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Have fun practicing so you can type faster

Thursday, 14. November 2013 by Renee Ellison


Is everyone in your household (age 5 and older) touch-typing, without looking at the keys?  If not, check out Zoom-Type, the fastest and best way to learn how to type.

How about some fun practice ideas, to improve your typing speed?  You probably already know that this classic sentence (or some variation of it) uses all the letters in the English alphabet:  The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.  The sentence is a pangram—a series of words that utilizes all the letters of an alphabet.  The word pangram is derived from the Greek for all letters (pan = ALL + grámma = LETTER).  Read more about it here.

Pangrams are great for typing practice because they require you to use every letter on the keyboard.  Here’s another one, that you may enjoy practicing after you’ve learned how to type in just five days using the Zoom-Type courseGod created zebras and foxes to walk, jump and hide very quickly.  That pangram uses 50 characters, so it isn’t as efficient as the quick brown fox classic sentence (which only uses 33).

By the way, the Word of God contains a pangram of the world’s first and oldest language, Hebrew—in Zephaniah 3:8:
“Therefore wait for Me,” declares the LORD,
“For the day when I rise up as a witness.
Indeed, My decision is to gather nations,
To assemble kingdoms,
To pour out on them My indignation,
All My burning anger;
For all the earth will be devoured
By the fire of My zeal.”

Interestingly, the verse just after it (Zeph. 3:9) may prophesy the revival of the use of Hebrew: “For then I shall turn unto the peoples a clean lip, so that they all call on the Name of the Lord, to serve Him with one shoulder.”  To give yourself a boost in learning the original language, order our Hebrew Zoom-Type course.

Also, see these links to a number of free online typing tests and keyboarding games.

The shortest way to master phonics

Thursday, 31. October 2013 by Renee Ellison


Want to teach phonics in a way that gets your child reading faster?  Want to make teaching phonics easier, too?  Here’s how.

The problem:
Most phonetic programs are loaded with way too much tedium, bells, whistles, and games.  In the public school it takes about a year (most of first grade) to conquer the reading skill.  Many commercial phonics programs take six to eight months to wade through.  However, if you’ll proceed with THIS FIRST STEP—in exactly the following manner—your child should be able to read significantly in a matter of weeks instead of months.  This method kaleidoscopes the task down into “bare-bones-speedy-minimums”.  This less tedious task translates to more energy for Mom, and quicker reading joy for her children.

Begin with this first step and then follow with whatever phonics program you currently own.  If you do not own a phonics program, either Samuel L. Blumenfeld’s simple 8 1/2 X 11” thin book: Alpha-Phonics. A Primer for Beginning Readers or Siegfried Engelmann’s 100 Easy Lessons are both simple, succinct programs to teach.  The difference will be that you will zoom through WHATEVER program you have, given this IMPORTANT, TRANSFORMING, first step that I will share with you.  Stay tuned here for the notice of our new ebook or Kindle book, Teach Phonics Faster!

What to do when your child doesn’t understand something

Wednesday, 30. October 2013 by Renee Ellison


An educational principle:  Whenever some concept is over a child’s head (for example, a youngster lacks a sense of time), move back to the concrete level and splinter the skill down to a more bite-sized piece to conquer.

Let’s say you want him to understand the passage of time.  We’ll assume that you want to conquer the concept deliberately; some things are learned through osmosis over a longer period—not to worry—but if you want to get it conquered now, this is how you would proceed.  Find yourself a little sand timer (an egg timer), and teach him that this shows the passage of three minutes.  Have his clothes all laid out on the bed, and then turn the sand timer upside down and challenge him: “Can you get all these clothes on in three minutes before the timer runs out?”  This teaches him to scurry—to understand that time is passing.  Next, move to a real clock (not a digital clock—use the kind that has arms).  Using this clock, you’ll teach him how to count the three little black sticks or dots that denote the minutes.  Now repeat the challenge: “Can you get dressed before this long arm gets to ....?” and then progressively lengthen his challenges.  You can apply this strategy to any concept.

So, the principle?  For every abstract concept that is too difficult, you move back to the concrete level (something the child can see) and splinter the skill down to a small task.  Continuing with our example, you might challenge him next: “Can you brush your teeth ahead of the sand timer?”  See how this helps him to finally, eventually, get up to the concept that he has 90 minutes to get ready for school?  Go back and build it up step by step, and you’ll have good success.

