Monday, September 26, 2011

Thoughts for Today

Proverbs 3:16 Amplified Bible

 1MY SON, forget not my law or teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments;    2For length of days and years of a life [worth living] and tranquility [inward and outward and continuing through old age till death], these shall they add to you.
    3Let not mercy and kindness [shutting out all hatred and selfishness] and truth [shutting out all deliberate hypocrisy or falsehood] forsake you; bind them about your neck, write them upon the tablet of your heart.
    4So shall you find favor, good understanding, and high esteem in the sight [or judgment] of God and man.
    5Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
    6In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

Jesus gave us 2 commandments - Love God and love others......which is made possible as we get a revelation of God's love for us.  Selah

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I am learning to trust You day by day.
I don't have to ponder tomorrow, You just ask for today.
You paid for my yesterday, the failures and mistakes
giving me a brand new start, today.
You are all I need today, bringing me peace and joy,
my Savior, Provider, Teacher....
whatever the need is today, You are there to fill it.
Because of You, today is a beautiful day.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


So, we are into our second week of homeschooling and it is going decently well.  Before last week it dawned on me that I hadn't actually homeschooled (been the primary teacher) since my daughter was in kindergarten and now I was getting ready to teach a k, 3rd, 4th, and 6th grader.  I had some fleeting thought of panic!  God has been so faithful.  He graces us for the task/privilege of teaching our children.  And, it is not all up to us - Isa 54:13 - what a relief!

This is what we are studying so far:
Bible - our daily Bible chapter in the New Testament and other Bible study curriculum.
Math - Horizons Math K, Teaching Textbooks 5, 6, 7
Lang Arts - Institute For Excellence In Writing, Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons, Handwriting Without Tears, Essentials of the English Language
History - Mystery of History II and Veritas Press Online History (free trial! - the kids ask for it!)
Science - Apologia Young Explorers Series Exploring Creation With Anatomy & Physiology
Various Readers

It's a start!

Home Educating Family Publishing

Home Educating Family Publishing

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