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How to Plan a Covid-19 Safe Christmas Celebration?

Covid-19 may be around for a long time, but Christmas and other holiday celebrations must go on.  Our parents’ generation can recall difficult times like the depression or wartime eras when they had little but gave much in love, compassion, and togetherness.  When asked, they will often recall the simple blessings they shared during challenging

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How to Plan a Covid-19 Safe Christmas Celebration?

Covid-19 may be around for a long time, but Christmas and other holiday celebrations must go on.  Our parents’ generation can recall difficult times like the depression or wartime eras when they had little but gave much in love, compassion, and togetherness.  When asked, they will often recall the simple blessings they shared during challenging

Deer Prints of Faith

Deer Prints of Faith By Rhonda Howard   Our rustic 1830’s log cabin that faces a half frozen winding river offers a welcome reprieve from the hectic city atmosphere. Sprinkled in the white powdery snow, the river birch and nuttall oak trees surround our winter retreat like a cozy blanket. I feel good to be

Finding God Anew

Finding God Anew By Fawn Musick For twenty-one years I walked down our quarter-mile driveway and talked with God amid the sunsets fully convinced that He painted the lavish purples overlaid with streaky pinks and clear blues just for me. Certainly God created each stroke of color to perfectly match whatever I might need that

Weekly Getaway–Solo Ski Around Crater Lake

Weekly Getaway–Solo Ski Around Crater Lake By Ed Lyons Oregon’s only national park gleams like a prized blue sapphire among the pine forests of the Cascade Mountains.  Like any precious gem Crater Lake must be viewed from all angles to be fully appreciated.  The proper setting of a jewel further enhances its beauty, and the

God’s Magnetic Love

God’s Magnetic Love By Evelyn Sayler After many years of rock collecting, I recently began branching out into a new area of exploring the wonders of God’s creation.  I am becoming an arenophile—a sand collector.   To the casual observer, sands may all look very much alike, but a good magnifying glass will often reveal surprisingly

Great Basin National Park

GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK By Glenda Brehm  We drove nearly four hundred miles from the base of the eastern slope of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountain Range to the far eastern side of Nevada as our car cut across a small piece of the immense desert known as the Great Basin.  This vast expanse of barrenness

Going Deeper at Haviland Lake

Going Deeper at Haviland Lake By Susannah Dorfsmith The greenish-blue waters of Haviland Lake lapped gently against the rocky shoreline.  I was afraid; I couldn’t deny it.  New experiences always make me nervous.  So, as I eased my end of the kayak into the water, I gave my brother a wary look. “I don’t know

Come Rest In A Cabin In The Woods

A Cabin In The Woods By Audrey Carli My son’s long distance phone request brought gladness. He had two vacation days from his employment. As a freelance writer I felt free to choose my days off. We both longed for my late husband, Dave, to still be living. He would have enjoyed the cabin he

Stroll Through An English Garden

English Garden Sanctuaries By Angela Jelf Sitting in my small garden on a warm London day, my eyes rested on the colorful blooms that dotted my particular plot—delicate pink buds forming on my climbing rose, cheerful clumps of mauve geranium glowing a gentle hue, and bright spears of iris providing a balance of height and

The Lost Art of Slow Reading & Creation Illustrated

The statistics are alarming!  Many people are checking their phones between 300 – 800 times a day! Now that over 77% of Americans own smartphones, how it this impacting our lives?  The sad thing is that these “smartphones” are not being used very smartly!  Our smartphones have taken our attention. Behavioral science, sociological science is taking not

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Christ’s Method of Teaching

Our Why – Christ’s Method of Teaching Even without the challenges of distance learning in these interesting times, meaningful education can be elusive as school boards, parents, and teachers toil with contemporary classroom dynamics.  Even homeschoolers face similar challenges to know what works best.  Historian Henry Adams, a descendant of the Adams political family, once

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Christ’s Method of Teaching

Our Why – Christ’s Method of Teaching Even without the challenges of distance learning in these interesting times, meaningful education can be elusive as school boards, parents, and teachers toil with contemporary classroom dynamics.  Even homeschoolers face similar challenges to know what works best.  Historian Henry Adams, a descendant of the Adams political family, once

Tips for Simple Living to Avoid Food Waste

Tips for Simple Living to Avoid Food Waste   The federal government has established a goal to reduce food waste 50 percent by 2030.  Here are a few simple steps that can help families prevent waste at home: (1)  Keep a food inventory of what you have on hand in your freezer, refrigerator, and cupboards/pantries. 