Watch and Do…Watch and Do

Tuesday, 29. October 2013 by Renee Ellison


Watch and Do is the key to whizzing through teaching your child to tie his shoes or to do anything tactically that he hasn’t done before.  Children are impulsive.  To slow that tendency, use the phrase “Watch and then do”...over and over.  You will see faster, more accurate results that way.

To teach him how to tie his shoes, reduce the stress totally.  Don’t teach it at the time when it is needed.  Just do it for him, at those times.  At other times while you are together without anywhere to go, get cuddly on the couch and have one shoe in your lap, and the other shoe in his lap, to practice on together.  Here’s what you say:

1. Watch me (do nothing, just watch).  [Have him put his hands behind his back if he is tempted to try to do it while you are showing him the first step of tying a shoe.]
2. Now you do just that one step.
3. Now just watch me; you do nothing.  [Repeat doing the first step.]
4. Now you do that.

Watch and do, watch and do—do just one step at a time—undo just that step and then repeat that one step three times—then add a step.

You’re done—and he’s a whiz smile

Incidentally, is your young son having difficulty getting his shoes on the correct feet?  Put two little dots on the inner matching sides of his shoes—above the arches, where he can see them.  Tell him to make the two dots KISS, when he puts on his shoes.  You can use little pieces of electrician’s tape, or dots made with permanent marker, or masking tape.  Eventually show him that the toes kiss—they lean toward one another.  Easy, peezy smile

Puzzled by non-answers to some prayers?

Wednesday, 25. September 2013 by Renee Ellison


Our Heavenly Father has demonstrated that He is ABLE to answer all our prayers with a YES, immediately, abundantly, even overwhelmingly.  He showed us that clearly when He gave the Israelites too many quail to eat—too many to even digest—in response to their insistence upon having meat.  In that event He showed us that He can blast us with yes’es.  He can bury us with yes’es.  But SOMETIMES what He is TRYING to do is to train us to TRUST HIS RESTRAINTS.

He is (in some celestial way) hard at work, sweating, tinkering, engineering a very delicate story here, of which we know not all of the variables.  If we are ungrateful, we could be like bulls in His china closet.  We COULD be loudly stomping our foot, while He is in the very act of fine-tuning the radio dial for a frequency perfect for us.  We simply can’t now SEE all of the angels that strut before Him, amassed in His courtroom, that He is proving things to, for all time, VIA his dealings with His saints on earth (2 Chronicles 18:21, Job 4:15).  We can rest assured that He is ROUTINELY working with far more complexity than we are.

Psalm 106:15 hints that we COULD have our yes—every time—if we insist upon a lesser story.  “He sent the answer to their request, but sent LEANNESS to their soul.”  And He, in effect, asked several kings, “Why did you blow it?  I gave you everything and `if that were not enough I would have even given you MORE’” (2 Samuel 12:8).  The YES isn’t always the issue, and the story was over HERE, not over THERE where you thought it was.

So far from us being frustrated with God, He, at times, could be a bit frustrated with us, waiting for the hour when we, at last, acquire a posture of praise.  Remember that He is “sure benevolence” with every fiber of His being.  “He who did not spare His own son but freely gave him up for us all, how will He not ALSO freely give us all things” Romans 8:32.  If He gave the greater gift, it is implied that He gave ALL lesser gifts.  He is now permanently, always, in pre-set “Yes-mode.”  “All the promises of God are `Yes’ in Christ/Yeshua” (2 Corinthians 1:20).  Therefore, if something different is happening, we can be pretty sure that He is WILLINGLY muzzled “for the time being”—ON PURPOSE.  Make no mistake, we are in the hands of a divinity of all love and wisdom.  His restraints mean more riches.  Being able to trust HIM is the equivalent of soaring on eagles’ wings.

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A beginning homeschooler’s questions/frustrations and a veteran homeschooler’s seasoned answers

Thursday, 12. September 2013 by Renee Ellison


The mama’s 2 paragraphs of a range of questions/frustrations with homeschooling:
“Do you ever feel like your homeschooling is not enough? - especially for the younger kids? I feel like right now should be a super fun time for me and my son, but it just seems tedious and boring :(  I’m starting to feel like he would have more fun in public school—though I know he would lose all of his academic achievement.  I think that is part of my problem: all the fun kindergarten stuff is far too simple for him.  He is 5 and reading at a 1st or 2nd grade level and id doing math at a 2nd or 3rd grade level, but physically he can only sit for about 15 minutes at a time and his hands get tired very easily.  So, to read a book that is at his level would be like green eggs and ham; he knows all the words but it is too long for him to sit there and concentrate on finishing it.  I guess I just second guess myself a lot.  One day I think we did too much schooling, and the next I think not enough.  Then there is always the thought that we should be doing fun crafts—but I feel like all my creativity has been drained.

