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by Marie
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Arise, Shine -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 1
Views: 5235

Arise, Shine -- Minutes with Marie

I live in a valley. Waking this morning, all I could see from my window was fog. Thick fog. Darkness. I thought it was everywhere. But when I got in my car and drove out of the valley, I saw things more clearly. The fog was only in the valley. The sun was shining, beautiful and powerful. I just coul...
by Marie
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Continual Feast -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 0
Views: 10322

Continual Feast -- Minutes with Marie

This morning my reading included Proverbs 15:15 – "… the cheerful heart has a continual feast." So I started thinking about a cheerful heart. If I remember to keep a cheerful heart and not complain, I will have a continual feast. A pretty good thought. Who doesn’t enjoy a feast? But it didn’t stop t...
by Marie
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Pesky Little Foxes -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 1
Views: 5600

Pesky Little Foxes -- Minutes with Marie

Today has been one of those mornings. I woke up early, drove to my office, and realized I’d forgotten to bring part of my breakfast. (A part I was really looking forward to.) Then I sat down to write today’s message board post. I spent quite a bit of time writing it, and it was all ready to go. I wa...
by Marie
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: The Greatest Missionary -- Thoughts from Marie
Replies: 0
Views: 10349

The Greatest Missionary -- Thoughts from Marie

Why are we so passionate about Bible Translation? Here's one reason, in the words of the founder of Wycliffe Bible Translators:
  • The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue. It never needs a furlough, is never considered a foreigner. - William Cameron Townsend

Marie
by Marie
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: He Hears Us -- Minutes with Marie
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Views: 10110

He Hears Us -- Minutes with Marie

This morning I was discouraged and feeling pretty miserable. So I talked to God, giving Him my wounded heart, asking Him to heal my pain. I ended up watching a YouTube video about Ruth Bell Graham, where they quoted this poem she had written. “Lord, when my soul is weary and my heart is tired and so...
by Marie
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Restless Hearts -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 0
Views: 8866

Restless Hearts -- Minutes with Marie

Today I’d like to share a favorite quote from St. Augustine with you: You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, And our hearts are restless Until they find their rest in You. Would you like to know a bit of history behind that famous quote, written around A.D. 400? See https://www.christianhistoryinsti...
by Marie
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploration to 1850
Topic: EX-1850 - Weeks 9 & 10
Replies: 5
Views: 16098

John Eliot

The first Bible printed in the U.S. was translated by John Eliot (you'll read about him Monday, Week 9). Here's a short 1-minute audio : 101. The Eliot Indian Bible https://soundcloud.com/museumofthebible/the-book-110215?in=museumofthebible/sets/the-book That was in 1661. Today, many people still ha...
by Marie
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: First Bible Printed in the U.S. -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 0
Views: 8226

First Bible Printed in the U.S. -- Minutes with Marie

What was the first Bible printed in the U.S.? The answer may surprise you. Listen to this short 1-minute audio : 101. The Eliot Indian Bible https://soundcloud.com/museumofthebible/the-book-110215?in=museumofthebible/sets/the-book That was in 1661. Today, many people still have no Bible in their own...
by Marie
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Where Is Your Oxygen Mask? -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 2
Views: 2880

Where Is Your Oxygen Mask? -- Minutes with Marie

As parents, we often feel pulled in every direction. So many people “need” us! All the time! So I’d like to offer a bit of advice you’ve probably heard over and over -- Put your own oxygen mask on first before helping those around you. There’s a lot of truth in that simple statement. Why? Only by re...
by Marie
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: God's Will -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 2
Views: 2477

God's Will -- Minutes with Marie

God’s Will – I read this story recently and thought it was a great illustration. One we can use for ourselves and for helping our children understand surrender to God’s will. A friend is talking with a young mother: “Suppose your little Charley should come running to you tomorrow and say, ‘Mother, I...
by Marie
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Gratefulness -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 1
Views: 2170

Gratefulness -- Minutes with Marie

Have you ever heard Ann Voscamp speak? She’s a homeschooling mom, has a great blog, and has written books such as One Thousand Gifts . You can listen to a 5-minute interview (or scroll down and read the transcript) on HSLDA’s site. Ann talks about stress, homeschool, and gratefulness. http://www.hsl...
by Marie
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Stars -- Minutes with Marie
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Views: 8137

