Helpful sites


A potpourri of links to a few of my favorite web sites.
Plus, Computer, Outlook Express, and AOL help

I even have several Home-schooling links at the bottom.

I home schooled my children and am thankful I did!


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[ Snag It for tutorial pictures ]

[ Flash multimedia player ]

[ For those new to the web ]

[ Get Robo Form! Keeps passwords - no spyware! ]

[ About the Klez Virus ]

[ Typing Key shortcuts ]

[ Tweak UI program for repairs ]

[ Outlook Express help & ideas ]

[ Unzip programs ]

[ Email cleaner for those <<<< marks ]

[ Clean Up program for your computer ]

[ POW deletes pop-up ads ]

[ Mail Washer program for getting rid of SPAM ]

[ AOL help ]

[ Great counters for webpages ]

[ Web host for you (Servers) ]

[ A few great helping sites ]

[ Some great links to check out ]

[ Search Engines and link popularity sites ]

[ Home Schooling Links ]

[ Hope's Index pages ]

[ Make Your Own Wav Files ]

[ WORLD NEWS SITES FOR CHRISTIANS ]

[ Free Fonts Site ]

[ Why Jihad Watch? ]







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Making Your Own Wav Files
It's easier than you might think

I borrowed the advice below from Clay's Sound Emporium. You really need to visit his site! He has lots of wav files for you to download. To go there
CLICK HERE

For those of you with a desire to make your own wav files but don't know how to go about it, let me assure you that the basics are very simple.

On the back of almost every VCR or stereo is an output socket labeled "Audio Out." On your computer sound card you will likely find three "mini" sockets. One is labeled "Audio out" (this is the socket your computer speakers should be plugged into). One is labeled "Line In" and the other is labeled "Mic."

You'll need to go to Radio Shack, or a similar electronics store, and buy an audio patch cord and a mini-jack adapter. In most cases, if you tell the store clerk what you are trying to do, they can fix you up with what you need. Your total out of pocket expense should only be a few bucks.

Before you buy, consider what length of cord you will need (my computer is across the room from my VCR and stereo so I got a twenty five footer).

Attach the mini-jack adapter to one end of the audio patch cord and plug it into the "Line In" socket on your computer sound card. Plug the other end of the cord into the "Audio out" socket on your stereo or VCR. You now have an audio feed to your computer.

If you are plugged into your VCR, and have it turned on, you should be hearing the same sound over your computer speakers that is coming from your TV (via the VCR). You can also use a microphone plugged into your computer sound card "Mic" socket to record your own voice. If you don't have a mic, you can buy one that works just fine for ten or fifteen bucks. Do not use the mic to record sounds from your TV or stereo speakers. That method produces poor results.

The last thing you'll need is some sound software. Most computers come with some form of this software already installed. But to be quite honest, the sound software that came bundled with my computer is about as versatile as a door bell. Fortunately, great sound software is available for downloading on the Web. Two programs that work well in this area are Goldwave and CoolEdit.

I would advise that you get familiar with some of the higher functions of whichever program you choose fairly quickly. You can have a lot of fun using the editing capabilities with these programs once you get to know them.

There you have it. Your favorite TV show, movie or music wavs are just waiting to be made. You're only limited by your imagination. To give a listen to one possible use of this information, download my brnyfans.wav (137k).





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SNAG IT!

Have you ever wanted to make your own tutorials but you needed pictures of what you were doing to send or post with your tutorial? Then you need SnagIt. I'm sure you will love how easy SnagIt is to learn and use. After you have tried it, you will wonder how you ever got along without it. With SnagIt, you can quickly and easily accomplish it all! With one mouse click, easily capture anything on the screen, apply edits and annotation, and send the screenshot to the printer, a file, an e-mail, or the Web. You can take advantage of free technical support, customer forums, and helpful tips and tricks. To read more about it and download it...
CLICK HERE

When you are ready to buy, go to TechSmith CLICK HERE

Please don't use SnagIt to make copies of copyrighted material. It's main function is for copying graphics from your screen.



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Flash!

Flash is a multimedia player for the internet. It’s been around for a while and there’s a new update for it that fixes a couple of security holes. If you view Flash animations you need to get this update. It really doesn’t take long to download.

Here is the link:
CLICK HERE

Thanks go to Patrick Crispen of the Internet tour bus , for this. He has an email newsletter that told me about it.

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FOR THOSE NEW TO THE WEB

Even adults benefit from Lisa's great site. Full of really helpful tutorials, scripts and resources.
Lisa Explains



The Newbie Club now offers excellent technical help. They also have an excellent autoresponder you can use for free with a Newbie-Speak Tutorial, so it's a dream to set up. And you should see their mountain of Newbie learning aids - including Free Computer problem solving! It's the ultimate fountain of knowledge for all things Newbie. They also have a free fully customizable Guestbook that will blend right in with your page design and color scheme. No programming or CGI experience needed. It's specially designed for Newbies to install.

