Hi all. Homeschool is going great. If you’ve ever longed to homeschool, but have been scared, I urge you to rethink it. It’s been wonderful to be a part of my girls’ learning. To watch growth in reading, writing, and math is a phenomenal feeling. I tried to stay involved in my girls’ learning while they were going to public school. But it was hard to see the progress or even their struggles just by looking at graded papers. Now I’m in the thick of it. I can see where one needs help and dig in with them. This is all happening on a good day, mind you. Because there are days that are hard and challenging.
I recently went through a very hard experience that I’m not able to share as of yet. The last two weeks or so were tough on me spiritually and just tough on me as an individual. I was clearly instructed by God not to do something that I wanted to do badly. I have remained in His will. The hard part of it is over and I can look back a bit and feel peace in the fact that I listened to God….when I really didn’t want to. Even today, I can tell you that if I had it my way…I do it. I’m glad to know that His ways are not my ways. I know He has a reason to keep me protected. I don’t see the outcome. But I do see the peace His will and walking in it brings. Sorry to be elusive with you on the details. But the bottom line should always remain for us all is to obey the Lord…especially during the times when we don’t want to.
Some of you know that I help run the Doves program at our church. It’s patterned after girls scouts without selling cookies and earning badges and wearing weird vests. We have 20 girls this year! Ages ranging from 5 to 12. I’ve got some good helpers who show up and step up each meeting. We meet twice a month. We are about to start a project where each girl will weave a small rug using a hula hoop for the loom and cut-up tshirts for the material. Pretty cool. I’ll put up pics on that when we get into it. Last week we had field day games outside.
This week marks the first week of bible quizzing season as well. In our organization we have comepetive bible quizzing for children ages 5 up to teen years. The children are expected to memorize up to 200 or so verses over the course of the season. They then go up against other churches being asked questions on the verses. I’m a helper coach. I’ve been accused of being competitive…but I try not to be. Gotta rein myself in several times and remind mysef it’s about getting the Word in their hearts. Not winning….I’m trying.
Abigail had a birthday. The big 1-0