I have too much I want to say tonight, and not enough time to make a coherent post about it all. I’m on my way to Wal-Mart to look at some fabric for the windows with my friend who sews after we eat a quick dinner. Life is going a million miles a minute lately, and somehow, it still seems slow. Maybe I need to put myself on Ritalin? Somehow there’s peace even in the chaos… so I know that God has me in the palm of His hand. Church was great last night. I enjoyed the message. Some of my favorite verses (which I happened to need to hear again) were discussed. The lesson was about FAITH – and how it requires Trust and Obedience. The verses were:
Do Not Worry
25″Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
28″And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
We had a wonderful afternoon with my sister-in-law and her lovely girls today. Cousins are so much fun. I have a funny photo to share with all four of the kids piled up in Kristie’s vehicle. They were trying to go home with her (I guess the cat is out of the bag about school starting next week)! These particular lovely cousins are also homeschooled… in fact, on that side of the family, all the kids are homeschooled. How are those statistics?! On my dad’s side, there’s one cousin who is about to start being homeschooled as well. So that makes four families, including ours, that we are “related to” who homeschool.
We talked a bit about schedules and curriculum today, but mainly, we just enjoyed each other. It was nice to take a day off from the realtor’s to-do lists. I did spray paint some chairs outside this afternoon, and they are so cute (and red) against the pretty gold paint in the kitchen. I can’t wait to get the little Thomas table finished to match them. I’ll be sure and get a new photo up after we finish the windows, add some plants and decor items to the top of the cabinets, and finish the little table. Then, I’m sure we’ll be in a contract and have to move… just after I finally get the kitchen to look exactly like I’ve always dreamed! But that is A-OK with me! Bring on the contract, Lord – I’m not complaining!
Speaking of realtors… I absolutely love my realtor. She is great. I had a huge fear of realtors after our last two fiascos, but this time is turning out much different (to our delight). She met a new client today and they were wanting to see 400,000$ dollar homes (well over our sales price!). She suggested that they also consider rental properties to make money on the side since they could obviously afford it. We were on her tour today with them! She said by Monday, they will know if they are going to buy a rental property, and they would let her know which home they picked. I sure hope it happens! They were a very wealthy family from Africa.
I’ve been thinking of doing a little background posting to give a history of how we have come to this place in our lives – as far as homeschooling goes. I think I’ll start with my testimony, our family’s pre-homeschool days, the first year of homeschooling, homeschooling resources and curriculums we’ve used, the two last years we’ve homeschooled (for a total of three), a list of our field trips we’ve been on for each year, our current curriculum choices for Kaden’s 3rd and Morgan’s 2nd Grades this year, and our school schedule for 2005-2006. I may take a few breaks in-between to discuss whatever happens that distracts us… but do check back in to see the culmination of my efforts on getting homeschool back in gear! I’m excited to get myself back in the school swing!
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