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Self-Expression...Influence...Teaching

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

I've written before (see "A Call To Teach") about the Bible's command to us all to teach. Here this thought is taken a step further by pointing out that we are all actually teaching through our self-expression.

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Tags: education, parenting, seven laws of teaching

When Your Son Asks...” Part 1: Why Answer Why?

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

I was one of those “why” kids.  You know the kind: Every statement or request is followed by “Why?”     Mom: Clean up your toys before we leave. Kid: Why?   Dad: No, you can’t eat any more ice cream. Kid: Why?   Teacher: Your name...

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Education in British Columbia: Parent & Student Rights and Alarming Policies

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

I'd like to draw your attention to a fantastic paper:  ”Hands Up! Understanding the Rights and Responsibilities of Parents, Children, Educational Institutions and Government.”  This document published by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is the first resource I’ve...

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Tags: education, homeschool, public school, christian student's rights

An Enduring Faith

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

It never ceases to amaze me how much importance God places on the next generation in His Word. Here’s two of my favorite passages which illustrate this:  God, speaking of Abraham, states, “For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to...

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Tags: children, youth, family, legacy, education, marriage

Great Parenting Resources

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

A stroll through any bookstore’s parenting section may seem overwhelming.  In the abundance of parenting books and resources, each have their own promise for raising great kids, and each are based upon their own philosophy of life and family.  As Christians, we believe that the...

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Tags: parenting, biblical parenting, family ministry, parenting books, family driven faith, shepherding a child's heart, teach them diligently, doorposts

Why Have Cross-Generational Worship?

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

Sunday mornings at our church can be a bit rowdy at times! As we gather to sing praises to our Saviour, a toddler may be heard laughing in the back, another child may run across the room to be able to stand by a special adult friend, a mom may help her son climb onto a chair to see the words on...

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Tags: worship, cross-generational, modeling

Education Gaps

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Let that sink in for a moment. Have you ever thought about the severe consequences outlined in Scripture for education gaps? I once heard a message from a pastor who traced Eve’s deception to the lack of Adam properly teaching...

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Tags: education, family life, discipleship, legacy

A Call to Teach

Posted by Kyla Bleyenberg on

  A Personal PassionI’m not sure when I first developed my passion for teaching; its just always been a part of who I am. Playing “school” was my favorite make-believe activity as a little girl. My chalkboard easel got much more use than my Little Tikes kitchen or...

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Tags: education, family life, discipleship