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Month: March 2013

Information Systems and Computer Applications CLEP

Information Systems and Computer Applications CLEP

Well, as of today, my next CLEP is two weeks away and I am working hard on studying!  The REA book I bought for this test (yes, I had to spend money!) has an online diagnostic test which is VERY helpful as you work out your weaknesses.  I highly recommend buying the new REA books (copyright 2013) for any tests you don’t feel really good about – the diagnostic test is wonderful.  Here are my test results.  (chapter 1 is…

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March Interview: Mr. Daniel Phillips

March Interview: Mr. Daniel Phillips

All Distance Learning students take CLEP exams, but not all who take CLEP exams are Distance Learning students. Not my best, but its been a long week. I hope you enjoy this interview with Daniel Phillips, the oldest son of long time family friends. Note, I asked Daniel for a picture of him with his “penpal” (the one he rather cryptically referred to in his interview), but he said he didn’t have her permission.  🙂   Hello, my name is…

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March Focus: Scheduling and Foccusing on… School

March Focus: Scheduling and Foccusing on… School

Here we are, half way through the month, and we are just now talking about school!  On a school blog!  Well, that’s the whole point… getting our priorities straight.  I don’t know about you, but in my life school ranks after some other things (like God, family, and exercise).  Here are some ways to keep school in perspective, and keep moving ahead. Schedule your work and follow through Remember, contrary to popular belief, everyone can make a schedule, but not…

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March Focus: Scheduling and Foccusing on… School

March Focus: Scheduling and Foccusing on… School

Here we are, half way through the month, and we are just now talking about school!  On a school blog!  Well, that’s the whole point… getting our priorities straight.  I don’t know about you, but in my life school ranks after some other things (like God, family, and exercise).  Here are some ways to keep school in perspective, and keep moving ahead. Schedule your work and follow through Remember, contrary to popular belief, everyone can make a schedule, but not…

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March Focus: Scheduling and Foccusing on…Exercise

March Focus: Scheduling and Foccusing on…Exercise

As you study for your  current CLEP or online course, it gets really easy to keep reading and studying… and not go outside for a walk or a run.  Usually if you are a distance learning student you are have a mind set to get your degree as quickly as possible.  Anything other than school work gets pushed to the side.  Especially exercise.  Who wants to go for a run or stretch for awhile?  However, taking daily time to get…

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Sharing the Gospel… on your campus

Sharing the Gospel… on your campus

I had two follow up posts to Tuesday’s idea on focusing on God more.  Here’s the first one. Thoughts on sharing the Gospel on your campus (as a Distance Learning student). As a distance learning student, your campus doesn’t really exist.  Usually you are studying on your own, taking CLEP exams, and taking online courses.  Your campus looks really different, compared to other college kids.  However, here are some places you can share the Gospel, tell people about Christ, and/or…

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March Focus: Scheduling and Foccusing on… Family (and close friends)

March Focus: Scheduling and Foccusing on… Family (and close friends)

Second only to God is my relationship with my family.  And close friends.  Close friends are the kind that you call in the middle of the day “just because” and the kind you email when you need prayer. So, how do you make sure you spend enough time with your family, siblings, and friends? Say Yes… more than you say no When you brother asks you to read to him, say yes.  When your siblings want you to watch their…

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Captain's Log 03.11.12

Captain's Log 03.11.12

Generally Well, my family and I are fencing in our entire yard (great way to get outside), and I have been building a 5×5 solid wood pen.  Because… we are about to get 30 chickens.  They have been mailed and are arriving by USPS tomorrow at some point, hopefully.  And I am working on my bulk wheat order: collecting 5,000 lbs.  And the Film Festival: I am speaking at a homeschool group about film and technology next week.  And I…

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March Focus: Scheduling and Foccusing on… God

March Focus: Scheduling and Foccusing on… God

The most important relationship you will ever be in, is your relationship with the Lord.   During the day, when work, school, and other things come up, it is easy to set time with God aside.  You keep saying later.  “I’ll have more time after I graduate”  Or after this project, or after I get married, or after I get this job, or after I catch up on life”.  However, if you want to be strong in the Lord in the…

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March Focus: Prorities and Scheduling ~ Before We Start!

March Focus: Prorities and Scheduling ~ Before We Start!

Welcome to the March series (if you are just now catching up you can read the January Series here, and the February Series here).  For the month of March we are going to be working through Priorities and Scheduling.  I am really excited about this particular series and hope you will enjoy this journey. Before we officially get started, let’s do a really quick exercise about our priorities.  Get a clean sheet of notebook paper and write down the 7…

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