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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sale at Heavenly Homemakers

Just wanted to let you know that Heavenly Homemakers is having a 20% off sale of their homeschool curriculum. Just click on the link on the right & when you checkout enter: BACK2SCHOOL to receive the discount! Their Learn your Letters...Learn to Serve Curriculum is worth looking at!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

No Respect!~!

I'm am absolutely amazed at how children have absolutely no respect for adults!! We took a trip to Chuck E Cheese tonight, you know, the germ-infested "fun" place for children. Anyway, there were some boys climbing ON TOP of the little car my 4yr old wanted to ride. I told them they better get down before they fell or got hurt(very nicely) and this little smartie, approx. 6yr old looked right in my face and said, "You know, your're NOT my mom!" Seriously, I don't know why it shocks me, but it does. If an adult said that to me when I was young, I would have jumped down and ran away...scared! But now, they just look at you like who in the world do you think you are telling me what to do?? Is this the "self esteem" talking that the world, television, and public schools have sold these children?? It is really sad, actually. One day, these children are going to learn that the world does not revolve around them, that they can actually be WRONG, and someone, someday, is going to put them in their place. As for me, I just said, "My son wants to ride on this ride, so you need to get down...NOW!" And, away they went, yelling and screaming like uncivilized barbarians...Maybe it wasn't so christian, but I think I was shocked at the nerve of all of them. A 4 member, 6yr old gang. Well, they weren't keeping my little one from his Bob the Builder ride!!!
And...all that fun because we had a $50 gift card!! Can't wait to go again!!!

On another, more spiritual :) note, we did try something tonight during our family worship that worked wonderfully. Our 2yr old had been practically climbing the walls during our reading time, so tonight I got out a blanket and explained to him that during worship, he had to sit and stay on the blanket. It actually worked! He stayed there the entire time & was not a distraction at all! We have begun working through the Shorter Catechism. We are using the book Teaching Hearts, Training minds by Starr Meade. It's easy for the little ones to understand, but deep enough to give the older ones some things to study and ponder on. It has opened up some good conversations.
This is not something we have always done as a family, but as we begin, it is a tremendous blessing to all of us and I am grateful the Lord has brought us to this place at this time.

Striving to please HIM in all that we do

It's been too long.....

It's been almost 2 months since I was on here~wow~how time flies! I'm going to make an attempt at writing at least every other day. We have been preparing our home to sell, which will finally be ready, this week! We have been trying to enjoy the summer, although it's been sooo HOT & humid. We also added 2 new additions to our family....a yr. old Beagle/Shepherd mix for our 15yr. old, and a 3mo. old Catahoula leopard dog puppy for our 17yr. old. They are keeping them busy!!
We are continuing to pray for the Lord's direction and leading in finding a new home. We want to be where He wants us. Our goals are to become as self-sufficient as possible. We have been studying for months....gardening, raising animals, storing food, etc....We are ready, we just need to sell our home & find a new one!! Although I know all works out in the Lord's perfect timing, it's hard not to get anxious!
We also went through a faith building time at the end of June, as my father got a kidney transplant. It was simply amazing to see the Lord work. From providing a perfect donor, through the surgery, recovery, and all of it, the Lord's hand has been at work and it was so evident to see. My father is doing wonderful now. He is walking on the treadmill, mowing his lawn again(slowly, on a riding mower) and getting back to life. Although his "normal" is now very different, we are so grateful that he has been given a new life.
Life just tends to move so quickly, we need to take time to stop, and remember how the Lord is working in our lives.
My husband led us last evening in family worship as we talked about living to glorify God. May we keep this at the forefront of our minds each and every day.
Striving to please Him in all that we do!!!!