Have you ever felt like God was keeping something from you? This is Satan’s plan. He implied that God was keeping something from Eve, “don’t you want to know good and evil and become like the gods?” Think of it as sex. God asks us not to have sex until we are married. God asks Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit now, it was for another time. He was not keeping anything from them. He was only saying, “Not yet!” He is establishing the Pattern of Agency and Choice, the process of the Gospel.
Mark is a seasoned homeschool father of five and supportive husband living in Orem, UT. As the Chief Mentor at Living Tree Connections, he helps people to move their lives forward by working toward results they want.
His passion for family history and learning to become more connected to individuals he meets and to his ancestors drives him to help people understand who they are and why they are eternally important.
Finding the Joy of History Through Family History
I love history! Wouldn’t you like to hear that come from your own mouth on a regular basis, let alone your kids? History doesn’t have to be about dates and events in far off places. It can be an engaging subject by recognizing the individuals that made it.
How many of your ancestors were part of it? Come learn how you can find your ancestors’ impact on history, and history’s impact on them that makes it personal to you. It will also help make your ancestors dear friends as you seek them out of the pages of history.
Dianne has been homeschooling since 2003, has worked with thousands of homeschoolers and hundreds of homeschool group leaders, and participated in issues which affect the homeschool community as a whole. She specializes in working with middle to high school level groups to help prepare for college entry and is familiar with the latest developments affecting future college students. She directs a national support organization, Home Education Council of America (hecoa.com), where she leads online seminars and webinars in an innovative online setting to offer live conferences no matter where you are in the world.
Making History Relative
How do you make history more exciting and real for your children? Talk about people who they can connect to! Most history curricula follows the empirical, traditional method of short-listing dates, places, and names of prominent dead people who aren’t very interesting to kids. Neil L. Anderson put forth a challenge for youth to “prepare as many names for the temple as baptisms you perform in the temple, and help someone else to do the same.” (#templechallenge) He was speaking of doing your own ancestral and temple work, and with this comes an amazing opportunity for homeschoolers to incorporate stories and timelines from your own family genealogy to change your child’s entire perception of history. I will show you how to actually homeschool using genealogy as your history curriculum – even into all the disciplines of math, language arts, science, social studies, and more.