Thursday, March 4, 2010

do we really homeschool?

I have had a few of you corner me and ask "When do you school -- you always seem to be doing something ...including all these Lenten posts! "

Well, I'm glad you asked! (as Pastor Sam used to say!)
YES we are doing school -- does it look like "red brick school" where kids sit in desks until the bell rings NO. YES we are learning lots of great skills from household management to culinary techniques :) NO its not traditional education however very much needed life skills! And we ARE getting in our math, writing, reading plus lots of BIBLE these days! We are striving to follow Gods leading instead of being too busy with our "stuff" to serve when He gives us an opportunity.
As for the posting it has been a good sort of accountability for me every day! We watched the movie "Saving Sarah Cain" a few weeks ago -- just for the record I AM telling the kids I am writing about them :) great movie by the way! Hoping some of the kids will post for you this weekend -- they want to... it just takes more time and patience on my part... working on more pictures too :)

well enough about all that -- onto today's FEAST which by the way if you haven't ever read the Bible and then just sat and reflected on the words -- treat your self today! Let Jesus speak to your heart! Its amazing when we really quiet our heart how his Spirit can work in us! And seeing Him speak to my children's hearts is one of the richest earthly blessings I can think of!
Jeremiah 17:5-10

5 This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD.

6 He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes.
He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.

7 "But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

8 He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."

9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

10 "I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind,
to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve."

Luke 16:19-31
19"There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

22"The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23In hell,a]">[a] where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.'

25"But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.'

27"He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house, 28for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'

29"Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.'

30" 'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'

31"He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.' "

May we have the boldness to share the good news and bring HOPE to those who need to hear! Trusting in HIM today!

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