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The Value of a Strong Biblical Foundation

The Value of a Strong Biblical Foundation

A strong foundation is indispensable if you want something to last. The truth of this principle manifests itself in a variety of contexts. For example, when building a house or any other type of structure, ample time is spent in an effort to create a solid, trustworthy foundation. Without one, anything you spend on the building will be a waste.

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Learning to Grieve Through God’s Word

Learning to Grieve Through God’s Word

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world" (John 16:33).

Loss comes in many forms and for many reasons. Certainly we experience loss when a person we love dies, but loss can also occur when a friendship or romantic relationship ends, when we lose a part of our life that defined us, or when a drastic change in lifestyle (positive or negative) causes us to change our previous environment and habits.

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Albert Einstein's Struggle with School

Albert Einstein's Struggle with School

Life’s Bumps and Thumps

Life often throws bumps in your road to achievement. Through elementary and middle school, your parents may have helped smooth the bumps into manageable pebbles. During your high school years, however, the bumps have grown and now they threaten to affect your future. Reality sets in when major obstacles put your goal of achieving a high school diploma in danger.

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10 Facts About Thomas Jefferson

10 Facts About Thomas Jefferson

Heroes give young people someone to look up to and emulate. They teach students that they can have a positive impact on the world around them when they use their God-given talents and that greatness in the pure, unselfish sense is something for which we should striver. This does not mean we should focus only on their greatest accomplishments. Instead, we should accept that the whole life of a hero or heroine is part of their legacy.

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The Heart of Thanksgiving

The Heart of Thanksgiving

We often feel the pressure in Christian circles to be something: Thankful. It’s actually become kind of stressful for me to be thankful lately. It’s a funny thing, and I deeply enjoy being thankful, but the pressure to be thankful around the holidays has begun to bother me.

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Who Started Easter?

Who Started Easter?

Christians have commemorated Christ’s resurrection since this historical and miraculous event occurred. However, the celebration of Easter began in the 2nd century, roughly 1,800 years ago. By reading through the New Testament, we can see how crucial the resurrection is to our Christian faith. Peter writes in 1 Peter 1, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” And in 1 Corinthians, Paul writes, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.”

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The Fascinating Life of St. Patrick

The Fascinating Life of St. Patrick

March 17th has long been observed as the feast day of St. Patrick in the greater Christian tradition. However, much of what is purportedly known about Patrick is traditional legend. Some of the stories that you may have heard about Patrick include his explanation of the trinity using a three-leafed clover, or the fact that Ireland does not have snakes because Patrick chased them all away. While these events cannot be definitively proven, and they do make for a great story, what we do know about Patrick is equally as fascinating and inspiring.

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The Power of Education: Witnessing Change in a Village in Tanzania

The Power of Education: Witnessing Change in a Village in Tanzania

As we drove into Igoda, I could hardly believe my eyes. When I left in 2011, most of these houses had grass roofs. A motorcycle was still a novelty, to be exclaimed over by children. Little one-room shack shops had just started to pop up along the main road.

This little village in the mountains of Tanzania had undergone a transformation. Now, signs of new affluence were in evidence everywhere: new buildings, new tin roofs, new beautiful, big shops selling fabric, fresh fruit and even toothpaste. And there were cars, CARS parked in front of houses.

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How to Start a Book Club

How to Start a Book Club

As an avid reader and lover of books, I can testify to the fact that there are many benefits to reading. Not only does reading expand the brain’s capacity to think creatively and use language, but it also opens up a world of adventures and imagination.

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Three Weird Facts About President's Day

Three Weird Facts About President's Day

President’s Day has been around since 1800. Since then, the holiday has taken on some unusual practices across the United States. Below are three weird facts you may not have known about President’s Day.

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Five Tricks for Blocking Outside Noise So Students Can Focus

Focus

Each student has an ideal ecosystem in which to learn. For public school students, it’s often a classroom for eight hours per day sitting in quiet with 30 other students. For online homeschool students, the learning environment is not a classroom but a living room or a study. It then becomes the parent or guardian’s responsibility to help each student find his or her best learning environment. It’s the student’s responsibility to honestly (and respectfully) communicate what variables in the environment are and are not working for them, all the while doing the schoolwork to the best of his or her ability.

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What is the Will of God?

From early childhood I earnestly sought to follow the path God has for me. Like many young Christians, I pictured this path as a singular direction, a “destiny”, which I had to find. When I graduated from high school, I was ready to find that destiny. I asked myself sincerely, “What is the will of God for the rest of my life?”

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Do I Have the Right Internet Connection for Online Private Schooling?

Internet-Connection

Everyday technological capabilities grows at an exponential rate, and so does our need for reliable, efficient, and safe internet connections. Over the years, online learning has also developed and became one of the main learning platforms. With a huge pool of customers, Internet Service Providers have come up with different internet connection options to provide to users, including students enrolled in online private schools.

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Missionary Quotes from Around the World that Inspire

Missionary Quotes from Around the World that Inspire

I love Jesus. There is no doubt in my mind. I also love people, and I know that Jesus calls us to share His love with others every day. Even so, sometimes I get distracted. From paying bills to watching sports, grocery shopping to reading a good book, there are a thousand things to compete for my attention.

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Safe Social Media Practices for Students

In an age of instant posting, messaging, tweeting, status sharing, etc., social media etiquette for students is an essential subject. Considering the global and permanent nature of the Internet is key. You might think that the comment or picture you posted this weekend will eventually disappear into cyberspace; however, that is not the case.

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New Year, Old Resolutions

New Year, Old Resolutions

A new year is now in full swing, and I am sure that there are a number of New Year’s resolutions that we have already failed to keep. The anticipation of a New Year is always exciting, and we get caught up in the possibility of self-improvement. We think that a new year will bring a new version of ourselves, or a new life, or a new whatever. But when we wake up on the second of January, we soon realize that it is just another day, and we are still the same as we were the day before.

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Creating a Happy Atmosphere at Home with 3 Simple Ideas

Creating a Happy Atmosphere at Home with 3 Simple Ideas

Parents have both a great responsibility and opportunity as they build a home to create an environment that is nurturing for their children. The home is at the center of children’s lives, especially when they are young. It is the place where they learn important values and behaviors at an early age, and it is the place they return to at the end of the day. In order to foster a positive atmosphere in the home, parents need to be strategic in how they encourage communication, growth, and well-being.

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What devices can be used with Ignitia?

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With so many devices available to use in today’s world, it is important to know which devices will work best for your student’s online schooling. Ignitia is compatible with most computer systems, tablets, and smartphones. However, not all devices will work as well as others.

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WHY DO WE HAVE A HOLIDAY FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.?

WHY DO WE HAVE A HOLIDAY FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.?

Now that the holiday season is over, many of us are focused on getting back into the swing of things at school and making good on our New Year's resolutions. Even though each winter is filled with holidays, one stands out from the rest. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which falls on Monday, January 15th this year, is a very important holiday in the history of the U.S.

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3 Fun Edible Science Experiments to Do with Kids at Home

3 Fun Edible Science Experiments to Do with Kids at Home

Have you ever thought of your kitchen as a science laboratory? For many parents, getting children involved in science at home presents a unique challenge. Parents can feel that they do not have the equipment or the knowledge to do science experiments at home. What they need to realize is that the kitchen is their very own home science laboratory!

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