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Amy Miller

Amy Miller is a stay-at-home mom and homeschools her two children, 12-year-old Tony and 10-year-old Lexi. She is the coordinator for High Tower Home School Ministries, a thriving homeschool group based in Southern Oregon. Amy is co-owner of The Writer's Friend, a writing and editing firm that provides pre-publication services for individuals and small businesses. Amy is also a second-year Bible college student and hosts a weekly women's fellowship in her home. Amy enjoys cooking, crocheting, researching and studying Biblical and historical information, and reading expositional books by Christian authors. Amy desires to have a positive impact on the lives of others by supporting and encouraging other homeschooling moms, and living her passion for God and His Word.

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Daily Bible Study - Psalm David was the most loved king of Israel and the author of a majority of the psalms. Other authors included Moses, Asaph, Heman, the sons of Korah, Solomon and Ethan. All of them, especially David, had an amazing gift of expression through words. Each psalm, or song, has a message and a purpose. Some are instructional, others are prayerful. Some call for the destruction of enemies, others meditate on the mercy and goodness of God.
Daily Bible Study - Romans Jesus Christ provided a way for man to be freed from the wages of sin. This is the central theme of his letter to the Romans, the truth that believers are justified by grace, and saved through faith.
Daily Bible Study - Ruth Ruth's life did not immediately influence the unruly nation of Israel, nor did it turn them from their wicked ways. But the impact she had on future generations is evidenced by her place in the bloodline of the promised Messiah. The book of Ruth tells a moving story of God grafting a foreigner into the family tree of the Israelites so that all nations of the world could one day be grafted into the kingdom of God.
Daily Bible Study - Song of Solomon With lovesick accuracy, Solomon wrote the most affectionate and attention-grabbing book in the Bible. Ecclesiastes is about a man who would lay down his life for a woman who loves and adores him like no other. This exemplifies God's love for His people, and Christ's love for His Church.
Daily Bible Study - The book of Revelation The overall message of Revelation is clear: Jesus Christ wins, and Satan gets it in the end. Because of this, Revelation should be the most encouraging book out of all 66 in the Bible, given its final conclusion to the seemingly endless battle against Satan and his forces.
Daily Bible Study - TItus Titus was to set the example of how the believers were to live. By his template of godly living, the believers in Crete could overcome their old rebellious habits, and learn to live and walk in obedience to God.
Daily Bible Study - Why Jesus Came Because God so dearly loved and had compassion for mankind, He not only gave the gift of His Son Jesus Christ but also everything that Jesus' name represents.
Daily Bible Study - Zechariah Zechariah was called to speak to the returned exiles in Jerusalem, encouraging them to continue their building of the temple of the Lord despite rising opposition. But his ministry also included affirming God's characteristics and re-establishing His promises to His people.
Daily Bible Study From 2 John Home fellowships were a significant and intimate part of their daily Christian walk. John did not want any open door for the lies of the enemy to come in and deceive God's people.
Daily Bible Study On 1 Samuel The book of 1 Samuel recounts the ministry of the prophet Samuel during the rise and fall of Israel's first king. In an age when everyone did what was right in their own eyes, God raised up Samuel, a boy who became a powerful man and helped guide the wayward king, thus protecting the entire nation of Israel from utter spiritual ruin. First Samuel is a story of God's merciful provision for rebellious people who rejected Him as their true King.
Daniel The Prophet From The Bible Daniel was a young man of deep convictions. He knew and understood the ways of God, even in his youth. He must have spent much of his young life studying the law because he knew it well by the time he was taken captive into Babylon. Daniel knew the importance of remaining pure and undefiled, even in a culture that was saturated with pagan practices and idol worship.
Definition of Christian Character and Integrity Excellence is something that is born in the heart of a believer. It must be caught by the believer as an inner personal conviction rather than taught to them as an outward behavior.
