David and Melissa Moody married in 2008. The Lord has blessed them with a handful of children so far. They homeschool those children in Florida. David and Melissa enjoy being able to assist homeschoolers and Christian educators teach students how to write well.
Melissa Moody is another one of our writing coaches. She has spent more than ten years in Christian education as a teacher and principal. She has her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Christian Education from Patriot Bible University.
David Moody is one of our writing coaches. David has spent eight years in Christian education working for a Christian school, at first as a teacher and later as a principal of a small Christian school in Florida. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Arts in Christian Education from Patriot Bible University.
Tilling Eden, Inc., is an educational resources company which offers a service called The Writing Coach. The name Tilling Eden comes from God's example of educating Adam and Eve. When God created Adam and Eve, He placed them in the Garden of Eden and told them to be fruitful and multiply, to fill the earth, and to take dominion over all the animals and the land. The Garden of Eden was a training ground where Adam and Eve would be prepared for taking dominion over the rest of the world. In that training ground, God commanded them to work and take care of the garden. Education must be for maturity. Tilling Eden is dedicated to the idea that parents must train their children to fear God, be industrious in business, and fulfill both the Dominion Mandate and the Great Commission. Keep updated with Tilling Eden to learn about its growing curriculum, including writing courses, history courses, and much more!
The Writing Coach is a service to parents who want help reviewing their 6th-12th graders' writing assignments.
Writing clearly and concisely is a necessary skill. Whether your child becomes a salesman or a doctor, a contractor or an engineer, a computer programmer or an accountant, your child will need to be able to communicate clearly and confidently. A child who can write well will become a tradesman or professional who can communicate well.
The educational world at large understands that writing well is important. One third of the SAT is a test on writing. Every Advanced Placement exam has a written portion. College courses in the humanities often avoid multiple choice questions and rely instead on essay questions. Testing the ability to write is commonplace because students fully understand a concept when they can put it in their own words and communicate about it coherently.
Businesses rely mostly upon written communication. They advertise through websites which are full of written words. Employers communicate with employees through email. There are services such as Slack which help assist employees to communicate with each other and work on projects together. With the advancements in technology over the past two decades, the world has become even more dependent upon the written word than the spoken word. No longer do businesses need their employees to meet in a boardroom because business meetings can be held via instant messaging services. Employees can be spread across the world but still hold a business meeting together.
But, all these points aside, the written word has a special place in the world God created. God created everything in heaven and earth with His words. God since then has communicated to us through the Scriptures, His written Word. It was not long after Christ commissioned His followers to teach all nations the Gospel and to teach those nations to obey God's commandments that His disciples began writing letters to believers. God has commanded that we be not silent, but that we teach all nations. We must use the written word as well as the spoken word to fulfill the Great Commission. Writing well, then, is no small matter.