Bible in 90 days: The Love Chapter

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(Note: All images were taken from an image search in google. Sorry I wasn’t able to note down all the sites; no copyright infringement intended whatsoever)

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Bible in 90 days: Job – “Science in the Bible”

“He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing.” – Job 26:7

The Bible shows itself to be scientifically accurate in at least 3 major points in astronomy:

  1. It says that the Earth is suspended in nothing, (Job. 26:7 ).
  2. It says the Existence of ocean currents in the Seas, (Psalm 8:1 ,3 ,6 ,8)
  3. It says the Stars are Innumerable, (Gen. 15:5 ).

I grew up not knowing the bible in this way; I mean, sure, I have been told it is the Word of God, but I don’t remember it ever being considered as a source of scientific facts.

Now that I’m homeschooling my kids with books that have a biblical worldview, my eyes have been opened to ideas such as “young earth theory”, “creation vs. evolution” and the like.

It is very new to me, certainly a lot to be learned and unlearned, especially about evolution — I mean, for 30 years of my life I really believed we humans came from apes. How was I to know any better? That was the only thing taught in schools back then, and its still is generally what is taught until now. (Something needs to be done about this, you know?)

But, there is a time for everything. Thank You Lord for opening our eyes to the truth that is in Your Word!

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Salt Play Dough (1 cup flour, 1 cup water, 2 tbsp Cream of tartar, 1 tbsp Baby Oil — cook until sticky) to make the sun, the moon and the earth.

As we play with some clay, we talk about some facts about our solar system, such as how the earth revolves around the sun once a year and also rotates on its axis every 24 hours. I tried my best to explain and illustrate how day turns into the night as the earth spins around its axis.

Then we paint our own galaxies in the bathtub. We used food color mixed in with flour, a little water and some dishwashing liquid.

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Washable bathtub paint (mix flour, water, dishwashing liquid and food color) to paint galaxies

It was not only fun; it was a great way to have the kids involved in cleaning the bathroom without them even knowing it. LOL!

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Plain old watercolor to paint Comet ISON. Allyra’s comet ISON is the colorful thing with yellow, blue and red stripes.

“And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years.” – Genesis 1:14

Honestly, the real reason for our sudden interest and exploration in astronomy was the news about Comet ISON which is expected to be brightest this coming November 28, 2013.

With all the crazy happenings all over the world (earthquakes, floods, famine, wars — you know, all that stuff in Matthew 24), the Lord is telling us to look to the heavens and understand, these are “signs” that “mark SACRED TIMES.”

Watch this video for more info:

God bless us all! 🙂

Bible in 90 days: Psalms “Our Glorious God!”

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” (Psalm 19:1 NIV)

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There are times when you simply stop whatever you’re doing and just STAND IN AWE OF OUR GLORIOUS GOD.

Today was one of those days.

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No need for lots of words to explain anything. Just a sincere heart praising God for His awesomeness. Praise the Lord!

 

Bible in 90 days: Exodus – Manna in the Desert

As we read about Moses and how he led the Israelites out of Egypt and into the desert, it seemed like tent-making was the most logical activity to do.

Our tent was very simple — just a big white blanket tied to chairs in the corners. After playing inside the tent for a while, the kids stayed in it as they watched “What’s in the Bible.” (That’s hardly like anything close to what living in tents would be like, I know… but we ran out of ideas.)

Tent-living in the wilderness

Tent-living in the wilderness

My daughter has been asking me about “manna,” the bread from heaven, and I thought, maybe I could make a pretend manna. We know that the bible says it tasted like wafers than had been made with honey (Exodus 16:31). So I made a mixture out of a bit of instant oatmeal, flour and honey. Then I drizzled it onto a nonstick pan and cooked it like tiny pancake pieces.

Manna - Bread from Heaven

Manna – Bread from Heaven

Aaaand…Ta-Da! It tasted like honey-flavored oatmeal pancakes! Hahaha! I mean, what would you have expected?

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That’s it! Simple, but great fun. 🙂

 

Bible in 90 days: Cosplay “Our Bible Adventures”

 

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.” – Deuteronomy 6:4-9

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Bible in 90 days: Genesis, Creation “Pinoy-Style”

It’s been a week and half since our family began the Bible in 90 Days Plan and this challenge has certainly been challenging (I am actually a bit behind my own reading) but definitely it has also been very enlightening.

We’ve done a lot of stuff for our study of Genesis and here is the first and most elaborate one so far:

Activity 1: Creation Story: Philippine Style

We originally used this materials for our “Linggo ng Wika” coop activity and we reviewed them again since part of them were from a coop friend’s lessons (he’s in first grade while Allyra is still in K2). Basically, it’s a Filipino version or adaptation of the story of creation. The main material used is felt. I printed the pictures used on sticker photo paper and also backed them up with felt. So we ended up with a giant felt board activity for “The Story of Creation: Pinoy Style.”

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Memory Verse: Awit 24:1 “Ang buong daigdig at ang lahat ng naroon, ang may-ari’y si Yahweh na ating Panginoon.”

These were our pics during the Linggo ng Wika Activity:

Here is the Creation: Pinoy Style Script in Tagalog: CREATION

Some possible points of integration to other topics / learning areas include the following:

Indeed, our memory verse says it clearly: “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” – Psalm 24:1

All praise and worship belongs to the God who created everything so magnificently and majestically, including our beloved country, the Philippines!

May His name be praised throughout all the ends of the earth. Hallelujah to the LORD!