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Cello, Anyone?

It’s time to announce an essay contest. The rules are simple:

1. Send a 100 or less word essay titled, “Why I Want to Win the Cello.” The cello is a 1/2 size Nagoya Suzuki , model 40 instrument with a soft case and a bow. Children and adults can enter the contest. (Cello value is $689.)
2. Postmarks accepted until May 20, 2008.

3. Send a SASE and a $10 entrance fee made payable to IX Publishing, Inc., PO Box 2578, Dearborn, MI 48123-2578.
Send cash, check or money order.

4. There must be at least 75 entries otherwise funds will be returned in the SASE you provide.

5. Winning entry will be posted on this site by June 1, 2008. (Cello will only be shipped in the continental USA.)

Promise and Deliverance

Promise and Deliverance is a 4 volume set by S. G. De Graaf (available from Westminster Seminary Book Store). This set was published by Paideia Press. On the back cover of volume I are several short recommendations from varied sources. I particularly like this one from Dr. Simon Kistemaker :” ‘ On every page we are directed to see God first and man second.’ ” What more can be said? This is an excellent book to incorporate into personal and/or family study.

Promise and Deliverance - 4 vol set

Volume I covers From Creation to the Conquest of Canaan

Volume II is titled The Failure of Israel’s Theocracy

Volume III is called Christ’s Ministry and Death

Volume IV is named Christ and the Nations

Let me know what you think of the set.

Pathway Ministries has Great Planners for the Family

Pathway Ministries ( has a wonderful selection of planners for the family. The planners, previously provided by Bible League, are now only available from Pathway Ministries. For pre-school/kindergarten there is the Childhood Connection Planner. It’s full color and full size, at 8.5×11″. This includes 120 days of Bible-centered activities to train children in the daily habit of talking and listening to God.

Next, for lower elementary, there’s the Elementary Connection Journal. This includes an abridged version of the chapter a day reading track. There is a front pocket for correspondence and weekly verse. Large format.

For upper elementary – middle school there’s the Full-size Student Connection Planner. It’s also 8.5×11″ and has 3 reading tracks, study helps, room to write assignments and more.

For middle school – college there’s the Compact Student Connection Planner. Only 5.5×8.5 ” it’s easy to tote around. It’s packed full of information, space for assignments, 3 reading tracks, etc.

Teachers are included in what’s available, too. There’s the Connection Lesson Planner with 198 pages of lesson plan pages and a record book. “Seven period columns, M-F rows, daily schedule, seating chart tables, monthly overview pages, and more.” Also, there’s a Connection Wall Chart which gives students a single, identifiable place to go for assignments.

While supplies last, the LIFEPlanner is available. They are undated and hole punched.

Prices are absolutely LOW for all products, so check website out today.