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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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Keeping the Sabbath - The 10 Commandments The Israelites were not to take for granted their day of rest. It was a privilege that had been given to them by God.
King David Old Testament Bible David was the youngest of his father's sons. He was not just a simple shepherd boy, but a mighty youth full of the Spirit of the Lord. (I Samuel 16:13) He was skilled with the harp, and spent much of his quiet time writing songs of praise to God. David had a warrior spirit, which empowered him to fight off wild animals that threatened his father's sheep. He was ruddy, and pleasant to the eyes. David was submissive, and a diligent worker, and obedient to his father's commands. And he was a marksman with a slingshot.
Learning Styles of Homeschoolers It is important for homeschooling parents to identify the learning styles of children to better educate them and enhance the learning experience.
List of Christmas Traditions of Blended Families While God never intended for families to be broken, His grace can bring blended families out of the brokenness into peaceful acceptance of each other. With time, the relationships can even grow into unity and fellowship where division and anger once ran amuck.
List of Great Inexpensive Meals Some of the greatest meal ideas and recipes have been discovered by cooks who love to experiment while being mindful of their food budget.
List of Reasons to Celebrate Labor Day Through the efforts of the Central Labor Union, the working person gets a day off as thanks for contributing to the social and economic success of the nation.
Making Gifts from Home -- Budget Tips Gifts made from home can be wonderful without depleting the bank account. And even a non-crafty individual can put together a fun and imaginative gift with little effort.
Michael the Archangel Michael is known as an angelic warrior, the captain of the angelic armies of heaven. This spiritual militia defends the children of God by waging war against Satan and his demonic forces. There are only a few sections of scripture that refer to Michael, but they say a lot about his role as one of the chief angelic beings.
Not One Broken Bone Jesus allowed Himself to endure the most agonizing event of His life because of His Father's promise to preserve Him, and to resurrect Him at the appointed time. Despite the enemy’s efforts to crush Him, the very foundation upon which Jesus was built remained unshaken. The brutality of the Romans, the hatred of the Jews, and the determination of Satan could not break the Pillar of truth.
Old Testament Prophecies -- an Introduction Everything that took place throughout all of history, prior to the coming of Christ, had an impact on the overall condition of mankind, both good and bad. And yet, all those events had a specific part in the divine design that God had established from the very beginning. With more than 300 Old Testament prophecies, the Word of God is proven to be accurate.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, Blessing of the Gentiles God's Son, Jesus Christ, became the sacrifice that made reconciliation available to all nations of the world. No longer was bloodline a requirement for acceptance into the family of God. Instead, the blood of Jesus became the unifying medium.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, Casting Lots for Clothing Jesus subjected Himself to every shame and degradation known to man for the benefit of those who believe in Him. He was laid bare so that the sins of others might be covered. And with His undivided robe of righteousness, He now clothes the forgiven.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, Cursed on the Cross Jesus not only subjected Himself to the physical pain and agony of the crucifixion, but He also allowed Himself to endure the shame and dishonor of such an abhorrent death. And because of this act of love, those who believe and accept His sacrifice can live free and unashamed.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, Lifted Up on a Cross Jesus became sin when He allowed Himself to become the sacrifice that forever broke the power of sin. And for those who choose to look upon Him for the salvation of their souls, they will find forgiveness and life.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, Mocked by the Crowd Although His enemies threw insults at Him, those words could not remove Him from the hands of His Father in heaven. And yet, although He knew that God loved Him, the words of hatred from the people that He came to save fulfilled David├?┬?├?┬ó├?┬?├?┬?├?┬?├?┬?s prophecy: Jesus truly was the Rejected Messiah.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, Raised from the Dead Sent by God, He obeyed God explicitly and did everything that God had sent Him to do, even die on a cross. But Jesus' life did not end with His death. Just as David had foretold, God did not allow Jesus' body to see decay, but instead raised Him from the dead on the third day.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, Ruler from Jacob Balaam discerned that there was One coming who was greater than the king who had hired him. The Spirit of the Lord filled Balaam, and he brought forth a promise of another King:
