"The end of learning is to repair the ruin of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge, to love Him, to imitate Him, to be like Him." - John Milton, Puritan Poet

Monday, November 8, 2010

Reasons Why #5

I am so grateful to the Lord for my husband and I being able to home educate our kidsBecause we have chosen to obey Him, we have been accused of "sheltering" our kids... among other things.  But sheltering our kids has been one of the main reasons we do what we do!!!  Sheltering is not a bad thing, especially when you consider what God's Word says about it.  He shelters us to protect us.  Another word for shelter would be boundaries.  Setting boundaries for our kids, and ourselves, keeps us from danger.  We are to guard ourselves, guard our minds from the evil of this world.  As followers of Christ, we are not of this world, we are to be different from the world and its ways.  We are not to be conformed to this world, but we are to be transformed... by the renewing of our minds!!  So, knowing and seeing what kids are being "taught" in public and private schools, that homosexuality is okay and even normal, I am grateful that my kids aren't among them.  As Christians, we need to pray for these kids, and the ones who are enslaved to this lifestyle.  This generation of kids who are in the public and private schools are being lied to and they are believing the lies!!  Satan is cunning and it looks as if his plans are working.  Just listen to what the kids say in the videos.  It is so alarming to hear young children speak this way!!  My kids know about homosexuality, somewhat, because we discuss things within the walls of our home.  If we weren't homeschooling, we wouldn't have the time with our kids to discuss such things.  I am so thankful that we can do that!!  Our kids are sheltered, but they are not unaware of the ways of this world and what the Lord says about it!!  Please take the time to watch these alarming videos... and then afterward, pray and thank God that you are able to home educate as well!!

Being Anxious for Nothing

Okay, I'm in a bit of a rut with our homeschooling.  Two weeks ago, it was severe sleep deprivation.  Last week, and through the weekend until now, it is sickness.  I have been so sick that everything was put aside for me to get well.  And now it is Monday with our homeschool in a mess.  When I am not available to go over things and to check things with my son, things get a little hairy!!  Yes, my son was very diligent to get his assignments done without me, BUT...

Were they done correctly???  That is the question!

So, today we are spending time going over his work from the last several days.  And oh, what a mess!!  All of the correcting is taking way too much time!  The days are so much smoother when we can go over things and correct everything the same day!  No back log!  The schedule is maintained!  The days are much more orderly!  BUT...

That is not the case today!  My schedule has been interrupted.  My sense of control has been squashed.  I am feeling very anxious right now!  BUT...

I know that I am to be "anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving," I am to "let my requests be made known to God."  Then...

"The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard my heart and mind through Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:6-7

I have to remind myself that the schedule is meant to be changed when needed!  And that God is in control of our schedule!  Boy, these are hard lessons for me.  I have a hard time letting go of the schedule.  BUT...

I'm still learning... that I am also a student in our homeschool!!  And the Lord is my teacher! 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Reasons Why #4

Thus says the Lord:  "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches;  But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, that I AM the Lord, exercising loving-kindness, judgement, and righteousness in the earth.  For in these I delight," says the Lord.  Jeremiah 9:23-24