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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Third Commandment

We have our family devotional time at the start of our homeschool day, and at the moment we are taking our girls through the 10 commandments. We have 2 books that we are using besides the Bible: One is an old Rand Mcnally book by Mary Alice Jones from 1950's that the girls love. We were really touched by the explanation of the 3rd commandment, and I'd like to share it with you...

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. Exodus 20:7

THE GREAT GOD, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, is the holy one. Men do not speak of him carelessly. They speak of him reverently. They speak of him lovingly. For God is very great, and God is very good. The heavens declare his glory, and all the inhabitants of the earth stand in awe of him. He makes light to shine out of darkness and tells the number of the stars. He heals the brokenhearted and is mindful of all his children. He is God. His name is holy.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

She's Growing Up

Here is our precious Talitha at 6 1/2 years old. Look at those big earnest eyes... She is growing up in so many ways, her love for Jesus and her understanding of the Bible, AND SHE IS READING!!!!- amazingly well!
We've just returned from a 2 week break from homeschooling, and not only did she do a flawless reading of her page from her reader today, but straight afterwards insisted on reading one of her Franklin the Turtle books that we picked up garage- saleing on the weekend! She read with great fluency and expression, and only needed help with about 3 words in the whole book.
We've only been homeschooling since February and it's really paying off ( not that it costs anything!) We are about halfway through Don Potter's Phonics Reading List (free off the internet) and she is up to the Prep 4 book from the old Queensland School Readers- pre 1950's.
Maybe she'll be joining in our family read-a-louds sooner than I think!

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