Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wordless Wednesday


Just got back from a trip to Washington DC. More pictures to come, but for now, here is a closeup of the White House.

 

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Friday, October 24, 2014

New Liberty Videos: The Forbidden Book Review

New Liberty Videos Review

I am always excited when I can find something to go along with what we are studying.  Right now we are learning about the Dark and Middle ages and reading a book about John Wycliffe.

So I was thrilled to learn that we were going to be able to review a DVD from New Liberty Videos called The Forbidden Book.

New Liberty Videos Review

As you might have already guessed, The Forbidden Book is about the story behind the preservation of the Bible.

Hosted by Dr. Craig Lampe, this one-hour documentary gives a detailed history of the Bible from its origination to its preservation.  It highlights important Christian men like John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, and William Tyndale.

John Wycliffe, the brilliant 14th century Oxford scholar who translated the Bible from Latin to English in order to enlighten the masses oppressed through ignorance. 

Martin Luther, who was one of the few who challenged church authority in the 16th century and lived to tell the tale.

William Tyndale, who printed the Bibles in the English language, and unfortunately, was not spared like his friend Luther.

Of course we were excited to learn more about John Wycliffe since we are currently reading about him.

This hour-long video is shot across Europe, so the viewer is able to see the historical sites that coincide with the story.  I thought this brought a little life to the film and it was interesting to see the actual sites where things happened long ago.

My Thoughts:  While we were hoping for an exciting and entertaining story of how the Bible was preserved through these courageous men, it seemed to fall a little short for us.  Funny Bunny, who is 11, along with hubby and I, watched the video.  I think I was the most captivated throughout.  Funny Bunny's attention was held for the majority of the presentation, but it really seemed to drag out in places.  The presentation was long at times and reminded me of what I would have watched in school in place of a lecture.  It was somewhat academic. Even hubby was ready for a break after about half way through. :(

Thoughts of a 11-Year Old:  The Forbidden Book is a movie about the Bible and the people who preserved it, such as John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, and William Tyndale. It was sometimes interesting for me to see things (like how much you paid for your sins to be forgiven) and other times I was kind of bored. I like a good, funny movie, and this was more historical. I think it is more for older kids, but it is mostly very informative.

Find Out More:  You can find out more online at New Liberty Videos.  The Forbidden Book is $19.95 and runs approximately 58 minutes.  It's suitable for general audiences, but I would recommend it for ages 12 and up.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thrifty Thursday


Here are the THRIFTY deals for today,

FREE K-12 Science Curriculum @ MSNucleus.org

FREE Eat Your Way Through the USA @ Homeschool Giveaways & Freebies

FREE 25 Page Thanksgiving Printable Pack @ The Multi Taskin' Mom

FREE Bird Sighting Worksheets @ Examiner.com

FREE Telling Time and Clock Resources @ Homeschool Giveaways & Freebies

FREE Printable Cookie Sheet Math Fact Game @ Boy Mama Teacher Mama

FREE Martin Luther Copywork Set @ Blessed Beyond a Doubt

FREE Thanksgiving Planner @ Frugal Homeschool Family

FREE The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Copywork @ Harrington Harmonies



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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chewy.com: Grandma Lucy's Organic Pumpkin Oven Baked Dog Treats


Our dog Maisy was once again able to try out a new product from Chewy.com, and just in time for fall. Grandma Lucy's Organic Pumpkin Oven Baked Dog Treats.

Grandma Lucy’s organic dog treats are not made in a factory but baked in a bakery by people who love their pets.

What I like about them:
  • Suitable for all life stages
  • 100% USDA Organic, USA originated ingredients
  • Oven baked
  • Human-grade ingredients
  • No by-products, artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors
  • Certified kosher
  • Made in the USA
I opened the bag and they smell just like something I would eat as a snack!! Here is a list of the ingredients:

Organic Wheat Flour, Organic Dehydrated Cane Juice, Organic Sunflower and/or Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Palm Oil, Organic Cane Juice Syrup, Organic Pumpkin Powder, Organic Mace, Organic Cinnamon, Soy Lecithin.

That sounds better than most of the things I eat!!  I am still pretty tempted to try one, especially since they are pumpkin flavored, but hubby has told me I shouldn't eat dog treats, so I've refrained.  :) Maisy loves them!


Find Out More:  You can find out more online at Chewy.com.  Grandma Lucy's Organic Pumpkin Oven Baked Dog Treats are just $5.15 for a 14oz bag.

Chewy.com has a 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee. If you're not 100% completely satisfied for any reason whatsoever, return it! They will accept packages within 365 days of the sale date for a complete refund and pay for the return shipping, as long as the product is not used or expired. 




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Wordless Wednesday: Dance


Funny Bunny and her friends performed at our local fall festival over the weekend.  It was beautiful!



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