My wife always wanted to take a big trip out west in a motor home. Seven years ago her dream became a reality. I loaded up our then seven children and all the paraphernalia that goes along with them as well as a seven-months pregnant wife and took off to the Wild West.
Have you ever received a gift that you really did not appreciate? Were you desiring something “wanted,” yet were delivered something “needed”? The gift of grace in salvation is free (Ephesians 2.8), but it is not cheap! In fact, Paul writes, “. . . work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2.12). There is a cost to discipleship. One extraordinary couple who epitomizes this “giftedness” is Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada.
Joaquin Fernandez is a veteran producer/director of documentaries, television commercials, and educational and marketing videos. He has worked in the U.S., France, Italy, Russia, Israel, Portugal, Japan, the Philippines and the Caribbean. Originally from Miami, Florida Joaquin worked for several multinational ad agencies in the 90’s, and provided video solutions for higher education. He is a media consultant for The Exodus Mandate Project and president of The Lighthouse, a video production and graphic design firm. Joaquin lives in North Carolina with his wife and four children.
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Common Core K-12 State Standards have been adopted by the state of Illinois, along with 45 other states. All the public schools and many private schools have aligned themselves to the standards of Common Core.
Why should Common Core alarm Illinois homeschool families?
I remember when I was growing up in the late 60’s and early 70’s; more than one evangelical preacher predicted the apocalyptic day when our Bibles would be taken from us Christians. Believers were encouraged to memorize scriptures, goaded not by the Spirit of God, but by the intimidating threat that God’s Word would one day be unavailable. Now, some three decades later, the plethora of Bible translations as well as Bibles on cd’s, dvd’s, downloads and the internet could easily generate a long and hearty laugh at those fearful prophecies of old.
Lights come in different forms (incandescent, fluorescent, and LED) and functionalities (fixed, portable)--you name it, you will find it!! While each has its place for individual practice, ALL of them are pivotal in the intended purpose--to provide illuminated visual enlargement, enrichment, and enhancement. In a world of egregious darkness, the Gospel is THE Light which offers the avenue to, and the attainment of, eternal destiny.