Homeschooling with Torah


In a previous post, I talked about a homeschooling book titled “Heart of Wisdom” that I found to be very helpful using Torah as a foundation.  I still love that book!

However, I was very excited to find another option and I want to share it with you today!  It’s an entire curriculum especially created for those who keep Torah and the entire process has been very simplified.  The website is Homeschooling Torah and you can visit that link and check it out for yourself, but let me tell you what appealed to me about it.

  1. Everything is done and laid out for me.  It comes to me ready to go.
  2. There is a monthly cost option instead of plunking out hundreds of dollars at one time.
  3. The emphasis on Torah is critical.
  4. It comes with bonuses.
  5. They have a 30 day trial, which is refundable.

Go visit the website and let me know if you agree that this is the best thing since sliced bread! I just enrolled today!  I’m so excited to find this!

 

Disclaimer: some links in this post are affiliate links and will provide income to our family if you choose to purchase.  This is one of the ways we earn a few extra dollars to help with household expenses.  Thanks for looking!

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Quick Shout Out


I just put a link in the shop tab above and the links to the right for my daughters affiliate for Cowgirl Dirt – organic mineral makeup.  We love it!  It’s locally owned and an excellent line of makeup!  She would greatly appreciate any and all orders … and referrals!

 

 

 

THANKS FOR LOOKING!

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The Wisdom of Proverbs – Chapter 14


Every wise woman has built her house, But the foolish breaks it down with her hands.

He who walks in his straightness fears יהוה, But he whose ways are crooked despises Him.

In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, But the lips of the wise guard them.

Where there are no oxen, the crib is clean; But from the strength of an ox comes much increase.

A trustworthy witness does not lie, But a false witness breathes out lies.

A scoffer shall seek wisdom but find none, But knowledge is swift to him who has understanding.

Leave the presence of a foolish man, For you shall not perceive the lips of knowledge.

The wisdom of the clever is to understand His way, But the folly of fools is deceit.

Fools scoff at guilt, But among the straight there is delight.

The heart knows its own bitterness, And no stranger shares its joy.

The house of the wrong is destroyed, But the tent of the straight flourishes.

There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

Even in laughter the heart is in pain, And the end of that joy is heaviness.

The backslider in heart is satisfied with his own ways, But a good man is satisfied from his.

The simple believes every word, But the clever one watches his step.

The wise fears and turns away from evil, But a fool rushes on and is reckless.

He who is impatient acts foolishly, And a man who plans wickedness is hated.

The simple shall inherit folly, But the clever are crowned with knowledge.

The evil ones shall bow before the good, And the wrong ones at the gates of the righteous.

The poor is hated even by his own neighbour, But the rich has many friends.

He who despises his neighbour sins; But he who shows favour to the poor, O blessed is he.

Do not those who plan evil go astray? But kindness and truth are to those who plan good.

In all labour there is profit, But talk of the lips leads only to poverty.

The crown of the wise is their wealth, The folly of fools is folly.

A true witness saves lives, But he who breathes out lies is a betrayer.

In the fear of יהוה is strong trust, And His children have a place of refuge.

The fear of יהוה is a fountain of life, To turn away from the snares of death.

In a multitude of people is a sovereign’s splendour, But in the lack of people is the ruin of a prince.

He who is patient has great understanding, But he who is short of spirit exalts folly.

A healthy heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones.

He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who esteems Him shows favour to the needy.

By his own evildoing the wrong is thrust down, But the righteous has a refuge in his death.

Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, And even among fools it becomes known.

Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to peoples.

The sovereign’s delight is toward a wise servant, But his wrath is towards him who causes shame.

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PCC #3


Today’s Personal Comfort Challenge is to not use your vehicle for the entire day – but don’t change your plans.  This means if you were planning to go places, you either need to take a bus, a taxi, find a ride with someone, ride a bike or walk.  When we were in Central America, we chose to walk quite a bit, which proved to be excellent exercise and very enjoyable.  We did, however, use all of the other options I listed as well.

Those who choose to participate, comment on this post with your experience (and photos), like the post and share it, will be eligible to win one of these sleek black EFO’s  for tracking your daily activities.

 

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The drawing will take place after we have 10 entries.

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Isaiah Chapter 2


Another powerful passage from Isaiah, the prophet.