CoffeeCup HTML Editor~If you're looking for a HTML editor, I've heard this one is very good.

CoffeeCup Firestarter I've heard it's the fastest and easiest way to make Flash effects for your website.

NCSA's Beginner's Guide To HTML A great HTML guide.

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GET Robo Form!

This little beauty remembers all your passwords! I build memorial sites for others and also update them - I needed a program that would help me remember all those passwords! It does NOT have spyware!
Anyway, this little program will also automatically fill in forms for you. Honestly, I really like it and highly recommend it to you:
It also converts all your Gator passwords into it's own program and lets you retrieve them (or print them out). Great little program and it's FREE!!!

CLICK HERE

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KLEZ Virus!

Don't get mad if you THINK your friend sent you the KLEZ Virus"

There was a time that the way that viruses were transmitted from computer to computer was through infected disks or software, usually copied games. The way that most viruses get into computers in the last few years is through email attachments. So the simplest way to not get viruses is don’t open email attachments. I know that those cool pictures of the cousins, grandkids, nephews… come as email attachments but when you get an email with an attachment don’t open it. First email the person that sent it to you and just ask if they sent it. If they say no then just delete it.

If you are sending an email with an attachment, first send a message telling the recipient that you are sending mail with an attachment. If everyone starts doing this it will make it much harder for the virus writers to do their evil deeds.

This is how the KLEZ virus works... it tries to make friends mad at each other. Someone out there has YOUR e-mail address in THEIR address book in Outlook Express or MS Outlook... and THEIR machine is infected. The Klez will take and send a message out TO everyone in that computer's address book, and send it FROM one of the people in his address book (in this case YOUR FRIEND)... in other words, it LOOKS like it came from the friend, but it really came from that machine.

If you get a message from "your friend" and your antivus program (such as Norton) says it has quarantened a virus, then right-click on that message, click "Properties", then click "Details"... the first e-mail address that shows, is who it is REALLY from (says: Return-Path: , then it says who it is "supposedly From" and who it is "To (you)".

The "Klez" has made many people mad at the wrong people... it looks on the surface like it came from one person, but it really came from another one. That is it's design, that's what it tries to do... make people mad, but at the wrong ones!

These are some of the names that the Klez virus uses when it sends out infected emails. Notice that Humor is spelled with an English spelling. Might mean something. Might mean nothing.

A special new game
A special humour game
A funny game
Meeting notice
Any email with one of these subjects with an attachment should not be opened or even clicked on.

Here is a great virus scan place - it's free!

CLICK HERE

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A few typing key shortcuts

Three Finger Salute is a term that means to press and hold in this order the Ctrl. Alt. and Delete buttons. This will bring up a dialog box that will let you see what processes are running on your computer. If you are having a problem with a particular program freezing often you can do this and the offending program will have a note beside it saying “not responding”. You can stop that process by clicking on that program and then the “end task” button.

While the mouse is nice there are times that my hands are already on the keyboard and I really don’t want to reach for the mouse. These are all key combinations the ones involving the Windows key you just hit it, the Windows key that looks like a flying Window, and then the second key. Most of the others you hold the first key, hit the second key and then release both. Some of the keyboard shortcuts that I use the most are:

Alt.+ F4 Closes the active program. If you hit it now it will close Internet Explorer.

Windows H starts Windows Help

Ctrl + F5 In Internet Explorer of most Windows programs will refresh the screen. Refresh makes the computer redraw what you see. This is really useful for radar pages.

F1 Starts "help" for the active program.

CTRL+C: Copy That means if you have some text highlighted, you can copy that text so that you can:
CTRL+V: Paste Puts the text highlighted in the copy step into another application. Usually a word processor or graphics program. This works great between a web page and Word Pad or Note Pad.

CTRL+X: Cut Removes the highlighted text. Won’t work in a web page, will work in a word processor.

CTRL+Z: Undo Will remove the last thing you did. Really good for correcting a goof.

Shift + Arrow Key In a text editor, Word, Word Pad or Note Pad, hit the shift key and any arrow key to select text to copy or cut.

Those are the ones I use the most.

Microsoft Support Center is a good place to go for more help:

CLICK HERE

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TWEAK UI

One neat computer program is called Tweak UI. It's a free download from Microsoft that has repair options, for instance if your icons stop displaying properly it can fix them, boot options and even paranoia settings (just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean someone’s not out to get you). Most of the real geeks will already know about this program but it has some functions that can help you fix your own computer if you need to. One caution, this program has a lot of power. If you don’t know what something does, it’s probably better to start doing research first to find out what it means instead of just changing things to see what it does. Tweak UI is available at the following link:

CLICK HERE

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OUTLOOK EXPRESS

I have a page where you can learn how to post a graphic in a guestbook
I even have a couple of codes for learning how to make your text move or light up for guestbooks.
The page is here:
click here

Here's a few tips on using your Outlook Express email program.

