Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Do we have room?

“Each of us is an innkeeper who decides
 if there is room for Jesus!” 

Neal A. Maxwell

Last week Eagle's Nest Children's Home (where my dear friend Amy Block serves) was asked to take five new children to care for. These precious babies are siblings- ages 1-9- and were found alone.. surviving by eating dirt. 

The problem is that technically Eagle's Nest is completely maxed out. We are talking 3 bedrooms and 32 kids people.

I guess the sensible answer may have been... "We just don't have room." No one could have blamed them right??? I mean they are BARELY making it as it is over there... No adoptions are going on and little money coming in. As soon as Amy told me about these little ones my mind immediately remembered someone else who found no room. 

I know that's where their minds went too because they moved beds around... made it work... squished and shared. They made room... 

Oh to make ROOM for HIM! 

It's not about how we celebrate or don't celebrate His birthday. It's not about our traditions or how much we spend. It's about OUR HEART!! It's about OUR HEART... OUR HEART! DO I MAKE ROOM??? Would we have made room for Mary and Joseph that night? What if things were crazy and our lives were full and they were strangers? 

We can't truly know what we would have done.. or can we? The truth is we can know each and every day what we would have done... What do we choose each day?
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
Mathew 25:35-40

Here again is our opportunity. Everyday we make the choice of whether we make room. Different seasons of our lives can make this look different. Through the seasons God has asked me, "Will you make room in your heart? Will you make room in your home? Will you make room on your calendar? Will you make room in your wallet? Will you make room in your family?" In various seasons different people have needed that "room" for a night or an hour or a lifetime. Each time deep in my soul I know I am making room for Him and I pray I don't miss an opportunity to see my savior. As Mother Teresa once wisely observed 

"They are Jesus. Everyone is Jesus in a distressing disguise."

Eagle's Nest has continued to say, "We will make room."

Eagle's Nest has received the amazing news that a donor will match up to $10,000 to help them continue to make room!!! Let's do this thing! Let's make some room!!! 

 If God is prompting your heart to "make room" for these little ones will you please go HERE to make a donation to help? Would you please share the need so that others can help "make room?" 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Several weeks ago I went back and read the archives of my first blog started in 2005. That blog was written during a time I was being stretched so far beyond what I had ever imagined. As I read I realized so many of you may relate or even be facing that journey now. Maybe it's in adoption or maybe a totally different set of circumstances is stretching you into more than you ever wanted to be... I am going to dig through and post some of my favorites and hope they can minister to someone's heart inside the painful journey. 

This post was written on our first visit to see Zoe who went by Mirna at the time. We had been waiting a couple of months since accepting her referral and I still had a very false hope that she would be home QUICKLY and that SOMEHOW I had some element of control in this. Ha.... silly girl. 

Hugs, Angel

December 30, 2005

If you want to walk on water you have to get out of the boat...

Matthew 8

23Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 

Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 

The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Lord, save us! We're going to drown!"

He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!"

Mathew 14

During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 

When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear.

But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid."

"Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water."

"Come," he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 

But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!"

Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"

And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."

When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. 
And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed....

This trip has been perfect with all it's ups and downs. I truly feel God's presence in our journey. At the same time my heart is aching. I feel as if it wants to jump out of my chest and stay here with her. I am torn in two and as I write this entry my tears keep flowing.

I have faced deep pain with my Kaitlyn. I have faced her as a newborn in the NICU and a 9 month old in major skull surgery. This is infinately more painful for me. I could hold Kailtyn as she went through these things. I could sing to her, tell her I would always be there. That's what mommies do right? Make it better. 

Next week my precious Mirna will say goodbye to her birth mommy, maybe for the last time. Everyday she is faced with the intense grief and loss. I can't be here to hold her through it. I can't whisper to her every single day 100 times, "I love you, you're safe now, no more danger, I'm here now." How do I leave her???

