Wow, it's been a while since I've had time to blogged. Between being a wife, a mother, a homeschool and Sunday school teacher I have not had the time. My best sister friend gave me a stack of Beth Moore bible study books and I have jumped right in feet first. Let me tell you that I have come to see things in different light over the past two months. God's word has shone a bright light on some of the areas in me that have not been meeting His standards. So I'm working on trusting God more and blaming my husband less. Enough said.
I have been teaching 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School. This is turning out to be a very tough job. The boys are so rambunctious. Some days they are somewhat cooperative, but others I can't even get through a lesson. I am not sure how to get control of the class because my lack of experience working with large groups of children. This is something that I definitely will have to trust God with, because I am completely at my wits end. Most of the disruption is … [Continue reading...]
I have recently been faced with a situation that has caused a strain on the relationship between a family member and myself. We have come to a disagreement on certain isuues, and this person has chosen not to remain in contact with me. People sometimes choose to live their lives in ways that are destructive to themselves and others. We really can never understand what is going on in someones heart and soul. We can never fully understand the torment that they may suffer deep inside. What I have chosen to do is to keep my arms outstretched for this person. I will continue to stay in contact with this person as much as they will allow. All of my friends and family continue to keep me and this situation in your prayers.**This post may contain Affiliate Links** … [Continue reading...]
Lately I have been approaching my days in a robotic manner. Getting up making breakfast and doing everything by routine the rest of the day. I have been operating this way for a couple of weeks now. This morning something was different. I sensed that I was alone, or that something or someone was missing. Please let me explain. It was like planning an beautiful party, and then having no one show up. I am very organized in scheduling my daily activities, but I think that sometimes I become so engrossed in the doing that I forget to just "Be.....". Be what? I am so glad that you've asked. Ever since I began homeschooling I have been consumed with getting it just right. So much so that I have become like Martha, so busy doing things for God that I forget to just be with God. I've become so distracted over the past few weeks, that I've missed many opportunities to just sit at HIS feet, and enjoy his presence. Have you ever gotten the feeling that you are doing good but not doing "GOD". I … [Continue reading...]
A typical school day is as follows: 7am I am up to shower and start breakfast. Breakfast is usually a large pot of whole rolled oats or pancakes. Both are very easy to make. The rolled oats only require a large pot and the pancakes I am able to cook five at a time with a double burner griddle. Breakfast is usually done and the kitchen straightened by about 8:05-8:15am. At 8:15am we start Math. I print work book pages for all of the children from www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mep/default.htm . After 40 minutes of Math we begin Language Arts at 9:00am...My 12 year old works on Grammar, Composition, Literature and Oration while my 6 year old works on Phonics and Handwriting. My 4 year old has a computer program that teaches phonics through interactive games. It's great because it keeps track of her progress and gives me a daily report. She does this twice a week, and twice a week I sit with her completing activities while checking for mastery in certain areas. After 40 minutes of … [Continue reading...]