“I think I am feeling it all come crashing down because I see my sister’s fridge covered with fun papers that her son brought home from public school, and I feel guilty that we are not really doing any “fun” aspects of schooling.  I know I should not be comparing myself to them, as I know that my son is getting a far better education and the quality time with us—but still it’s hard.  Any words of wisdom to lift my spirits?”

Renee’s response:
As a veteran in the homeschooling movement for over 20 years, it’s apparent from this vantage point that most moms’ problems are not new—and some big picture perspectives can really help.

Re: crafts/fun
When you look at the content of the “fun” artsy-craftsy things kindergartners bring home, you can see that there is not much depth there.  Gluing feathers and sequins doesn’t end up contributing to a “line upon line” “precept upon precept” solid huge heavyweight foundation in the real world.  The pagan world is always involved in replacing profundity with tinsel, glitter, show—often without substance.  In art, the important thing is not to “manipulate stuff” but to teach your children how to see detail and how to draw precisely.  Learning how to draw line drawings via sketching real objects of the real world will create a keenly perceptive “observer”. Sketching cultivates a visual alphabet and language for the child to express himself in at more and more refined levels as he grows in that skill.  Get our booklet/ebook/Kindle book, Teach Your Children to Draw, to see the infinitely superior method of using your child’s time to this end, instead of inordinate preoccupation with artsy materials the products of which inevitably end up in the trash.  Not so, with his progressive sketch notebooks which will grow through the years as his skill grows.

Re: public school
The fundamental flaw of the public school, regardless of how much transitory “fun” is presented there, is that it is anti-God, from K through 12.  When you raise a child with no reference to God—no tether to his life—always giving your child the HOW of life but never the WHY, you raise a “whited sepulcher”—a DEAD person, spiritually.  When such a child graduates from years of indoctrination within such a system he has no anchor with which to interpret all of the vicissitudes of life.  And this is NO GIFT.  Fun gets replaced 12 years later with such emptiness that it leads to thoughts of suicide for many high school graduates. 

If we concentrate only on secular education, because it appears to be fun or because it seems to be delivering more than we can, it is possible to raise a BRILLIANT murderer or robber or….  For the believer, academics is not the only goal.  Raising a HOLY child (who has been taught the necessary academic skills and knowledge) IS the goal.  We are guardians, responsible for raising up GODLY seed from the “womb to the tomb”.  This is our job as parents.  The godly line of godly seed is VERY fragile.  It almost got snuffed out in the Garden of Eden by the killing of Abel.  Seth had to be born to continue the line.  Without Seth, there would have been no Messiah.  And the enemy of our souls continues his stampede to try to wipe out the “seed” by offering secular paganism to us as our answer to education.  Public schools are the high church of secular humanism.  It IS a religion.  Giving way to the temptation to put our children there can be devastating.  The enemy tries to erode our resolve.  Don’t be surprised if the mental debate over this issue is intense in you on some days.  You are in a REAL war for the soul of your child.

Re: pacing
On some days your teaching load seems not enough for the child; on other days it seems to be too much.  This will even out over time as you get to really know your child.  The too-little, too-much academic challenge swings won’t be so wild as he grows.  If you opt for ACE’s curriculum to use as your curriculum work horse, this program allows your child to go at his own pace.  If the material of one pace is too easy, your child will breeze through it and will reach the academic edge of where he really is—then he will slow down automatically.  Always do academics in short spurts; 15 minutes is plenty for a youngster.  The time duration will lengthen/enlarge as the child grows his mental discipline.  A child always learns INTERNAL discipline by many experiences of EXTERNAL discipline, a bite-size piece at a time.  The transition is seamless.

Re: spelling
Spelling is best taught via LISTS only.  This is why you do not need to order word building paces from ACE, or do any other spelling program.  The research is conclusive on this, but those results have not been well advertised by mainstream textbook companies, because they want to sell more books.  All you need is a list of the 1,000 most frequently used words in the English language.  Just hammer that list until they are all mastered, whether it gets done in six months or six years.  Wear the list out until it is mastered.  Presto, you’re done.  Looking up words in the dictionary teaches your child no spelling skills whatsoever.  They learn vocabulary content by reading.  That 1000-word master list is found on the last pages of our Zoom-Type course.  It’s a real gem.  We also have the most important 360 of these given orally on an audio CD with an answer booklet, so mom doesn’t even have to give the spelling tests—the CD does it for you.  Also, an online practice list of the most common 400 English words, formatted in 40 word charts so you can master their spelling and/or test your typing speed, is available as a free download from our website.