The only way I can do it and not lose my mind is faith. Faith much bigger than I've ever had before. Most of us who are of the Christian faith say we believe that God is in control. We say we believe that He is who watches over our children. Yet we don't usually have to heavily test that theory until they are teenagers and pulling away themselves. Even then it's a slow process. There is still the illusion of control in some respects. 

So here I am in Guatemala giving up my illusions. I'm about to get on a plane and leave a little girl I have fallen in love with. A little girl who is starting to trust me. I have to tell her," I don't know when we get to bring you home sweet Mirna. I pray every single day it is soon. I will come visit you again as soon as I can. " I can only do that by looking at God's faithfulness.

I feel God whispering to me,
"Trust me Angel. Get out of the boat. I know it's stormy but don't look at the waves. Look at me. You can walk on this water."

I feel like yelling back, "God YOU CAN STOP THIS STORM! Make it stop please!! Please just let her come home with me. I want to walk on water I just don't want it to be so scary."

God says to me, "The storm is what makes people get out of the boat. It's why you look to me and cry out for help. It's why you'll take my hand and look into my eyes and TRUST ME!! Do you trust me Angel? Either I'm in control of this storm or I'm not. It's time to decide whether you will look to the waves or look at Me."

As I am pondering what God is asking me to do I remember a lesson He taught me during Kailtlyn's surgery. It was the most heartwrenching moment I had faced up until that moment. I thought to myself, "How can I hand her over to this doctor and let him hurt her? She won't understand... She'll wonder why I'm letting it happen. Even as the thought entered my mind I knew the answer. I would do ANYTHING to make her better, even if it hurt her. My deep love for Kaitlyn forced me to allow her pain so that she could be better.

This is what God does for you and me. He allows us pain and we wonder WHY would He do this if He loves us the way He says He does. He allows us surgery in a spiritual sense. I know He cries as we cry. He holds us and whispers in our ear a hundred times, "I love you, I'm here, don't worry I'm holding you. There's no more danger. I just want you to get better and stronger. Just TRUST ME..."

I will get out of this boat. I will look to God today and not the waves. I will have to do it every single day. I will trust that God is there holding my hand and more importantly holding my little girl. I will know in my heart that this storm around me is there to help me grow. To save a little girl in Guatemala. GOD WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO SAVE HER. Even if that means pain.

Looking back on many of my difficult moments in life I know that they were the biggest leaps of faith I had made at that time. I feel as if I'm in training. When I was younger the water was pretty calm and God said, "TRUST ME." Over the years the waves keep getting bigger and bigger. Yet I'm still supposed to get out and walk. To sleep through the storm. As we pass through these storms and word spreads God recieves the glory and many are healed....

34When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed.

Psalm 68

4 Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds — his name is the LORD— and rejoice before him.

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

Thank you for letting me share my heart. I'll do more of an update tonight. She is doing just great!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Wink And A Smile

Do you ever have one of those moments you feel like God just winked at you and slapped you a high five??? Well, I just had one! For Christmas this year Kaiya pretty much requested "Stuff that's Chinese." Our little girl has a deep, natural passion for her birth country- more than any of our other children We wanted to honor her heart and find gifts that would fulfill that desire. I easily found everything we wanted to get her on line that I thought would make her feel connected to China.... Except one thing. I had in my head this certain dress I wanted her to have but just shrugged and let it go because I couldn't find it unless it cost an arm and a leg! :-) Then today I was sorting through a bunch of things I've needed to sort for months and found this dress I bought in China. My mom and I bought it when I picked Kaiya up in China. She was only 2 but we bought it 4 sizes larger because I thought maybe she might want one later and then totally forgot about it. I think it's her EXACT size now and it's EXACTLY what I was wishing for her. I think God gave us a nudge in that Guangzhou shop knowing that 3 1/2 years later a little girl would ONLY want "Stuff that's Chinese" for Christmas. I love that our Father cares. For her this is more than a present. For her this is CHINA. I'm thinking we will give it to her Christmas Eve to wear to church. I can hardly wait to see her precious little Chinese face. Shhhhhh DON'T TELL HER!!! Thanks for the high five God. You're very cool.

