Thursday, May 7, 2009

Taking a break

For anyone who may have been following this blog, I'm going to take a break for a while. It will take some effort to make this blog into what I would like for it to be. I would like to re-start it in time for the Christian Home Educators of Ohio convention Jun 25-27, 2009, so check back around that time.

Thank you for your interest and maybe I will meet some of you at the CHEO convention.

Until then feel free to e-mail me at

Monday, April 27, 2009

Element of the Day: Gold

The Golden Rule: "Just as you want men to do to you, you do to them likewise."

Luke 6:31 (NKJV)

Have a golden day!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Elements of the Day: Hydrogen and Oxygen

H2O: In the beginning…

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters." Genesis 1:1,2.

Good beginnings begin with God.

Book Review: The Homeschool Advocate

So far there have been only a few book reviews of Elements of Faith on-line. Here is one of them. I believe it is a popular website among homeschool families.

"It is refreshing finally to see a chemistry book that is perfect for late elementary and junior high school age students!

"Starting with Hydrogen, author Richard Duncan features the following for each element: Data (interesting facts about the element), Analysis (history and educational information about the element), Reaction (Biblical reference to the element), Quick Quiz, and Response (final thoughts and/or a short prayer). Volume 1 covers Hydrogen to Tin.

"Parents and students alike will find the material in this book so intriguing that it will be difficult to put it down!"

Sonya Haskins

Click here to see review at Sonya's website.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Element of the Day: Silicon

Silicon: "As the sand on the seashore"

"I will multiply your descendants…as the sand is on the seashore…" God, to Abraham, in Genesis 22:17

God promised Abraham that his decendants would be numerous as sand. And, like sand, we come in all colors, from the sparkling white beaches of Costa Rica... to the beautiful, black sands of Tahiti...and every shade in between.

Paul said that by faith, "Abraham…is the father of us all." (Romans 4:17)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Element of the Day: Iron

Paul's Chain of Iron

"The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain." II Timothy 1:16

A good friend is faithful in times of trouble.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Element of the Day: Arsenic

Nehemiah: The King's Cupbearer

"O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man." For I was the king's cupbearer. (Nehemiah 1:11)

Nehemiah was the cubearer of the King. It was his job to taste the King's wine and test his meals to protect the King from being poisoned. In this position, Nehemiah became a tructed advisor.

Due to Nehemiah's faithful and prayerful performanance of his duties, God was able to use him to bring about the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem.

Are you performing your job faithfully?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Elements of Japanese Faith

Wow! Elements of Faith just keeps breaking down new walls. It's now available to Japanese readers at Just click on this link to see for yourself.

Element of the Day: Neon

Neon: Shine Your Light

"Let your light so shine before men, that they see your good works, and glorify your Father, who is in Heaven." Matthew 5:15.
Neon's main use is for neon signs. Like a neon sign, we can only shine when we are plugged into the right power source.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Element of the Day: Beryllium

Beryl: A Beautiful, Bright Jewel

"I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, a certain man clothed in linen, whose waist was girded with gold of Uphaz! His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like torches of fire…" Daniel 10:5.6

When Daniel had an intense vision of God, he passed out. When he awoke he described what he saw in terms of the most brilliant things he knew: gold, fire, lightning, and the dazzling gem, beryl!

Beryl is the primary ore for the production of beryllium.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Marty Parker: Master of Motivation

For any readers who don't already know this, I am no expert at blogging. So I will be trying new things as I go along. In this post I will try to embed a cool video from Marty Parker's website (

Those of you who were at the Midwest Homeschool Convention, April 16-18, and met Marty, know that he is a high energy guy who created the Life Learning Device, a cool gadget everyone should have at least one of. I call Marty the "Master of Motivation" because of his great, positive attitude and approach to life. He even motivated me to ride a mechanical bull friday night, but that's a story for another post.

Anyway please enjoy the following:

Element of the Day: Gold

Gold: The Element of Royalty

"And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh." Matthew 2:11

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Anchor Distributors Brochure

My friend Jeff Dunn has been a big supporter of my book from Day 1. Jeff owns a fantastic Christian bookstore called Praises, in New Boston, Ohio.

Jeff mailed me a flyer that he got at his store. Anchor Distributors is now carrying Elements of Faith.

It's really nice to see the book getting out there. (That redheaded kid looks like a handful, doesn't he?)

I am also pleased to see that my book has been officially declared "Evolution Free."

Element of the Day: Oxygen

Oxygen: The Breath of Life

"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being." Genesis 2:7.

Oxygen, O2, was discovered in 1774 by Rev. Joseph Priestly.