Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Taking Care of Business

Sickness and accidents have been in abundance lately. My nephew was in a serious car accident two Fridays ago, and is lucky to have survived. Last night, we received news our good friend's son was involved in a dirt bike accident that crushed part of his skull. I've not been to the hospital to visit either family since I've been fighting a sinus infection for a week.

All these circumstances are just reminders to keep the walls up ~ to be serious about standing in faith against the enemy who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. He can never win.

We have chosen not to allow these things to hinder us from starting school. Our official first day was Monday, August 17, and since we finished day 2 today, we have 178 days of school left for dd17's Junior year.

It's hard to believe that the 09-10 term is my 16th school year of home educating! It's passed so quickly when looking back. I'm realizing once again to enjoy every day, to treasure the moments with each of my loved ones, and to keep my focus on what God says is important.

Only an education with Him at the core will bring the correct application of academics to one's life.

I'm grateful to have my daughter at home with me, and for the times I get to spend with my daughter who is grown up and no longer lives at home.

Lord, help me keep my focus this school year, and help me to keep You first in all the parts of our school day. I pray You will reveal the next step for my daughters, and show us, as their parents, the best way to guide and assist them on this wonderful journey to live well thought out and purposeful lives, in the name of Your Holy Son Jesus.


Shannon said...

You're so right about God being the core of curriculum.

I'm doing Robin Sampson's Wisdom unit study with my son this year. I told him that education is like a toolbox full of tools, but without God's wisdom to direct you on how to use those tools, you don't succeed.

Desert Rose said...

You are such a good mother.

Sister.Faith said...


I love your stitch work you have done.

I visited another blog today of a lady that was just starting out home schooling and was able to encourage her because of the wonderful job I know you have done with both of your daughters.

tricia said...

Hi, this is my first time to your blog. Sister.Faith referred me to your blog. I am a home school mom of three. This is my six year of home schooling, but my first year teach three. I look forward to coming back and reading more of your posts when I have more time.