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, Ruler from Judah All of Israel had been looking forward to this promised Ruler who was to deliver them from the oppression from their enemies, and the injustices of their corrupt leaders. The answer was found in the Son of God.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, Ruler of the Nations God desires that all come to Him and receive Him as their God. Those who do are received into a kingdom that is ruled by One who has been given all power and dominion over all the nations of the earth.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, the Blood of Atonement No sacrifice could so completely cover sins, and so entirely pay the price of sin as the blood of Jesus Christ. He truly was the perfect atoning sacrifice for the cleansing of all mankind.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, the Covenant of Blood Jesus Christ was the only sinless Man, and as such was the only one who could satisfy the demand of blood as payment for sin. He came for the sole purpose of fulfilling the requirement of death so that mankind could be redeemed.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, the God-Forsaken Cry Jesus was the answer for reconciliation between God and man, but had to undergo the full separation so that mankind could experience that reconciliation. Jesus endured this agony so that those who believe in Him will never have to.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, the Passover Lamb Just as the lamb of the Passover was a substitute for the Israelites, so Jesus Christ became the substitute for all of mankind. The blood of the sinless Son of God that was shed on the cross became the perfect substitution to pay the price of redemption that mankind could not pay.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, the Promised Seed The Promised Seed of Genesis 3:15 became the Messiah for whom the entire world waited for generations. This Messiah, who was the Son of God, came as a man to snatch back all of mankind from the clutches of the enemy.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, the Rejected Stone Jesus became the Chief Cornerstone by which all of mankind will be judged. Those who align themselves with Him, and allow His perfection to be their guide, will enjoy the rewards of living in His kingdom.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, the Son of God Everything that God had promised to David was fulfilled through Jesus Christ, including a descendant who knew God as His Father, and whom God called a Son. It was for this purpose that John wrote his gospel.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, the True Bread of Heaven Jesus Christ was willing to feed people the words of life and the significance of His life. No human could ever promise such a fulfilling and satisfying gift as the spiritual life which Jesus Christ offered, and still offers today.
Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah, the Word so Near Jesus now lives forever as the completed Word of God. And this Word is no longer written on stone tablets, but on tablets of flesh, that is, the hearts of those who love God.
Paintball as a Youth Group Activity This game of strategy and adrenaline, called Paintball, is the perfect all-day activity for any youth group. The only skills necessary are the ability to hide and seek, and aim and shoot.
Ruth and Naomi Ruth's loyalty and friendship was further demonstrated by her submission to Naomi's guidance. She both loved and trusted Naomi, and diligently followed her wise instruction. Ruth's obedience secured her an honorable place in the fields of Boaz, a close relative of Elimelech, Naomi's deceased husband. Eventually, Boaz married Ruth and their son, Obed, was the grandfather of King David.
Samuel the Prophet of God The prophet Samuel was the first of his kind among the nation of Israel. He was like John the Baptist who fearlessly spoke the words of God without regard to his personal image or reputation. Samuel was a spiritually minded man with unwavering absolutes. He listened to and obeyed the voice of God alone, providing a godly example for the nation of Israel to follow.
Satan - Lucifer the Fallen Angel Lucifer was one of three archangels mentioned in Scripture. He was created by God as all angels were, but his role was different from the other angelic hosts. Lucifer was referred to as the 'covering angel.' Just as the cherubim covered the mercy seat of the Ark of the Covenant, Lucifer was established by God to be the angel of worship, one whose ministry surrounded the heart of heaven. Lucifer was created to dwell eternally in the throne room of heaven, in the very presence of God (Ezekiel 28:14).
Should Christians Celebrate Halloween? Halloween has become an Americanized and commercialized version of a pagan holiday that is based on the beliefs and practices of the ancient Celts. But Christians have the opportunity to celebrate the harvest season by giving it new meaning and significance, one that promotes positive spiritual growth, and is grounded in their faith in Jesus Christ.