Do Not Commit Adultery--The 10 Commandments God desired for man to love and cherish His wife, and for the wife to love and honor her husband. Marriage was created to be a lifelong commitment for the purpose of bringing forth the next Godly generation.
Do Not Kill - The 10 Commandments Cain allowed both his mind and his emotions to get out of control, which drove Cain to plot to kill his brother, Abel. This was an unpardonable act, as it violated God’s gift of life to mankind.
Do Not Take the Lords Name in Vain - The 10 Commandments The name of God and the character of God cannot be separated. Everything that God represents can be found in His name.
Do not worship any other gods - The 10 Commandments While there may not be the worship of Molech or Baal in today's world, there certainly is the worship of money and possessions, people, and even self. These things are not to be placed in a higher position over God.
Do not Worship Idols - The 10 Commandments God is larger than anything He created, and such immensity is incomprehensible to the finite mind. Still, mankind has consistently attempted to define God by associating His Spirit with a hand-crafted image.
Don't waste money on expensive gifts - Make them yourself! Whatever the occasion is, homemade foods are always a great budget-saver, and are fun to give and receive.
Eliminate high food costs - buy only what you need A balanced perspective regarding food should be based on Biblical examples so that it does not continue dominate the monthly budget. There are some simple and practical ways to help bring food costs down while maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.
Examples of Virtue from the Bible Each article in this series on the virtues of Christian women is meant to be a compass, to point the hearts of Christian women to the true attitudes and actions that move the heart of God.
Forgiveness on Good Friday Two men hung next to Jesus on the day of his crucifixion. They were both sinners, but one had a hardened heart. The other man knew who Jesus was and took the opportunity to ask for forgiveness. He said: "Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
Fulfillment of Old Testament Prophecies Faith does not imply belief in the impossible, but belief that with God, all things are possible. This includes the fulfillment of each and every word spoken of Jesus Christ, the Red Thread of the Bible.
Give God Your Worries - He Will Carry Your Burden God does not judge a person by what is on the outside; He looks upon the heart. And a heart that is fully surrendered beneath the life-giving yoke of Jesus Christ, though they stumble, will not only receive rest and renewal in this life, but will be rewarded in eternity for a life well lived.
Godly Women In The Bible A woman who fears the Lord keeps her eyes on the One who carries her. She is committed to Him, and dedicated to the life that He has called her to. For this, she will never be put to shame.
Godly Women In The Bible Part 2 To overcome something means to stay put and rise above the pain. This kind of life takes incredible resolve and dedication.
Guide to Practical Budgeting Many people fret over the lack of money due to the fear that their needs couldn't possibly be met with so little. The truth is that God can meet the needs of His people even when there is no money at all.
Handmade Gifts on a Budget For those who love to give gifts but need low-budget ideas, there are several solutions. And there's no need to think cheap and chintzy. Instead, think fun and creative!
History of Homeschooling in America Though homeschooling has been the topic of both controversy and curiosity over the last 20 years, an increasing number of American families are choosing this form of alternative education. This article provides an overview of homeschooling's history.
Homeschool as an Educational Alternative In the United States, attention is being drawn to the many solid, foundational principles that today's homeschooling families consistently demonstrate.
Homeschool Teaching Styles Homeschool parents must discover the best teaching method for their child. They should allow themselves to have trials and error, and take the time to decide whether "School at Home" or "Unschooling" will work best.
Homeschooling Activities, Outdoor Education for Homeschoolers Homeschooling can become an educational adventure when supplemented by field trips or events. The homeschool parent should feel free to incorporate various activities on a regular basis to spark interest and curiosity in their student.
Honor Your Father and Mother - The 10 Commandments Honor Your Father and Mother is the only commandment with a promise attached to it. And yet the promises of God are eternal, still providing benefits for believers today.
How the Church Substitute Harvest Day for Halloween Today, many Christians have voiced their concerns that Halloween does not bring glory to Jesus Christ, and have chosen to celebrate the season with different kinds of festivities. And many churches and Christian communities have been the forerunners, paving the way for positive alternatives to Halloween.
