A NEW ADVENTURE EVERYDAY

A NEW ADVENTURE EVERYDAY

Posted on May 18, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  Two mornings ago, as I was brewing my morning cup of coffee, I looked out of the kitchen window and saw a deer nibbling the leaves on one of our trees. It began to move off, so with coffee in hand, I adjourned to our living room for my morning Bible study. As I entered the living room I looked out the windows to see two more deer grazing in the yard. Even in the faint light, I could see that they were both does. Presently the other deer, that I had seen earlier,...

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A LONG JOURNEY

A LONG JOURNEY

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  The best laid plans and preparation don’t always go as planned. Last week we prepared our truck and 5th wheel trailer for its first spring road trip. We were heading to Albuquerque, NM, and a nearby community to teach at a church, followed by a three day homeschool conference, where we were speakers as well as having a booth.  I had de-winterized the trailer, checked all the mechanical and electrical equipment and checked propane levels and tire pressures. Then the...

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A STEP BACK INTO TIME

A STEP BACK INTO TIME

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  Two weeks ago, Marilyn and I had the opportunity to teach at a Christian Academy in Vernal, Utah and a Sunday morning and evening at a church. Since Saturday was a free day, we went on a hunting trip, looking for a picnic and campground that I fondly remembered as a young boy. Sounds simple enough, but the last time I was there was over 60 years ago, and so my memory juices were really put to the test. I didn’t end up finding the campground … it is no longer...

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NEWSLETTER TIME

NEWSLETTER TIME

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front, Kid's Think & Believe Too!, Newsletter, Think & Believe Newsletter | 0 comments

  It’s that time again … one recently published, and thus, time to write another Kids Think & Believe Too (aka KT&B) newsletter. Every 2 months, AOI publishes an adult newsletter and a children’s newsletter which is sent out FREE to just under nine thousand subscribers. Dave and Mary Jo Nutting are the main writers for the adult Think & Believe newsletter, with Brian Mariani contributing, as well as other occasional guest writers . Once the drafted articles...

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A STEP INTO TEXAS HISTORY

A STEP INTO TEXAS HISTORY

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  This past January, during our winter Discover Creation tour through New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, Marilyn and I were able to “step back” into part of Texas history when we had the opportunity to teach at the Independence Baptist Church located in the small town of Independence, Texas. The Independence Baptist Church was organized in August 1839. Since it was begun, the church has never ceased to meet, making it the oldest continuously serving Baptist church in...

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The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 2 comments

  A few days ago we celebrated my Mother’s 90th birthday. My wife, two daughters, sister and a few friends intended to pull off this event as a surprise party. However, my mother is a traveler … she makes several major trips a year (recently returning from a 2 week cruise through the Panama Canal). We decided we probably should let her know what was being planned to insure that she would be here for her own party! Also, she is a very social lady – Church, Genealogy...

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THE “EVOLUTION” OF GRAPHIC PRESENTATIONS

THE “EVOLUTION” OF GRAPHIC PRESENTATIONS

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 1 comment

  You have probably heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Studies have shown that 80% of the knowledge our brain accumulates comes from sight. So with these two thoughts in mind, we have chosen to use pictures and graphics as a powerful tool for teaching. For the last 24 years, Marilyn and I have used many techniques for projecting images. When we first began with AOI, Marilyn was doing the major amount of teaching with a flannel board. This limited us to...

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Not There for the First Crawl

Not There for the First Crawl

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  As most of the speakers at AOI can attest, being out on the road at speaking venues takes us away from many of the accomplishments of our kids or grandkids. Marilyn and I have been there for the birth of all seven of our grandkids, so that has been a real blessing; however, we have also missed many of their concerts, recitals, plays, games and “firsts”. While out on the present speaking trip, we missed our 7 month old Reed taking his first crawl. I really thought he...

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AWANA – Because Kids Matter to God

AWANA – Because Kids Matter to God

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  Many times while on teaching tours we are invited to share with Awana groups about Biblical Creation. AWANA is an acronym for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. The title is derived from 2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” What is Awana? Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and...

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OPPORTUNITIES

OPPORTUNITIES

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  I forgot my camera recently (would have loved a picture), but we were blessed with the opportunity to speak at an Albuquerque, New Mexico Christian School… and during chapel time we had 500 high school students, followed by 400 middle school students.  The remainder of the day Lanny taught 6 different 7th grade classroom sessions with 40-60 students at a time. From 7:15 am until 3:00 pm, it was non-stop talking!  If that wasn’t enough teaching for the...

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Encountering the Ark

Encountering the Ark

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

In August, we were invited to teach a family program at Generation’s Noah Conference (http://www.generations.org/) held in Florence, Kentucky. We were able to teach 5 different sessions to an average attendance of 250 kids and adults (with 2 sessions of 300+). It turned out to be a real blessing. As an added blessing, we were able to tour Answer in Genesis’ Creation Museum and the newly opened Ark Encounter, a life-sized model of Noah’s Ark. According to the Bible the...

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What are you doing God?

Posted on Oct 18, 2016 in Blog Posts, Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

By Marilyn Johnson Do circumstances ever make you ask, “What are you doing God”? By April of every year we are usually so booked with summer Vacation Bible Schools or Bible Camps that we have to turn folks away. However, this year was different; we were not flooded with requests. During that time, we were earnestly beginning to ask God “What’s up?” And then God opened the gates. Within a day or two, three opportunities opened up! Following God’s lead we...

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