1. Click on View.
2. Click on Layout
3. There are a bunch of check boxes for things like Contacts, where the addresses of people that you email are stored and other options are displayed. You can see what happens when you change them by just putting a check in the box and then clicking on Apply at the bottom. If you don’t like it just uncheck the box and click on Apply again.

4. Customize toolbar: This is the place where you can play with how OE looks and displays the buttons at the top. Personally I don’t like the text labels on the buttons and here is the place to get rid of them in the text options box. You can also change the size of the Icons, the little symbols. I use small ones as that leaves more room for displaying messages and text, the reason that we use OE. You can also move the buttons around here using the add and remove buttons. I always remove the separators since to me they just take up room that I would rather use for useful things. You can make folders to store your messages in. For instance I have several where I store messages from my family, friends and egroups in.

To do this: 1. Right click the Local Folders Icon.
2. Left click New Folder.
3. Type in a name for the folder.
4. You can now drag the messages that you want to keep into that folder. Have fun customizing Outlook Express

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EMAIL ADVICE AND HELP

DO NOT FORWARD CHAIN LETTERS! We can safely say that all of them are hoaxes. Just delete the letters as soon as you receive them.

Also, If you receive an email message warning you of a new unstoppable virus that will immediately delete everything from your computer, this is most probably a hoax. By forwarding hoaxes you use valuable bandwidth and sometimes virus hoaxes contain viruses themselves, by attaching a so-called file that will stop the dangerous virus. The same goes for chain letters that promise incredible riches or ask your help for a charitable cause. Even if the content seems to be bona fide, the senders are usually not. Since it is impossible to find out whether a chain letter is real or not, the best place for it is the recycle bin.

Here is are two great sites to check out email viruses and hoaxes:

Truth Or Ficiton:
CLICK HERE

Hoax Information:
CLICK HERE

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AN EMAIL TIP FOR YOU...

Let's see.... how about one more email tip. Have you ever been typing an email and then you decide to delete some of what you are typing (or hit your back button) and from then on your typing erases what is already there? From now on, when that happens, click onto your "insert" button on your typewriter keys and you can now type without your other words being erased.



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WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE STATIONERY?

This is the BEST site on the web (in my humble opinion)... You will find great information here about Outlook Express and how to make some of those neat "scrolling" and "Pop Up" stationery. If you haven't visited Letterman's site you are in for a treat!

CLICK HERE

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NEED AN UNZIP PROGRAM?

If you don't have an "unzip" program here is where you can get one free:

WIN ZIP DOWNLOAD



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E-CLEANER

You know the little forward indented > > > > marks all through a forwarded email? Would you like to know how to get rid of them? And do you see all the email addresses listed on most forwarded emails? Do you like the idea of your email address going to strangers? No? Well, I'll tell you how to help guard against it.

One way to get rid of the forwarded indented > > > marks, is to download "E-Cleaner" here...
E-Cleaner Page
and place it into your "Windows Files". Your window's folder is located by going through your C: (hard drive). After you have downloaded E-Cleaner, highlight a message with those irritating indented > > > marks in it and copy it. Next, double click onto your e-cleaner (the shortcut on your desktop) and click onto "Edit" then "Copy" and it will paste this message into your e-cleaner window. Now, click onto the little smiley sun and your e-cleaner will take out all the > > > from the message. Highlight the message in your e-cleaner again and click onto "Copy". Next, go back to your email program and open a new message - click onto "edit" then "past" and it will paste your cleaned up message into your new message window. It may sound complicated but it's not - once you've done it you will be so happy to have it. Now, you can take all those forwarded jokes and stories that have those irritating indented > > > marks in them and clean them up and send them out like new!

Another thing, if you are using Outlook Express you can fix it where your program won't place those indented > > > marks in the messages you forward. Here's how to fix it: Open your Outlook Express and click onto your "Tools" then onto "Options" and then click onto your "send" tab in the new window that pops up. Now, close to the bottom of that window click onto your HTML "mail sending format" then click onto the "HTML settings" and make sure the little box next to the "indent" isn't checked. If it is, uncheck it. Do this with your "Plain settings" also. Now, when you forward a message it won't place those irritating indent > > > marks in it.