How to Celebrate Labor Day? Originally designated as an official day off for the American worker, Labor Day has proven to be a recreational holiday across the country, with political themes and appearances by candidates for office in election years. But aside from the time-honored eat, play, and celebrate activities, there are many long-standing events that take place on Labor Day weekend, ones that many avid fans look forward to at the close of every summer.
How to create a grocery budget the goal is to have a healthy perspective of saving money where money can be saved. This is part of being a good steward of the resources God provides, whether it is little or much.
How to Make and Maintain a Homeschool Schedule When creating a schedule, homeschool parents should start with the big picture first, then work down to the daily details. This will help the homeschooling parents know where they are going, and ensure that there is a step-by-step map that shows what it will take to get there.
How To Personal Expenses Personal grooming can be a great way to do something special for oneself. It also can add up quickly. During times of financial upheaval, take the time to evaluate how much is spent in the area of 'extras.'
How to Produce the Church Newsletter Once the administrative people have laid the ground rules to the newsletter, the computer-savvy and visually imaginative can begin to turn the list of content into an eye-catching and exciting church publication in which everyone involved can take pride.
How to Reduce Auto Expenses This budget category can be like a slow, steady drip from the pocketbook if not kept in check. Included in this part of the Budget Cutting Tips series are some suggestions to help get a handle on the monthly auto expenses and prevent costly financial leakage.
How to Reduce Utility Bills In this part of the Budget Cutting Tips series, several different types of financial adjustments will be suggested so that individuals can get a handle on their utility costs. Even small adjustments here and there can add up to tangible savings each month.
How to Scale down in tough economic times The key to faith steps for a financial harvest is not to be overwrought with penny pinching. Simply be mindful of what is being used and how much so that the budget is not filled with careless spending on items that are wasted.
How to Select the Homeschool Curriculum Best Suited for a Child Each child perceives and processes information differently, so it is up to the homeschool parent to select the appropriate curriculum. This article provides steps in how best to choose teaching materials.
Is Santa Claus Pagan? It is almost unheard of for a home to not have a Christmas tree. Likewise, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa Claus. The two just go together, there’s no doubt about it.
Jesus Commits His Spirit to God Jesus trusted so completely that God would raise Him from the dead. And He also fully knew that the salvation of all of mankind was hinged on the completion of His mission, including this one final miracle: His resurrection.
Jesus Prays for His Disciples to Carry on the Gospel The disciples were to play a key role in bringing this hope of salvation to the world. Without them, the sacrifice of Jesus would have availed nothing.
Jesus Prays to Preserve His Disciples It was not realistic for Jesus to ask God to remove the disciples from the world just so that they could be protected from evil, just as it is not realistic for believers today to ask to be taken home just to escape the hardships of life here on earth. Without the chosen people bringing the lost to Christ, many nonbelievers could not find their way.
Jesus Teaches His Disciples to Pray When Jesus, the Word made flesh, came to dwell among men, His intimate connection with God became sought after by His disciples. They also desired to meet face to face with God the Creator. This desire motivated them to ask Jesus to teach them how to pray.
Jesus the Stumbling Block Both in the flesh and in the Spirit, Jesus did not measure up to the Messiah that the people were expecting. Jesus literally became a stumbling block in all areas for many of the people of Israel.
John -- The Scripture on the Gift of God When God gave the gift of His Son Jesus Christ, He was giving from Himself the one and only thing that could redeem the souls of mankind.
Joseph The Dreamer In the beginning of the story of Joseph in Genesis 37, it is one of favoritism, envy, betrayal and deceit. It's not until 13 years later that it becomes a story of forgiveness, humility, love and restoration. Yet the end of the story of Joseph is a mirror image of the dreams that he had as a youth -- that one day his family would bow before him.

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