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Forum: General Chats
 Topic: Brand New Book
Brand New Book [message #816392] Fri, 01 April 2016 22:59
Leigh  is currently offline Leigh
Messages: 4581
Registered: April 2005
Location: Tennessee
Senior Member
My husband and I just returned from the release party for Josh Bledoe's Hammer and Nails, a wonderful little story about a dad who connects with his little girl in some very special ways. We enjoyed hearing Josh and his daughter read the book aloud. It's a kid story and a dad story. What a great Father's Day gift for a dad of daughters, no matter how old they are.

http://www.amazon.com/Hammer-Nails-Josh-Bledsoe/dp/193626136 7


Leigh
Tennessee

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

~~Benjamin Franklin

 Topic: History buffs: What can you tell me about Haratio Spafford?
History buffs: What can you tell me about Haratio Spafford? [message #816429] Mon, 04 April 2016 20:33
Jamie
Messages: 4173
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
I have the Wikipedia version of events, wherein I find some pretty depressing information on his family tragedy. A few years ago I was told about his piece of music, "It is Well With My Soul," and at the time was told only that it was written following the death of his wife and child (which turns out to not be accurate at all...the real timing is after a great financial loss and then the death of all his children at that point in time, with his wife as sole survivor of a shipwreck. He went on to have more children, and all but two died very young. Well, while I had some vague recollection that there was such a hymn, I'm just getting around to being able to read it. Which led me to Wiki.

I'm struck in the article about two things - at one point, and I don't know what this "looked" like exactly, their [denomination? or individual church?] 'regarded their tragedy as divine punishment.' There's no foot note on that section in Wikipedia, and I'd like to know more about the historical make up of that decree. It apparently led them to leave the church and begin their own 'sect' known as "The Overcomers" in American press and called the "American Colony" when they and like-believers moved to Jerusalem to set up a community there (that apparently was a pretty successful and accepted/trusted one in the region, providing aid after WWI). In every associated Wiki link, it merely references that the community was no more after 1940(s), but with no explanation as to why. I'm interested both in the community as well as why they disappear from history (were they disbanded? die out? stop believing in whatever made them one?). By the way, the place they set up is still there, still bears an homage to their name and is the location used for the 1993 Oslo Peace Accord (just a little trivia).

OK - so, any other tidbits or leads you can throw my way?

[Updated on: Mon, 04 April 2016 20:34]


Peace
 Topic: Birmingham AL churches
Birmingham AL churches [message #816978] Sat, 28 May 2016 10:07
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
Messages: 9596
Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
Senior Member
Anyone have connections in Birmingham, AL? A homeschooling family that is unchurched is temporarily homeless and looking for a church to connect to. Wonder if any of us might know of a local church.


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Anyone have a ukulele? 14yodd is wanting to buy one, help!
Anyone have a ukulele? 14yodd is wanting to buy one, help! [message #817426] Mon, 04 July 2016 10:32
ReneeL.inMN
Messages: 4799
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
Any pointers of what to look for? What to avoid? This would be a first musical instrument for her .... the piano and trumpet we have at home hold no interest for her. Razz

Can she self teach? Am I nuts? I'm thinking we could round things out and call it a highschool music credit by the end of 4 years.

edit to spell ukulele correctly! Embarassed

[Updated on: Mon, 04 July 2016 10:33]


ReneeL.inMN
25yos, 23yos, 13 yod I guess I am old enough for adult children.

My stomach hurts, but I still choose joy! :-)

 Topic: Macbook users? CD/DVD drive question
Macbook users? CD/DVD drive question [message #817439] Tue, 05 July 2016 03:33
Jamie
Messages: 4173
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
Any macbook users? Google is coming up bupkis for my problem...

I have old CD-R and DVD-R disks that I know have data on them, and have previously used these disks on this Mac; however, today my Macbook isn't recognizing anything on the disk (it does recognize that there is a disk, but tells me that it is a blank disk).

When I try a commercially made CD it works without a hiccup. I've tried two commercially made DVDs, and neither of them work....they are auto ejected after an attempt to read.

I did place a DVD disk cleaner in and it worked then self ejected. No change in performance.

Any ideas?


