Resources

These resources that I have listed below are all resources that I have used myself and highly recommend. I have resources for Homeschooling that I have used or am currently using with my children. The resources I have for Marriage range from devotionals to marital advice to improve your marriage. Manny & I have used these resources since we have been married, and have really benefited from them. The last one is for Women’s Devotionals. I am currently using these devotionals and loving them! Check out what I have below. From time to time I will update this resource tab with any new material that I am using and want to share with all of you. I pray you and your family will benefit from these resources just as my family has!

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Homeschooling Resources

Sing, Spell, Read, and Write Pre-Kindergarten covers colors, shapes, visual discrimination, matching, opposites, classification, story sequence, coloring, tracing, letter recognition, letter sounds, auditory discrimination, counting 1-10, zero, seasons, and oral vocabulary development.The teacher’s manual provides step-by-step directions, enrichment activities, song lyrics, and a recommended read-aloud book list. Lessons include activity numbers to easily locate the correct activity sheet; objectives, recommended books, and lesson instructions are all included on the same page for easily found, coordinated planning.This kit includes:

  • More than 100 activity sheets with 224 age-appropriate activities
  • A Teacher’s Manual
  • Sing-along songs on CD
  • Alph-O Card Game and Alph-O Puzzles
  • 2-sided Sing-along-and-point Alphabet Placemat
  • Clock Manipulative
  • Shoe Tying Manipulative
  • ABC/Number Line Strip
  • Counting (popsicle) sticks
My First School Book–Preschool

Children learn joyfully with the multisensory readiness activities in Handwriting Without Tears’ My First School Book. This updated version of the award-winning Get Set for School activity book helps children of different abilities develop crucial readiness and pre-writing skills such as:

  • Social-emotional activities for school readiness
  • Basic habits for letter and number formation
  • Music and movement
  • Building and drawing
  • Unique crayon stroke
  • Color and shape activities 94 pages, softcover. Pages are reproducible for the same child’s practice and benefit. Pages are not to be reproduced for siblings or others. Grade K.
Numbers and Skills with Button Bear

Help your littlest ones learn their numbers with this “2s & 3s” workbook Numbers and Skills with Button Bear. Children will learn numbers 1-15 and sharpen their hand-eye coordination through tracing paths, dot-to-dots, and coloring large, simple forms. The skill sheets will also help students work on their listening skills and their ability to follow directions. 9″ x 12″. Designed for 3 year olds.

A Reason For Handwriting: Kindergarten–Student Worktext

Great for pre-school and kindergarten! Students begin by tracing dotted lines (paths) that lead a fun character from left to right across the page. After a suggested activity of blowing bubbles, students are given a beginning lesson in forming round letters by tracing the dotted lines of bubbles on a work sheet page. They learn to start on the starting dot and move their pencil counter-clockwise around the circle.

Additional practice and activity pages for each letter are then included to help students practice what they have learned. Since students are only beginning to learn to form letters, this is the only grade level where entire Scriptures are not written for each lesson. The focus of this 142-page text is proper formation of letters and beginning sounds.

A Reason For Handwriting: Manuscript A–Student Worktext, Grade 1

The pages of this fun workbook feature manuscript handwriting based on verses from Psalms and Proverbs. Verses are chosen not only for the correct letter combinations, but also for inspirational content. The course begins with a review of the letter formations learned in Kindergarten and introduces students to the Golden Rule Club and their treehouse. The treehouse is transposed onto the beginning of each line of the manuscript ruled pages and is used as a guide for students to learn the proper sizing and spacing of letters.

After the introductory review lessons are complete, students begin a schedule of lessons that include daily writing practice of selected words in the “Scripture of the week.” On Day 4 the student writes the complete verse and then on Day 5 they copy it onto a border sheet from the back of the workbook.

Border sheets are outlined with wonderful black-line drawings and graphics that students can color to decorate their handwritten verse. They are wonderful “treats” for grandparents or shut-ins, aunts and uncles or friends to receive in the mail. Your young student will have an opportunity to spread the gospel and send a smile to someone they love.

Train Your Hand! Lines

Follow Tiptoe the purple cat on a series of tracing adventures! Featuring colorful illustrations to complete, with clear directions, children ages 3 to 4 will practice and develop important skills like, dexterity, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, visual discrimination, pre-writing skills, and artistry as they follow along and complete each adorable picture. Recommended for ages 3 & 4 years.

Train Your Hand! Numbers 0-10

Join Tiptoe, the curious purple cat, on a fun filled adventure as you practice your counting and dexterity skills! Follow the directions and trace the numbers on the pages, from 0 to 10. Kids will develop and practice skills like dexterity, fine motor, hand-eye coordination, visual discrimination, pre-writing skills and artistry. Recommended for ages 3 to 4 years.