This morning I feel like God is asking me to pause and take a look backward.. and then forward with him. He's been taking me through my journey over the years with Him. He led me to go back to my VERY FIRST blog post Sep of 2005. I haven't looked at it in years, or ever. Oh my word... I can't begin to tell you all the things I see in this post that in hindsight are nothing short of amazing. I may have to write about it. I have tears and a lump in my throat. Do you see it?? If you know me well some parts will stick out- we are adopting from Korea, faith is hard for me, my illusion of control. At the time it was just a young mommy sharing her heart. Who could have known this little blog would be a tool God used to change my life?? Who could have guessed it could have led to some of the best friends I have, to a not for profit being formed, to mission trips, sponsorships, conferences... to a whole new world far beyond what I knew was out there. I am so eternally grateful for the record I have of the journey. This blog post was at the beginning of everything changing. This blog post was in the easy, happy part. 2 months after this post I would feel like the earth was shaking under my feet and my whole view of life would begin to change forever with a little girl. Some of you walked the story with me. That's it. I'm blogging again. Here's the post...

My first Entry Ever

So I guess I'm joining this new generation of "bloggers". I know some of you techie type people know exactly why it is called blogging. Please fill me in! BLOGGING?? I have many reasons for wanting to start this blog.

One main reason is that Russ and I are adopting from Korea. I have been so blessed to see other blogs where people are sharing their experiences and pictures. It brings hope and clarity for me to read their rich experiences.

When we discovered Kaitlyn (our first baby) would have to have surgery for metopic craniosynostosis we scoured the Internet. The most helpful things we found were websites made by parents telling us about what we were about to face. We recorded Kaitlyn's surgery day by day on our family website. We have had many families e-mail tell us it helped them.

My prayer is that this blog will serve as

1. An encouragement to other families who are going through the adoption process
2. A tool for those considering adoption
3. An update for our friends who want to keep up with the process
4. A journal of this journey of faith we are embarking upon
5. Just a record of life in general to look back on

The reason I am naming this blog Faith's Journey is that I believe that is what adoption is. Generally this is what my life is. Believing in what we cannot see.

FAITH=Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence

Hmmmm sounds scary huh? Even irrational.... Or maybe it's the most reasonable thing we do as human beings. To believe in more than ourselves. To embrace the fact that we don't know or see everything. Why is faith so hard for me? I think it's because I have give up my illusion of control.

From what I can tell adoption is going to be such a lesson in Faith's Journey.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

I'm not a saint..

I get this "You are a very special person" response a lot in reference to my adoptions, homeschool, missions, whatever.. It's very sweet and I always take it as a compliment from that person as I know they meant it to be.

Then I get the other side that treat me like I'm a complete lunatic. That's probably closer to accurate.

Here's the thing though... I'm not a saint or a whacko. I'm just a slightly crazy mom who loves Jesus and my neighbor. I feel like the truth is we all sometimes want to make someone into a saint or whacko cause then we don't have to ever face the fear of doing the things they have chosen to do.

I get that... But it makes me sad.

I can see it... I mean first of all I don't think every person should adopt... Or homeschool...or whatever. I guess what makes me sad is how many people are terrified to even ask the question, "God, am I supposed to do that? Is this something you have for me? What is it you have for me that I am scared to see?"

When we won't EVEN ask the question we've already lost something so dear. When we run from what we may be called to do claiming someone else is "special" or "WAY over the edge" we damage our very souls. We just have no idea what we are giving up for ourselves when we offer others this absurd sainthood or assign them "holy insanity." We are PROTECTING ourselves from joy unspeakable and from a life changed into more than they could have imagined.

