Friday, February 8, 2013

What About Me?

I'm a big Joyce Meyer fan!  Her teaching has helped me so much during the past ten or so years to really put life in perspective and see "truth" in my circumstances that God has used to set me free from many things that hindered my life.  So, when I saw this book (What About Me?) at her conference this year, I really wanted it.  I was excited when my aunt offered to get it for my birthday.

The book is full of sayings that are sometimes common of us all and the truth that will set you free.  Here are a few from her book.

      "I'm not talking to you again until you admit you were wrong and I was right!"

       Truth - When you walk in love, you give up your right to be right.

      "All that stuff works for other people, but God doesn't know what to do with me!"

      Truth - You're no surprise to God.  He knew what He was getting when He made you.

      "I'm not confident enough to do something great for God - I don't like showing off and telling everybody how great I am."

      Truth - Real confidence is faith activated.  It is faith taking a step against fear.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Homeschool Life

Science experiment from A Reason for Science.

Well, we've made it so far!  We officially started homeschooling in August and we've made it half way through our year.  At first, it was a little rough, but the last few weeks I feel like we have made a change.  Dasia is flying through her work with a lot less complaining which makes it so much nicer for both of us.

After Christmas, we added a few new subjects.  We are now also using "A Reason for Spelling", "History for Little Pilgrims" and "Grammar & Punctuation".  Although we added a few additional subjects, she is doing great! 

I was thrilled earlier this week when Dylan started showing more interest in writing letters!  I think I've been a little concerned for no reason.  I often forget he is only three.  He is the same size as Dasia who is two years older. 

Homeschooling is a wonderful blessing to our family.  I am thankful to the Lord for opening up the door to allow me to teach my two little ones and spend so much time with them.