This captures a memory when my oldest son mowed the lawn for the first time. That little boy’s head is no longer under my chin and my littlest boy is similarly growing up. Mothers love seeing their sons and daughters growing up. It brings wistfulness, and also joy.
Simple Homeschool Day in the Life series. Each week, we try to faithfully persevere by God’s grace through our routines with consistency, although strict scheduling does not work well for our daily life. Our life is full and wonderful. It is an odd mix of the mundane and the crazy. While every “day in the life” looks rather different, each day we seek to approach in humility and repentance, looking to Jesus with hearts full of praise.
Morningtime provides the framework for my ultimate goal in education: raising people who believe what is true, honor what is noble, stand uncompromisingly for what is just, keep their desires pure, love things that are lovely and relish those things that are praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8). Our morning gathering lends great joy to this crazy family life. It builds memory, laughter, and relationship into our days.
Family devotions or family worship is something that many Christian families desire to incorporate in their daily life. This desire can often be hindered by confusion over what family devotions are, fear or feelings of inadequacy in conducting them, and the difficulties of consistency. Even consistent family devotions can be hindered by our own pride, as if somehow going through religious motions makes us more acceptable to God.
February can seem a bit weary and dreary. But there are several little happy gifts you can prepare today to give your future self! Today I am over guest posting at my friend Lynna’s blog, Homeschooling Without Training Wheels, giving four tips beyond the basics of, “don’t wait until you run out of toilet paper to …