Yes, this life requires brokenness. Yes, the process is sometimes very uncomfortable- even painful. Yes.... But it's also more amazing than I can express. My broken, amazing joy has come through the vehicle of adoption and homeschool and missions... I can not guarantee that is the vehicle God has for you. What I can guarantee you is that God DOES have a vehicle to brokenness and joy for you. I don't live this life because I'm a saint or clinically insane. I live this life because I asked God the questions I was terrified to ask and then answered "Yes." I didn't answer "yes" calmly as you might imagine. Many, if not most times I answered "OK FINE!!!!" with my heart pounding like a drum in my ears. Many times my insides were kicking and screaming that this was crazy... That I would regret it....that maybe I really was clinically insane. Still all the time my heart knew the truth. This was my path to brokenness and joy. I could get on or miss it.

I'm not a saint or ready for the white coat and padded room. I'm just a person who loves Jesus and my neighbor. I say yes to things I'm scared to do.

You can do that too.

Hugs, Angel

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cycle 3 Resource Listings-Usborne,Story Of The World, Netflix

These are extra resources to help our students learn more about

Cycle 3 of Classical Conversations.

These are my personal notes to help me supplement my homeschool teaching. I am happy to share these resources in hopes that it will give you some valuable resources. Please feel free to pass them along. I have not read or viewed many of the resources listed and encourage you to view them before presenting them to your children. I hope this list is a great blessing to you as you homeschool this year. :-) Angel

All History Timeline and Sentence pages will refer to the Usborne World History Encyclopedia.
All Science will be pages for the Usborne Science Encyclopedia.
Story Of The World pages come partly from volume 3 and partly from volume 4 this cycle.

Usborne Geography Encyclopedia pgs 162-163 USA info, 270-271 USA map- This is for all 24 weeks since we will be focusing on the USA this cycle

I have included 2 series of shows from Netflix Instant Downloads that we will watch each week as they closely tie for learning about American History.

These shows are listed as “America- The Story of Us” and “Liberty’s Kids.”

Episode Guide to America The Story Of Us

Episode Guide to Liberty’s Kids

At the end of the weekly list I have also included ADDITIONAL Amazon Instant Play and Netflix Instant play movies as well as movies that can be bought as dvds. By each movie I have listed the CC week or weeks covered. These are to be used as you see fit and you need to determine whether you find them appropriate for the age of child you are homeschooling.

SUPPLIES- If you wish to use all these resources you will need the following: Usborne World History Encyclopedia, Usborne Science Encyclopedia, Story Of The World volumes 3 and 4, Netflix Instant Play, Cycle 3 Classical Conversations materials

Optional supplies include: Usborne Geography Encyclopedia, Story of The World Volume 3 and 4 cds and activities books, Amazon Instant Play movies, purchased movies

Week 1

History Timeline pgs 114-117 Egypt,

History Sentence pgs 289, 296 Columbus

Story of The World Vol. 3; Pg. 19

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 1

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 1-2

Week 2

History Timeline 124-127 and 131 Minoan Culture, 114-117 Egypt,

History Sentence pgs 322-323 Pilgrims

Science pg 346 Axial Skeleton

Story of The World Vol. 3; Pg. 61-64

Netflix - America The Story Of Us- Episode 1

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 3-4

Week 3

History Timeline pg 132 Hammurabi, pgs 134- 139 More on Egypt in this time period,pg 142 12 tribes of Isreal

History Sentence pg 330 Boston Tea Party

Science pgs 348-349 Kinds of muscles

Story of The World Vol. 3; Pg. 209-212

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 2

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 5-6
Episode 1- The Boston Tea Party- ties with history sentence


Week 4

Usborne World History Timeline pg 144-145 Phoenicians

Usborne World History Sentence pg 330 Declaration of Independence

Science pgs 364-365 The Nervous System

Story of The World Vol. 3; Pg. 213-217

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 2

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 7-8
Episode 13- The 1st Fourth of July- ties with history sentence