Next, to make sure you don't forward email addresses that strangers and advertisers (SPAM) can easily get hold of you will need to place all the people's email addresses you are sending your message to in the Bcc (blind carbon copy) address box. All email programs offer a Bcc for you, so get into a habit of using it! It's important to you and it's important for your friends that you use it! It's so easy for me to send email out to people whose email addresses are exposed. That's because all email addresses are listed unless BCC is used! Some of the messages you receive that want you to forward on has embedded spy ware that allows the person who created the message in the first place to retrieve your email address. Don't forward any message without copying and pasting into a new email message. Here is an excellent site that will explain it in more detail:

CLICK HERE

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CLEAN UP YOUR COMPUTER!

Here is a link to a "Clean up" program that will delete all the unnessary files from your computer. I've been using it for nearly three years now and love it! I do this almost daily. It won't take any files you have purposely stored so don't worry about that.

CLICK HERE

Here is a another site where you can download a different type of Clean up program (in case you aren't happy with the one I recommend). I haven't used it, but a friend of mine has and she said it's a great program:

CLICK HERE

If you don't want another software program on your computer you can clean up temp files yourself. These are temporary files that are used for a little while and are then supposed to be deleted. They are just using up space on your hard drive that could be used by programs and things that you need. Windows isn't very good at removing them. In Windows 98, ME and XP you can click on the Start button, then Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Cleanup. That will start the cleanup program that will remove these unneeded files. For users or Windows 95 read on. It's harder.

In Windows 95 you will need to click on the Start button and then Find/Files and Folders. Next in the named space type in " *.tmp " without the quotes. The * or shift + 8 means All in DOS so it looks for all files with the .tmp designation. You can delete them one at a time or click on the first one and hold the shift key down then the down arrow key and it will select all of them. Now hit the Delete key. Windows may not let you delete all of them. I may give you a message that Windows is using that file. Skip that one and try on the others. Now empty your recycle bin by double clicking on it and then going up to File at the top and then Empty Recycle Bin. Now you have reclaimed some disk space from unnecessary files.

Another way you can do it is to go through your C: (hard drive) and windows then find your "Temporary files folder" Open it up and delete all the files in there. Find you "History folder" and open it up and delete all the files in the different date folders - some only have the last seven days history folder.

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I HATE POP-UP ADDS!

Also, I hate those Pop-up adds on all the sites and I have a program that stops them. It's called POW, it's free and another easy program to learn. You have to remember to turn it on when you go on line. But if you follow the directions when a pop up opens, it will put it onto a blocked list and will delete them time and time again. The directions for its use are at the site.

CLICK HERE

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MAIL WASHER FOR ANY EMAIL PROGRAM!

Here is another neat download for you - it's called mail washer and you can check all your email from your server before downloading it. I've used this software for nearly a year now and no problems! I really like it and I think you will also:

CLICK HERE

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AOL Members

If you experience distorted graphics on my site (and of course other sites people have worked so hard on) it is because AOL compresses them into files with the .art extension to conserve bandwidth. ONLY AOL does this.

AOL4 & 5 members click 'Customize' on the top AOL bar. Click on 'Preferences' and then on 'Web'. In the gray box that pops up click on 'Web Graphics'. Simply put a check in the box that reads 'Do not compress graphics'. To then view all pages without distorted graphics you will need to empty your browser's cache. If you don't know how to do this just navigate back to the gray box where you clicked 'Web Graphics' and under the 'General' tab where you see the temporary internet folders section click on the button that says 'Delete Files' and in the History section click the button that reads 'Clear History' reboot AOL, when you sign back on the graphics will no longer be distorted.

AOL 6 members click 'Customize' on the top AOL bar. Click on 'Preferences' and then on 'Internet'. In the gray box that pops up click on 'Web Graphics'. Simply put a check in the box that reads 'Never compress graphics'. To then view all pages without distorted graphics you will need to empty your browser's cache. If you don't know how to do this just navigate back to the gray box where you clicked 'Web Graphics' and under the 'General' tab where you see the temporary internet folders section click on the button that says 'Delete Files' and in the History section click the button that reads 'Clear History' reboot AOL, when you sign back on the graphics will no longer be distorted.



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Need A Great Counter?

Christian Counter The Christian Counter is absolutely free for your use if you are a Christian based site. Sign-up is quick and easy. In less than five minutes you could have a hit counter on your web site, tracking your hits.

Sitemeter Sitemeter tracks the number of page views, page visits, durations, referrals, traffic prediction, browser, entry and exit pages, and more. Several different counter styles available.

The Counter Another counter to keep track of your visitors.

Hitbox This service logs uniques, impressions, referrers, browsers, counties, ISP's used, time, operating systems, java support, resolutions and much more.

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How about a few links to free web host sites.

One of the best servers on the net for free sites (and has only family and Christian small-top ads):



My Home With God.

