Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday lessons and blessings!!

OK so I discovered something so wonderful this week and maybe some of you already knew this, but you can get FREE audiobooks through your library! YES!! You don't know how I have struggled reading one of our books in school to Abigail, not that I can't read it, but I am sure you knew that, ha! However it is because Winnie The Pooh has his own pooh language, so now Abigail has the pleasure of listening to it and I love how the reader really gets into character and it saves on my voice! Yay!! So I just had to share that! Maybe it will help you too or maybe you like to listen to books or I could see this as a plus if you workout and rather listen to books than music.

Isn't that what life is all about learning and growing. I continue to daily, through being a wife, mom, and now through homeschooling! God will use what He blesses you with to teach you, just need to be open to it! Still studying and realizing how important seasons are...some friendships come and go, easy and hard times, waiting and moving, but what is most important during those seasons is to be obedient to God, He never changes! He loves us and wants us to live our lives joyfully! He blesses us, we only need to see those big and small blessings everyday! However if we are too busy or distracted we will miss those, so important to give each day to Him and let Him be our daily bread (Matthew 6:11)! With what He provides us, we can love and serve those around us joyfully! If I am to be honest some days I fail at this and then my day will reflect that, so thankful for my Lord Savior and how He works in me! “…apart from me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5

We finished week 15, whoohoo!! Tuesday Abigail had 4H, where she learned qualities of a good leader and chickens! Now we are taking a two week break, we will do art, some spelling, reading and little math., but nothing too formal. We haven't take off much time since we started in August, other than a week when Ryan came back from his work trip, but we are already ahead of the public school calendar, so we deserve a break, plus that is the freedom we have in doing our own schedule. While off school we will be focusing on Thanksgiving and preparing for Christmas. We do have MOM Group and Literature Club to go to next week. This afternoon Abigail is doing horse lessons, and then we will enjoy two days with the hubby as he has off, a rarity for us railroad families!

Me, incognito because sometimes you just have to be. Seriously it was cold out, threw on the hubs flannel fleece, my hat, because well the hair didn't get done! Some days are just like that! 

Abigail making lunch. 

Me and silly little man! 

 Encouraging reads for the week:


“Give us each day our daily bread” http://holleygerth.com/youve-got-give-enough/


Prayer is the best thing we can do, and sometimes the only thing we can do. http://proverbs31.org/devotions/devo/pray-like-everything-depends-on-god/

In our culture of multi-tasking, hyper-activity and praise for doing it all, taking the one at a time approach or (gasp) doing nothing at all can make us feel unproductive and unworthy. On the surface we do our damnedest to keep up, catch up, stay afloat and do more than everyone else, but at the heart of it all, we know it’s crazy making. http://bemorewithless.com/freedom/

I don't have to do it all. I don't have to seek praise from others. I don't have to make myself adequate.
I have Jesus.  http://www.thewarriorwives.net/2014/11/you-cant-do-it-all.html

 It’s not about what I can do but about what God has already done through Jesus on my behalf. It’s not the strength of my faith which saves me but the object of my faith. It’s who my faith is in and not how strong it is that matters. http://www.toshowthemjesus.com/2014/when-your-faith-seems-weak/
 
Who or what do you live for? What do you need to be happy in this life? What, if taken away, would cause absolute devastation and loss? http://joyfilleddays.com/questions-for-reflection-from-psalm-63/


Homeschooling is more accessible and “acceptable” today, and it’s growing in popularity every year as more statistics show that homeschooling produces superior academic results. However, the reasons I am thankful for homeschooling go beyond the academic benefits. http://nextgenhomeschool.com/2014/11/06/five-reasons-im-thankful-for-homeschooling/

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