Today I am talking about two of my favorite things- homeschooling and keeping it simple! Even though I am addressing new homeschoolers, these are things ALL homeschoolers need to be reminded of and can benefit from!
In a world that is constantly trying to distract us, it so important, especially as new homeschoolers, to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus so we know when to weed out the things that aren’t truly important.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, as a new homeschooler or seasoned homeschooler, join me as I address curriculum, schedules, real life learning, and avoiding the comparison trap. I am discussing how to set a solid foundation from the beginning to make teaching easier down the road. Mostly, I hope to remind all homeschoolers to seek God first in all they do!
How We Handle Worry
Over the years we have faced several job losses, health issues, and all kinds of other worrisome situations, but we have grown through each one. I fully admit I am a work in progress in this area but am making gains each day.
I come from a long line of worriers and my husband doesn’t blink an eye at much. God knew I needed Steve to keep me grounded and my eyes fixed where they should be daily- on Jesus.
Come and join Steve and me as we chat about how we have handled worry as a couple over the years. This is a candid chat and a glimpse into our lives as we share how the Lord has been teaching us (mostly me! ) in this area over the years.
Little did I know, when we had this passage read at our wedding, just how much it would follow us through our marriage:
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:25-34
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Over the years, I have made many plans in our homeschool. Yet, we have learned that the most important lessons were never written in a plan book.
Preparing children for life by immersing them in real life every day has been a blessing which has taught them life skills, character traits, and most importantly spiritual lessons.
Whether you homeschool or not, equipping children for real life and equipping them spiritually are as necessary as any textbook.