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Thank Goodness It’s Friday!

“Why do you say this”, you ask? I don’t know…..people always say it. I guess it’s mostly people that work during the week or kids that go to school during the week. But for me, a homeschooling mom, my job doesn’t end on Friday,  or any other day for that matter! Life doesn’t have a day off, whether it’s a holiday or not. I still have to be a mom and wife and teach my kids.

When I worked fulltime I was under the assumption that when I had days off, I deserved them. Finally, I allowed God to open my eyes and I realized that I had an even more important job….my kids! They were trusted to me by God and He calls for the parents to be the educators of their children, especially spiritually. We are not to depend on others to teach our children what our beliefs are. Sunday school is great for the kids to interact with other christians but it should not be a substitute for family devotions and daily reading of the Bible. With that said, I am not perfect and there are times that I let things get in the way of our “God time”. When we are schooling it is a part of our routine. But on days where we don’t “officially” school it tends to be left out. I am not proud of that fact and I strive to get better at it.

I pray that those reading this might be encouraged to take heed our Father’s words and also strive to have their own “God time” with their family. And for those who already do…..I pray that you continue to bless His name!

Don't forget the promises!

Don't forget the promises!

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Homeschooling Changes

I have recently purchased The Workbox System book by Sue Patrick. I had been reading everywhere about how great it was and it’s changed their homeschooling so much, etc. Well, I had to try it for myself and WOW! What a difference! We have been getting twice the amount of stuff done.  My kids enjoy having “center time”. They have been listening to audio books on tape, using legos, reading poetry, playing educational games, file folder games, computer time and the list goes on and on and on! They look forward to clocking in and out of school, too.

I have tweaked the system to fit us and use 9 magazine holders per child. Why 9 you ask? Because that is what fits on one shelf.LOL! I made more cards for the things we do, so we don’t need as many holders. For instance, there is a Poetry card that I will put on the strip, they know which bin has the poetry books and they choose what they want to read. This has worked wonders for us!

Here is a picture of our bookshelves that contain the magazine holders:

The bookshelves that contain OUR version of The Workbox System

The bookshelves that contain OUR version of The Workbox System

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Leadership Training in Christ Conference

This past Saturday Kyra and Zach participated in their first LTC event. They both participated in daily devotionals and finished it at the end of last year and turned them in. Kyra had been studying drama and participating in the scrapbooking while Zach was in puppeteering.

Their skits turned out wonderful. The theme for this year was John 1:1-5. Zach played a boy that became friends with a new boy in school that was a christian. Kyra was the Sunday school teacher in a class that was needing to hear the Word.

Look below for some pictures and their performances!

Zach and Kyra...ready for LTC!

Zach and Kyra...ready for LTC!

Trey, Zach, Kyra and Wyatt at the LTC conference

Trey, Zach, Kyra and Wyatt at the LTC conference

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I’m Back!!!

A couple of months ago I switched my blog to my own address. This past month I have been having a lot of trouble with it, to where eventually I lost everything. I am done grieving for the info that was lost and ready to begin again! So I’m digging in my heels and ready to run!LOL

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