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May 2018 Newsletter

Greetings from the President’s desk;

Greetings to all. I hope all you New Jersey Homeschoolers are encouraged and on target with this year’s education and life goals.  If not, I hope you encourage yourself knowing that you have chosen one of the most important task in this life, to love your children by educating them at home.   This decision does not come without life challenges, that I am sure you are aware of.  But it is all worth it!!!   As the scripture states:

“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 55:11 NKJV

Words are powerful!!  The most powerful being the WORD of God.   As Gods WORD does its work in the one who hears it on a consistent basis, so will the words of instruction and encouragement to your children, will do its work also.  As we pray that the seeds of the WORD of God would grow roots in the lives of your children, be encouraged  that the instruction that you have given them,  will inspire them to do great endeavors in their future lives.  At times, as parents, we all feel at some point that there was something that we missed or could have done better.  Do not second guess yourselves!   Just be sure that as you instruct your children first and foremost in the love and admonition of the Lord, and you can surely be at peace to trust Him for the results.  

All things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purposes.

Reminder - ENOCH greatly encourages you to attend the CHAP Convention, it will be an awesome time for you and the family!  Time is moving quickly – make sure to register for it below.  Scheduled for June 1st  thru the 2nd, 2018.

https://conv.chaponline.com/

May these few words encourage you today and inspire you to continue your homeschooling journey.  Walk in the Strength and Joy of the Lord today and always!

God Bless you and keep you all.  

David A. West

ENOCH President

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ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

You all know that ENOCH earns money by you sending us box tops, but did you know that you could also help ENOCH earn money by entering contests and shopping on-line? And you’re not going to believe how easy it is! Join Boxtops for Education and pick ENOCH as the school that you are going to support. Click BOXTOPS for EDUCATION and then "Sign Up to Support your School." In the lower right hand corner, put in the zip code 07735 and then click "FIND YOUR SCHOOL." Click on ENOCH's name and fill out the simple form! Explore the awesome site, enter some fun contests, let the kids play a game or two, do some online shopping, even print coupons for your next shopping trip with items that have BOXTOPS! Clip the BOXTOPS and send them on in! So far ENOCH has earned over $500. This has helped us greatly and we appreciate anything you could do for us.

Send Boxtops to:

Deborah O'Brien
c/o ENOCH of NJ
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SUPPORT ENOCH

Support ENOCH when you shop on Amazon! Click here a link your order to Amazon Smiles. Find Education Network of Christian Homeschoolers (ENOCH) of NJ. A percentage of your shopping is donated to ENOCH!

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All homeschooling families are encouraged to join Home School Legal Defense Association now and use ENOCH's special discount rate!

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ENCOURAGING WORDS

Reflecting Sovereignty

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“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.” (Genesis 50:20)

We aren’t sovereign. As much as we try to control our environment—and we really try hard sometimes—all it takes is one little catastrophe to prove to us that we can’t. So if our calling is to reflect God’s attributes, and God is sovereign, how can we fulfill our calling? Should we try all the harder to exert control over our world?

Of course, we can’t do that. It’s true that God gave us authority over aspects of His creation (Genesis 1:26), and He also sent us out into the world with His authority to make disciples (Matthew 28:18). But our responsibilities are always under His authority. We may be stewards of His sovereignty in some limited ways, but we can never really exercise it. Sovereignty implies ultimate authority, and when it comes to that, God stands alone. He is the only Being who is entirely free to exercise His own will.

So how do we reflect His sovereignty? We live like we believe in it. We refuse to worry, even when worry seems like the natural thing to do. We refuse to let our fears and anxieties rule us. When circumstances are confusing, when life isn’t fair, when someone has treated us badly, we can trust that there’s a sovereign God by not working things out on our own or manipulating our circumstances for our shortsighted purposes. We can take the promises of God for the certainty that they are. He can live up to them because He is sovereign.

Joseph is the classic example of someone who reflects an understanding of God’s sovereignty. His brothers’ treachery that landed him in Egypt was inexcusable, and the deceit of Potiphar’s wife that landed him in jail was heinous. But Joseph saw the bigger picture—a God who was working things out for His own good purposes.

Can you do that? If you’re going through a difficult time, it’s hard to see the big picture. But it’s there, and it’s good. The sovereign God is in control.

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ALWAYS STRIVE BE A SPECTACULARLY BRIGHT LIGHT IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD!  -- 

There is only one life to live...  Live in such a way as not to have any regrets...

Only what is done for Christ will last for all eternity!

 

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THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God - the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

 

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NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey.  Contact David West at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

UPCOMING EVENTS

AGAPE ARTS CENTER IS OFFERING BELOW CLASSES

ASTRONOMY ON-LINE CLASSES

BAPTIST REGIIONAL SCHOOL – HOMESCHOOL CLASSES/SPORTS

BARNS & NOBLE

BODIES IN MOTION – DANCE CENTRE, PARLIN & MIDDLETOWN, NJ

CHAP ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION 

CHILDREN CHOIRS

HOW TO HOMESCHOOL - CODE WIZARDS

COLLEGES – BEST ON-LINE COLLEGES?

COLOSKY MATH ACADEMY

DMS MUSIC EDUCATION

DUKE SUMMER SESSION

DYSLEXIA SPECIALIST TUTORING

FERNBROOK SUMMER CAMP

HOME SCHOOL MAGAZINE

HOMESCHOOL TESTING SERVICES

KNOWLTON FINE ARTS HOMESCHOOL CO-OP (WARREN COUNTY)

LITTLE DOLPHINS SWIM ACADEMY - RECREATIONAL SWIM FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

MOMATH

PIANO LESSONS

PIANO AND OR VOICE LESSONS

SAT/ACT PREP PROJECT

$1400 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM BY AUTOZIN

CLT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

CardRates.COM  SCHOLARSHIP

REVIEWER TOUCH SCHOLARSHIP

TopTechGiant SCHOLARSHIP

WONDERSHARE $1000 SCHOLARSHIP

BABY SWING CENTER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

CHARATABLE ENDEAVORS SCHOLARSHIP

MONEY KEY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

TecEX SCHOLARSHIP

TYPOLOGY CENTRAL SCHOLARSHIP

SKYLANDS ICE WORLD – HOME SCHOOL SKATE

SOCCER ACADEMY

SOCCER W/SPENCER (ROVERS)

TRANSCRIPT PROGRAM - FREE

TUTORING HELP

USED CURRICULUM SALE

VIPKID PART TIME WORK

VOICE LESSONS

YOUTH AND WELLNESS CONFERENCE

 

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