 




If you're looking for a Christian server where you can park your domain for a great price - try mine:

Webnet 77

 

 

This is a great ministry hosting site.

http://www.forministry.com/






These other servers are free but they do sometimes have undesirable pop-ups and/or adds.

One more thing... If you have a site at Homestead - Or planning to get one there... My advice is, "Don't Do It!" - Once you have a site parked there it's very difficult to get it moved because of the java script they use. It's just not a good idea to have a site there. I've heard several complaints about Homestead and they've proven to be true!



Side Bar ad that's ugly and keeps opening up on each page you visit.

Geocities Web Server.






Has pop-up ads all over the place!

Bravenet Web Server.






Has header ads on each page.

Angelfire Web Server





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Bravenet Banner
CLICK HERE

I've tried just about every free web tool provider on the net and I settled for Bravenet .



 

Visit Dynamic Drive for free, original DHTML scripts and components, all of which ultilize the latest in DHTML and JavaScript technology.



Lots of useful tutorials, resources and freebies. Not to be missed by webmasters
Echoecho.




Hundreds of java applets and web design resources.
Java Powered!



WebTech University - Their HTML 101 class is the perfect choice for the first time webmaster. I would highly recommend anyone wanting to learn to make their first web page, to start here at WebTech University. And best of all, it's FREE!



Anfy Java Applets One of the BEST sources for java applets.

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Christian links and religious links - over 200 links!



MyFamily.com - free, private web-sites for families.



Ancestry.com - A great search site for genealogist.



Mercy Drops - A great support site full of resoources on a wide variety of subjects, like depression, adoption, marriage and family issues.



Ordinary Woman/Extraordinary God - an online journalism site with spiritual help also...



'He Invites' - an inspiritional site offering testimonies of real-life experiences from people of all ages.



Magic tricks on the net - a fun site to visit



'Promise Keepers' site - For Christian men who want or need spiritual help and support.



'GOSHEN' has a Christian search engine and directory.



'RAINBOW BRIDGE' is for those who have lost a pet and want to make a memorial for it. This is a beautiful site and very dear to many.





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MORE GREAT LINKS TO CHECK OUT!

linkpopularity.com Check your link popularity here.

siteowner.com Check where your site ranks in the search engines, find out how many people link to you and submit your site to search engines.

AgentWebRanking FreewareMonitor your web site's position in search engines.

Lycos Forget live search displays. Lycos has realized that all our searches can make for great content, if assembled correctly. The Lycos 50 shows top searches each week, plus glimpses at what's up-and-coming from the query logs, along with other features.

overture.com Click on the link to "Search Term Suggestion Tool" The link takes you to the Overture (formerly GoTo) sign-up page. In the top right-hand corner of the page, click on the "Search Term Suggestion Tool" link. A new window will open. Enter a term you wish to research, and you'll be shown how many searches were done for that term and other terms that include it, for the previous month. If the link fails to work (Overture moves it around), then you may need to open an account to access the tool.

Rank This A free online tool to help you determine your ranking on different keywords in 10 of the major search engines including Yahoo, Excite, Infoseek, AltaVista and others.

Dump Truck~The batch URL submission tool, this one was highly recommended to get your pages submitted to search engines. (Shareware)

Search Engine Watch~A one-stop source for everything having to do with search engines.

Net Mechanic~Reduce/optimize your images for free!

Web Site Garage Tune up your web site.

NCSA's Guide To Forms forms tutorial.

Alta Vista Check to see if anyone is linking directly to your images.
Type in image:www.yoururl.com/ (substitute your own url after image:)

eZine Assistant This free software relieves the two biggest headaches of every eZine (email newsletter) publisher.

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HOME SCHOOLING LINKS





These links are NOT in any particular order so the first on the list is not necessarily the best.
 
I've tried to make sure none of these links open into a site where there are pop-up advertising but some may have changed since I was there.
 
 
 
 
Home School Free Stuff

Home Schooling
 
The Home School Mom
 
Family Education Supplies and Help
 
Home School Encouragement
 
Classical Home Schooling
 
Pre School Printables
 
Children's Educational Videos
 
Math Test
 
Home School Radio
 
Helpful Online Content & Activities For Home schoolers
 
Free Printable Stickers and Charts
 
Hubbard's Cupboard
 
Cyber Space Ministry
 
Christian School Printables
 
Resources For Christian Teachers
 
Accelerated Christian Education
 
American Christian History
 
America's Future
 
Answers In Genesis
 
Basic Christian Education
 
Bayside School
 
Beyond Phonics
 
Bright Ideas
 
Busy Bibles
 
Free Languages Software
 
See I Told You So book
 
Christian Soup
 
Classical Astronomy
 
Computer Confidence
 
Davidson's Music
 
Door Posts
 
Dragon Fly Innovation
 
Specializes in selling inexpensive printer ink refills, inkjet cartridges and laser cartridges
 
