Homeschool and Co-ops

May 21, 2010|10:49 pm

Today has been one of those days. Work on Co-op. Clean a little. Go to Princess Lit class. Clean a little. Have a quick coffee with a friend. Work on Co-op.  Clean a little. Eat. Question why I do this but know it’s because I am called to do it. Work on Co-op. Get a call from friend. Can we meet for a quick cup of coffee? Sure. Work on Co-op. Finally feels like we accomplished a bit on co-op together! Yeah!

Tomorrow I need to clean – A lot!

Finish outline of History class for co-op.

Work on garden.

Lesson plan for our summer term.

Life is good!

God is Awesome!

Good Night!

God is speaking..

December 6, 2009|11:06 pm

and I sometimes hear Him! But it often seems that I miss what He is saying. Well lately He has been unmistakably leading me to writings in His word and by many women working hard to serve Him. Over and over I am hearing words of peace and joy and love and rest. Quiet and purposeful lives. Living deliberately for Him by living life out at home. Taking more time each and every day to disciple my children. Less running. Less activities. More reading time with my children. More fun projects that won’t be rushed. More time having the four year old pull up a chair and REALLY help with the baking I am doing.  More love shared = more love returned and is there anything as precious as love of Christ reflected in the eyes of your child?

I am already changing the focus of my days. I am  still doing certain activities. I am praying that God will open my eyes and ears to what is best for my family. Our new Princess Circle seems to be a direct answer to prayer for Godly mentoring for my own daughters. I think as our community of local moms works our way through many great books, dissecting them and pulling out Godly virtues and traits we would like to emulate and have our daughters follow suite, we will grow into that community of Titus 2 women that has been so missing in recent times. Cub scouts and Boy scouts will definitely be an issue for prayer at my house. I like most things about Scouts. However; it is the only time our older boys are away from Pat and I. 

Our co-op is an area that takes much of my time. I think that the changes we are making for next year will mean I have less prep time and less stress. I think that it will be much more “doable” with the new plan for next year. With much prayer and some change I expect that maybe I’ll make more time to listen to what the Lord is saying. It always amazes me how patient He is with us!

Thanks be to God!

Princess Circle

December 4, 2009|9:12 pm

Well today we met for our first ever princess circle. This is a literature group for mama’s and their daughters. My hope is that by studying great lit, especially the fun classics of by gone eras, we will be able to gently guide our daughters into being genuine princesses of their Heavenly Father. In the way they act , talk and serve others. I think that I am finding that I am going to be as affected by these studies as my daughters.

I heard somewhere, not to long ago, a radio person say that as we grow more towards Christ our tears fall easier. I jokingly said to a friend.. see we are not more hormonal.. we are growing more like Christ. And in my heart of hearts, I so want that to be true. I long to have the love He shows to all. Not just a chosen few BUT ALL of his children. I long to want to love all. Not just those in my comfortable circle but all those that I encounter. It is my desire to develop in my children a servant’s heart. But how does one do that? How do we show our children how blessed we are even in this economy and that there is still plenty of ways we can reach out? I have a few ideas on how I might do some of this, some suggested by my children even. And we will do those things. I pray they will impact my family and have them grow more as servants and children of our LORD.

In the meantime I will continue with fun things like our literature circle in the hope, and with the prayer, that discussions centered around books about people trying their best in whatever circumstances they find themselves will inspire my children to do the same. Todays lunch revolved around the Anne of Green Gables book. If you haven’t read this book about a fiery little redhead with HUGE dreams and plans do yourselves a favor and order today! Next time our book will be Pollyanna. I hope we will be able to have more discussion time about the characters in the book and how they live out their lives.  But even if we do not I know that I will make even more time for a good discussion with my girls.

Have a blessed night.