Saturday, April 26, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Isaiah is studying Ancient Rome right now in social studies. The Egyptians were his favorite but the Romans are running a close second. This week we learned how the Romans made mosaics for flooring and on walls. We thought we would try our hand at making our own. They came out wonderful. Isaiah made a rocket ship and Elijah made a sun. Just thought I would share there works of art with you.
Isaiah making his Mosaic
(Left)Elijah's sun (Right)Isaiah's rocket ship
Elijah making his mosaic
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
(Zec 4:10) For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
So today in Sunday school class we talked about the transfiguration. I love this story and I am so thankful the Lord allowed me to teach it to His special children. I really wanted the kids to walk away with the knowledge that Jesus is God and He is Awesome. When He was transfigured on the mountain in front of Peter, James and John, He was giving them a glimpse of who He really is...God. He was transformed from the Jesus that they knew, walked with talked with, into Jesus the One, full of Majesty. The best part about sharing this story with anyone is to share the hope we have in Jesus. If we believe in Him and He is the Lord of our lives, He will transform our lives. He will make us more like Him. Not only that but we will become like Him when we are with Him in heaven. 1Jn 3:2 says "Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be. But we know that when He shall be revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. " and one of my favorite verses Php 3:21 "Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself" The kids were so excited to learn this truth and I was so blessed to be reminded of it. For our craft we did this cool project of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly. When you look at it from direction it's a caterpillar, and when you look from the other direction it's a beautiful butterfly. I am so thankful that this life is not all there is and we as believers have so much to look forward to. Let us give praise and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ for all that He has done, is doing and is yet to do!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
When I tell people I home school I get a lot of different reactions. "Wow that must be difficult" "I could never do that" "So how is that going for you?" I realized yesterday that the academic part of the homeschooling is the easiest part for us. Teaching my children to read to write, teaching them math concepts, world history, science, art, health is not the most difficult part. For that you simply need to discover how your child learns best and teach them that way. You make learning fun and engaging. You encourage or praise when needed. For me that side of homeschooling comes naturally to me and I am blessed to have boys who love to learn. The part of homeschooling that is more important are matters of the heart. Now this is the reason we are homeschooling in the first place. We want our boys " taste and see that the LORD is good"( Psalm 34:8). We want them to grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and to decide for themselves to follow and love Him all the days of their lives. Along with this comes character training. It's hard work. I am in the trenches. Yesterday was a real difficult day with lots of respect and obedience issues. I thought for a moment, it would be so much easier to just give in and let them do what they want. I has other things that need to get done that day. But then the Lord spoke to me as He often does and reminded me of Proverbs 22:6. It's is important that my children are men of godly character. It is important that they know right from wrong and are compelled to choose the right. It is important that they understand that sin has consequences. It is important that they know they have forgiveness with our Heavenly Father. It is important that they know their parents love them and truly have their best interests at heart. And there was nothing I needed to get done yesterday that was more important than that. I have often said "what will it matter if my children are successful if they are spiritually bankrupt" And it's true."Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? "(Mar 8:37) Taking the time to sit with them, teach them God's ways, pray with them, and just be involved 100% in the shaping of their character is such a huge responsibility. I am so thankful for His word to teach me wisdom, His Holy Spirit to guide me, His power to carry me through, and most of all His grace which is sufficient for me. (2 cor 12:9)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Today Isaiah's assignment was to write a thank you letter to someone in his life. He choose my mom, his "Grammie" Although they don't see each other as much as I know they both would like, they share a special bond. My mom was there when I had Isaiah and even cut the umbilical cord. She had a dream that we named him Isaiah even before we had thought of the name. They have a very special relationship. Here is the letter Isaiah wrote to his Grammie.
Last night we had some good friends over for a time of prayer. We live in a very small town and we are so blessed to have like minded fellowship right up the road. We all felt convicted that we needed to spend sometime in prayer together, and pray for this area we live, our church family, and just have that intimate fellowship with each other that prayer brings. The Lord really met us last night and we really were blessed.
Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling