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Ed Douglas ~ Review

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We were picked to review Ed Douglas Publications, 25 Truths. Ed Douglas, the author, wrote his third book titled 25 Truths: Life Principles of the Happiest and Most Successful Among Us, as a guide book to help mange your life with 25 simple truths, that when followed can “lead to a happy and fulfilling life!”

This 150 page soft covered book is a easy read for teenagers and adults alike, recommended age is 6th -12th grade. You can go at your own pace, a truth a day or maybe a  truth a week, it is recommended that you stay on each truth until you have fully incorporated it into your life. Each truth is numbered and titled. Each truth is divided into 3 sections; There is a short quote or verse from the Bible, Each truth is explained and examples given in a few short paragraphs. A summary is given, and then a Workshop which is questions and discussion area.

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 Price: $12.50

How we used this book:

I read this book first, then I had Amber, age 12, read it on her own. She would do a truth a day as part of her quiet time in the mornings. After she completed the reading we would then discuss each truth and how it applied to our lives and how society has changed and why these truths are important.   Some of the examples might not be appropriate for every family. For example, truth 3 talks about extramarital affairs.  

Amber’s comments on the book: “I thought the book was good!! If more people followed these simple truths the world would be a better place!!”  

I felt that this book would be a wonderful reminder for our youth, which was one of the reasons I was excited to be picked to review this book. These 25 simple truths are a great reminder so that we can be better people. Having a almost teenager, and seeing what some of her friends post on social medias has had me cringing. Truth #3 “Watch What You Say, Do and Write” has special meaning with all of the social media that is out there. I especially like the summary: “Live life expecting that everything you say, do, or write will come out in the open.”

While some might look at this book and think these truths are too simple, I feel that this quick and easy to follow guide that is coming from someone other than the parent, friend of a parent, family member or even a church leader might make a bigger impact on our youth. And you as the parent might just be surprised on how these 25 Truths will help to change your life too!!

I would recommend this book!! You could also use it with younger kids. I would recommend reading it yourself and then paraphrasing it for the younger kids.

Check out what the Crew is saying about 25 Truths!!

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Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

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Homeschool Missions Statement

Does your family have a Missions Statement? What exactly is a Missions Statement?

Well Wikipedia says:

A mission statement is a statement of the purpose of a company, organization or person, its reason for existing.

The mission statement should guide the actions of the organization, spell out its overall goal, provide a path, and guide decision-making. It provides “the framework or context within which the company’s strategies are formulated.” It’s like a goal for what the company wants to do for the world. 

In the beginning of our homeschool journey we didn’t have a missions statement. I didn’t even think about one, but one day I thought that what we are doing, homeschooling, is like an organization and that we should have goals and expectations. After many days we come up with our mission statement.

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I would love to here about your mission statement!

Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

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Schoolhouse Library ~Review

Are you looking for encouragement or maybe a little support in your homeschooling journey? We all need some help every now and again. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, has put together a Schoolhouse Library filled with over 175  E-Books and audio books. This library holds books for preschoolers through high school on various subjects. Not to mention access to those handy organizers:e3570556544a11e28e8322000a1f9686_7 My girls LOVE theirs!!

 

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Don’t go at it alone, I’m sure that with over 25 different topics available to you, that you will find all the resources needed for the next part of your homeschooling journey!!!

Once you have subscribed come back and let me know what books you liked the most!! Can’t wait to hear back from you! Happy Reading!

 

Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

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