5 Life Lessons from 2020 of Biblical Proportion

As the saying goes, “Hindsight is 20/20,” which infers that looking back adds clarity.  Well, 2020 is behind us now, and through the fog of Covid19 challenges we can find glimpses of clear and useful lessons that can help all of us better cope in the future.  Here at Creation Illustrated Ministries, we have found

Fundraising Opportunities for Schools, Churches, and Clubs

Ask anyone involved in a club, church, or nonprofit association and they will tell you that fundraising is among the most difficult of tasks. It’s not that finding people with a heart for giving is hard, but finding something that is of value to the people who are giving has become somewhat overlooked. Fundraising is

The Benefits of Including Nature in Homeschool Curriculum

The chance to encourage your child’s love of nature is among one of the many perks to homeschooling. The outdoors hold countless lessons for kids of all ages, and, because of God’s creativity, your little ones can find inspiration, information, and joy from this teaching method. It’s no surprise that God’s Creation is the perfect

Faith-based Education Builds Christian Character in Youth

Providing strong, faith-building educational programs that also stress the development of Christian character can have a powerful and lasting impact on today’s youth. Character traits that are rooted in biblical principles prove vital to a well-balanced mind and body as they develop during the early years. With Christ as our model, we can learn from

Why a Biblical Worldview in Educating Our Youth Matters in Today’s Society

Today’s society stands in stark contrast to the original, selfless model that was created in the biblical ideal of Genesis 1 and 2. Now we have a “survival of the fittest” society that rests on a self-centered pretext. Each individual is in competition to become “superior,” often at the expense of others. The human race

The Benefits of Reading a Magazine Daily

How often are you reading a magazine? If it’s only when you are sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, then you could be missing out on a critical tool that helps with mental focus, de-stresses the mind, and even regulates emotions. Have you ever wondered how daily reading from different formats has a

Benefits of Homeschooling | Why It’s Growing in Popularity

t’s true that every homeschooling parent has their reasons for providing an education for their child (or children) in the comforts of their own 4 walls. Reasons may include anything from available educational options to personal beliefs. Though the benefits of homeschooling may be as diverse as the subjects you can study, one thing is

Reading from Screen vs Paper: Why Hard Copies Still Matter

A lot of attention has been given to the issue of screen time for youth and adolescents, but what about adults? Are there health risks associated with using electronic devices? If so, do those risks vary from one generation to the next? This topic has sparked several studies over the years, yet many questions remain…

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How to Plan a Covid-19 Safe Christmas Celebration?

Covid-19 may be around for a long time, but Christmas and other holiday celebrations must go on.  Our parents’ generation can recall difficult times like the depression or wartime eras when they had little but gave much in love, compassion, and togetherness.  When asked, they will often recall the simple blessings they shared during challenging

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How to Plan a Covid-19 Safe Christmas Celebration?

Covid-19 may be around for a long time, but Christmas and other holiday celebrations must go on.  Our parents’ generation can recall difficult times like the depression or wartime eras when they had little but gave much in love, compassion, and togetherness.  When asked, they will often recall the simple blessings they shared during challenging

Deer Prints of Faith

Deer Prints of Faith By Rhonda Howard   Our rustic 1830’s log cabin that faces a half frozen winding river offers a welcome reprieve from the hectic city atmosphere. Sprinkled in the white powdery snow, the river birch and nuttall oak trees surround our winter retreat like a cozy blanket. I feel good to be

Our Why — To Draw Close to the Creator

Creation Illustrated Ministries’ purpose is for all humanity to be brought close to nature’s Creator.  The garden was designated our first home, and when we are surrounded by nature and live in nature, we can learn that Creation and Christianity have but one God!  All that our eyes see and hands explore in nature can

Finding God Anew

Finding God Anew By Fawn Musick For twenty-one years I walked down our quarter-mile driveway and talked with God amid the sunsets fully convinced that He painted the lavish purples overlaid with streaky pinks and clear blues just for me. Certainly God created each stroke of color to perfectly match whatever I might need that

Christ’s Method of Teaching

Our Why – Christ’s Method of Teaching Even without the challenges of distance learning in these interesting times, meaningful education can be elusive as school boards, parents, and teachers toil with contemporary classroom dynamics.  Even homeschoolers face similar challenges to know what works best.  Historian Henry Adams, a descendant of the Adams political family, once

God’s Magnetic Love

God’s Magnetic Love By Evelyn Sayler After many years of rock collecting, I recently began branching out into a new area of exploring the wonders of God’s creation.  I am becoming an arenophile—a sand collector.   To the casual observer, sands may all look very much alike, but a good magnifying glass will often reveal surprisingly

5 Life Lessons from 2020 of Biblical Proportion

As the saying goes, “Hindsight is 20/20,” which infers that looking back adds clarity.  Well, 2020 is behind us now, and through the fog of Covid19 challenges we can find glimpses of clear and useful lessons that can help all of us better cope in the future.  Here at Creation Illustrated Ministries, we have found

Discover Natural Stress Relief by Viewing Nature

Are you one of more than 40 million Americans who suffer from stress, depression, or anxiety? If so, spending time outside may do your mind (and body) some good. Spending time in nature can provide natural stress relief. It’s also been proven to improve your mood, boost feelings of happiness, and help your overall well-being.

Reading from Screen vs Paper: Why Hard Copies Still Matter

A lot of attention has been given to the issue of screen time for youth and adolescents, but what about adults? Are there health risks associated with using electronic devices? If so, do those risks vary from one generation to the next? This topic has sparked several studies over the years, yet many questions remain…