Peace
 Topic: Quicken and Macs
Quicken and Macs [message #817471] Thu, 07 July 2016 13:52
Lisa R.  is currently offline Lisa R.
Messages: 14917
Registered: April 2005
Location: Georgia
Senior Member

I currently use a basic Quicken program on my Windows computer. I am currently thinking of switching to a Mac in a few months, but I hear that Quicken for Mac is terrible.

So..does anyone use a similar money-management program on a Mac computer that you would be willing to recommend?

Any thoughts would be appreciated!


Blessings,
Lisa R.
 Topic: Max Anders?
Max Anders? [message #817504] Sat, 09 July 2016 09:30
Michele (Queen of Cheap)  is currently offline Michele (Queen of Cheap)
Messages: 5816
Registered: April 2005
Location: Georgia
Senior Member
Anyone familiar with the writer Max Anders? He has written quite a few Bible study type books as well as a full set of commentaries. I am really liking his writing style.


Michele, The Organic Queen of Cheap!
(aka Shelly the Swamp Frog)

Happily posting on CHF since 1995


 Topic: Accounting question....
Accounting question.... [message #817584] Thu, 14 July 2016 18:43
Tracy in Peru  is currently offline Tracy in Peru
Messages: 7983
Registered: April 2005
Location: Trujillo, Peru
Senior Member
Never mind....I used different key words in google and found my answer. Smile

[Updated on: Thu, 14 July 2016 18:46]


In Him--Tracy
 Topic: San Antonio
San Antonio [message #817948] Wed, 10 August 2016 16:41
Elise  is currently offline Elise
Messages: 1954
Registered: April 2006
Location: Ohio
Senior Member
After much deliberation, I've decided to surprise Dan with a getaway for his 50th birthday. His birthday is mid-December, but we won't go til just after Christmas because of my school schedule. My favorite uncle lived in San Antonio when I was a kid. I loved visiting him there, and have always wanted to go there with Dan, especially to the Alamo and the Riverwalk. We often go away for our anniversary, but San Antonio in July doesn't sound fun to me. Wink His 50th birthday seems like a good time for the two of us to go away together.

I know we'll visit the Alamo and probably another mission; we'll do the Riverwalk and I want to visit my uncle and aunt's graves at the Fort Sam Houston cemetery. Dan will golf at least once. I see that wineries are big there, but we don't drink alcohol, so that kind of seems pointless, lol. I think we'll be there 4 days/3 nights (maybe 5 days/4 nights). If you've been to San Antonio in the past few years, are there sites/activities you recommend? If you or someone you know is a golfer, do they have a favorite course there? Please share your experiences and advice. And remember, it's a secret! LOL.


Blessings,
Elise


Wife to Dan
Retired homeschool mom to Emily and Bryan
Academic Resource Tutor at a local high school - basically Mom-at-the-kitchen-table for about 50 students
 Topic: Shipt - has anyone used it?
Shipt - has anyone used it? [message #818074] Tue, 23 August 2016 18:38
Jamie
Messages: 4173
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
It is probably a Southern thing (I don't know..maybe even just FL? Local?)...grocery delivery with orders over $35 delivered for free same day.

Wondering if it's as good as it sounds.


Peace
 Topic: Wierd posting problem
Wierd posting problem [message #818276] Wed, 14 September 2016 20:49
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
Messages: 5537
Registered: April 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Senior Member
So I've tried twice to post on LLTGG, but both posts have just disappeared! It looked as if they posted, but when I went back to the page, they aren't there.

Maybe they will show up later????

Strange....

ETA...I see this one posted fine...

[Updated on: Wed, 14 September 2016 20:49]


Lisa T.
 Topic: Someone noticed...
Someone noticed... [message #818309] Sat, 17 September 2016 13:53
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
Messages: 9596
Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
Senior Member
...a connection of two cases of abducted kids being homeschooled and taking out the garbage...anyone aware of these? It is in the comments on this page...

https://www.facebook.com/KlaasKIDS-Search-Center-for-Missing -Trafficked-Children-252896698060669/

...so hard on the families...praying.


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Dark Sky
icon5.gif  Dark Sky [message #818461] Mon, 03 October 2016 07:52
Jamie
Messages: 4173
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
Wondering if anyone on or near/ish America's east coast knows if their state has a designated Dark Sky? Trying to put camping plans in place for next year.

