Men and Women of the Bible ~ Blogging through the Alphabet (K)

Blogging through the Alphabet Men and Women of the Bible

Since little is known about them, I’m going to highlight two women in the Bible whose names start with K.

Kezia: “Cassia (sweet scented spice)”

Kezia was the second born daughter of Job after he went through his great suffering.

Keren-happuch: “Horn of the face paint (cosmetic box)”

Keren-happuch is the third born daughter of Job after his sufferings.

These girls along with their older sister (Jemima) are described as the most beautiful girls in the land.

Job 42: 14-15~ And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Keren-happuch. And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

Korah: “Ice, Hail”

Korah is related to Moses from his father’s side (some say uncle, some say cousin). Korah is remembered for his rebellious acts against Moses. God did send fire from Heaven and consumed him and all who rebelled with him (250 people total).

Numbers 16: 1-2 ~ Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men: And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown.

Numbers 16: 19-21 ~ And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto all the congregation. And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.

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Men and Women of the Bible ~ Blogging through the Alphabet (J)

Blogging through the Alphabet Men and Women of the Bible
Jochabed: “Jehovah is her glory”
We find Jochabed’s story in the book of Exodus. Jochabed is the mother of Aaron, Miriam, and Moses. She had Moses during a time when Pharaoh was killing Hebrew baby boys. She had to hide him when he was born and when he got to big, she floated him in the river hoping someone good would find and take care of him. After Pharaoh's daughter found him, Miriam told her she knew of a nursemaid that could nurse the baby until he was weaned. I can’t imagine how Jochabed felt when she delivered Moses and realized he was a boy and may be killed. How did she hide him and keep him quiet for three months? And how could she let him go not knowing if she would ever see him again when she put him in the river? She had great faith and trusted God to take care of her son.
Exodus 2:2 ~ And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
Exodus 2:7 ~ Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
Exodus 2:10 ~ And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

Josiah: “Jehovah has healed”
We fins the story of Josiah in II Kings. He became king at only 8 Years old. Josiah was a good king and did right in the sight of the Lord. During his reign, he proceeded to repair the temple and abolish idolatry. Josiah refused to let the king of Egypt pass through his land to go to war with the king of Assyria. He sent his army out to deal with the Egyptians, but decided to go out himself in disguise. It was there that he was fatally wounded by an arrow. He reigned for 31 years.
II Kings 22:1 ~ Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath.
II Kings 23:2 ~ And the king went up into the house of the Lord, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the Lord.
II Kings 23:23-25 ~ But in the eighteenth year of king Josiah, wherein this passover was holden to the Lord in Jerusalem. Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the Lord. And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.
II Kings 23:30 ~ And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead.

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Susan K. Marlow ~ Book Review

Susan K. Marlow - Book Review

My daughter loves to read. She loves to read about horses. She has also read several of the Circle C Beginnings books. I knew she would love to read the newest books, Andi Saddles Up and Andi Under the Big Top, written by Susan K. Marlow and published by Kregel Publications.

The books in the the newest series, Circle C Stepping Stones, are designed for children ages 7-10. The chapters are longer and the plots are deeper. The books have the same great illustrations. There are also coloring pages (free download), activity pages (free download), and lapbooks (for purchase) available to use with the books.

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Andi Saddles Up, the first book, is about Andi turning nine years old. She is so excited to be able to be a real horse and rider pair with her horse, Taffy. She becomes friends with a girl named Sadie, but soon learns their families are in a boundary dispute with each other. Can Sadie and Andi remain friends through the process?

The study guide (activity pages) that goes with this book has a great monthly schedule for reading through the book. It will take 21 days if you are not using the separately purchased lapbook. It tells you (or your child) what pages to read each day and what page of the activity book to do that day. The activity pages include answering questions about each chapter, matching vocabulary words, writing poetry, how to cook, and so much more.

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Andi Under the Big Top is the second book in the series. In this book, the circus comes to town and Andi cannot wait to see it. When she is buying some food, she meets a young boy and thinks that he has the perfect job. But she soon finds out more about the boy and decides she is going to try to help him.

The study guide for this book is in the same format as the first book. It also includes a page of Bible verse bookmarks that your child will love to color. Both study guides also include maps of where the story takes place.