Re: curriculum
You can use any curriculum.  If you like what you’re doing, so be it.  But if administering it all has become too exhausting and you are tempted with putting your children back in public school, try ACE.  If you stick with ACE for everything, you’ll put an end to spending your days and hours trying to figure out which is the best curriculum for you to use.  If you settle this issue now, by choosing ACE, you can immediately go revel in your personally new-found freed up time—time that you used to spend textbook shopping and lesson planning.  Go read a good book, take a hike with your child, fix a gourmet dinner, take a luxurious bath, hug your hubby!  There is more to life than schooling.  ACE gets your child educated, as it has in 135 countries with several million children.  It is the easiest curriculum to administer.  You can end your curriculum anxieties today by going with it for everything.  Otherwise, curriculum wonderings and wanderings may well “eat you alive” and you can continually switch programs for 12 years, while concept after concept falls through the cracks during all of those switches/false starts in what you hope is an ever better curriculum.  Get your children on this horse to ride and you’ll ride to triumph with each one of them and never cave in to the impulse to put them in public school. 

May these perspectives help you.

PS: Get our book of Teachers’ Secrets and Motherhood Savvy (it’s also available in Kindle) if you want more of such ideas.  It took me 25 years to discover all of this. smile

Move, baby, move….

Tuesday, 03. September 2013 by Renee Ellison


Wanta feel better?  Move, baby, move….
TWEAK your exercise via the latest research….

No matter how pristinely we eat, if we don’t exercise, all bets are off.  Health is 50% eating AND 50% EXERCISE.  Flushing the lymph and pumping the heart is like taking a garden hose to the inside of your body—or taking your “innards” through a car wash.  What would your trash can look like if it was never hosed out?!  That’s what the insides of most people’s bodies look like.  Ugh.  Let’s change that scenario.

Power walking is itIt is the place to BEGIN (and the place to CONTINUE), because most everyone in most any condition can begin it.  Start with a power walk just around your bed, if you have to smile.  Do it 3 X today, then tomorrow four…then around your house…then move it outside…and you’re off to the races of far better health.

I have walked regularly as a habit for a long time, but never have I achieved the results I’m achieving now by just TWEAKING that habit via the latest research.

The latest research is to work HARDER, and shorter. Think of it as spurt exercise.  (Caution: begin slowly and work up to this goal by progressive and consistent increments).  In other words, your goal might be two 20-minute walks a day, walked HARDER.  These are potentially better than one longer one, walked at “half-mast”.

How to tweak your power walk:

1.  Bend your arms at the elbows.  This causes your back muscles to strengthen, to hold UP your bottom arm during the entire duration of your walk, and expands and strengthens your front chest muscles around your lungs.  Experiment with walking both ways (arms down and arms up) and you’ll immediately feel the difference. 

2.  Open your mouth—breathe from there.  This greatly expands your lungs.  By the end of your walk, your neighbors will HEAR you breathe. 

3.  Unlock your hips.  Walk with a slight Marilyn Monroe swagger.  This lengthens your stride, and tightens your pelvic floor by holding your uterus and bladder in a firmer place, via increased muscle strength there.  Unlock those hips.

4.  Pick a portion of street or sidewalk with a slight incline to it, and walk that section over and over. The slight incline will strengthen your heart muscle and cause you to work harder.  Then increase your intensity via speed as you are able.

5.  Drink a half of a lemon in an 8 oz glass of water (grind your lemon, pulp, SKIN and all in the water; I add a smidgeon cayenne pepper, and stevia for sweetener) or an Emergen-C-type electrolyte packet BEFORE you go on your walk, and then follow up immediately with your protein green smoothy drink upon returning.  The amino acids in the protein helps rebuild the torn/catabolic state created via the exercise.  To do the most good, your body needs these building blocks IMMEDIATELY after exercise, so don’t wait.  Also, it needs the electrolytes before, so it has something to fuel this exercise in the first place.

