is no one besides Thee to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength;
so help us O Lord our God, for we trust in Thee,
and in Thy name have come against this multitude,
O Lord, Thou art our God;
let not man prevail against Thee.’”

2 Chronicles 16:9
“For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro
throughout the earth
that He may strongly support those
whose heart is completely His.
You have acted foolishly in this.
Indeed, from now on
you will surely have wars.”

1 Timothy 6:7-11
“For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.
And if we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang.
But flee from these things, you man of God; and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.”

Romans 3:10-12
“…as it is written, THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE;
THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS,
THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD;
ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE,
TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS;
THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD,
THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE.”

James 3:13-18
“Who among you is wise and understanding?
Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart,
do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.
This wisdom is not that which comes down from above,
but is earthly, natural, demonic.
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.  But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable,
full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace
by those who make peace.”

Psalm 128:1-6
“HOW blessed is everyone who fears the LORD,
Who walks in His ways.
When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands,
You will be happy and it will be well with you.
Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine, Within your house,
Your children like olive plants Around your table.
Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the LORD.
The LORD bless you from Zion,
And may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
Indeed, may you see your children’s children.
Peace be upon Israel!” 

Daniel 1:17
“And as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every {branch of} literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all {kinds of} visions and dreams. But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king’s choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought {permission} from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself.”

James 2:14-20
“What use is it, my brethren, if a man  says he has faith,
but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,
and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,’
and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
Even so faith,  if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.
But someone may well say, ‘You have faith, and I have works;
show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.’
You believe that God is one.  You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.
But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless?"

Matthew 7:13-23
"Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to
destruction, and many are those who enter by it.
For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.
Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
You will know them by their fruits.  Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?
Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into
the lake of fire.
So then, you will know them by their fruits.
Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven;
but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.
Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’
And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.' "

“She rises while it is yet night…” Proverbs 31:15
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