I let my 11 year old daughter read the books by herself. She is just out of the suggested age range of 7-10, but she has enjoyed reading the books. I am starting to read through the first book with my just turned 6 year old and she is enjoying them and is always wanting me to read more. My oldest daughter said the books were great and kept her interest. They were an easy read for her and she was able to read through them quickly. We did not use the study guides, but I had her look at them to see if it was something she would be interested in using in the future. She said she may use it for the next book.


My thoughts: These books are great read aloud books for younger children. Younger children will also love coloring the pictures and doing the activities after you are done reading. They may need a little bit of help with some of the activities. They will learn a lot while doing them. They are also great books for horse lovers of any age. We can’t wait for the next books in the series to come out this fall.


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Men and Women of the Bible ~ Blogging through the Alphabet (I)

Blogging through the Alphabet Men and Women of the Bible

This week we are at the letter I. There are not many (just one, actually) women’s names that begin with the letter I.

Iscah: “spy”

Iscah is only mentioned in one verse in the Bible. She was the daughter of Haran and the sister of Milcah and Lot.

Genesis 11:29 ~ And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

Isaiah: “the salvation of Jehovah”

Isaiah was one of the prophets. He is considered to be one of the greatest prophets. He lived in Jerusalem and God gave him prophecies that were directed to Israel. Isaiah was married and had two sons. We don’t know much about his life, but we do have his writings and prophecies in the Bible. There are several times in the book of Isaiah that the prophecy refers to Jesus Christ. He prophesied about Jesus’ first and second comings. Isaiah also prophesied many warnings to Israel and Judah. Some other prophecies found in the book of Isaiah are Lucifer’s attempt to overthrow God, Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah, and judgments coming against numerous nations. The prophecies we can look forward to in the book of Isaiah are those about the second coming.

My life verse is Isaiah 41:10 ~ Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Be sure to check out my A-H posts:
A ~ Abigail and Abraham
B ~ Bathsheba and Boaz
C ~ Claudia and Caleb
D ~ Deborah and Daniel
E ~ Elisabeth and Eli
F ~ Female at the Well and Felix
G ~ Gomer and Gideon
H ~ Hadassah and Hezekiah

I’m linking up with Annette and Amanda.


Home School Adventure Co. ~ Review

Walking with the Waodani

My boys are familiar with the Jim Elliot and Nate Saint missionary story. They have watched the movie and have read some about them. They knew a little about the Indians that lived in Ecuador. When I saw this study, I knew my boys (and myself) would be interested in learning more about this tribe and the missionaries who tried to witness to them. We, my boys and I, have been reviewing the newest product from Home School Adventure Co., Walking with the Waodani, over the past month.

About Walking with the Waodani:
Walking with the Waodani is a four lesson unit study. It is intended to be spread out over a month, going over one lesson per week. The lessons include Shell Mera (Then), Shell Mera (Now), Ecuador, and Quito. There are five components to each lesson. They are lesson introduction, people and places, meals and markets, animals and agriculture, and worlds and worldview. You will learn about the geographic place using maps, read stories about the people that live in these places, make some of the meals they eat, and learn about the animals that live there. Each lesson also has a travel journal. Some of the assignments include notebook pages, mark your map (a notebook page that contains a map), rating a recipe, drawing an animal, and creative freewriting. There are also additional resources for each lesson that include links to websites, books, and DVDs.

Sample Walking with the Waodani

How we used Walking with the Waodani:
We wanted to take our time so we decided to take about two weeks per lesson with this study. I read the pages out loud to my boys. There are several pages of information with each lesson. I would read a couple of pages each day. I also gave them an assignment (part of the travel journal) to work on every few days. At the end of the lesson, I had my boys pick one of the links in the additional resources to read through. We also watched a couple of videos during the review period. We watched the End of the Spear and Through Gates of Splendor. The meals portion that was covered were grubs and piranhas. My boys said they would eat both if given the chance. We didn’t actually cook the meal, but there are directions included for making the meals. My boys have cooked/grilled plenty of fish, so they were able to answer the questions about eating the fish.

