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A little video of Juliana working on her Spark Book 1.

John 3:14-16


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Great Commission Matthew 28:18-20

18And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying,

“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

19“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,

baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;

and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

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Psalm 23

1The LORD is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
2He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
3He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
6Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

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Psalm 1

1How 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!
2But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3He 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.
4The wicked are not so,
But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
5Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.

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What a fun day! Today the Seminary Wives Institute staff hosted an all day seminar for the women of the seminary. I had several different classes (Conversation Ministry, Scripture Memorization, My Husband..My Ministry, Deuteronomy 6 Instruction to Children)

I gleaned much from the instructors. One of the most tangible things I walked away with was a new approach to Scripture Memory. Mrs. Mohler explained the Charlotte Mason’s method for memory work. She gave us this website (simply charlotte mason), which I have found very intriguing this evening.

Here is the approach in a nutshell.

After selecting your passages to memorize. Use either an index card box with dividers or as Mrs. Mohler’s does, have a binder with dividers labeled in the following ways:

  • Daily
  • Even
  • Odd
  • Each Day of the Week (= 7 dividers)
  • Each Day of the Month ( = 31 dividers)

Your first passage will begin in the daily divider. As you master the daily verse you will graduate this passage backwards and start a new passage. This will keep you reviewing the mastered verses so they stay fresh.  Here is an example from this website:

So if today is Tuesday, the 3rd, you will say the verses behind Daily, Odd (because 3 is an odd number), Tuesday, and 3. The next day (Wednesday, the 4th), you will say the verses behind Daily, Even, Wednesday, and 4. Keep in mind that only the verse behind Daily is a new one that you are memorizing; all the others are just review.

This is a fabulous approach.  I struggle in the area of review.  I have lots of verses that I dedicated myself to memorizing for a semester or a year.  But since I don’t do periodic review, most of the verses are hit or miss.  I’m excited to implement this method in other areas for myself and even my homeschooling.

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