Torah science – guiding principles


Taking your kids outside to observe and learn about nature is a tremendous way to teach them about their Creator. I love going for little walks with my kids and seeing what we can find, from ant hills to wildflowers, to grasshoppers. Most of the time, I just send them outside to explore on their […]

How not to teach your children the Bible

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This post is written in a satirical style. I am purposely writing the opposite to help you to check yourself for bad habits. We want to teach our children the Bible, but sometimes do not see where we are sabotaging ourselves. So, let’s look at a list of ways to make sure we aren’t teaching […]

Create a children’s Torah notebook


I’m always on the lookout for ways to make Torah practical and real for my children. I don’t want them to see the Bible as a bunch of antiquated stories that are fun to listen to but don’t really mean anything. Today I stumbled upon an idea that I hope you will find helpful. It’s […]

The Importance of Family Bible Study

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I would like to speak from my heart today. We have been working really hard to have an evening Bible study time together as a family every night. We have learned a lot about being faithful and consistent, about learning together, and about the Bible. Today I want to share with you some of what […]

Scripture on your doorpost


YHVH wants us to surround and immerse ourselves with His instructions. With obedience to His commands comes great blessings. But we are feeble humans, and if we are not constantly reminded of His Word, we will soon forget. So, we are commanded to post Scripture on the doorposts of our home. Hear, O Israel: YHVH […]

Ten commandments activity

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In the Torah portion Yitro (Exodus 18:1-20:23), we look at the ten commandments. If we can faithfully obey these, we have made excellent strides in obeying YHVH. It is definitely true that the two greatest commandments are to love YHVH, and love your neighbor. He said unto him, What is written in the law? how […]

Red Sea diorama

The Torah portion Beshalach tells us the amazing story of the parting of the Red Sea. This is the miracle that all other miracles are compared to. We have an awesome project for your children to do for this Torah portion. So gather some cardboard, construction paper, glue and imagination, and we’ll get started. As […]

The Bell of Atri – using history to teach Torah


I love history! If you study history as a collection of stories about the human experience rather than dates and facts, history is a colorful and rich study. We study people and their choices, their consequences and successes. We learn from their experiences and hopefully apply their wisdom to our own lives. My daughter Sadie […]

Teaching our children to fess up

We recently had a little event that gave ample opportunity to apply Torah principles. One of my children, which asked to remain nameless, broke a drill bit belonging to Doug. She came to me and showed me the broken drill bit, not knowing what to do. She was very sorry, and I saw the opportunity […]

Worship from an 8 year old

We’ve been working on developing some good habits lately. Many times we get a good thing in place and something happens to throw us off. With pregnancy and a newborn to care for, daily Bible study had become a thing of the past. So, we have been working very hard to make sure we study […]