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Lessons from George Muller

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Our homeschooling is going really well with using the Bible as our main textbook. We are now studying Abraham, Isaac, Rebekah, Esau, and Jacob.  So many lessons to learn in there. We have had a great time reading about Ancient Israel for history. We made some matza this week which was a highlight. The kids LOVED it. We talked about it not needing yeast (science) and why it was eaten in abundance in ancient times. Next week we will continue in Genesis with Jacob and Esau. 

George Muller: The Guardian of Bristol's Orphans (Christian Heroes: Then & Now)

In the afternoons we have been reading George Muller. I am beyond speechless by this amazing book. I had known about George Muller and that he was a missionary, and his faith was what enabled him to do such amazing work with orphans. Yet, I hadn’t read any books about him. When we received an anonymous gift in the mail awhile back, with my husband being out of work, in my excitement I texted a few of my friends. I was praising God. One of my dear friends wrote back, “Just like George Muller!”  That stayed with me for awhile and I decided we should read the book.

Well, I am fighting back tears with every chapter. Sometimes with every paragraph. It’s like God chose this book for us to read right at this moment. He planned my friend to say those words to point me to the book, which ultimately points to HIM.

A brief summary so you can understand why I am loving this book: George Muller was not a Christian in his youth. He studied religion, but his heart was hard. Until he had an encounter with God after prayer and he decided to let God provide for Him solely. (He had previously been known for stealing money.)  

He ends up with a desire to serve the poor and the orphans. He does not take any money for his work or ask for donations. He relies sloely on prayer and God’s provision. And boy does God provide! And we are only half way through  the book…Simply amazing!

There is one section where he talks about getting rid of the “stuff” and possessions in his home because it hinders Him from doing God’s work. It was like my heart to simplify was right there. I knew what He meant! Yet, He was truly living it out. Love it.


I can’t help but see the lessons that God is wanting me to learn. About faith and about God’s provision, but most of all about seeking HIM first, for He knows what we NEED. If we seek Him first, He will provide for all of our needs…(not necessarily wants!)


“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:33
“There was a day when I died; died to self, my opinions, preferences, tastes and will; died to the world, its approval or censure; died to the approval or blame even of my brethren or friends; and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God.”
~George Muller


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Simply Living for Him…An Announcement…

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We have had an awesome year so far using the Bible as our main textbook. I will even venture to say it has been our best homeschool year. We’ve learned an incredible amount, of both academics and spiritual, of which the latter is the lasting…

So many people have expressed interest in Bible based homeschooling, and I am excited to announce that I am launching a brand new site…Bible Based Homeschooling {on a budget.}

This site will be solely for sharing budget friendly resources, articles about Bible based homeschooling, and….a special section for YOU the reader to share what you are doing in your homeschool. It will be a great community and I have prayed over this for a long time…so the Lord will direct it.
Simply Living…for Him isn’t going anywhere. In fact this site will remain what it has always been intended for:
My heart. 
My journey to simplify. 
My encouragement for you. 
Keeping our eyes on the simple. 
The eternal. 
Giving all glory to God and what He does.

Bible Based Homeschooling {on a budget} will be a place for me to focus on the homeschooling posts and provide a service for the homeschooling community.
I can’t wait to share it with you…I will be having some great giveaways when it launches later this month…until then, go over and “like” the facebook page: Bible Based Homeschooling{on a budget}

If you have a great product you would like to donate for the giveaways please contact me. Also, if you have a product, business, or blog that you would like to partner with Bible Based Homeschooling {on a budget}  and advertise, I have a media kit available. Contact me at: karen@biblebasedhomeschooling.com

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If you are looking to keep your eyes on Him and simplify your homeschool, I have two great resources for you!


Both are now just $0.99!


Called Home: Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool! Have you ordered your copy yet? Available for PDF download or Kindle at Amazon. com 
Simply Homeschool is still available for download or for Kindle at Amazon.com or PDF download- Click here for more info

© copyright 2012 – All rights reserved

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Simple Food- As God Intended It To Be…

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As New Year’s approaches so many people make resolutions about eating healthier. Yet, I am learning that there is so much more to eating healthier than losing weight or “looking good.” It is about being healthy, but most of all, God has given us all we need in our food for health- and He has designed the food system to work quite efficiently to keep us healthy.  Yet, as a society we have compromised His plan. 

For the last week or so, my husband and I have been enjoying some quiet time after the kiddies go to bed- by watching documentaries on Netflix. We have been watching ones specifically that deal with our food system, farming, and how the food industry has made our food much less healthy in the past few decades with the industrialization of farming.

I highly recommend being informed about these things. Not only is the food we eat processed, it is nutritionally deficient. The way that our food is made nowadays is based on making the most for the least amount of money, and it doesn’t matter if health is compromised- not the way we were intended to eat.

What I find fascinating is how it can be looked at biblically. How we as humans have messed with things that were designed by our Creator to be a certain way. God is simply amazing in how he designed the food system to work. How the animals and plants work together to compete cycles of fertilization and growth. Yet, when us humans get in there and upset things, we end up with disease and things are out of balance. 

Now more than ever our society is dealing with high rates of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity-
all effects of what we have created by interfering with the way food is supposed to grow and be eaten. Another effect of the fall of man. 


When we see the beauty of how God has created nature, and how we are supposed to respect His creation, then we can enjoy the health from His creation. Yet, when we tamper with what is perfectly created we are left with deficient and unhealthy consequences.

I am simply intrigued at learning more about how to make better choices for my family, and keep in line with God’s intention for us. The results will be healthier food, healthier people, and a healthier earth.

Simplifying food. It is another way to simplify our lives to keep our focus on Him. After all, He created our food- so we can focus on Him when we focus on eating the way He intended us to.

I plan on incorporating these movies and lessons into our school lessons for health- tying it all into using the Bible as our Main Text in January. There is so much to learn about science, biology, health, nutrition, etc.- all from His Creation.

These are highly recommend if you are interested in learning more:

 

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If you are looking to keep your eyes on Him and simplify your homeschool, I have two great resources for you!


Both are now just $0.99!


Called Home: Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool! Have you ordered your copy yet? Available for PDF download or Kindle at Amazon. com 
Simply Homeschool is still available for download or for Kindle at Amazon.com or PDF download- Click here for more info

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