Stars -- Minutes with Marie

I woke up very early this morning and was greeted by a sky bursting with twinkling stars. Amazing! Did you ever stop to think – the stars weren’t there before God made our earth. The billions upon billions upon billions of stars didn’t show up until God began making a world for us. (See Genesis 1:16...
by Marie
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Synergy Groups — Learning Together!™
Replies: 5
Views: 8835

Starting a Synergy Group

I would love to do this, but don't know anyone near me. Could there be an area on here to post about synergy groups and find others in your area? HI! Glad you're excited about Synergy Groups. We've found in the past that posting on this board to find someone for a Synergy Group with doesn't work ve...
by Marie
Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Hard Days -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 2
Views: 3112

Hard Days -- Minutes with Marie

Some days are just … well, hard! I had one of those days yesterday. I felt like a failure. I needed Jesus to come and give me hope. This morning He reminded me that He’s not finished. He’s still at work in me. And will be every day of my life here on earth! He promises that He is working in me (and ...
by Marie
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Do You Trust Me? -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 5
Views: 3920

Re: Do You Trust Me? -- Minutes with Marie

Dear BlessedMomof3, I took a look at your link and it seems that you have concerns about The Message translation. As you may know, we have been involved in Bible translation projects in other countries for many years. We certainly agree that Bibles translated directly from the Greek and Hebrew are f...
by Marie
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Rest -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 1
Views: 2621

Rest -- Minutes with Marie

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. ... Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation a...
by Marie
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Do You Trust Me? -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 5
Views: 3920

Re: Do You Trust Me? -- Minutes with Marie

Thanks for the encouragement. I love sharing the things God is teaching me.

Marie
by Marie
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Try a New Schedule for 2016/17
Replies: 6
Views: 7756

Try a New Schedule for 2016/17

I’ve got an idea for your school schedule that may sound a bit crazy but it’s worked for lots of families. One year I asked all my pilot moms to try it. As the year progressed, even those who had been a bit skeptical were convinced! They loved the freedom this gave them. I’d like to add some peace a...
by Marie
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: God's Kindness -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 1
Views: 2752

God's Kindness -- Minutes with Marie

Today, I’d like to share about the kindness of God to one of my friends. I’ll let Christy (who works in our office) tell her story: I lost a baby in 2009. It was horrific at the time. My turning point was when God gave me peace that my “mommy” days were not over but just changing. I had no idea what...
by Marie
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Lay Down Your Burdens -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 2
Views: 5277

Re: Lay Down Your Burdens -- Minutes with Marie

Thanks for sharing your story. God is such a great Father!
Marie
by Marie
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Do You Trust Me? -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 5
Views: 3920

Do You Trust Me? -- Minutes with Marie

My cat is so silly. I was trying to remove a nasty tic from her face. But she wouldn’t sit still. She resisted and resisted. I couldn’t help her – she ran away! She trusts me, but not enough. Her fear was stronger. Hmmm … How often does our loving Father want us to just stay put and let Him work in ...
by Marie
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Minutes with Marie
Topic: Silence -- Words to Ponder from Mother Teresa -- Minutes with Marie
Replies: 1
Views: 2695

Silence -- Words to Ponder from Mother Teresa -- Minutes with Marie

“God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. ... The more we receive in private prayer, the more we can give in our active life. We need silence to be able to touch souls. The essential thing is n...
by Marie
Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Encouragement - About to begin homeschooling! Transitions.
Replies: 118
Views: 35623

Re: June Check In

Hi Sarah,
Congratulations on your new sweet baby. Enjoy the snuggling time! When we lived in Siberia (for four years helping with Bible translation) the native women called me "rich" because I had 6 children. They said my children were my jewels!
Marie
by Marie
Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Ideas - 1850 to Modern Times
Topic: 1850-MOD - Weeks 24 & 25 (including WWII)
Replies: 13
Views: 11505

Special Bible from World War II

This one-minute audio about D-Day and a special World War II Bible is really amazing.
https://soundcloud.com/museumofthebible/the-book-060616

A huge heart-felt thank you to all of you military families. We owe you a debt of gratitude for your courage and service that we can never repay.

Marie
by Marie
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Synergy Groups — Learning Together!™
Replies: 5
Views: 8835

Synergy Exploration to 1850 searching

Dear MFW Community, I'm searching for families in my area who are interested in starting an Exploration to 1850 Synerygy group... God bless & looking forward to hearing from you! Welcome to our board! Thanks for sharing your excitement about Synergy Groups and posting on our message board. We reall...