Betsy Ross (Ch 10)



Character Lessons:

Jordan continued reading through the FIAR Bible and character lessons. We split up any remaining scripture verses over the rest of the week. I try to give him a “daily Bible bite” to accompany his assigned scripture verses.

Memory Verse:

Jordan memorized Philippians 4:11 while rowing this chapter.


Writing & Discussion Question:

We tend to be late birds in our house, so we’re accustomed to staying up late. Most of the time it is under fun circumstances rather than a crisis like Betsy experienced.

Illness and Its Remedies:

Jordan read about the the history of penicillin and aspirin in Mistakes That Worked.

Career – Pharmacist:

I worked in a pharmacy after high school and while attending college. God used this particular experience to help me get a my first job after graduating college. It required specific pharmacy experience to help build a new pharmacy software program. God uses all things for our good, nothing goes to waste! Bub and I had a great chat about this!

In addition to reading the FIAR manual, Jordan read about various “Medications & Potions”, in An Uncommon History of Common Things, that pharmacists deal with daily.

Why Does Time Fly When You’re Having Fun?

This subject was timely since we just returned from a fun trip with family and friends. to see the Gaither Vocal Band concert.

Everyone had fun, but it did seem like time flew by. This topic definitely resonated with Jordan.


Chores are an important part of learning to be responsible. As a mom, I tend to do too much, because it’s easier and faster. Is it really? Not in the long run. My husband reminds me that having our kids pitch in around the house helps me and teaches them to be more responsible.

One of Jordan’s chores is cleaning out our kitty’s litter box. Not a fun job, but it’s a necessity. Helping Ellie, our rescue kitty, has shown her love and brought them closer. She’ll never be a “Petco” cat, but she does give Bub love knowing he cares for her.


Oil – Lubricant & Rust Prevention:

Jordan continued his rust prevention experiment while rowing this chapter.

First Half:

We had plenty of time to conduct and check the results of the first half of our rust experiment.

The rust was evident after just a few hours. We watched the steel wool pads continue to rust more over the entire 96 hours.

Second Half:

Jordan conducted the lubrication portion of this of his experiment and set it aside.

Unfortunately, we were leaving out of town so he could only check at the 12 and 24 hour intervals, but there was enough rust and absence of rust almost immediately. Afterwards, we discussed the two questions provided on the FIAR experiment worksheets.

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