Week 5

History Timeline pgs154-159 Greece, pgs 184-185 Rome

History Sentence pgs 330-331 Washington

Science pgs 368-375 The 5 Senses

Story of The World Vol. 3; Pg. 223-226

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 3

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 9-10

Week 6

History Timeline pgs 160-161 Alexander the Great, pgs 186-187 More Rome

History Sentence pgs 350-351 Louisiana Purchase & Westward Expansion

Science pgs 354-355 Digestive System

Story of The World Vol. 3; Pg. 278-281 & 297-302

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 3

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 11-12

Week 7

History Timeline pgs 188-191 Rome continued, 192 Birth & Ministry of Christ

Science pg 362 Excretory System

Story of The World Vol. 3; Pg. 309-313

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 4

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 13-14

Week 8

History Timeline pgs 192-193 Death of Christ & Persecution of Christians& Constantine, pgs 194-195 Rome burns and Constantine and Split of the Empire

Science pgs 350-351 Circulatory System

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 4

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 15-16

Week 9

History Timeline pgs 204-205 Barbarian Invasion, pgs 210-213, Vikings, pgs 202-203 Justinian the Great, pgs 206-207 Mohammed and Islam, pg 216 Charlemagne

Science pg 387 Lymphatic System

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 4

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 17-18

Week 10

History Timeline pg 217 Otto 1 Holy Roman Empire, pgs 220-221 The Fuedal System, pg 234 Cathedrals in Europe, pgs 240-241 The Crusades

Science pgs 358-359 The Respiratory System

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 19-20

Week 11

History Timeline pg 273 Marco Polo, pg 219 The Hundred Years War & Joan of Arc, pg 242 Black Death, pg 288 Prince Henry the Navigator, pg 253 Fall of Constantinople

History Sentence pgs 348-349 Lincoln and Civil War

Science pg 363 Endocrine System

Story of The World Vol. 4; Pg. 49-53

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 5

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 21-22

Week 12

History Timeline pgs 284-287 The Renaissance, pg 289 Columbus, pgs 302-303 Martin Luther and the reformation,

History Sentence pgs 348-349 Robert E Lee End of Civil War

Science pgs 350-351 purposes of blood

Story of The World Vol. 4; Pg. 51-53

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 6

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 23-24

Week 13

History Timeline pg 289 John Cabot

History Sentence 349 free slaves

Science pg 12 atomic number

Story of The World Vol. 4; Pg. 53-56

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 6

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 25-26

Week 14

History Timeline pgs 322-323 Pilgrims & 13 colonies

History Sentence pgs 338-339 Industrial Age

Science pgs 24-27 Elements

Story of The World Vol. 4; Pg. 173-177

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 7

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 27-28

Week 15

History Timeline pgs 330-331 America Declares its Independence

History Sentence pg 367 Roosevelt

Science pgs 10-11 Atoms

Story of The World Vol. 4; Pg. 161-167

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 29-30

Week 16

History Timeline pgs 330-331 Washington & Lousiana Purchase

Science pgs 46-47 Hydrogen, pg 63 Helium

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 7

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 31-32

Week 17

History Timeline pgs 324-325 Slavery in the South, pgs 350 Westward Expansion, 350 Remember the Alamo

History Sentence pgs 358-359 WWI

Science pgs 50-53 Carbon, pg 64 Nitrogen, pg 62 Oxygen

Story of The World Vol. 4; Pg. 216-221 & 227-231

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 8

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 33-34

Week 18

History Timeline pgs 348-349 War Between the States & Lincoln,

History Sentence pgs 368-373 WWII

Science pg 48 Flourine, pg 63 Neon, pg 39 Sodium, pg 38 Magnesium

Story of The World Vol. 4; Pg. 305-309

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 9

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 35-36
Week 19

History Timeline

History Sentence pg 378 NATO

Story of The World Vol. 4; Pg. 223-227

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 37-38

Week 20

History Timeline pgs 358-359 1st World War, pgs 366-367 Roaring 20s & Great Depression, pgs 368-373 World War 2, pgs 378-379 The Cold War, pgs 380-381 The Space Race