Marriage Resources

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, New Edition

Words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, physical touching – learning these love languages will get your marriage off to a great start or enhance a long-standing one! Chapman explains the purpose of each “language” and shows you how to identify the one that’s meaningful to your spouse now.

Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships in today’s world, this new edition of The 5 Love Languages reveals intrinsic truths and provides action steps in each chapter that will help you on your way to a healthier relationship. Also includes an updated personal profile.

15 Minute Devotions for Couples

Everything in our busy world seems aimed at pulling marriages apart. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Fifteen minutes spent together in devotion and prayer each day will strengthen a marriage like nothing else, and Bob and Emilie Barnes have made it easy to do in this best-selling devotional that has a fresh new cover design. In just 15 minutes, couples can find spiritual refreshment as they explore God’s majesty and all-sufficient power. At the same time, they will discover practical help in: the art of communication; the joy of forgiveness; the challenge of building each other up by serving; the fun of being together and with others. With encouragement, grace, and the experience of more than 35 years of marriage, Bob and Emilie will help readers grow in their love for each other and the Lord and inspire them to live out that love with their family and friends.

One Year Book of Devotions for Couples

Written especially for couples, this One Year devotional includes real-life stories and Scripture references to help readers apply the truths from God’s Word to their marriage day-by-day. Also includes intimate prayers and daily challenges. Couples will find doses of encouragement and truth to help strengthen their marriages. You’ve been married a few months or a few years. Your intimacy could be better. You know the problems are about the ways you related. But how can you change? Change the relationship – this daily devotional will help you give and receive love in a whole new way. Through these proven principles you will find fresh strength to join with Christ to meet each other’s relational needs. You can, and you will, improve your marriage and grow spiritually as a couple. 52 weeks of devotions on themes such as trust, kindness, intimacy, respect and many many more.

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs’ book, Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs, is based on the biblical passage from Ephesians 5:33 (But every husband must love his wife as he loves himself, and wives should respect their husbands – GODS WORD® translation). His premise is that communication between a husband and wife is often frustrated because of the vastly different ways in which men and women perceive love. Women are wired to need unconditional love and men need to feel unconditionally respected. Revitalize the love in your marriage! A Focus on the Family Recommendation; hardcover.

Devotionals & Other Reading Materials

 

Women of the Bible Devotional: Inspiration from the Lives, Loves, and Legacy of Notable Bible Women

Where can you learn about love, faith, success, failure, and other life challenges women face? Take a page from Scripture! Featuring insights from the lives of ladies named and unnamed, 180 illuminating readings shed light on the powerful role biblical women played in God’s plan for humanity—and show how you can follow in their footsteps. Includes detachable bookmark. Paperback.

The Praying Woman’s Devotional: Let God’s Word Change Your Life

Let God’s Word Change Your Life. This collection of devotions will give you reflections on Bible passages that will remind you of the magnificent things God has done. And will help you see what God not only can do in your life, but what He can do in the world around you in response to your faith-filled prayers.

5 Minutes with Jesus
By Sheila WalshConcise but substantial, these 5-minute daily readings from Sheila Walsh each include Scripture, a brief devotional thought, and a helpful takeaway. The master of short but profound thoughts, such as “Peace is not the absence of trouble but the presence of Christ,” readers will be thrilled with her encouraging words and characteristic honesty, vulnerability, and humor.
The Blessed Life: Unlocking the Rewards of Generous Living, Revised & Updated Edition
By Robert MorrisDiscover the joy of giving and reap the rewards of receiving! Teaching from personal experience, Morris presents a biblical message of blessing in terms of abundance and God’s supernatural power working for you. Certain to transform all of your life—marriage, family, health, and more! Includes some new content, updated illustrations, and testimonies. 240 pages, hardcover from Baker.
You Have It In You!: Empowered To Do The Impossible
By Sheryl BradyCheryl Brady shows us how to dig deep within ourselves and find the strength to overcome and succeed in I Didn’t Know I Had It in Me. By exploring the lives of the Bible’s most remarkable characters Brady gives examples of how God helped them prevail over life’s challenges and how you can too.
Meet Mrs. Smith: My Adventures with Six Kids, One Rockstar Husband, and a Heart to Fight Poverty
By Anna Smith & Carolyn JohnsonWhat’s it like to be married to the lead singer of Delirious?…and mom to six kids…and co-founder of CompassionArt? Find out in Smith’s delightful blend of spiritual insight, parenting advice, and humor!
Loving Our Kids on Purpose, Revised Edition: Making a Heart to Heart Connection
By Danny Silk

Loving Our Kids on Purpose shows you how to plant in your children the principles of the Kingdom of God and a heart for the Lord. The easily implemented plan introduces paradigms, perceptions, skills, and ideas that help parents reduce fear by eliminating the tool of punishment and strengthening the hearts of their children to fulfill their destiny. Paperback.