Sample 2 Walking with the Waodani

What we thought about Walking with the Waodani:
My boys and I are having a fun time going through this study. We have learned so much more than what we already knew. We loved watching about the Indians and missionaries. My boys are enjoying going through the notebooking pages and answering the questions about Ecuador. Below is part of the story from lesson 1 that one of my boys wrote:

This is my first trip to visit the Indians. I was able to do a flyover, but was unable to make contact. I decided to join Operation Auca because I want to tell others about Jesus. I don’t have any family…well, I have my parents and siblings back home. As the days get closer to leaving, I am feeling a bit nervous. How will these people react to seeing us near their homes? Will they accept us?
I’m looking forward to going over the last two lessons with my boys over the next few weeks. We will be reading some of the books listed in the additional resources.

Walking with the Waodani is available as a digital download ($18.95) or a print edition ($21.95).

 FREEBIE: You can sign up to receive the first lesson free by clicking here (scroll down until you see "Get the Waodani Preview").

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Men and Women of the Bible ~ Blogging through the Alphabet (H)

Blogging through the Alphabet Men and Women of the Bible

There are so many great people in the Bible and there are also many not so great people. It is difficult to choose which person I should write about, but this week I’ve decided to write about Hadassah and Hezekiah.

Hadassah: “myrtle or bride”

We find Hadassah’s story in the book of Esther. Why? Because Esther’s birth name was Hadassah. Hadassah lived with relatives because her parents had died. Mordecai, her adoptive father and her cousin, brought her to the King’s house after the Queen had died. The king’s servants had decided to search for a young virgin for him. When Hadassah was brought before the king, he found her to be the most beautiful and loved her above all the other young virgins. Mordecai stayed at the palace and was sitting outside one night when he heard two guards plan to kill the King. Mordecai immediately told Esther who then told the King of the guard’s plan. Later on, a man named Haman is upset with Mordecai and plans to kill the Jews. Mordecai makes sure Esther knows about this so she can talk to the king. Unfortunately, Esther never told the king that she was Jewish so she has no idea how he will respond to her. Esther fasted before approaching the King and invited him and Haman to a banquet where she tells the king about Haman’s plan. The King is restless and can’t sleep and asks them to read him some record books. Fast forward and Esther finally reveals that she is a Jew and that she needs to be able to save her people. It took a lot of patience for Hadassah/Esther to keep her secret. She needed to tell it at just the right time.

Esther 2:7 ~ And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.

Esther 2:17 ~ And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.

Esther 5:2 ~ And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.

Esther 7:2-5 ~ And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of the kingdom. Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request: For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage. Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?

Hezekiah: “whom Jehovah has strengthened”

We find Hezekiah’s story in the book of 2 Kings. He was the son of King Ahaz, who was an evil king. He was 25 years old when he began to reign and reigned for 29 years. Hezekiah was a good king who did what was “right in the eyes of the Lord.” During his reign, he purified the temple and was able to get rid of the idols. Hezekiah knew that Jerusalem would come under attack, so he had started fortifying the walls, building tunnels, and building towers. Hezekiah became very sick, but began to pray. He lived for another 15 years. It’s amazing to me when I read about a good king who had a terrible father but they turned out to be good. I’m sure those good king’s would give God all the glory.

2 Kings 18:1-3 ~ Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father did.

2 Kings 20:4-6 ~ And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying, Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord. And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

Be sure to check out my A-G posts:
A ~ Abigail and Abraham
B ~ Bathsheba and Boaz
C ~ Claudia and Caleb
D ~ Deborah and Daniel
E ~ Elisabeth and Eli
F ~ Female at the Well and Felix
G ~ Gomer and Gideon

I’m linking up with Annette and Amanda.


Eclectic Foundations ~ Review

Review of Eclectic Foundations

I started kindergarten this year with my then 5 year old daughter in August. She has been having a little bit of trouble with her reading. When I saw I was going to be able to review a program for her age, I figured it would help her to have more phonics than what we were using. Over the past several weeks, I have been using Eclectic Foundations Language Arts Level A with my just turned 6 year old daughter.

Eclectic Foundations is a Biblical, easy to teach, all in one curriculum. A teacher’s guide and student guide are included that teaches 144 lessons over a period of 36 weeks. The curriculum is designed to be used four days a week. Eclectic Foundations is available as a download or as printed material. We reviewed the printed material that included the teacher’s guide, student workbook, word cards,  laminated appendixes. It is a hands on approach to learning using the McGuffey Reader. The lessons include phonics, grammar, spelling, reading comprehension, handwriting, composition, and poetry in each days work. You will need to download a free copy of the McGuffey Reader from the link provided on the website.

