Saturday, 26 January 2008 05:00


Today’s resource is Kids4Truth. This site if full of eye-candy that’s good for the soul. Kids 4 Truth International is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that exists to inspire and equip God’s people to reach boys and girls worldwide with the memorable, creative, leading-edge teaching of God-focused truth. Since the first time I saw their creation dynamation, I was hooked. Since that time, they have created many more. Scripturally sound, these eye-popping dynamations bring to life the simple truths of the Bible. I don’t think there are enough adjectives to describe their beauty. Some literally bring me to happy tears. All of them minister to me in various ways. In order to view their website, you will need to have the free Flash player installed. If you don’t have it on your system, there will be a link that shows up for you to install it. As if the multimedia dynamations weren’t enough, there are a myriad of other Christ centered resources on this site. Here are just a few: Great Christian Stuff Art Works ~ Coloring Pages based on the dynamations on their site The Blade’s Edge ~ Tools for defending your faith God’s Questions ~ Biblically Sound Q &…
Monday, 21 January 2008 05:00

Another Reason to Homeschool

I just read a disturbing article from the Center for Christ & Culture called Sex Ed: Education or Propaganda? I have been receiving their newsletter via email for some time, and I find this ministry to be very thought-provoking and right on the money. I have never seen them overreact or blow something small out of proportion. Take a minute to read this, and you will agree that the best place to raise our Christian children is at home. I do want to add that we live in the conservative south. Although some of these issues are touched on in our state, I think we are still a conservative enough state that the majority of these problems are not evident in our area. I know for a fact the the school districts in my area use an abstinence-based curriculum. Mostly because the parents, administrators, and school board are pretty conservative compared to certain parts of the country.
Monday, 21 January 2008 05:00

Urgent Prayer Request

Not sure if you know the Estes from Hands and Hearts. They have a young son, Noah, who has a mitochondia defect which is wreaking havoc with his little body. He is in fairly bad shape right now. I have never met the Estes, but from what I can tell from their blog, they are dynamic Christians who really love and depend on the Lord. Please pray that the spirit of fear will not overtake them, and that the peace that passes understanding will envelope them at this time. Go over to their blog and read New to Our Blog, Read This First, then read Monday Update #1. As of this writing, she hasn’t put up a #2 update. I guarantee that you will not be able to read it with dry eyes. This family is quite an inspiration to me. So much has gone on in their lives, but they are really living and leaning on Christ.
Sunday, 20 January 2008 05:00

Open Source Queen, I Am, I Am

As you have probably noticed, I have listed a few open source programs as resources. I have to say that I absolutely love perusing the absolutely gigantic open source program listing on SourceForge. It would take forever and ever to look at each program. You can’t really do that easily since it is such a massive database of open source projects. I go on there every now and then to look for this or that, and I can usually find some gems. Today is no different. I hope you enjoy these two as much as I have. Anytime that I take the description from the website in question, I italicize the text. Stellarium Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Just set your coordinates and go. It is absolutely beautiful and easy to navigate. If you are having problems, they have a forum and some great user’s guide. It’s a pretty hefty size if you are downloading with a dial-up connection. This will be great when we start working on Astronomy. I cannot say enough about it.…
Thursday, 03 January 2008 05:00

Happy 10th Day of Christmas!

I haven’t been very good at updating my blog very often. I fully meant to write something earlier this week, or at least yesterday, but I was busy creating new templates for Ariclegomaniac and AriannaJoy. I really like the way that Arianna’s template turned out, but there are some glitches with Aric’s. It only looks good in Firefox. I need to tweak it to look good in Internet Explorer. I probably have a mislaid tag somewhere. Easy to do when you are trying to alter an existing template. I made Arianna’s from scratch, and then added the blog tags to it. Works much better that way! So, if you have a chance, go by and check out their blogs. Maybe if you left them some comments they may decide to actually blogin it! So, how did I celebrate the 10th day of Christmas? Well, I went to work while the rest of my family slept for most of the morning. Not exactly fun, but we are very thankful that I have this job, so I won’t complain. Just between you and me, I would have liked to sleep in this morning rather than brave the cold air. I have been…