My biggest surprise in learning how to drive was how much I had to do to keep the car going straight. This might sound funny to you, but I didn't realize why it was necessary to keep your hands on the wheel while going in a straight line. I just thought people did that in case they need to turn or veer away from an obstacle. Go ahead. Laugh. It was a pretty ridiculous assumption.
Last week, I attended a webinar hosted by Michael Hyatt, the New York Times Bestselling Author, speaker, and blogger. I highly recommend his work, especially as he teaches from a Christian perspective. One of the action items from this webinar involved “making an appointment to write” and keeping it just as you would any other… Continue reading The Meeting We All Desperately Need
When I was a green seventeen-year old beginning my first year of college, I went through an orientation week affectionately called "WOW week" (aka Week of Welcome). In one of our mandatory sessions, the Dean of the College of Sciences asked us the following: How many hours did you study in high school? Do you… Continue reading What are Your Study Habits?
Do you have difficulty reading through certain books of the Bible? Here is my short-list: Revelation Ezekiel Some of the minor prophets (about 9 out of 12...) Parts of Exodus Leviticus Prophetic books containing apocalyptic language are an obvious challenge. It takes research into the symbolism, a knowledge of the historical time frame, and a… Continue reading How do I read through Leviticus?
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, NASB Never miss a teachable moment---even from a silly goose. My children have been memorizing the above passage from 2 Timothy for the past two… Continue reading Lessons from a silly goose.
Welcome to another installment of Teaching Tip Thursday! Today's Tip: Define Terms As I have said in multiple posts, my children have blessed me with both humility and enlightenment. We read together daily, and my children don't hesitate to ask, "what does 'exasperated' mean?" (haha!) Even though I consider myself to have an extensive vocabulary, I'm not… Continue reading Bible Teaching Tips! (Tip #5)
Last week, I shared with you why I ditched my Bible reading plan, and relayed my current plan for trekking through the book of Romans. In the past week and a half, I have read through Romans three times. I've read and reread various chapters, trying to grasp the bigger picture of the letter. I thought, perhaps,… Continue reading Why Study the Bible?
Welcome to today’s edition of Teaching Tip Thursday! Today's Tip: Use Visual Aids It was a real mustard seed, small and insignificant. I peered curiously into the glass vial with amazement before passing it to my friend. Mrs. Fike had brought the little seed to our Bible class to help us grasp Jesus' parable of the mustard seed. Mrs. Fike… Continue reading Bible Teaching Tips! (Tip#4)
Three days ago, I ditched my daily bible reading plan. Not the habit, mind you, just my appointed plan... We had a "falling out" of sorts. Three months ago, I had completed a daily reading plan of my own making, which I dubbed "the absorption approach." I would read or listen to scripture every day, beginning with… Continue reading Why I Ditched My Bible Reading Plan
Welcome to today’s edition of Teaching Tip Thursday! Today's Tip: Review isn't for dummies If you have the opportunity to teach a class with the same person (or people) more than once, do not hesitate to review. It gives you, as a teacher, a pulse on what information has been retained and what the student does… Continue reading Bible Teaching Tips! (Tip #3)