Friday, August 26, 2011

The Mother's Homeschool Journal #16



In my life this week…
I FINISHED LESSON PLANS!!!!  Yes, all capitals, cause it is that great!  And only second to my favorite thing this week (scroll down!)  I feel like I can finally breathe and not worry/wonder if I will be ready in time for school to start Tuesday.  Brooke would have been devastated if we hadn't!  

Handed out the school supplies we have been raising for underprivileged families.  Went from this....

to this....
It blessed our hearts to see so many helped!  (A lot of which were homeschool families!)  We hope and pray for an even bigger event next year!

And the book club meeting we planned and looked forward to attending last Friday was apparently suppose to be this week!  No idea how I missed that, but it was OK.  God blessed our time as we arrived, waited, and then went exploring one of the most diverse parks in our town (since I wouldn't count Glacier Park as in town!)



Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
Our fabulous friend Finny has a birthday on Saturday we look forward to attending and praying with him for another wonderful year!

School starts for us next week, no big plans other than getting into our new school year schedule.

My favorite thing this week was…
Meeting with a friend to share our ministry vision and seek some guidance on the path we travel.  We were not only blessed with his aged advice but also invited to join his team on staff with his ministry!  A venture we had prayed about last fall but God said 'wait, not now'.  We feel a peace about pursing this route.  The ministry would bless us by helping us grow and develop our vision and eventually help launch us into our own corporation.  We would be able to begin raising support and offering tax deduction, we have not been able to offer receipts before this (a big thing to some).

We are in prayer on this position, though we do have a peace.  The biggest question is, what next?  We look forward to seeing that answered!
 
Things I’m working on…
With lesson plans done, I am going to log off Blogger and get to work on classroom organizing today!  Brooke is looking forward to loading her new pencil box today :-)
Ok, this is an old picture (I think she was 2 or 3 here!!) but I had to throw it in here!  Not a lot has changed in the last 5 or 6 years... she still LOVES whipping out her pencil and working hard!  My sweetie!
 
I’m praying for…
The offer in ministry and direction surrounding all.  Also praying for a blessed school year for my oldest (who has decided to graduate a semester early, I know officially feel a little old) and for the rest of us.  We are trying to, with the guidance of God, maneuver all we do this year for good final foundations.  As we pray to travel with our ministry, having the kids ready for more self-paced learning in future years is going to be critical to their success.  This year is (possibly) the last year to prepare them for that before we head into the field.


More of God and less of me.

Questions/thoughts I have…
How do we make the sweet precious moments of our children's young lives last just a little bit longer?
 
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
  

As August fades to September this week, may you be blessed by God's transforming spirit in your heart.
















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