Science pgs 338-339 Theory of Evolution

Story of The World Vol. 4; Pg. 402-408

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 10

Netflix- Liberty’s Kids- Episode 39-40

Week 21

History Sentence pgs380-381 Moon Landing

Science pg 179 Shapes of the Earth- Geological changes

Story of The World Vol. 4; Pg. 385-389

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 11

Netflix- The Wonder of It All- Connects with History Sentence

Week 22

Science pg 179 Shapes of the Earth- Geological changes

Story of The World Vol. 4; Pg. 477

Netflix- America The Story Of Us- Episode 12

Week 23

Science pg 339 Natural Selection

Story of The World Vol.3; Pg. 219-223

Week 24

Story of The World Vol.3; Pg. 219-223


Brother Sun, Sister Moon-wk 10 The crusades and St Francis

Roots- about slavery (only to buy on instant play or on dvd)- wk 17

9/11 Commemorative Collection Season 1- wk 22 (history sentence)


The Magic School Bus: Human Body- Science-anatomy

The Exodus Decoded (History Channel) (2006)- Moses and Exodus- timeline wk #4

Prince of Egypt - Moses and Exodus- timeline wk #4

Joseph: King of Dreams- Joseph and Egypt- timeline wks #2-3

Joan of Arc-wk 11

The Alamo (Widescreen Edition) (2004)- wk 17


For Science

National Geographic: Incredible Human Machine- Anatomy

National Geographic: Skin- Anatomy

How Does the Brain Work?: Nova scienceNOW- wk 4

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed- intelligent design-wk 20

God of Wonders- wk 19

For History Sentences and History Timeline

America- The Story of Us- wks 1-20

Liberty’s Kids- wks 1-20

VeggieTales: Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's
Umbrella- wk 1

Babylon: Past, Present and Future-wk 2 (Babel)

History's Mysteries: Sodom and Gomorrah-wk 2

Egypt: Engineering an Empire-wk 3

The Ten Commandments-wk 3 and 4

VeggieTales: Dave and the Giant Pickle-wk 5

Empires: Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites-wk 5

The Tabernacle- wk 5 (Solomon’s reign-tour of temple)

National Geographic: Beyond the Movie: Alexander the Great-wk6

Greeks: Crucible of Civilization-3 episodes- wk 5-6

The Miracle Maker: The Story of Jesus-wk 7

Pompeii: The Last Day- wk 8

National Geographic: Secrets of Jerusalem's Holiest Sites-wk 8 (Jerusalem)

The Case for Christ-wk 7 and 8

The Dark Ages-wk 8 and beyond

National Geographic: Inside Mecca- wk 9 (Islam)

John Wycliffe- wk 11

Marco Polo-wk 11

Empires: Martin Luther-wk 12

Here I Stand: Martin Luther-wk 12

American Experience: Robert E. Lee- wk 12 history sentence

National Geographic: Beyond the Movie: The New World: Nightmare in Jamestown-wk 13

In Search of History: Salem Witch Trials- wk 14

George Washington: American Revolutionary- wk 15

FDR: American Experience-wk 15 (history sentence)

The Revolution- wk 15 & 16

Ken Burns: The Civil War- wk 15 & 16

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman- wk 17 (slavery)

Secrets of the Dead: Slave Ship Mutiny-wk 17

American Experience: We Shall Remain-wk 17 (Trail of Tears and more episodes about the Native Americans)
The Best of the Real West- wk 17 (1 episode on the Alamo)

Texas-Wk 17 & 18 (Alamo and War with Mexico)

Modern Marvels: The Railroads That Tamed the West-wk 18

Wright Brothers' Flying Machine: Nova-wk 20

Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State- wk 20

Just Around the Corner- wk 20 (set in time of great depression)

WWII in HD-wk 20

The Panic Is On: The Great American Depression as Seen by the Common Man- wk 20

Vietnam: Homecoming-wk 20

Unforgettable: The Korean War-wk 20


Reagan: American Experience

American Experience: Nixon

Jimmy Carter: American Experience

LBJ: American Experience

Truman: American Experience