I swore I would never treat my children the way my siblings and I were treated when we were growing up. I swore my kids would never have a reason to question whether they are loved.
For the last two years we have been involved in a Classical Conversations Community, and while it was a great fit for a while, I realize with the changes happening in our family, it is no longer going to be feasible for us.
What is Joy? Is it just a word, a feeling, an action? Are we naturally born with it, or is it something that has to be learned? What does it feel like?
I knew when I started this journey it wasn't going to be easy, but somehow I didn't expect it to be quite so difficult either. My love and Faith in God isn't wavering--it's growing deeper and stronger-- but I'm floundering. For every step in the right direction I take, I seem to take a hundred steps back the way I came. I don't want to be the person I was. I didn't like her much then, and I'm really not a fan of her now.
It's okay to say no... Repeat after me: It's okay to say no.
I view my relationship with God much the way I imagine the relationship between a gardener and their beautiful garden. I say imagine, because honestly most of my life I've had a black thumb and couldn't keep a cactus alive. Recently though, I've managed to care for a bamboo plant and an aloe plant. Much… Continue reading God’s Garden
Homeschooling is a very new adventure for my family, and everyday we find something new to learn about it. We spent a month working on a unit study of volcanoes and working on a lapbook of them. That seemed to work well. During that time my daughter also worked through Life of Fred Butterflies for… Continue reading The Well-Trained Mind
The public school here has been in session since the 5th, and every day I am thankful for the Lord placing homeschooling on my heart. I'd love to say each day is a picnic on the beach (one where sand doesn't get all up in your potato salad), but really, what part of life ever… Continue reading Joyful Hearts
Hey guys! In the coming months (dare I hope, years!) you'll be noticing some changes on this blog. Granted, so far it's pretty new so there isn't really a set standard. However, since the LORD has placed homeschooling on my heart, this will also cover my family's adventures in homeschooling. Yes, I want every post… Continue reading A Few Changes
My church does a Women's Bible Study every Tuesday morning, and for the last seven weeks we've been studying the book of Nehemiah. LifeWay offers the study guide, Nehemiah A Heart That Can Break (Kelly Minter), and it is an amazing book full of insight and humor. At the beginning of the study we were… Continue reading Nehemiah A Heart That Can Break