I made some graduation designs for 2021. I also made a couple others just for fun. You can find them in our EP Swag store. These designs can each be found on shirts and a few other items. This is just a sample for each. Most items allow you to choose your color.
A year ago I announced we had our own home! It was a decades-long wait for me, but a dream fulfilled by my loving Father. Although we struggled with coming back to America after being overseas for fourteen years, looking back, we are assured that He has us in just the right place, not just in America, but down to being in this home. We were just discussing last night how everything worked to point us to being right here, right now. For such a time as this, right?
Thanks for sticking with us this year! I know we had a roller-coaster ride in the middle of the year when the site crashed. It was actually a sweet time in the Lord for me, His peace and presence being so close and clear. It felt like a personal victory to me being able to walk through it in that state of mind.
This was actually a pretty awesome year for our family. We had our first ever year in our own home. We’ve been slowly working on it. We’ve been able to host guests and spend time with neighbors.
Easy Peasy grew lots this year and we’ve been able to use that to help families locally and around the world. We just got an ad page up to help EP families hopefully, and we brought back our book request for struggling families.
My husband started working on a Bible translation project this year, in the North Macedonia dialect of Romani. He’s partnering via Messenger with his best friend, his language teacher from Macedonia (now named North Macedonia). He’s also become a regular guest preacher by Zoom at churches in India.
During the spring quarantine, I made miracle story videos to encourage people to not be afraid. I got up a site this year to house those videos, as well as other teachings, a gospel message, and the Romani Bible translation. That’s been fun work. I make the videos for the audio version of the Bible translation. While my husband and his friend have worked out how to write down this mostly unwritten language, the main thrust of the translation is to make it available as audio. It’s out on social media now and some Roma have started getting together online weekly to pray and read the scriptures for the first time in their own language.
This fall I led a reading/Bible study group using my novel, The King Will Make a Way. That was a fun and encouraging time for me as well.
Beginning this first week of January, you’ll be able to add “Good Morning, Lord” to your My EP course list. I am making 2-minute Bible teaching videos. I’ve been going through Genesis so far. This year I also wrote a Bible study called “This Is Eternal Life” on the high school site. That was the book of Matthew, and I’ve been adding onto that going through the book of John.
We got some more courses done as workbooks, as requested by our EP families. I got out some updates to our My EP site to make things even easier peasier. We replaced a multitude of Flash games with our very own fun activities, and I got to see my once-a-year-friends at our annual EP picnic, which is always a treat!
Here are our EP stats. We’ve almost made it everywhere in the world! The darker color means more people use it there.
The dark blue is actual visitors. The big blocks are just views. These aren’t registered users, just people finding their way to the All-in-One Homeschool site. But still…what a difference a year makes. The Lord uses all things for good…
All praise to the One who does all things well. I’m grateful to get to be part of what He’s up to. Thanks for joining our EP family, whether you’ve been here from the start or are just beginning. We’re happy to have you and hope we can do a good job of serving your family. It’s our desire to have a little part of bringing life into homes.
While setting up pages for a new Bible course, I accidently clicked create post instead of create page, and I sent you a page from the course. Sorry for the slip up, but now you get a peek at what I’m putting together. It’s a video about two minutes in length for each day. I’ve just started in Genesis and am going straight through. There are hopefully truths to challenge and inspire in each lesson. I will post it on the What’s New page as a coming attraction with a link, so you can take a look if you like. I planned on making it available as a course starting in the new year. I call it, “Good Morning, Lord,” as a way to get the day started.
I’ve also been adding the book of John to the “This is Eternal Life” Bible study page, just slowly as my family is working through it together.
I might as well also let you be the first to know that I slipped a new page onto the My EP site this weekend. I just put it there without announcing anything yet. Go to the Settings page and under the book image in the menu in the top right, there is a new link. 🙂
I hope you are finding hope and joy in the holiday season. The Light has come and the Light still shines.
Reading/Bible Study Group on The King Will Make a Way
I hope that you will join me weekdays 11:00 AM (Eastern, -5 GMT). Daily, I will be reading a chapter of my novel, The King Will Make a Way, and then leading a little discussion. You can come with questions, and I have a reading/Bible study guide that I think we’ll use.
This study is for adults, but feel free to join as a family. The book, though, is not for young children; there are several deaths. It is read in Level 7 of the EP curriculum. Let’s say ages ten and up.
You don’t have to read the book ahead of time; you can just listen.
You can find links and updates on meeting dates here. We’re doing this November/December 2020.
I want to encourage you who call yourselves followers of Christ to take the month of September and consider it even as you would an advent season, maybe fasting in some way, maybe giving extra time to devotions.
Our family is going to be setting aside an hour each day. We’ll be going through a Bible study of Matthew that I’ve prepared and praying for our country and the church.
When I made the miracle videos, I kept saying that all we needed was to know our Father. If we knew our good Father, then we would know His love for us, and if we knew how much He loved us, then we would love Him back and the love would overflow into love for others.
Since Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God, I thought studying the life of Christ would teach us about who God is so that we could get to know our Father God better.
Whether you use the study or not, I would still encourage you to really seek after the Lord. We need our eyes off the world and onto Jesus. We need to be in love with our first love!
At the end of the month, I will break the study apart into more lessons to use it as a course. I’ve added it to the end of the Bible courses block on My EP Assignments if you want to add it as a course for the month, even making your own “student” and adding this course, just so it’s delivered to you each day.