Open Sidebar

Homeschooling

  • Today’s Mothering Prayer: Under the Wing

    On Friday, December 01 st, 2006

    Heavenly Father….Thank you for bringing us into a new day…. how today we want to dwell in the shadow of Your wing, to feel Your warmth, Lord… to derive our strength from the essence of You. Today will have trying times… times when our flesh wants to give way…. then pull us close, Lord… remind us of Your presence in these things… th...

    more
  • One Question

    On Thursday, November 30 th, 2006

    “Did the life I lived today please you, God? How many things do we check off on our to-do list before we can yes to a question like that? Only one. Have I loved well?… St. John of the Cross once said that, “at the evening of our day we shall be judged by our loving.” As we look back on the day, what we have done is not as important as how we have done i...

    more
  • Blotted Secrets

    On Wednesday, November 29 th, 2006

    “In these pages I tell secrets about…myself because I believe that it is not only more honest but vastly more interesting than to pretend that I have no such secrets to tell. I not only have my secrets, I am my secrets. And you are your secrets. Our secrets are human secrets, and our trusting each other enough to share them has much to do with the secret of what it is to b...

    more
  • Home: The Place of Story

    On Wednesday, November 22 nd, 2006

    An old ash-woven basket laundry basket sits by the end of our couch. It once held our newborn babes in sleep, slips of light filtering through the weave in the late afternoon sunlight, warming new skin. Now it holds memories, photo albums stacked carefully end to end. As women long gone once swooped down into the basket for freshly laundered whites, my babies-no-more now crawl ...

    more
  • Morning Gathering: Hymns

    On Friday, November 17 th, 2006

    We sing a hymn at our daily Morning Gathering, the children with old song books in their laps. What saints have once thumbed these old pages? We join them in the heavenly refrain. This book, Then Sings My Soul is our “spine” for our hymn study, as it chronologically orders the hymns, each piece accompanied by a fascinating story of the hymn’s history. This we...

    more
  • Memorizing the Word

    On Saturday, November 11 th, 2006

    “If I had to find one word to describe how belief came to take hold in me,it would be ‘repetition.’ “~Kathleen Norris “I know of no other single practice in the Christian life more rewarding…than memorizing Scripture…No other single exercise pays greater spiritual dividends…”~Charles Swindoll“Then they remembered His ...

    more
  • Living on the Bread of Life

    On Saturday, November 11 th, 2006

    From the inbox: “My ds (7) and dd (4) have been enjoying poetry memorization but not scripture memorization…. I’m feeling convicted to teach my children God’s word and I like to learn larger sections. I’m just not sure how to go about it. Do you have any suggestions or resources you would recommend? I’d love to hear your opinion too, if you ...

    more
  • This Week’s Memorization: 1 Jn 1

    On Saturday, November 11 th, 2006

    We have worked our way, 3-4 verses/week, up to reciting 1 John 1, had a week to review the chapter as a whole, and will be reciting it to our memorization partners tomorrow. I am struggling with confusing two similar verses, so will keep reviewing today. We have been reciting as a family the chapter as a whole 2-3 times at the close of every meal throughout the week….1 ...

    more
  • Habits and Self-Discipline

    On Tuesday, November 07 th, 2006

    Words scrawled this week on the blackboard over the oak farmtable: Consider Future Consequences Lunch time reading this week at the oak farmtable: Don’t Eat the Marshmallow Yet “A landmark Stanford University study: Children were left in a room, each with a marshmallow, and given a choice of eating it then or fifteen minutes later, when they were promised a marshmal...

    more
  • Ten Commandments in Verse

    On Wednesday, November 01 st, 2006

    From our Morning Gathering for this week: The Ten Commandments in Verse You shall have no gods but Me;Before no idol bend your knee.Take not the name of God in vain;Dare not the Sabbath Day profane.Give both your parents honor due.Take heed that you no murder do.Abstain from words and deeds unclean;Steal not, though you be poor and mean.Tell not a willful lie, nor love it.What ...

    more
  • The Teacher is Out…. Considering….

    On Wednesday, November 01 st, 2006

    The Teacher certainly isn’t where one might expect to find Him–He is out. Instead of enlightening seekers in hallowed lecture halls, His voice reverberating off the rafters, we find Jesus, Teacher, sitting on a hillside overlooking the sea, watching the bees drone amongst the lilies, listening to the lapping of waves on the pebbly shore. This Teacher was radical—no ra...

    more
  • Kingdom Living 101

    On Monday, October 02 nd, 2006

    The blue jar, with its clamp and seal lid, stands as the center-piece of our living space, the essence of life’s lessons. Day’s first rays illuminate the vessel’s indigo curves, sunset’s last glow washing the blue in soft gold. At the close of the hours, a child takes a turn to dangle on stool, reaching to bring the jar down from its countertop ledge over the center ki...

    more
Hide me
Free e-books to go deeper with God.
You'd like your family to walk closer to God? May I send you two entirely free e-books to encourage just that? Just enter email & look for footer link in your subscription.
Show me