We had a great week at Raising Arrows Academy!! Abigail had a great week learning about birds, insects and amphibians in science, she rocks at spelling and math, and we enjoyed reading about missionaries from around the world. Now before you think homeschooling is all fun and rosy, there are moments and I am sure there will be future moments ahead, but it is what we have been called to do, perfect for our family, and I feel best for our children. What I love about it is sitting along side my children and seeing them learn new things. I see so many benefits to homeschooling and I get to use my administrative/organizational skills.
Encouragement for my homeschool mama's...Why homeschooling matters...http://www.hiphomeschoolmoms.com/2014/10/homeschooling-matters/
Personally I have been enjoying some time reading when I can, so many good books right now! Taking some time out with friends, as I have missed it, just didn't realize it, because I have been feeling overwhelmed. I have learned that being around groups of people drain me (it is the introvert in me), but just getting together for coffee or helping a friend move while we get to talk fills my heart and spirit! God has really been speaking to me about ministering to others as we do day to day life and doing it as a family together. Right now been hard to do that with all that I have on my plate and it was something I really enjoyed doing before. So I know I need to make some best yeses and best no's in order to make room to do those things (yes I am reading Lysa Terkeurst's book The Best Yes).
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, and come with him into the presence of God the Father to give him your thanks.
Here are a few pictures of Aidan at his preschool party and Abigail and Aidan before they went to AWANA!! Also a couple snapshots of us enjoying a beautiful fall day collecting acorns in the back yard.
Here are some great reads worth sharing from this week:
My brave might not look like your brave, but that doesn't mean my brave is not brave. http://tjsmhanesfamily.blogspot.com/2014/10/this-is-my-brave.html
Because of Jesus, I don't need to prove myself anymore. Jesus is enough. His grace alone is sufficient. When God looks at me, He sees His Son. He sees that I am His and He is mine. The more I grasp this truth, the more I'm changed. http://proverbs31.org/devotions/devo/the-slavery-of-striving/