Author Daneille Snowden

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When I was 7 years old I was born again! Five years later, the Lord filled me with His Holy Spirit and called me out to serve in full time service in the ministry. My heart is missions and a longing to love people into God's Kingdom.
I love to teach God's Word, pray with people and write. 
Soon, we are hoping our Jesus opens amazing doors to walk into mission endeavors.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood

Book Review By Daneille Gray Snowden :
 THE COMPANION  GUIDE TO BEAUTIFUL GIRLHOOD 
              By Shelley Noonan and Kimberly Zach                  Published by Pumpkin Seed Press
Mom's have you desired to teach your daughters vital life lessons-derived from God's Word using older woman's (mother's) wisdom they attained? Mabel Hale in the 1940's wrote Beautiful Girlhood; an excellent handbook for mother's and daughters to apply as young woman grow into womanhood. 
In this Companion, the authors purpose is to apply Biblical passage with a spiritual application. She used questions to ponder, assignments to read certain Bible texts and interactions between a mother and daughter.
Published in 2000; Shelley Noonan has since toured the country sharing her heart on the subject matters covered in Beautiful Girlhood in addition to several other aspects of Godly Woman/Girlhood.
There are 32 character lessons taught through-out both book and companion. Subjects such as friendships, showing respect to your elders/others, outward beauty, presenting ourselves as ladies, relationship with boys, dreams they have-how it lines up to God's plan for their lives, being truthful and the list continues. I had a wonderful, sweet godly mother who was also a true lady. She poured into me God's Word. Yet, I so wish she knew of Mabel Hales book when I was a young girl. Shelley Noonan has been  used by God to directly line up my heart according to God's Word on how to not only be a Woman of God but a Mother to my children as He designed it. My 12 year old daughter simply 'Get's It'! As we follow the format Shelley has laid...the lessons taught are ingrained not only in our minds but souls!


        After we read Beautiful Girlhood together; we begin with a few discussion questions (causing     mother and daughter to converse on vital, deep and heart felt subjects). Following this,  the Companion takes us to Biblical application and activities. My daughter has been taught from the characters in God's Word who have lived out that particular godly character being taught in each chapter. Finally, a Journal is being written by my daughter as Shelley challenges and encourages the reader to write their thoughts about the scriptures she has read and how they distributed that distinct character being taught. 
Shelley also has a blog site that follows along this same format as she adds even more inspirational teachings and thoughts from God's Word. It is:  http://www.btwixtandbtweenblog.com/wordpress/ .
I encourage you to click onto Pumpkin Seed Press and order both Beautiful Girlhood and the Companion Guide. I promise you it will be an amazing blessing to you and your daughters as well as increase your relationship with one another as it has with my daughters and I. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

9/11 10TH ANNIVERSARY UNIT STUDY

Subjects that should be covered are
1.) Understanding Islam
3.) How Should a Christian respond.
4.) World Trade Center--
            Building Construction http://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/wtc.htm
5.) President Bush/Mayor Giuliani/key leaders during that time period. 
6.) The first responders & who they were. 
7.) Why the war? Who's, What's, When, Where's?
8.) Countries/leaders with the strong Islamic Terrorist Movements-social studies. Understand the cultures of the middle east and Islam. 
ACTIVITIES
    *Children map the U.S.---where they live, New York and Washington D.C., Afghanistan, Irag, Pakistan
*Girls Dress Up Learning the Clothing of a Muslim Woman:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niqab?vm=r  (face covering: niqab)
*Interview a First Responder about their jobs.
*Write about a leader of that time. 
*Osama Bin Laden --who is he?
*Diagram, color the World Trade Center
The list will be added on to as we go.
The History Chanel sends me an educators magazine here are web sites they gave me for this particular lesson.


www.history.com/102minutes
www.national911memorial.org
www.tributewt.org/index.php
www.learnabout9-11.org
www.nytimes.com/pages/national/portraits 

