Resolutions or Legacy

3rd January, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

The beginning of a new year is the time that many of us feel the need to make resolutions. We resolve to be more organized, lose weight, exercise more,be more honest, read the Bible more often, or lose our temper less often. Some resolutions are commitments to stop a particular sin; others are decisions to make life-style » Read More

Acts — The New Testament Bridge

15th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

This was the week I began the fourth and final book in the God’s Great Covenant series. It’s been over two years since I finished God’s Great Covenant — New Testament 1 and over a year since this third book has been published. Now I’m ready, and very excited, to finish the story of God’s » Read More

Daily Life in Ancient Galilee

8th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

This week in a local church in the Harrisburg-Mechanicsburg, PA, area, I’m doing a workshop on Daily Life in Ancient Galilee. Knowing what life was like in first century Galilee will help students and teachers alike understand how Jesus lived growing up in Nazareth and spending much of His years of ministry around the Sea of » Read More

Why study history?

2nd September, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Today I spent hours immersed in Assyrian and Babylonian history. Like two brothers vying for attention and control, these two empires fought against each other for centuries. Understanding the flow of events that happened so long ago when historical records were few and written in dialects of ancient Sumerian langugages is challenging. At some point » Read More

Scripture Please!

8th August, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 4 Comments

Editing for God’s Great Covenant — New Testament 1 has begun in earnest. It’s an exciting, yet grueling process. If I’ve missed denoting something in a footnote, it challenges my brain to remember, “Where did I learn about that fact?” All in all, the process is enjoyable, and most of all, it means that it » Read More

The End of the Story

20th July, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 1 Comment

Last Friday night the Women’s Ministry at my church had a Ladies Night Out movie night. By concensus we chose the movie Miss Potter, the story of Beatrix Potter (the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and many other children’s tales). At one of the opening scenes, the viewer sees Miss Potter sitting on a » Read More

The Meaning of One, Two, Three

21st June, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 3 Comments

As a writer I like to read books on writing techniques, and the most recent book I’m reading is entitled Writing Tools (50 Essential Strategies For Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark.  Tool 20 is this: Choose the number of elements with a purpose in mind. One, two, three, or four– each sends a secret message to the » Read More

What’s unique about God’s Great Covenant?

2nd May, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 2 Comments

I  go to homeschool fairs with Classical Academic Press for a number of reasons. I like to meet people … I like to tell people about CAP’s  books (because I believe they are the highest quality in every subject area).  I also like to browse the other vendors and examine the other Bible curricula and » Read More

GGC for Older Children

7th July, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“What do you have for my fifth grader?”  That’s a question I often get asked at homeschool fairs.  At first I didn’t know how to respond to that question. The God’s Great Covenant series is designed as a four-year curriculum to start as early as second grade. Could a fifth grader start in Book 1 » Read More

Learning the Books of the Old Testament — It’s not hard!

24th March, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 1 Comment

The names are hard to pronouce and even harder to remember. Thirty-nine books of the Old Testament — but it’s really very easy to memorize them. You just have to make it simple. Start by remembering this: 5 – 12 – 5- 5-12. 5 – Books of Moses commonly called the Pentateuch       Genesis, Exodus, » Read More

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