The word that Yeshayahu the son of Amots saw concerning Yehuḏah and Yerushalayim:

And it shall be in the latter days that the mountain of the House of יהוה is established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills. And ALL NATIONS shall flow to it.  And many peoples shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of יהוה, to the House of the Elohim of Ya‛aqoḇ, and let Him teach us His ways, and let us walk in His paths, for out of Tsiyon comes forth the Torah, and the Word of יהוה from Yerushalayim.”

And He shall judge between the nations, and shall reprove many peoples.

And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither teach battle any more.

O house of Ya‛aqoḇ, come and let us walk in the light of יהוה.

For You have forsaken Your people, the house of Ya‛aqoḇ, because

  • they have been filled from the East,
  • and practise magic like the Philistines,
  • and they are pleased with the children of foreigners.
  • And their land is filled with silver and gold,
  • and there is no end to their treasures.
  • And their land is filled with horses,
  • and there is no end to their chariots.
  • And their land is filled with idols; they bow themselves to the work of their own hands, to what their own fingers have made.
  • And the lowly bows down,
  • and the high is humbled;

therefore You do not forgive them.

Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, because of the fear of יהוה and the splendour of His excellency.

The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, the pride of men shall be bowed down, and יהוה ALONE shall be exalted in that day.

For יהוה of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up, so that it is brought low; and against all the cedars of Leḇanon that are high and lifted up, and against all the oaks of Bashan; and against all the high mountains, and against all the hills that are lifted up; and against every lofty tower, and against every strong wall; and against all the ships of Tarshish, and against all the desirable craft. And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the pride of men shall be brought low. And יהוה ALONE shall be exalted in that day, and the idols completely pass away. And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, from dread of יהוה and the splendour of His excellency, when He arises to shake the earth mightily.

In that day man shall throw away his idols of silver and his idols of gold, which they made, each for himself to worship, to the moles and bats, to go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the crags of the rugged rocks, because of the fear of יהוה and the splendour of His excellency, when He arises to shake the earth mightily.

Cease from man, whose breath is in his nostrils, for in what is he to be reckoned upon?

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Farming


I wanted to give you all a little update on our farm.  Due to our recent trip out of the country, we are building it up again slowly, but thankfully we have several years of experience to assist with that!

What do we keep on our farm?

Raised bed gardens using the Back to Eden method of gardening.   Eventually we hope to have a greenhouse too!

Heritage breed chickens – our favorites are Buff Orpingtons, Barnevelders, Cuckoo Murans and Auracanas.  These are all multipurpose birds that are very versatile in the surroundings they can thrive in.  We love to let them free range on our 10 acre property.

Nigerian Dwarf Goats – these are the smallest dairy goats ~ with the sweetest milk. (can give up to a gallon per day – or MORE) We love that they are easy to manage because of their size. Their personalities are amazing and they eat less than the larger breeds.  In addition to all of that, they come in a variety of colors! This one has blue eyes.

Trenton

We buy the best goats we can – from well-known lines and with strong pedigrees for milk.  If you want to know more about our little wonder goats, use the contact form and let us know!  We’ll send you a link to our website.  Every year we have some of these cute little nigerian dwarf goats for sale!

We are valiantly attempting to have some fruit growing as well – we presently have strawberries, raspberries and a start of a wild plum tree.  Our beautiful apple tree died last spring when we got a deep frost after it had begun budding.

 

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What about Enoch?


Everyone has a different opinion on Enoch.  I’m speaking of the “lost” book of Enoch… not the person.

This morning I found a website that has done quite a bit of research to see if this book is valid.

Here is the link –

Book of Enoch in question

What do you think?

Should we be reading this book for historical information?

Is it a hoax?

Can we trust it?

What do the Apostolic Scriptures have to say about it?

Inquiring minds want to know  =)

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Check This Out


My friend on fb just wrote this and posted it.  Sometimes when a single verse is pulled out it makes more of an impact.  I hope that is the case for her.  This is the verse she posted:

“But this I confess to you, that according to the Way (which they call a sect), I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything written in the Torah and the Prophets.”

