MMB January Party – The Electrifying Nervous system!

The Electrifying Nervous System 3D. jpgThe Moms of Master Books are starting off 2015 right!

New books, a new schedule and a ton of fun are in store for the upcoming year. For January, we’re taking off with a stimulating exploration of The Electrifying Nervous System! Developed by a homeschooling pediatrician, Dr. Lainna Callentine, this book is the first in a set of nine focusing on the amazing design and functionality of all nine systems of the human body. In the The Electrifying Nervous Systemyou will discover:

  • The main areas and structures of the brain and what important role each plays in making your body work
  • Awesome examples of God’s creativity in both the design and precision of human anatomy showing you are wonderfully made
  • Important historical discoveries and modern medical techniques used for diagnosis and repair of the brain!

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Introducing a Biblical Worldview Math Curriculum

frustrating_mathMath seems to have a negative connotation for many. It has the reputation of being a subject to survive—a painful exercise in manipulating numbers to no apparent purpose.

Yet math is more than numbers on a piece of paper! It’s a tool given to us by God to describe His creation! In fact, the very reason we can work with numbers abstractly and then apply them to a concrete situation is because the biblical, faithful Creator God is sustaining all things in a reliable manner.

Math doesn’t have to be a dry, meaningless exercise. Instead, it can be an exciting journey of discovery—a journey that points students to the Creator.

I’m excited to be partnering with Master Books on Principles of Mathematics: Biblical Worldview Curriculum, a junior high math curriculum that teaches math concepts in connection with history, science, and real-life applications, giving students a new appreciation for math and how it points to the Creator.

Watch for more details soon. In the meantime, feel free to check out the overview video below that shows just a glimpse of how math can be seen and taught biblically.

We’d cherish your prayers as we work to finish up the curriculum…and we’d love to hear your comments in the field below!

By God’s Grace,

Katherine Loop

 

Forget the Chicken and the Egg

chickenI once wrote “Forget the chicken and the egg–which came first, the air or the lungs, the heart or the blood…male or the female, water or thirst, food or the stomach? Stop the confusion. Read Genesis again for the first time?” Frankten Goethe (presumably a believer in Darwinian evolution) stepped up to the plate and answered each question, ending with “science has evidence for its answers.”

Frankten believed that air came first. But if the air came first, where did it come from, and how was it that it had just the right amount of oxygen to sustain human life? While human lungs were evolving how did we breathe? Why did they evolve if life was already sustained without them?

Next he believed that our incredibly complex blood formed before the heart. Why did it do that, and how did it get around the body if there was no heart to pump it?

Frankten believed that male and female (for some reason) evolved at the same time, over time. They had to because they needed each other to survive, as did each of the millions of species, each of which have male and female. Why and how did evolution cause these millions of different species to evolve as male and female, each with different (but corresponding) reproductive parts? How did they reproduce while these parts were supposedly evolving?

waterNext he believed that water evolved before thirst. We know that we can’t live without water, so how did we (and the millions of animals) survive if we had no thirst?

Frankten also believed that food evolved before the stomach. So eggs, wheat, beef, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, apples, and a million and one other amazing foods evolved but we couldn’t eat anything because the stomach hadn’t evolved. Nor had our teeth, tongue, taste buds, epiglottis, esophagus, digestive juices, as well as small and large intestines.

I am amazed at how such an unthinking and unthinkable unproven and unprovable theory has survived for all these years, and that some have the gall to believe that it’s even slightly scientific.

Genesis simply and plainly tells us that all creation was brought into being at once by the hand of Almighty God. And that’s not a pleasant thought for sin-loving sinners.

Check this: www.evolutionVsGod.com

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Because of Faith (Part 2)

faithitWhat is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope
for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.
So, you see, it is impossible to please God without faith.
Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that there
is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.
Hebrews 11:1, 6 tlb

Your faith in God today is your lifeline to His heartbeat. Faith is the hand that reaches up and takes hold of God’s promises and gathers in the spiritual treasures that are found in Christ. Faith sees the sunshine of God’s face, even when there are dark clouds all around.

It is quite an experience the first time someone flies in a plane. The sky may be covered with dark clouds, but soon after takeoff, the plane breaks through the clouds. The passenger quickly discovers
that the sky is still blue and the sun is still shining, even though things look quite differently below.

What things are possible for you today through faith? All things are possible, because your faith is in the God who knows no impossibilities.

  • When the things that you are experiencing don’t make sense, faith says, “God knows what He is doing.”
  • When your resources don’t match your need, faith says, “God is my
    provider.”
  • When you are fearful to take the next step, faith says, “God will not
    fail me.”
  • When you’re not sure what to do next, faith says, “God will guide me.”
  • When you are in a situation that seems impossible, faith says,
    “Nothing is too hard for the Lord.”

When I was a new Christian living in Southern California, I applied to a Bible school in the Midwest. The school accepted my application. Along with the application, the school sent me the date that they wanted me to arrive and start my classes. I bought a plane ticket and started getting things in order. The night before my flight, the local weather forecast reported that the area would be covered with thick fog in the morning. My flight was scheduled to leave early that morning. Instead of worrying about it, I got on my
knees and asked the Lord to lift the fog. By faith, I knew that God would answer that prayer. I told the person who was taking me to the airport that God would lift the fog, and that my flight would not be canceled. The next morning we headed out to the airport under clear skies.

Where will your faith journey with God lead you today? Whatever the step may be, wherever the path may lead, you can be certain that your obedience of faith will always bring you into His best.

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What to do with Santa’s Stomach

stop signWhen I recently pulled up at a stop sign, I read it as the acronym: “STOP: Special Time Of Prayer.” So I decided from then then on to try and remember to have a special time of prayer for our nation every time I saw a stop sign. I not only need to pray for my nation, I need to be reminded to pray for my nation. It’s the same with Christmas. It’s a good reminder for me as to why I exist as a Christian and to what I should be doing. While some argue that Christmas is pagan, commercial, or even demonic, I use it (like the stop sign) as a reminder, that Jesus came into the world to save sinners, as well as a reminder to take every opportunity to preach the gospel to the lost.

They are the ones that need to hear its message.

I’m sure you know the story of the Good Samaritan. He’s the one that showed that he loved his neighbor as himself by tending to the needs of a stranger. His example should be the normal practice for human beings, but it’s not. This is evident when someone returns a wallet that is full of money or he gives his jacket to a homeless person on a cold day. Such kindness becomes instant and national news (especially around Christmas), and the fact that its newsworthy is a testimony of the rarity of human kindness. Continue Reading →