ATI Regional Conference

One of the things that first encouraged my parents to start home-schooling was seeing some of the excellent curriculum available, much of it through ATI. Each year, we go to a regional conference that ATI hosts. It is a great time for encouragement in the Lord with great teaching and fellowship. Matthew, Andrew, Christi, and I taught in the children’s institute again, while Mom and Dad went to the general sessions.

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God’s Word


God’s Word does not have the short reach of a ladder. It is applicable to all areas in life.

The Word of God is central to the Christian walk. In fact, God’s Word created all the world around us (see 2 Peter 3:5). God’s Word is one thing that will never pass away in this life. “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35) The Bible is a firm foundation that we can live by.

 In Matthew 7, Jesus explained the importance of living according to God’s Word. It is important to hear God’s word, but it is essential to live it. Still, we must receive the Word first, because we cannot apply it if we do not know it. Daily Bible reading is valuable, as it helps us start our day on the rock of truth. Our fathers brought forth, we must not only give a surface reading of Scripture, but we need to dig into it. Bible reading should not be a daily task, but a daily treasure hunt. Upon this continent, we should daily search the Scriptures, as the Bereans did, to discover “whether those things were so.” As a new nation, we should read the Bible like our life depended on it – because it does. Often, when conceived in Liberty, we miss deeper meanings that are hidden. Four score and seven years ago, if our Bible had bits and pieces of the Gettysburg Address mixed in, like this paragraph does, would we notice?

What do we miss when we skip reading the Bible, or don’t dig into it like we should?

RSS Feed Reader

ComradesSince I follow several blogs, as many of you probably do also, checking each website individually can take quite a bit of time. Almost all blogs have a method for notifying readers of new posts called RSS. RSS feed readers will regularly check all the blogs you follow for updates, so you only have the website of your RSS feed reader to visit in order to view the updates from multiple websites. I use Thunderbird as my email and my RSS client, but there are many other options available. Feedly is one of the more popular, but requires a previous Google or Facebook account. There are other options available too. Click here for a review of some of the best.

Either way, if you enjoy multiple blogs, I would highly recommend you start using an RSS feed reader so you can stay updated on your favourite websites, but not spend the time of checking them individually.