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A God Guided Home School !

When we started home schooling 19 years ago it was with the perception that it would be "school" (just at home), with a neat little class room, organized to the tee. Over the last few years, we have learned that "school" is not confined to a room (for sure) and a time . Home schooling is a vital, growing aspect of family life.
Helping children learn about their-self, their family, the world around them; all are very important but them getting to know God and His awesome plans for them in His world takes the top award.
I began home schooling with the idea that I would teach our children, things the public school was no longer offering, things I had been taught at their age. I truly believe that God makes no mistakes, in believing this God continues to teach me that true education is not merely facts, formulas, dates, or field trips. True education is seeing that these things are part of God's plan, created to help us begin to know Him, to help us build a rel…

Dissatisfaction is Gods Clue !

As children we are taught to just be satisfied, that being dissatisfied is not allowed. So as adults we still have this concept that dissatisfaction is a bad thing, and that we should do everything possible to avoid it. Push it down. Ignore it. Act like it doesn’t bother us. Take a pill, plaster on a smile and have a glass of wine. But above all, don’t consider that God might be using this to make us uncomfortable so we’ll want to move in another direction, climb another tree.  Do something where our gifts can shine and we can become who he has attended.
Don’t get me wrong; dissatisfaction can be a result of spiritual warfare an indication that we are out of God’s will.  It can also be a road sign that he has another purpose for us and is trying to close one door to open another. So if you’re miserable in your current situation , (and you have been for a long time), you’ve prayed, sought counsel from others, looked for guidance through Scripture, and you’re still miserable, cons…

Dissatisfaction is Gods Clue !

As children we are taught to just be satisfied, that being dissatisfied is not allowed. So as adults we still have this concept that dissatisfaction is a bad thing, and that we should do everything possible to avoid it. Push it down. Ignore it. Act like it doesn’t bother us. Take a pill, plaster on a smile and have a glass of wine. But above all, don’t consider that God might be using this to make us uncomfortable so we’ll want to move in another direction, climb another tree.  Do something where our gifts can shine and we can become who he has attended.
Don’t get me wrong; dissatisfaction can be a result of spiritual warfare an indication that we are out of God’s will.  It can also be a road sign that he has another purpose for us and is trying to close one door to open another. So if you’re miserable in your current situation , (and you have been for a long time), you’ve prayed, sought counsel from others, looked for guidance through Scripture, and you’re still miserable, cons…

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My loves!!
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The hubby and I,,,,,,
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Math Game in Progress !!!

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My struggling Reader!

So I've taken full ownership of my struggle (as I am sure many of you have), I wear it like a badge of shame a ugly cape for a very unsuccessful super hero.  I believe it is my fault that my daughter is not reading yet that at 8 she is not a strong reader.  I truly believe that there must have been something I could have done to help her get it better,  I go back and forth with the fact that maybe if she was in school with a real teacher helping her she would be a strong reader by now,,, I read somewhere the other day that "Struggle" shows that something is going on....Me being me I went and looked up the word struggle with new eyes..
Struggle is a verb
It implies action
It implies effort
It implies giving all you've got.
So I've come to understand that what this word means for me is that I'm not growing comfortable, that good enough is not enough for me.  That I am moving forward....  I am going to let up on myself and understand that eventually she will be …

Do you feel behind!!

I am always feeling like I am a little behind in our homeschool!  It is a feeling that I am sure most homeschool moms fall prey to at some point..... that nagging notion that we are always behind...that we're racing against the community school, friends who homeschool, and those that don't.  I am always in a desperate attempt to get caught up  ( To whom or what I have no ideal). In someways I think it is the systems of education that I fight to be up to target with....... Each year the educational system changes and in turn parents feel the pressure I feel the pressure,..... Public school students in Kindergarden are now required to know 60 sight words.....So endirectly I felt the pressure for my own Kindergarder to know 60 sight words... I want to be apart from the system but subconsciously I hold myself to the same standards as the educational system....Crazy right !!  Each  month I'm taunted with everyday reminders of how little time I have left and how far behind I fee…