faith

What Homeschooling Looks Like…..on a good day

I get lots of questions about homeschooling. While it’s becoming more popular and socially acceptable, many are still baffled by the whole concept. We home school for many reasons, too many to get into on what is supposed to be a “light-hearted” blog. I will share a verse, though, that completely corresponds to the title of this blog.

“Trust in the Lord and do good;
Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.”
Psalm 37:3
(emphasis mine)
๏ปฟAs a homeschooling mom, that’s what I’m working toward, hoping and trusting God for. I fail so many times, but He is faithful to take my mistakes and turn them for His good. Really if you’ve got time today, and your wondering what God has for you, I’d encourage you to read all of Psalm 37. In my Bible, I have written at the top of the chapter “God’s job description for me.”  Here’s a picture of my Psalm 37.
Obviously, by the underlining and markings, this speaks to me. If you let it, it will speak to you, too.
 
Oh, yes! Homeschooling….chased a rabbit there, didn’t I?  Well, I do come from a long line of hunters. ๐Ÿ˜‰
 
One thing I love about homeschooling is that I get experience most, if not all, of my children’s first.  Especially sweet is the light in their eyes as the decoding of letters and sounds evolves into reading.  Just this morning Little Guy was having his reading lesson, and missed a word, he gets frustrated when he is not successful on the first try sometimes.
 
  This is the face of the child who rubbed his head and said, “I think I’ve just had too much sugar, this morning.” Lol!  Wonder where he’s heard that before?!
 

And this is the moment I get to encourage him, that we all make mistakes, and you just gotta keep trying.

He said some more funny things, but I think I’ll save those for a later post, as I will need permission to quote from another blog, for you to get the joke. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope you have the best day!  I’m off to enjoy my VERY blessed life. ๐Ÿ™‚  Thank You, Jesus!!!

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*If you’ve been following the blog, this week, you are probably thinking, “Boy, this chick is all over the place!”  You would be right.  Welcome to my life.  It’s a roller coaster around here, might as well hang on and enjoy the ride. ;))

Follow the Bouncing Ball

Fall is here, and, so with the arrival of the brisk morning air….comes Patriot Basketball!  Wooohooo!  I’m pretty sure we’re ready.  Well, I KNOW four of us are, the other two…yeah, we’re all ready.  Patriot Basketball is our local home school team, and they kicked off the boys season Monday night with the start of their yearly camp.  Four nights of four hour practices, which payoff, because last year(can I brag just a little ;)?) two of our teams won their divisions at Nationals, in Springfield, Missouri.  Here’s a picture of the 14u team just after their game:
So, we’re excited to see what this year holds.  With the beginning of the season comes new shoes…
And for me the Cathedral Windows quilt comes out of hiding. ๐Ÿ™‚  This is our third year to be involved in the Patriots’ basketball program, and the first year I felt like I had a lot of down time, just sitting at practices.  So, in the spring of 2009, our local quilt shop offered a Cathedral Windows class, I knew it was the class for me!  Up to that point I had always said, “If it can’t be done on machine, I don’t have the time to do it,” but after seeing the units, and realizing it was a highly portable project…let’s just say, “I was up for it.”
So now, when we have this going on out on the court…

This is what is happening in my lap…
And when little eyes see this on the table
They can’t help but want to join in! ๐Ÿ™‚
Little Guy called this his “Extreme Quilting.”  Yes, there is some testosterone flowing there. ๐Ÿ˜‰  Lol!  May just have to keep that one. 
The team motto for this season is “Laying it Down”  John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”  May we all practice what we preach, and follow the bouncing ball.
p.s.  Yes, the girls play, too. ๐Ÿ™‚  They start next week…more to follow ๐Ÿ˜‰

Legacy

So, my kids have phones, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told them to make sure those things are off and do not come out in church!  Well, remember the saying, “Do as I say and not as I do”?  Sunday night I looked to my right and could not resist taking my phone out to snap this picture.

Five Bibles open in a row, the oldest 16, the youngest 10, makes a momma’s heart swell.  Just wanted to share. ๐Ÿ™‚