Diana's Homeschool Blog

Welcome to my homeschool blog, which offers insights into loving learning, loving your family, loving history, loving homeschooling, and enjoying your life! With your cup of coffee in hand, take a break to laugh with me, to have your heart refreshed, to be reminded of how cool your kids really are, and to consider the amazing adventure of being a homeschool mom. AND, if you are interested in the History Revealed curriculum, be sure to check out my Teaching Tips!

What is Your Family Culture?

As the parent, you are not only homeschooling your kids, you are also creating a "family culture." Whether it is intentional and strategic or by default, your family culture is shaping each of your children, giving them a sense of who they are in the world. This is one of the most important parenting tasks we face.

But, how do we do this—especially in an authentic way? What areas do we focus on, what will work for OUR family? These are important questions to ask, and they become powerful when we answer them with wisdom and enjoyment.

If this reasonates with you, you might find it helpful to read the related blog—What's In Your Cupboard?

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Guest - Mbr on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:10

My child has an IEW History writing assignment about missions in the scandinavian region containing Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Sweden, sometime between around 1600 to present times.

I must confess that I have no idea about the move of the church in that region through history, and have a blank slate on historical figures during that time and in that place sharing the gospel.

We have all your History books, but don't know where to suggest the child start looking for a topic.

Could you suggest a significant historical event or person in missions for that region to get the wheels turning?

My child has an IEW History writing assignment about missions in the scandinavian region containing Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Sweden, sometime between around 1600 to present times. I must confess that I have no idea about the move of the church in that region through history, and have a blank slate on historical figures during that time and in that place sharing the gospel. We have all your History books, but don't know where to suggest the child start looking for a topic. Could you suggest a significant historical event or person in missions for that region to get the wheels turning?
Guest - dianawaring on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 10:35

Thanks for asking! I love the history of missions, so your question was very exciting.

Here are a few starting points:

The Danish-Halle Mission, established in 1706, was the first organized missionary undertaking in the history of the Protestant Church. (Such a lot of wonderful things to study on this one!!)

Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771-1824) was an evangelist in Norway beginning in the late 1700s. His preaching led to a popular religious movement that influenced the later Norwegian missionary efforts of the later 1800s. (His name is one of the better known regarding Christian workers in Scandinavia.)

In approximately 1814, the British and Foreign Bible Society set up similar societies in Norway, Sweden and Denmark (which were supported in part by the BFBS). Bible societies were a significant arm of the modern missions movement. (This could be a fascinating topic of study.)

The Swedish Mission Covenant, a product of the revival of the mid-1800s in Sweden, began operation in the Congo in the 1880s. (Again, this could be a fascinating topic for study.)

And, here's a bit more information concerning the 1900s:
In the early 1900s, a movement of prayer began in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The Oslo Revival of 1905 in Norway had Albert Gustav Lunde as its main preacher. He was a Norwegian sailor, converted while attending a Salvation Army meeting in Chicago, who started his ministry by working with Norwegian settlers in the Dakotas. When he returned to Norway to serve, attendance at services increased to the point that more than 5,000 a night were coming to hear him preach (at Calmeyersgate Mission House). As a result of the revival, the Norwegian concerns for the Lapps, as well as interest in foreign missions, grew significantly.

That ought to get you started!!

Thanks for asking! I love the history of missions, so your question was very exciting. Here are a few starting points: The Danish-Halle Mission, established in 1706, was the first organized missionary undertaking in the history of the Protestant Church. (Such a lot of wonderful things to study on this one!!) Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771-1824) was an evangelist in Norway beginning in the late 1700s. His preaching led to a popular religious movement that influenced the later Norwegian missionary efforts of the later 1800s. (His name is one of the better known regarding Christian workers in Scandinavia.) In approximately 1814, the British and Foreign Bible Society set up similar societies in Norway, Sweden and Denmark (which were supported in part by the BFBS). Bible societies were a significant arm of the modern missions movement. (This could be a fascinating topic of study.) The Swedish Mission Covenant, a product of the revival of the mid-1800s in Sweden, began operation in the Congo in the 1880s. (Again, this could be a fascinating topic for study.) And, here's a bit more information concerning the 1900s: In the early 1900s, a movement of prayer began in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The Oslo Revival of 1905 in Norway had Albert Gustav Lunde as its main preacher. He was a Norwegian sailor, converted while attending a Salvation Army meeting in Chicago, who started his ministry by working with Norwegian settlers in the Dakotas. When he returned to Norway to serve, attendance at services increased to the point that more than 5,000 a night were coming to hear him preach (at Calmeyersgate Mission House). As a result of the revival, the Norwegian concerns for the Lapps, as well as interest in foreign missions, grew significantly. That ought to get you started!!
Guest - Mbr on Thursday, 20 October 2016 09:10

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! ❤

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! ❤
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