Who wrote this?  King David? Solomon?  one of the prophets?  It’s obviously someone keeping Torah…

The author is Paul – the person who is used the MOST to teach AGAINST keeping Torah.  Right from his own pen he is saying that he keeps Torah.  And this is not the only time.  He defends himself in court more than once, saying that he keeps Torah.  At the request of James, he also pays for a group of people to make an offering in order to prove that he keeps Torah.

Why would someone who’s teachings churchianity uses to promote “freedom from the law,” be a a self-proclaimed Torah Keeper?  Something is wrong with this picture!

Think about it!

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Isaiah chapter 1


I read this this morning.  It fits the time we live in.  Whew.  Read of the intense feelings the Father has toward His wayward children. My thoughts are in italics.

The vision of Yeshayahu son of Amots, which he saw concerning Yehuḏah and Yerushalayim in the days of Uzziyahu, Yotham, Aḥaz, Ḥizqiyahu – sovereigns of Yehuḏah.

Hear, O heavens, and listen, O earth! For יהוה has spoken, “I have reared and brought up children, but they have transgressed against Me. (it even happens to the CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE?!) 

An ox knows its owner and a donkey its master’s crib – Yisra’ĕl does not know, My people have not understood.”

Alas, sinning nation, a people loaded with crookedness, a seed of evil-doers, sons acting corruptly! They have forsaken יהוה, they have provoked the Set-apart One of Yisra’ĕl, they went backward.  (can you see how this is true of our nation?  Heartbreaking!)

Why should you be beaten any more? You continue in apostasy! All the head is sick, and all the heart faints. From the sole of the foot, to the head, there is no soundness in it – wounds and bruises and open sores; they have not been closed or bound up, or soothed with ointment.

Your land is laid waste, your cities are burned with fire, strangers devour your land in your presence. And it is laid waste, as overthrown by strangers. And the daughter of Tsiyon is left as a booth in a vineyard, as a hut in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

Unless יהוה of hosts had left to us a small remnant, we would have become like Seḏom, we would have been made like Amorah. (have mercy, YHWH!)

Hear the word of יהוה, you rulers of Seḏom; give ear to the Torah of our Elohim, you people of Amorah! (here is what Yah has to say to those who do wickedly and yet try to please Him too)

“Of what use to Me are your many slaughterings?” declares יהוה. “I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts. I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs or goats. When you come to appear before Me, who has required this from your hand, to trample My courtyards? Stop bringing futile offerings, incense, it is an abomination to Me. New Moons, Sabbaths, the calling of meetings – I am unable to bear unrighteousness and assembly. My being hates your New Moons and your appointed times, they are a trouble to Me, I am weary of bearing them. And when you spread out your hands, I hide My eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I do not hear. Your hands have become filled with blood.” (Those are some strong words!  *hate* *abomination*)

“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Stop doing evil! Learn to do good! (and what does doing good look like? Keep reading)

  1. Seek right-ruling
  2. Reprove the oppressor
  3. Defend the fatherless
  4. Lead for the widow.

Come now, and let us reason together,” says יהוה. (A simple list of what things He desires of His people)

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you submit and obey, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword,” for the mouth of יהוה has spoken. (There’s that enormous two letter word “if” again)

How the steadfast city has become a whore! I have filled it with right-ruling; righteousness lodged in it, but now murderers.

Your silver has become dross, your wine is mixed with water. Your rulers are stubborn, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and runs after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, nor does the cause of the widow reach them. (It seems the orphans and widows are very important to Him!)

Therefore the Master declares, יהוה of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, “Ah, I shall be eased of My adversaries, and I shall be avenged of My enemies. And I shall turn My hand against you, and shall refine your dross as with lye, and shall remove all your alloy. And I shall give back your judges as at the first, and your counsellors as at the beginning. After this you shall be called the city of righteousness, a steadfast city.”

Tsiyon shall be redeemed with right-ruling, and her returning ones with righteousness. And the destruction of transgressors (of Torah) and of sinners is together, and those who forsake יהוה shall be consumed. (in order to forsake Him, wouldn’t one have to first be together with them?)

For they shall be ashamed of the terebinth trees which you have desired. And you shall be embarrassed because of the gardens which you have chosen. For you shall be as a terebinth whose leaf fades, and as a garden that has no water.  The strong shall be for tow, and his work for a spark. And both shall burn together, with no one to extinguish.

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I will remain in YOU


Shabbat Shalom!

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