BOOKS:
Forever After: New York City Teachers on 9/11
Voices from September 11th
Report From Ground Zero
With Their Eyes: September 11th, The View from a High School at Ground Zero

MY ADDITIONS: 
http://www.pbs.org/americaresponds/educators.html I WILL PROBABLY GO OFF ON THIS ONE.
http://www.tolerance.org/activity/who-are-arab-americans I HESITATE WITH THIS; THOUGH I DO BELIEVE WE NEED TO LOVE ALL ESPECIALLY OUR NEIGHBOR; YET THIS DOES NOT MEAN WE EMBRACE THEIR BELIEFS...BUT WE NEED TO  CHECK THIS PRESENTATION  OUT AND GLEAN FROM IT. 
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson277.shtml Simple 5 ideas; won't use them all but like them.
 World Trade Center Videos-as tragic as it was visual always is a great teacher that will make an impact

I WILL ADD MORE TO THIS BLOG AS MY CHILDREN AND I LEARN. 
Join me and pick up books at the library; an amazing resource as well as the web. 
I would love to hear from fellow educators how this experience has impacted your life. We all have been touched deeply 10 years ago when this attack on America took place. 

Enjoy learning!
   Daneille Gray Snowden

Friday, August 12, 2011

REVEALING THAT SECRET: A Tactical use in the battle of spiritual warfare.

  

   Have you ever been in a battle, one that seems impossible to fight simply because you just can't figure out what is happening or why? The entire thing just baffles you so much that you find yourself in utter confusion and despair? 
   We can clearly see as we inspect the chaos all around; there are mysterious conflicts tearing lives apart in just about every family we all know. 
   Can I tell you that KNOW ONE IS EXEMPT from the attacks either! We who serve Jesus Christ as our Savior, have been assured that we are MORE than conquerors in Him. Yet, that does not mean the devil himself will not attack us with all he has. He is doing that now, everyday people are sending me letters, phone calls and texts asking me to pray for their spouses and more so, their children. 
I could direct my thoughts here to an entirely different direction, but tonight I just want to steer toward the solution and where to retrieve the emergency help RIGHT NOW! ["...Now is the time of salvation!!!!"]  In my spirit I feel the Lord calling His Body to SEEK HIS FACE, pray like they have never prayed before...pray through until you actually feel the release and still pray some more!  Ephesians 6:12 "For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere."  It says we are CONTENDERS! Wrestling....fighting for who? Our FAMILY my dear friends! Our spouses and our children! Aren't they worth it?
   What is stunning to me is the great majority are from godly mom's and dad's who have raised their children; not just in church...but in a godly-holy home! Husband and wives who have been active in church and personal Bible study and prayer as a couple.
   I have told my son within this past year; "I WILL FIGHT FOR YOU-I WILL DIE FOR YOU!" When I told him this I had no idea that it was going to happen (at least this soon).  Sure, when he was a small child, I prayed for him. But, lately it has been a daily WAR! I am not alone, there are mom's out there wailing at their son's bedsides as I write this...that son has left home and living in darkness! Mother's scared for their children who are fighting deep depressions!   2 Timothy 3 "BUT UNDERSTAND this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear]."
  I believe one (of many) tools God has given us is the potent work of the Holy Spirit. Using this from His Word in Daniel 2:22 "He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him."  This brings me back to the beginning when I had asked- when you can't figure out what is going on; we must ask from God this; "Father God reveal to us Lord what is hidden in darkness (secret)." 1 Corinthians 4:5 "...for He will both bring to light the secret things that are [now hidden] in darkness and disclose and expose the [secret] aims (motives and purposes) of hearts. Then every man will receive his [due] commendation from God."  
   As we pray this; God has been ever so faithful in removing the barriers so we can see because HIS Light is making it all quite clear! 
I do believe the Lord is coming very, very soon. We all want our loved ones to be apart of this great reunion in the sky! So, we have a job to do-it's time to CONTEND for the eternal lives of our families! 
PRAY...PRAY HARD...PRAY THROUGH!
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