Every Day Education
 
Restoring the Nation for Your Children’s Future
 
Books With Eternal Significance
 
Griggs University Home Study Courses
 
Mystery Of History Group
 
Hands And Hearts
 
Hands Of A Child
 
Heart Of Dakota Publishing
 
Hearts For Family
 
 
Hillbilly Housewife
 
Hold That Thought
 
Home School Diplomas
 
Home Schoolers Shop
 
Home Schooler's Test
 
Home School Tracker
 
Home School IDs
 
Home Science Tools
 
Home School Legal Defence Association
 
Janice Campbell
 
Jax Games
 
Keepers of the Faith
 
Kinder Bach (music)
 
Learning Adventures
 
Math Essentials
 
Menus For Moms
 
Computer learning
 
Notebooking & Home Schooling
 
Grain Mill
 
Quiz Extreme
 
Rhymes Tables
 
Sing And Learn
 
Spelling
 
Institute In Basic Life Principles
 
Strong Tower Software
 
Teacher's Orchard
 
Biology 101
 
The Dow's School Room
 
The Incredible Medical School
 
The Phonics Road
 
The Quarter Mile Math
 
The Science Fair
 
The Touch Game
 
Time Lines History
 
Work Shop Plus (has pop ups)
 
Write shop
 
For Beginning Home Schooling
 
 
Home Training Tools
 


Home-schooling Poem Below.



The Twelve Days of Homeschool
(To the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas.)

On the first day of homeschool, my neighbor said to me,
"Can you homeschool legally?"

On the second day of homeschool, the store clerk said to me,
"Are they socialized?"

On the third day of homeschool, a teacher said to me,
"Who will give them tests?"

On the fourth day of homeschool, my doctor said to me,
"What about P.E.?"

On the fifth day of homeschool, my sister said to me,
"YOU ARE SO STRANGE!"

On the sixth day of homeschool, my pastor said to me,
"Why do you do this?"

On the seventh day of homeschool, my best friend said to me,
"I could never do it!"

On the eighth day of homeschool, my mother said to me,
"How long will you do this?"

On the ninth day of homeschool, my in-laws said to me,
"Look at what they're missing!"

On the tenth day of homeschool, my florist said to me,
"What about the prom?"

On the eleventh day of homeschool, the librarian said to me,
"They'll miss graduation!"

On the twelfth day of homeschool, the reporter said to me,
"Can they go to college?"

On the thirteenth day of homeschool, my support group leader said to me. . .
"They can go to college,
They'll have graduation,
They won't miss the prom,
Look at what they're learning,
You can teach through high school,
You can really do this,
Love is why you do this,
YOU ARE NOT STRANGE!
They can have P.E.
You can give them tests,
They'll be socialized,
You can homeschool legally!"

Original author unknown




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Truth News



Point Of View



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Mitch News



Worthy News



Prophecy In The News



Christian News



Ann Coulter's site



The Liberty Channel



Jewish World Review:




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GENERAL



Charisma Magazine

Focusing on living a Spirit-led life. Has news and articles that are inspirational, offer guidance, and are tools for spiritual growth.



Christian Parenting Today

Offers advice, encouragement, and understanding for parents.



Christian Reader

Stories that inspire, motivate, and touch on spiritual issues.



Christianity Today

Evangelical Christian magazine focusing on news, ideas, and theology.



Maranatha Christian Journal

Reports news relating to Christians, has web-watch, school-watch and book-watch newsletters.



Moody Magazine

Scriptural perspective on issues facing Christians in a changing culture.



Prism

America's alternative evangelical voice.



Regeneration Quarterly

Faith and culture for a new generation.



Religion News Today

News summaries and feature stories on people, churches, and current events. Updated five days a week.



Sojourners Online

Grassroots network for personal, community, and political transformation rooted in prophetic Biblical tradition



World Magazine

News and culture magazine from a Christian perspective.







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CHRISTIAN LIVING





Ambassador Journal

Get an international perspective of what the Spirit of God is saying & doing in our generation and throughout the world from anointed leaders from around the globe.



Books and Culture

Participate in a conversation about current thought trends shaping our world, sparked by an article in a contemporary publication with a Christian perspective.



Christian Century

Linking Christian faith and contemporary life.



First Things

Journal on religion and public life with the aim of advancing a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.



For A Change

This magazine closes the circle between faith and action, action and faith. It is for anyone, anywhere, who wants to make a difference to the world.



Guideposts

Practical guide for everyday Christian living.



HEARTLIGHT

E-zine dedicated to bringing practical help to inspire positive Christian living.