Simon of Cyrene Carries the Cross of Jesus The body of Jesus was mutilated beyond recognition. He was barely able to stand, let alone able to bear the weight of his own cross. It didn't make sense. If this was the Messiah, it was not supposed to end this way. Having no choice, Simon of Cyrene swallowed his pride, took up the cross, and followed Jesus.
Sinless Sacrifice of Jesus While God originally instituted animal sacrifice as a way of providing ceremonial cleansing for His people, those sacrifices were not able to cleanse man's conscience from the effects of sin. Only the blood of Jesus Christ could remove the stain. The author of Hebrews taught in his letter that only by becoming a human could Jesus die, and it was only through his death that the power of Satan could be broken.
Study On The Book Of Acts On the Day of Pentecost came the initial outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and it was His power that enabled the disciples to move the Gospel over such a large geographical area in such a short time. This amazing growth of the Church is recorded in the book of Acts.
Summber Bash in Winter hat better way to eliminate cabin fever, or the cold weather blahs, than a summer party in the middle of winter. Any youth room can be easily transformed into a tropical getaway, and the youth will have a blast putting it all together.
The 10 Commandments - An Overview These Ten Commandments, along with other regulations pertaining to daily worship and living, made up what is called the Law of Moses. This Law then became the spiritual foundation for the entire community of Israel.
The Beatitutes, an Introduction This series is based on the Beatitudes recorded in Matthew 5. They are the pearls of wisdom offered to a spiritually starving generation; wisdom that is still greatly needed today.
The Beginning of the Lords Prayer The disciples of Jesus witnessed the relationship between God and the Son of God. They desired to approach God just as Jesus did, and Jesus took the time to teach them how with The Lord's Prayer.
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The Charter School Debate As charter schools open all across the United States, Christian families are considering sending their children to these places of learning. This article provides the pros and cons of charter schools and encourages Christian parents to research their options and pray for God's guidance.
The Christian Should Scale Down in Tough Economic Times God can, at His discretion, cause manna to fall from the sky, but it is His Word that brings the wisdom needed to pass through the wilderness into the land flowing with milk and honey.
The Christmas Traditions of Gift Giving People all across America look forward to giving and receiving gifts wrapped in bright and glittery paper and ribbon. There’s something about the way the Christmas tree looks when beneath its branches lies a mound of shiny gifts of all sizes.
The Gospels: Jesus Prays for Unity It was unity that enabled them to spread the gospel throughout the then-known world within 30 years after the ascension of Christ. Because of their efforts, the message of the gospel is still heard all around the world today.
The History of Labor Day By making Labor Day a national holiday, Congress instituted an annual celebration that pays tribute to those who play a part in the overall success, prosperity and well-being of America.
The Last Supper: Jesus Washes the Disciple's Feet At the Last Supper, Jesus demonstrated his greatest act of servant leadership. He and his 12 disciples had just finished eating when Jesus, with only a towel wrapped around his waist, knelt down at the feet of each of them and washed their feet, drying them with the towel. This overwhelming expression of pure love made a lasting impression on the disciples, and laid a foundation for true servant leadership; one that has become the model for Christians today.
The Middle of The Lords Prayer All rule, all power, all glory belongs to God alone. No mere man has the right to take these attributes from Him. But all men must be willing to give them to Him. The Lord's Prayer is one way that man can connect with God.
The Name Above Every Name -- Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah During this age, mankind still has the choice whether or not to submit to His authority. But, there will come a day when no choice will be left to make. When Jesus returns, He will take His rightful place as King over His kingdom, and all of Creation will once again be set in the proper spiritual order that God ordained at Creation.
The Promised Messiah -- Old Testament Prophecies of the Messiah The Israelites were completely out of touch with who God was, and what He desired to do with and through them. The only One who could bridge the gap between the hard-heartedness of the people and their spiritual renewal was Jesus Christ, the physical representative of God Himself.

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