Summer Activity Ideas For the Kids

I’ve brainstormed some things that might be done with kids — heavy on those needed but less often thought about. Don’t forget Vacation Church School. And for the high schoolers: why not a job?!?!

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Happy Summer!

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Miracles from Innovated Education – at Home!

Continuing to celebrate our 10th anniversary, I am posting the second part of the story of the healing of my grandsons. On some platforms only current episodes are posted, so many people may not have heard this part of the story. It is an important part. Faith without works is dead. All too often, no matter what the problem is, people give up too quickly. A miracle or a rescue is only the first step at lot of time. Keeping taking good steps! I am sure this is a story of hope to those whose children have problems, to those who have problems, and to those who see problems in the world. It is my prayer that my story helps someone else!

Next we are going to run a little series on the problems of youth, as we so often do in the summertime. I have an interview with someone who overcame an addiction to gaming. This screen addiction seems ever more prevalent. Then, because the Dani Johnson interview on porn has been so popular, I am working on getting some interviews on that and similar problems. I hope we will be able to get some more ideas for you about fun things to do with your children.

Then in late summer or in the fall, I hope to do a series on health, covering some new research. Much of this will apply to not only children but also older people. I think you will be amazed.

For generations, the wife and mother of the family took the responsibility for the health and happiness of the family. What with increased economic responsibility, often this other duty is forgotten. So often I hear, “well nothing can be done” or “who knows”. Well, we do know. And something can be done. And the health, happiness and success of your family depends upon it.

I am eager to do a series on character education, too, as I have come to realize how vitally important it is. Some others are working on this, but again, the common philosophy is that nothing can be done, which is of course incorrect. It may be the most important thing to do!

Thanks for listening. Please send your questions.

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Testimony of Miraculous Healing – 10 Year Anniversary

Today, June 8, 2017 is the 10 year anniversary of the first day The Great Shalom Broadcast went on the air. So, please hear the story again!

When my dad questioned whether I should stop working for a semester to home educated my grandsons after their accident, I explained that I could work a lifetime and not earn enough money to pay for the kind of therapy I could give them. Furthermore, there was no point in saving for their college if they could never read. He understood. Then my pastor questioned whether I should go, and I told him the same thing. “Can you really do that?” he asked. “Yes.” “Then write a book!” Well, the book is written.

My book, Learn at Home for Great Shalom was written to cover all learning needs of any child, especially those with special needs/learning disabilities. Guess what: we all have special needs! So in a home education system, we are impoverishing ourselves if we merely replicate what public school does. It was set up to deliver basic skills and basic assimilation for the masses. They wanted immigrants to understand the American system and be able to work in the factories. The understanding the elites want the masses to have has changed, but the basic mission of public school has not. By contrast, the far-seeing Christian parent wants to inculcate in their particular children the kind of mind, character, and personality so that they will thrive, prosper and lead.

The best education is aimed at furthering a particular child’s talents, overcoming his/her weaknesses, cultivating the joy of learning, promoting good character, superior academic skills, superior thinking, and superior vocational skills. A far cry from the aim of public school! So when a parent is considering how to plan for their child’s education, they need a great deal more to guide them than merely purchasing a curriculum that may merely cover basic academics. My book offers all these questions and gives pointers to where to find various resources. It helps the parent choose which method, which curricula, and which directions to go. It helps the parent be sure that everything is covered.

But who reads books? I felt to create a radio program. The pastors I consulted said it would be impossible. It is true that in today’s day and age, Christian radio programs don’t pay for themselves. But, I felt God wanted me to do this and I have beat the impossibility, by having a solvent ‘cast since then.

In the ‘cast, I address the underlying need, for parents to have hope and faith. Without that, they won’t look for or even see the resources for their children. So I preach faith and hope and share great ideas, often letting other experts share good ideas from their expertise. And we have had some great interviews! I tell the pastor of one denomination he is only responsible for the good idea he brings, and not all the ideas that the pastor from another denomination may hold. We are just sharing good ideas. That is true for the teachers, the psychologists, and every other “denomination” too. Sometimes listeners haven’t liked an idea I’ve brought, but everything is back by science, Bible, or experience. I work for all three together! Anyway, if you don’t like one episode stay tuned, for we move on.

Or you could comment. Blogs are good that way.

Please help us celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Share my testimony with anyone who needs it. Consider how you might participate – either sharing, or purchasing a resource, or giving. BTW, I discovered over the years that the 501(c)3 was not paying for itself, so giving is really giving here. I offer the convenience of good products, but sales do not pay for the tech let alone for the time for this podcast. It remains a labor of love — to help someone else.

Times have changed and so have needs. I continue to think about a daily prayer cast and a cast for the grandparent generation. However, the limitations of time and money weigh against. Please weigh in! Tell me what you need; what you think others need.

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