September, 2016, New Testament Stories My Daddy Told Me

September, 2016

New Testament Stories My Daddy Told Me

PAUL IN ROME (Acts 28:11-28)

By Wayne S. Walker

     After spending three months on the island of Malta following their shipwreck, Paul and his company found an Alexandrian ship which had wintered there.  They sailed to Syracuse on the island of Sicily where they stayed three days.  From there, they circled around the toe of Italy’s boot and came to Rhegium.  The next day they arrived at Puteoli where they found some brethren who invited them to spend seven days.  Then they headed towards Rome.

From Rome, other brethren who had heard about Paul came out to meet him as far as Appii Forum and Three Inns.  Their concern gave Paul courage, and he thanked God.  Finally, they made it to Rome.  The centurion delivered the other prisoners to the captain of the guard, but Paul was allowed to dwell by himself with a soldier watching him.  After three days, he called the leaders of the Jews in Rome together to explain to them his situation.

Paul told them how he had been arrested in Jerusalem, was imprisoned at Caesarea, and then appealed to Caesar.  The Jewish leaders replied that they had heard nothing about all this but they were desirous of hearing more from Paul about “this sect…that…is spoken against everywhere.”  A day was appointed and many came to him at his lodging where he taught them the gospel message as the fulfillment of the Old Testament law and prophets.   Some were persuaded while others disbelieved.  Paul closed by quoting a prophecy from Isaiah how that people would harden their hearts, close their ears, and shut their eyes to the truth.  Then they left.


  1. How long did Paul and his company spend on Malta?
  2. When they departed the ship at Puteoli, where did they head?
  3. Who came out to meet them at Appii Forum and Three Inns?
  4. After three days, whom did Paul call together to meet him?
  5. What did these people want to hear more about from Paul?
  6. When Paul taught them the gospel message, what was their reaction?

Hulsey Bend School, Oil Trough, AR

Hulsey Bend School, Oil Trough, AR


The Hulsey Bend School is a historic school building in rural southeastern Independence County, AR. It is located east of Oil Trough on Freeze Bend Road, about 0.7 miles north of Arkansas Highway 14. The single-story wood frame structure has a gable roof and weatherboard siding. The gabled ends each have an entrance, while the sides each have three windows. Built c. 1900, it is the best-preserved district schoolhouse in the Oil Trough area and believed to be the last in the county; it was used as a school until 1947.  The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.


The Transition: From Homeschool to Public University

From Crosswalk Homeschool E-Mail Newsletter,
Friday, August 26, 2011

The Transition: From Homeschool to Public University
by Sarah Piper

“What was it like going from homeschooling to college?” I can’t go back to ask this question myself, but I can help answer it for others.

Read the full article here:

Hancock Shaker Village School, Pittsfield MA

Hancock Shaker Village School

1843 West Housatonic St.

Pittsfield MA, 01201


Hancock Shaker Village is a former Shaker village in Hancock, Massachusetts that was established in 1791. It was the third of nineteen major Shaker villages established between 1783 and 1836 in New York, New England, Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana under the leadership of “Mother” Ann Lee and later Joseph Meacham and Lucy Wright.  Though the early Shakers rejected formal schooling, by the early nineteenth century the northeastern Shaker communities had organized schools. The Hancock Shaker school district was formally established on March 2, 1820. It served as a school for children in the Shaker settlement and later as a public school. Shaker schools were highly regarded for quality and exacting standards. By 1934 the original school house had been sold, removed from its site, and converted to a private home. It still stands on Route 41, just east of the Hancock Shaker Village museum campus. The village was closed by the Shakers in 1960, and sold to a local group, who now operate the property as a museum. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1968.  The current schoolhouse is a 1976 replica based on measured drawings of the original extant structure.  The exhibits in this building are hands-on and demonstrate many of the educational practices of the last 150 years.

On “Sheltering” Your Children

Homeschooling families are sometimes accused of being overprotective and “sheltering” their children from “the real world.” Consider the following article.

Can You Shelter a Child TOO Much?
By Gena Suarez

Do you “shelter” your children? That’s a bad word in some circles, we’re finding. Something is creeping into the church (and even the homeschooling community), and it isn’t biblical. It is an “antisheltering campaign” of sorts, and it’s full of holes.

Read more:

Gena Suarez and her husband Paul are the owners/publishers of The Old Schoolhouse®
Magazine, LLC.

Aitken School. North Utica, IL


Aitken School:

LaSalle County Historical Society & Museum

101 E Canal St.

North Utica, IL 613731

Beyond the museum parking lot to the east is a one-room school, the Aitken School built in 1865 and furnished with authentic fixtures and accessories. It was originally established as District One in Troy Grove Township in a deed signed by Horace A. Hickok, brother of “Wild Bill” Hickok. It was located south of Troy Grove. A plaque tells of its beginnings. In 1906, the county had 257 one-teacher rural school districts, the largest number existing in any county in the United States at that time. However, by 1946, declining enrollments and requirements for indoor plumbing brought about consolidation and the end of the one-room school era.  Utica’s Unimin Corporation donated the schoolhouse to the LaSalle County Historical Society in 1990. On the right side of the school is the herb garden.

9/2016 Home School Book Review news

Home School Book Review Blog ( ) is the place to go for book reviews, primarily of children’s and youth literature, from a Biblical worldview.

Books reviewed in August of 2016 include:

August 31, 2016–Priscilla and the Hollyhocks
August 30, 2016–Betrayed: The Riddled Stone Volume 3
August 29, 2016–The Puppy Place: Scout, No. 7
August 28, 2016–Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom
August 27, 2016–A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23
August 26, 2016–Man of Steel and Velvet: A Guide to Masculine Development
August 25, 2016–A Hug and a Kiss and a Kick in the Pants: A Creative Approach to Preventing Disciplinary Problems
August 24, 2016–God’s Psychiatry: Healing for Your Troubled Heart
August 23, 2016–Good Homes In A Wicked World
August 22, 2016–For You, Teen-Ager in Love
August 21, 2016–The Nearly Twins and the Secret in the Mason Jar
August 20, 2016–Transformed: From Ghetto To Glory – The Life You Can Live
August 19, 2016–Fascinating Womanhood: A Guide to a Happy Marriage
August 17, 2016–The Christian Family
August 16, 2016–Echoes
August 15, 2016–The Curse of the Seer
August 13, 2016–Bible Wines or the Laws of Fermentation and Wines of the Ancients
August 12, 2016–Abundant Living
August 10, 2016–Danny Orlis and the Point Barrow Mystery

The winner of our Book of the Month Award for August is:


Priscilla and the Hollyhocks by Anne Broyles

Books that we are currently reading and will review in the near future are:

The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls by A. Powell Davies
Remember Me by Christopher Pike
Trilby by George du Maurier
Full-Time Parenting by Israel Wayne
The Green Children by Ken Chumbley