“Success” in the Lord’s work is no indicator of genuine belief or pure motives, but desire is. If there is a desire to glorify God, any spiritual endeavor is not in vain regardless of the perceived outcome. The following verses remind me that what I hunger for, reveals who I am.

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The psalmist says of the words of God, “More to be desired are they than gold” (Psalm 19:10). “Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee” (Psalm 38:9). God knows fully the deepest longings of the human heart. “The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted” (Proverbs 10:24). The wicked, who fear above all things the loss of material goods, will in the end loose every last thing. But the righteous, who long for the presence of God, will be fully satisfied at last. “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” (1 Peter 2:2). The believer should hunger and thirst for the knowledge of the Word of God. “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103).

GOLDEN THOUGHT: The desire of the righteous shall be granted.

[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (February 10 reading).]

Homeschool Catalog Highlights for 2016

2016 BJU Press Homeschool Catalog coverOur team has been working on this catalog since September of last year, and we’re excited to watch our 2016 catalog go out the door. It should be in your mailbox soon, but until then here are a few highlights from this year’s catalog!

Distance Learning and Textbook Still Separate
Last year was the first time we separated Distance Learning from textbooks in the catalog. Many of you shared how much easier this change made it to find the product you needed. However, some found the two directions difficult to use. This year, we’ve kept the product types separate, with Distance Learning at the beginning and textbooks at the end of the catalog.

You can view the Distance Learning section and the textbook section online.

2016 Textbooks
Recently, one of our authors shared a preview of our new biblical worldview textbook. In addition to Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption, we have new editions for eight other subjects, bringing to each course a thoroughly biblical worldview with an educationally sound approach.

New Distance Learning Courses
Last year we released all new Distance Learning video lessons for grade 6. We’ve heard from parents of sixth graders that the newly condensed lessons have made learning more effective. This year, we’re releasing new video lessons for ten courses for various grade levels that include newly condensed lessons.

A Guide to Biblical Worldview Education
This year, our catalog includes a sixteen pages of magazine-style content in between the Distance Learning and the textbook sections. In this guide you can read about the principles BJU Press uses to combine a biblical worldview of each subject with the best educational approaches. “Your Guide to Biblical Worldview Education” is divided by subject, so you can read the sections that interest you most.

We pray that each of our products will help you give your children an excellent biblical worldview education. Have a great school year!

Putting on Your Worldview Glasses


The Need for a Biblical Worldview We have always lived in a fallen world, but it seems to be going from bad to worse (2 Timothy 3:13). The issues are snowballing; rebellion against God rages like an avalanche overtaking any chance of escape (Psalm … [Continue reading]


book cover for Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer

Crowns are rare things. They can be hard to acquire and even harder to hang onto. The crowns promised by our Lord to His people were indescribably difficult and costly to acquire. But they will never, EVER be taken away from us. See how He gets the … [Continue reading]

Ready to Learn: A Benefit of Preschool Curriculum

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When my oldest daughter completed kindergarten last summer, I was ready to make sure that she wouldn't experience any of the summer learning loss that I had read so much about. I had purchased BJU Press’s Vacation Stations: Beyond the Back Door … [Continue reading]

Remember These Dates in February


Can I let you in on a little secret? February is one of my favorite months. Historically, culturally, scientifically, and personally—it holds events that have shaped the world and my own life. Plus, it’s during this month that those of us in the … [Continue reading]