Thanks!


Peace
 Topic: Trading Post - Cindy Rollins book request
Trading Post - Cindy Rollins book request [message #819223] Tue, 27 December 2016 00:56
Jamie
Messages: 4173
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
I'm highlighting a post I just submitted to the Trading Post, trying to catch those of you who don't haunt the board. I'm wanting to read two books that I can not find in the library. I'm hoping there are some no-longer-kiddos at home ladies on the board who have the books taking up space on shelves that would consider giving them up. Please take a look, particularly if you were a Charlotte Mason person.
Thanks!


Peace
 Topic: Taking a break
Taking a break [message #819274] Mon, 02 January 2017 22:16
praise2christ  is currently offline praise2christ
Messages: 2180
Registered: August 2009
Location: Northern KY
Senior Member
My kids and I are taking a much-needed break from electronics for the rest of this week. We need to detox! So, I won't be here for the rest of the week. I'll be praying for you all!


Stacy, mom to 12-year-old boy/girl twins and a three-year-old boy.

"Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's finger." Hans Christian Andersen
 Topic: Calling all homeschool grads!!
Calling all homeschool grads!! [message #819523] Thu, 09 February 2017 15:39
CariBerry  is currently offline CariBerry
Messages: 36
Registered: July 2010
Member
It is my goal to write a book that will contain interviews from many homeschool graduates, hopefully from a variety of backgrounds, that will give a general picture of how their homeschool education affects them now as adults. How well does a homeschool education prepare students for adult life? That is what I am hoping I can explore in this book.

If you are a homeschool graduate and are interested in being interviewed, then please message me on here and I'll send you more details! There is an option for having your interview be anonymous.

If you are not a homeschool graduate, but you know of one, please message me on here and I'll give you my email and you can get us in touch!

Also, I'm not just strictly looking for Christian homeschool graduates. I'm looking for any graduates that were homeschooled at some point, no matter their lifestyle currently.

Thanks!


"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing." -Benjamin Franklin
 Topic: Crepe Skin?
Crepe Skin? [message #819573] Mon, 20 February 2017 18:44
Jamie
Messages: 4173
Registered: April 2005
Senior Member
Do any of you have a tried and true over the counter or DIY treatment? I'm seeing it on my legs and hands.


Peace
 Topic: Morganton, VA
Morganton, VA [message #819750] Thu, 30 March 2017 21:23
Sherry in NH  is currently offline Sherry in NH
Messages: 9596
Registered: April 2005
Location: Small Town New Hampshire
Senior Member
Anyone have any contacts in or within driving distance of Morganton, NC? (Edited to fix the state)

[Updated on: Fri, 31 March 2017 07:47]


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
 Topic: Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day! [message #819929] Sun, 14 May 2017 06:48
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
Messages: 5537
Registered: April 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Senior Member
I hope everyone has a joyous day today!

Very Happy


Lisa T.
 Topic: Homeschool group ideas - Jamie
Homeschool group ideas - Jamie [message #819994] Sun, 28 May 2017 16:52
Rosemary-MI  is currently offline Rosemary-MI
Messages: 1319
Registered: April 2005
Location: Lower mid Michigan
Senior Member
I just saw your post on Homeschool so I reposted my answer there.

[Updated on: Sun, 28 May 2017 17:00]


I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!
 Topic: We finally heard directly from my father-in-law in PR!
We finally heard directly from my father-in-law in PR! [message #820900] Thu, 30 November 2017 07:02
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
Messages: 5537
Registered: April 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Senior Member
My father-in-law called Monday. Dh was at work (he has been able to go back for a couple of hours a week). His limited English and my limited Spanish made for a short phone call...but it was so good to hear his voice!

He called back yesterday and had a long talk with dh. His house was undamaged during Maria. He just recently had running water restored. He still does not have electricity, and he has to drive to the next town to get cell service. Fortunately, he is fairly young (71--he is dh's stepfather and is much younger than dh's mom) and fairly healthy.

Please continue to pray for the people of Puerto Rico, and if you have a chance to donate or otherwise help, please do. There is a lot of suffering on the island right now. Thank you for all your prayers!


Lisa T.


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