Life and Work

Explores the Intersection of spiritual life and the work-world.



Light Magazine

Using written features, art and photography to educate the Church about evangelism and discipleship and challenge it to present Scripture creatively so the truth of Jesus Christ is revealed in everyday lives.



Living Light News

Through news, information and resources, we enrich, encourage, and enlighten our readers, helping them live godly lives based on Biblical perspectives.



Nehemiah Notes

Twice monthly newsletter that always includes an article of encouragement for Christians



Plain Truth

Deals with contemporary Christian issues, it challenges believers and nonbelievers alike with the central truths of the Bible. It makes the truth of the gospel plain, easy to understand and inspiring



Pray Magazine

Challenges and equips believers to pray more diligently and effectively and to encourage believers to step out of their comfort zones in regard to prayer



Spirituality For Today

Interactive monthly magazine dedicated to a variety of current themes and questions concerning the Christian faith in this postmodern age.



Sound Mind Investing

Newsletter that teaches financial management skills and investing strategies as well as helping people be better stewards of God's resources so they might have more to give to God's work.



The Right Road

Christian journal of encouragement.







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EQUIPPING AND/OR BIBLE-ORIENTED



Acts International

Our purpose is to help the church communicate the Christian message to the Internet community. Offers a weekly magazine/newsletter.



Apologia Report

Weekly e-mail newsletter with the latest in apologetics.



Bible Review

Covers both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, illuminating the text with the latest insights of modern Biblical research.



Biblical Archaelogical Review

Connects the academic study of archaeology to a broad general audience eager to understand the world of the Bible



Connection Magazine

Breaking down walls of division so that all God's people can come together in one heart, one mind and one spirit to worship Jesus



Decision

Presented by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association that is a combination of articles about evangelism and about helping Christian believers grow in the faith.



Discipleship Journal

Helps believers develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, and provides practical help in understanding the Scriptures and applying them to your daily life and ministry



Lifeskills

Evangelistic magazine offers a timely, written word for your friends who need to hear the eternally precious truth of how to make Jesus the center of their live



Mission Frontiers

Bulletin for the U.S. center for World Missions



Net153

Informational, top quality, online magazine with helpful resources for our readers and other Christian web sites with the purpose of equipping and evangelizing.



Next Wave

Connect people who want to reach postmodern people with God's message.



Quodlibet

Independent, non-denominational, and non-profit theological project which aims to provide the online theological community with a resource and forum for scholarly expression and reflection.



Table Talk Magazine

Interactive Bible study magazine.



The Herald

Devoted to an in-depth study of the Bible as the inspired word of God. Each bi-monthly issue is devoted to a single Biblical theme.



The Watchman Expositor

Magazine of Christian discernment. Emphasis on cults and world religions.



Vanguard Magazine

Definitive Christian electronic journal that has provoking and engaging articles, stories and essays.







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FAMILY, MEN, AND WOMEN



All About Families

Find articles relating to Marriage and Family from a Biblical perspective.



Amen Ministries WebZine

An E-zine for the whole family!



Christian Family

The latest in Christian outreach, education, counseling, pastors perspectives, events, personality profiles, music, artists, literature and even Christian fiction



Christian Women Today

On-line magazine for Christian women.



Marriage Partnership

Feature articles with a positive, refreshingly practical and completely biblical viewpoint to marriage.



Men of Integrity

Bi-monthly magazine that is your daily guide to the Bible and prayer. Published in association with Promise Keepers.



New Man

Focused on dealing with men's issues as well as Christian cultural perspectives.



Plugged In

Helping parents and youth leaders guide teens through the world of popular youth culture.



Sonspot

E-zine featuring music reviews, home schooling, political interests, and more.



Spirit Led Woman

Our mission is to call women into a place of intimacy with God.



Today's Christian Woman

Interviews and articles show how women not only survive, but thrive because of the inner strength their Christian faith provides.



Virtue

Women's magazine focused on encouraging your soul and strengthening your heart.







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YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT



Alive!

Interactive webzine where this generation can communicate opinions, learn, share, and hope.



Beyond

For young people who think about God and want to know more.



Boundless

Multimedia webzine packed with words and images to encourage and inform today's college student and young adults.



Breakaway

For teenage guys from Focus on the Family



Brio

For teenage girls from Focus on the Family.



Campus Life

Gives you advice and encouragement on issues like love, sex, self-image, popularity and loneliness. Read dramatic stories about teens who were radically changed by God plus in-depth profiles about your favorites in Christian music.



Christian Youth News

Featuring articles on subjects important to teens as well as artist interviews, album reviews, columns, and more. On-line only. Periodically updated.



Clearview

Provide a Bible-based resource able to inform, support, strengthen and encourage youth via the Internet.