Sample Eclectic Foundation

Level A starts at the beginning. Each letter is introduced on the first day and is then taught on the rest of the days in a one week period. The first week my daughter learned about the letter m. I read some words that are provided in the teacher’s guide to her and she had to point to the happy or sad face (found in the appendixes) depending on if the word started with the letter m (happy face) or did not start with the letter m (sad face). The next day, she had to circle all of the m’s in a passage (in the student workbook) and also do other things listed. The third day was spent writing the letter and listening to words with m at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end. The last day is spent with matching, writing, and playing a game. Each day there is also poetry that is to be read to your child. And as you go from week to week adding on letters to learn, each previous letter is to be reviewed each day also. Each lesson builds on the previous lesson.

Student Sample Eclectic Foundations

While we have been working consistently over the past several weeks, we have not yet made it to the lesson that introduces the reader. The McGuffey Reader is introduced in lesson 65 in Level A. This lesson is also the first lesson that introduces the flashcards. Your child is to color each word a different color. The colors represent the different parts of speech. It also says that Level A focuses more on the function of the word than the name of the part of speech. An example would be from lesson 71. You are to show your child that all the red cards are naming cards (which means they name something or someone). You can also tell your child that these words are called nouns, but you don’t have to. And when you are finished with the level, you can make sentences using the cards. They will also be used in the following levels.

What did we think about Eclectic Foundations Level A? My daughter and I both loved it. She loved matching the letters and she also loved the letter mazes. She loved listening to the poetry each day. I think she loved everything about it. I loved that it is easy to use for the parent and that each day is set up for me. I love that each lesson builds on the previous lesson and there is always review. I know this has helped my daughter with her reading and I am looking forward to when we add in the reader to the lessons. It truly is a fun, Biblical, easy to use curriculum.

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Men and Women of the Bible ~ Blogging through the Alphabet (G)

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Blogging through the Alphabet Men and Women of the Bible

Gomer: “complete, vanishing”

We can find Gomer’s story in Hosea. She was not a pure woman. She was a lady of the night. She was married to Hosea, but loved other men. Hosea had to buy her back from another man. Gomer was loved by  one man, but still had to go out and find “love” with other men. She had no idea how much she was loved by her husband.

Hosea 1:2- ~ The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the Lord. So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.

Hosea 3:1-3 ~ Then said the Lord unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the Lord toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine. So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley: And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I also be for thee.

I recommend this movie about Hosea and Gomer (click on picture for link):

 Amazing Love

Gideon: “hewer”

We find Gideon’s story in Judges. He was the fifth judge of Israel. During his time, the people were doing evil in the sight of the Lord. The Midianites would come and take things from the people of Israel and push them away from the land that the Lord had given them. The Lord sent an angel to Gideon and told him that he needed to save his people from the Midianites. Gideon questioned God and told Him he couldn’t do it, but God told him He would be with him. After some time, Gideon had a large army, but God told him he had too many. God told Gideon to do some tests on the men and eventually, Gideon had only 300 men left in his army. He took his man down to the Midianites camp during the night and told them not to do anything until he gave the sign. He and his men circled the camp and Gideon said “The sword of the Lord and of Gideon.” And all the men in the army started breaking pitchers and blowing trumpets. The Midianites were scared and ran off. Gideon was one of the best judges in Israel.

Judges 7:7-8 ~ And the Lord said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place. So the people took victuals in their hand, and their trumpets: and he sent all the rest of Israel every man unto his tent, and retained those three hundred men: and the host of Midian was beneath him in the valley.

Judges 7:18 ~ When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.

Judges 8:22-23 ~ Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon, Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son, and thy son's son also: for thou hast delivered us from the hand of Midian. And Gideon said unto them, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you: the Lord shall rule over you.

Be sure to check out my A-F posts:
A ~ Abigail and Abraham
B ~ Bathsheba and Boaz
C ~ Claudia and Caleb
D ~ Deborah and Daniel
E ~ Elisabeth and Eli
F ~ Female at the Well and Felix

I’m linking up with Annette and Amanda.



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