6.  If you hate exercise, and have had no luck with starting a good habit with it, don’t “talk” yourself into exercise.  Instead, lead with your body.  Plop your feet out the front door and ask yourself if you “want to” only LATER.  Get your body in position to walk…i.e. facing the street, out IN the street, heading up the hill…and it’ll “happen”.  Disengage your head.  Drop everything and just go do it.  Don’t argue with yourself.  DO, and you’ll BECOME!

(Caution for women who have just delivered a baby: allow your body a full month before attempting power walking.  Your core is re-positioning and needs time to tighten and realign via the pulling power of nursing.  You’re loose as a goose, til your baby “drinks” you into FIRM realignment.  A veritable miracle!)

Begin power walking and you’ll LOVE it.  After a good month of doing it, introduce resistance training, using only ONE-pound weights.  Resistance training yields VISIBLE results, if that is what you’re after (body sculpturing, thinner waist, beautiful legs, etc.) in far less time than any other exercise.  Begin with only TWO reps or you’ll be sorry.  INCREMENTAL command of yourself is what you’re after.  Easy does it, at first, and then… 


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Grappling with seemingly unanswered prayer?

Wednesday, 28. August 2013 by Renee Ellison


We’ve all had times when prayer seems to be to no avail.  Circumstances reverse, babies die, crops languish, etc.—in spite of prayer.  What might be going on at such times?  There may be something more at stake here than prayers that appear to be unanswered.  Two verses help us to see a bigger picture.

Habakkuk 3:17 (NIV):
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord.”  Couple that with Job’s famous rejoinder, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him” (Job 13:15, KJV).

And Hebrews 11:13 (NIV):
“All these people were still living by faith when they died.  They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them [note: that implies the answers had to exist somewhere in the spirit realm] and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.”

Some surmising…
We’re told in Scripture that the ancient saints’ faith was credited to them as righteousness (see Romans 4).  Credit means we will collect it at some point.  It is very possible that we’ll see some sort of compounded blessings in the Millennium for promises that we unwaveringly stood on here and now.  There is a difference between unbelief, a weak faith and a strong faith that includes a confidence that at times there is a Job-style glimpse of some dynamics beyond the prayer that necessitate it not being answered now.  Divine restraint is, no doubt, in the prayer mix somehow, for higher ends.

The big test for sure is “Do we believe in His character?”  Do we know deep inside that He desires these things for us—and do we believe it, come hell or high water?  Do we trust that it is in His nature to bless and bless when we are in covenant with Him?  When He loved us unto the point of shedding blood, we must infer that He has certainly given us everything lesser.  (“He who did not spare His own Son but freely gave Him up for us all, how will He not ALSO, along with Him, freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32, NIV).  He eventually gives us all things—but in a package somewhere downstream from shaping our character first.  We must believe that, in spite of the bad press the enemy insistently suggests to us and in defiance of our own questions/ our own small and paltry reasonings and “what gives” wanderings.  (As the old hymn goes, “Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the One I love.”) 

‘Tis a big, big, test going on here.  No doubt, He examines us continually, to see what is in our hearts, as is indicated all over in the Psalms.  Stay the course.  We shall believe only and steadily that He is wonderful.  This is the gold of the universe—the stuff He is after in us.  “All of His promises are YES in Yeshua” (2 Corinthians 1:20).

Somehow, in some way, we will see it.  1 John 2:28 says we shall not be ashamed at His coming—ashamed neither of the object of our faith, nor of its rewards.

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To improve your health, clear out the congestion

Friday, 23. August 2013 by Renee Ellison


Dr. Dean Ornish, a Harvard clinical Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, regularly reverses severe coronary heart disease without bypass surgery.  In his book Everyday Cooking he recommends, “All oils are excluded because they are liquid fat.  Even olive oil is 14 percent saturated fat and 100 perfect total fat.  The more olive oil you eat, the higher your cholesterol level will rise and the more weight you will gain.  If you did nothing more than exclude all oils from your diet…your cholesterol and weight decrease.”

General comments from me:
All diseases have the same root: congestion, clogging, stagnation, toxicity.  It settles in the heart or the liver or the pancreas, or in the joints in the form of arthritis—wherever the individual body is weakest.  Thus, the cure is the same for the basis of all diseases: change the diet, and exercise.

Get rid of the saturated fat.  Sorry, advocates of the Paleo Diet: meat and dairy are full of saturated fat and acid, and offer no fiber.  Those are three strikes against it.  None of these problems are associated with people who make plant-based dietary choices.