Cross Rhythms

Britain's leading Christian music magazine.



Guideposts for Kids

Interactive web-zine for kids

Intervarsity's Student Leadership

Magazine for leaders on college and university campuses -- a toolbox full of ideas and help.



Phantom Tollbooth

Covering cutting edge music, film and more from a Christian perspective.


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youth-oriented magazine that helps build the moral and spiritual values of young people.



YouthWalk

Online devotional magazine for teens.



Worldwide Challenge

Magazine that both challenges and equips and includes encouraging, faith-strengthening stories and inspiring photography.







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TECHNOLOGY



Christianity Online

Helps you navigate the Internet and connect with other Christians who are going online for fellowship, Bible study, resources, ministry opportunities, and much more. Also provides web links relevant for Christians. (formerly Computing Today)



Christian Computing

The online version of Christian Computing magazine as well as some internet only features.



Internet for Christians Newsletter

Features stories, personal growth, evangelism, entertainment, ministries, links, technologies, much more.



Networthy

Magazine for connected Christians involving web, computers, and technology. Has been discontinued but has articles and interviews worth checking out.







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SPECIALTY



Bible History

Bible mysteries, religious oddities and fascinating facts...



Christian History

Read and watch the most exciting and pivotal times in the life of the Church come to life.



Christian Retailing

For Christian retailers and others who want to keep track of current trends, markets, and products.



Christian Sports

Sports magazine with interviews and many feature articles.



Jerusalem Christian Review

Featuring articles on Jerusalem and new discoveries of the Bible, Jesus, and the First Church.



Midnight Call

Prophecy magazine focusing on the second coming and the end times.



Pure Heart

Enrich and edify the lives of Christian singles inspiring growth as individuals and then with each other as they "pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace along with those that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.



The Trumpeter

Dedicated to apply creative solutions to urban problems by bridging communities of need and communitions of resource



Prophezine

On-line newsletter focusing on prophecy, the end times, and world events of specific interest to Christians.



Sharing the Victory

Featuring athletes' testimonies, Christian student-athlete and coach features, Q & A columns and stories about the Fellowship for Christian Athletes



Ship of Fools

Magazine of Christian unrest specializing in humor, satire and popular theology.



Sports Spectrum

Exciting sports magazine that has interviews and articles about sports and featuring Christian athletes.



Endtime

Deals with world events from a biblical perspective



Vida Cristiana

Christian magazine in Spanish.







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CHURCH AND MINISTRY



Children's Ministry

For those who serve children in the church.



Group Magazine

Empowering youth leaders for real life ministry



Leadership

Magazine that helps strengthen, enrich, and expand your ministry. Focused on pastors.



Ministries Today

Magazine for church leaders.



Preaching

Bi-monthly professional journal for ministers



The Living Pulpit Journal

The Living Pulpit Journal provides preachers and avid Christian readers with inspiration and fresh insight into major Christian themes



Vital Ministry

Innovative and practical ideas for pastors.



Your Church

Latest news and reviews of church facilities, supplies, and technology as well as managing churches.







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MUSIC, WRITING, AND POETRY



Christianity and The Arts

Devoted to bringing you artists, musicians, actors, writers, dancers, and cinematographers who celebrate God through their craft



Contemporary Christian Music

The place for the most contemporary Christian music information! Get the scoop on your favorite CCM artists, new music reviews, tour schedules and much more!



Edifier

Stories, poems, and teachings to build up the body of Christ.



ExitZine

Exit is a music-oriented magazine.



HM electronic

Bi-monthly magazine covering the Christian hard music scene



Shorts and Verse

Forum for Christian writers to share their poetry and short stories with a message.



The Lighthouse Electronic Magazine

Definitive Internet-only Christian music magazine.



The Singing News

Magazine focusing on Southern Gospel Music.







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REGIONAL or DENOMINATIONAL



Alive Magazine

Seeks to keep Australians in touch with the truth and excitement of knowing Jesus and to be the choice of those wanting a contemporary spirituality based on a biblical world view



Christian Herald

Weekly, interdenominational newspaper based in Sussex, England, which serves the evangelical Christian community in the UK.



Fair Dinkum

"The simple, unvarnished Truth" from Australia. A web-only magazine that deals with life, faith, and love.



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Source of information regarding Christian lifestyles and events, an evangelical outreach to unbelievers and to provide wholesome articles and columns that support the family



The Lutheran

Monthly publication of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that explores Christian faith on a personal, congregational and worldwide level through stories that educate, inspire and nurture faith.



Wichita Chronicle

Christian area news publication that is published weekly on the web. Has current news and web links.






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Because the West is facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy the West and bring it forcibly into the Islamic world -- and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad.

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