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Online Learning Opens Doors – AOP Homeschooling

As we dive deeper into an age of technology, it is encouraging to see how technology can be used for good in the education sector. Learn how online learning has opened doors to travel and achieve dreams for two online students enrolled at Alpha Omega Academy.



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Why You Need the Creed (RJS)

As I mentioned earlier this summer, I am preparing for an adult education discussion class on the Apostles’ Creed as an introduction to Christian doctrine this Fall. The primary resources for this class are the Bible (of course) and four books on the Apostles’ Creed: Primal Credo by Derek Vreeland, Affirming the Apostles’ Creed by […]



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Faithful Conclusions (RJS)

As I read the last section of The Lost World of Scripture by John Walton and D. Brent Sandy it became apparent that there was more than one post worth of material here for us to chew on. John and Brent begin by listing some safe and some unsafe conclusions concerning Scripture and biblical authority. […]



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Daily Prayer for August 22

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As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?…Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42: 1–2, 5, NIV

Lord our God, as the deer pants for refreshing water, so our souls long for you, O God. Our souls thirst for you, for the living God. We stand in your presence and pour out our hearts to you. We bring before you everything that is painful to us, all our suffering and needs. We also bring you all our hopes and the many proofs you have given us that our lives need not go to ruin but can be directed to greater things. May the light of your Spirit shine on us today and always. Amen.


Grandparents Day is coming!

Treat your favorite grandparent with this gift.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

How to Read with a Beginning Reader

As you start the transition to your child reading, remember to choose books that match his or her likes and interests and recognize that 15-20 minutes is a good amount of time for a rookie reader. In addition, here are five other practical tips for how to read with a beginning reader.



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Daily Prayer for August 4

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As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1–3, NIV

Dear Father in heaven, we thank you for the blessings you give us on earth, for it is through your gifts and work, and through the work of your children, that we can believe and be saved. Protect us here in our household. Let us make allowances for one another in love and spare no effort to maintain unity in the Spirit through the bond of peace. Grant us new strength and new gifts whenever we need them on the path you have set for us. Grant that we may rejoice and trust in you until we reach the goal. Amen.


Who were the Blumhardts?

Learn more about them here.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Of Moldy Walls and Foreigners (RJS)

As  Christians know, the Bible is an important book. It is through Scripture that we learn about the mission of God in his people Israel. We realize that the Old Testament sets the stage for the incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. Jesus is God’s messiah, the faithful Israelite, king from the line of […]



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Daily Prayer for May 31

As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us – eternal life. 1 John 2:24–25, NIV

Lord our God, we want to find our joy in you and in all your promises to us. For you have promised that in the midst of all the pain and sorrow, you are preparing what pleases you and serves your honor in every heart. May we experience in our lives the fulfillment of many of your promises, so that again and again we can go forward joyfully, rising above difficult times and situations. Have mercy on us and protect us in your strength. Amen.


Preparing for Pentecost?

Read these reflections for the day.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Weekly Meanderings, 19 May 2018

As we come to the completion of the Spring Term at Northern we also come to the end of the school year with meetings and events and completions and readings of DMin projects (I have fifteen, count ’em, graduates in our DMin in NT Context program graduating!), and add to that a wonderful time on […]



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The Spirit And Discernment (Today)

As you may know I’ve recently written a book called Open to the Spirit. This post today is not in the book but something I’m posting just for this blog. Tongues gets too much attention when it comes to being open to the Spirit. If we are open to the Spirit, it means we have to […]



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The Spirit And Discernment (Today)