Also (if you want to live longer) get rid of the simple carbohydrates: junk food, pastries, all white sugar and fruit juices, and chips.  Replace them with more rice and beans to achieve that full satiated feeling.  The other is knocking you around with too much sugar.

Keep in mind that all food has an emotional component, a strong one that was built by force of habit, so our minds must take hold of self-management.  Just start by veering north deliberately with some grit.  How you feel will be its own reward, if you do.

Side note: if you want to see the effects of fat on a large scale, read this and look at these National Geographic photos of a thousand tons of food waste fat that had clogged London sewers.

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Financial failure due to ignored fundamentals

Wednesday, 21. August 2013 by Renee Ellison

Image "Fundamentals" are a force to be reckoned with at the base of all economics—and they affect homeschooling families along with everyone else.

The policymakers at the head of the Federal Reserve Board (which has been changing recently at a greater pace than ever before, as they grapple with reducing their stimulus efforts) are looking like a deer in the headlights at this hour, because they vainly supposed that printing money would solve the nation's financial issues. What they hadn't calculated on (via drinking too long at the well of idolizing Keynesian economic idolatry, "as long as you can pay the interest on the debt, you're fine") were the fundamentals of economics.

Fundamentals are the roaring tide of trade that is dictated by a world of independent individuals. No single top-down entity can ever control it or rig it, because there are a host of these fundamentals at work. One of these is people's buying patterns / individuals' buying choices. Sales are sharply down at Wal-Mart because fewer people are buying. And no one can force anyone to buy things.

People buy based on their perceptions of the soundness of the economy (and, based on their decisions as to what they really must have, or really want to have). Printing money does nothing to increase that confidence. There's the rub. What the politicians apparently are short on understanding is that there is an emotional component to all money management that a top-down edict or mandate by a totalitarian state can never bank on. There is also a spiritual component to all money management, by the way. If you abort babies, it isn't going to go well with your finances. The emotions of money and the spiritual verities of money are not to be tangled with. They exist, and it can be like stepping on barbed wire with bare feet if you don't factor them in.

The fundamentals (what 7 billion individuals do, in spite of laws) that shape economies are active on the working end, as well as on the buying end of the economic arena. Nobody can ever force people to become entrepreneurial or productive—which is, of course, the engine that powers the Gross Domestic Product. That happens somewhere in a person's gizzard, in response to incentives. You can't light the entrepreneurial fire without incentives. Printing money (with no hard asset backing ) is no incentive. Moreover, even when there are incentives you don't know who or what kind of numbers of individuals will jump or not jump at the motivation (whether it be lower taxes, less red tape for small businesses, or fiscal rewards for so much productivity).

Economic systems have a will of their own, a powerful will that anything but a free market dares not touch, without horrific fiscal consequences. God's design for economics was two-fold:
***one: to never be in debt for anything. People used to even buy their houses totally without mortgages. That was to be the norm. It would keep an economy true and prices down, commensurate with current and actual work output, or else no house would sell. Houses "found" their sale price on their own.
***and two: to not tamper with a free market, but rather to let it balance itself through supply and demand. Don't touch it. Economies are made up of billions of intricate personal buying and working decisions that are far too complex for any one entity to think that they could ever direct them.

Nonetheless, the leaders of the central economic systems have spurned both principles. We will now, probably quite soon, witness a conversion to a one world currency, another attempt to politically "help" things. The conversion will be nasty, head-spinning, and global, and everyone in the middle will lose personal wealth in the conversion. "Give me your ten bucks and I'll give ten digits." The conversion will be seamless and painless for the powers that be. Only at the store will you scratch your head when you find that it buys far less. Enter the book of Revelation.

So, what should home schoolers do?
    1. Get out of all debt—including mortgage debt, if at all possible.
    2. Develop multiple income streams, and include in them family entrepreneurial enterprises.
    3. Consider whose philosophy you are funding when you make a purchase. For instance, if you don't agree with the values of what is broadcast, don't subscribe to cable tv. If someone you care about is producing a good or service you can use, pay them for it and support their business.
    4. Resolve ahead of time to not accept the mark on the hand or on the forehead that the angel warns us not to take (Rev. 14:9-10 and 16:2), even when it removes you from the world of normal commerce. Instead, barter and trade—and pray.
    5. Study the Greater Exodus (foretold for us in Jeremiah 16:14-15 and Exekiel 20:33-38) and prepare for it, spiritually and practically.

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