Sunday, September 18, 2011

Rooted and Grounded in LOVE

Who doesn't want their children to be rooted and grounded in the love of their HEAVENLY FATHER?  As a mom, a home educator and a Christian, that is my ULTIMATE goal for my children.  And it's the very thing I have worried about the most as we began this school year.  My oldest child is a SENIOR this year and it has hit me much harder {and in a much bigger way} than I ever imagined it would.

Is she ready for the "real world?" Is she prepared for what LIFE will throw her way? Does she know enough about who she is in CHRIST to stand tall among the friends and enemies to come?  Have we taught her enough and given her enough opportunity to nail it all down and simply KNOW what she KNOWS to be true and noble and right and pure and lovely and admirable and excellent and praiseworthy?

I have to think that these are the very questions that many parents wonder and worry  about and the very questions that have moms and dads PRAYING without CEASING the world over.  I can't help but pray that we would all welcome ways to KNOW that our children KNOW.  These questions have been weighing on my heart,  but I feel blessed to have found help in Deeper Roots Publications.


Deeper Roots Publications is a  ministry of former missionaries Howard and Bonnie Lisech which offers resources for Missions and Evangelism as well as Bible Curriculum for middle schoolers, high schoolers, college students and adults.  I have been blessed to study their amazing curriculum Rooted and Grounded:  A Guide for Spiritual Growth alongside my high school daughters.  Both my Senior and my Sophomore have jumped into this topical Bible study and are excited to have GOD speak to them through its pages.  I am thrilled to see the delight they have taken in studying GOD's WORD closely.


The year-long study course is divided into 27 Lessons which offer a multitude of learning tools.  (Check out the Scope and Sequence for yourself HERE.

Each lesson is broken down in the following ways:

  • daily prayer focus

  • doctrinal study

  • introductions to unreached people groups through profiles and maps

  • Bible memorization challenges

  • in-depth Bible verse study with focused long-answer questions

  • journaling opportunities

  • review and testing.

My Senior Daughter has such a servant's heart.  She has served on mission teams in Mexico and Guatemala and feels that GOD is calling her to a life of serving HIM through missions.  My Sophomore Daughter is a gifted artist. Both of the girls have been touched deeply by the beautiful drawings intertwined throughout Rooted and Grounded:  A Guide for Spiritual Growth -- drawings of people from around the world who need to know the love of JESUS.  They enjoy their time studying the pages of this book that directs them to study the pages of HIS BOOK and drawing closer to GOD themselves.  I enjoy watching them pour over GOD's WORD and delight in who HE is.

It's hard to believe that my oldest will graduate this year, but I'm going to help make sure she's ready for the whatever the world tries to throw her way.  With lessons titled A Pure and Holy Life, Servanthood, The Principles of Relationship and Fellowship, Work With All Your Heart and An Instrument for Noble Purposes (just to name a few!), I KNOW that I am helping equip my daughter to be rooted and grounded in LOVE.   The world may not be ready for her, but she's going to take it by storm!

The 332-page, spiral-bound Rooted and Grounded Teacher's Guide has lesson plans prepared for you and make teaching easy. It can be purchased for $39.50.  The 256-page Student Workbook has plenty of writing space for your student.  It can be purchased for $23.95.  The 40-page Test and Answer Key are a great way to make sure your child is really "getting" the material presented.  It can be purchased for $3.95.  ~OR~ you can choose to purchase the entire set in a savings BUNDLE for just $61.00.  I would recommend that you purchase the entire set -- it has proven most helpful to me!


~~I was given the opportunity to use and review Rooted and Grounded:  A Guide for Spiritual Growth by Deeper Roots Publications as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew.  The opinions stated are mine and mine alone.  I was not paid to share my thoughts and feelings with you.  I encourage you to check out the Crew Review and see what other members of the TOS Homeschool Crew thought of  Rooted and Grounded:  A Guide for Spiritual Growth and some of the other great Bible Study Curriculums offered HERE.~~

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