C is for…

Memory Verse of the Week: C is for…

“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion?
Can you lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season, or can you guide
the Bear with its children?” -Job 38:31,32

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Hymn of the Week: “The Spacious Firmament On High” Addison/Haydn

The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim:
The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator’s power display;
And publishes to every land the work of an almighty hand.

Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly, to the listening earth, Repeats the story of her birth;
While all the stars that round her burn,
And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.

What though, in solemn silence, all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball?
What though no real voice nor sound Amid their radiant orbs be found? In reason’s ear they all rejoice, And utter forth a glorious voice, Forever singing as they shine, “The hand that made us is divine.”

Praise the name of the Lord!

“From the rising of the sun to it’s setting,
the name of the Lord is to be praised!”

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Along with the weekly sunset shot (by the way, we call writing with coral on lava rock ‘Hawaiian graffiti’), I wanted to post another inspirational link that I think brings glory to the Creator in a very powerful way. If you have a quiet moment sit back and marvel at some of the awesome works of our Lord. Try to watch to the very end. You WILL be amazed and have yet another reason to PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD!

But before you watch, remember our memory verse of the week? B is for:
“By him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, AND IN HIM ALL THINGS HOLD TOGETHER…For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, MAKING PEACE BY THE BLOOD OF HIS CROSS.” -Colossians 1:16-20
Just You Watch!

Friday’s Factoid 2 (by Titus and Joel)


This week we got to see the International Space Station fly over Hawaii. I saw it first coming over the ocean. It looked just a like a big, bright star moving really fast (Joel).

The Space Station is flying over 17,000 miles per hour and is about 220 miles above the earth. It is as big as a football field. 6 astronauts are there right now but 3 will be coming back to Earth on Sunday (Titus).


Teacher’s Two Cents (by mom)

So was it worth getting the whole family up before dawn and wandering groggily out onto the golf course to get a clear view of this man-made object? I say, “definitely yes” and the boys all agree. They loved the adventure of it but I’m just a big fan of anything that helps put what we’re learning into a solid context. The Germans make a distinction between Kennenlernen and Wissenschaft. The latter follows the usual method of gathering facts about a particular subject while the former involves using whatever means possible to really get to know that subject like you would another person. So we got to get to know the ISS a little better this week and had a grand adventure to boot!