Celebrate the Scripture!



Help!

When circumstances seem daunting and needs pile up with the laundry, try practicing singing praises to God and saying Scripture that shows His greatness.

Here is a Scripture I keep handy for just such times: “Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised and His greatness is unsearchable.” (Psalm 145:3).

As we worship and celebrate, trials become manageable. Your children watch and are trained.

Schedule

How do we change our rushing days into glorious ones?


The answer is easy, but the practice remains difficult.

The answer: “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).

“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).

You will work on translating this into practice.


From experience:

  • Prayer: alone and as a family.

  • Specific prayer: alone and as a family.

  • Examining the schedule to see if God’s Word seems vital.

  • Remembering God’s goodness in days past. Sharing and delighting in Him.

  • Eliminating some things from the schedule. Maybe “because we always do it” is not reason enough.

May your minutes be blessed as you dedicate each one to Him.

Reading

You really do offer your children an advantage if you read to them, share with them books you are reading, and listen as they repeat to you what they are reading. This sharing of ideas and sharing the enjoyment of reading sets the stage for teaching and learning from all of life.

What good book are you reading? Do your children know why you’re reading it and what you’re discovering?

What book are you reading aloud, sharing fun, instruction, ideas? Do your children know WHY reading aloud is important to you?


A recent read for me was Nancy & Robert Wolgemuth’s book, You Can Trust God to Write Your Story. Helpful for believing in God’s sovereign grace in all situations.

Pick up a book now and enjoy!

Why?

Periodically open a discussion on why you homeschool. Are there political reasons? If so, be open in talking about what and why. Are there socio-economic reasons? Let your children share with you and discuss your issues.


Are there Biblical reasons? Do you see God as the Only Creator and Christ as the Only Redeemer? Do you want to make Him known as such in every facet of life, including geometry and physics?

Keeping your children in tune with your goals and beliefs will give them incentive to homeschool.



Love, Becky


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