Oh soooo beautiful...We have such beautiful scenery from our front hand back deck :)
Boys on the trampoline
We awoke to a blanket of snow today! It was absolutely beautiful! The kids had fun playing in it and jumping on the trampoline full of snow :)
Blake and I made yummy NO BAKE cookies tonight. He really enjoyed cooking with mom. We had some grocery shopping to do before we get trapped in because of the weather. Tomorrow is when it's really suppose to snow and get really cold.
I am so not ready for Christmas...............I guess I'm going to have to do my shopping next week. Times have been tough on our finances. Wayne got his hours cut, so it will be very tight. I am praying this economy will bounce back. However I know God will take care of us, just as he has done in the past :) There are so many out of work I'm just thankful my husband has a job!
Austen is just getting over a bad cold, and he has passed it on to Wayne...........ugh now I am starting to get a soar throat
Great Movie we watched tonight with the kiddos......Space Monkeys
Oh Boy.......I think winter is here in the NW, it is getting colder every day. They are predicting snow by the weekend :)
I have been struggling with headaches for a few days now, mostly at night. I put a call into the doctor, and I am suppose to hear from her today some time.
We spent some time yesterday making our Christmas gifts for the grandparents. I am exited, they turned out adorable. Every year we try and make home-made gifts from the kiddos. This year we did a slide show on DVD, a cookbook, and we are making candy and cookies next week.
I have struggled with weight loss this past couple weeks, just got off track.....so I need to get back to my exercise program today for sure!
On with my Bible Reading Tootles~
Jas 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses,know ye not thatthe friendship of isG2076 enmity with God? whosoevertherefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Awww I feel refreshed, I had a good nights sleep and my headache is finally gone!!!! 2 days of that silly headache was wearing me thin.
Blake will be going to school today, and Austen and I will be sticking around the house. I have been working with Austen on his math. The kids are getting anxious about Christmas. They both made out their Christmas wish lists. My MIL is getting my 5 year old a small quad. Yikes........I just wish that they wouldn't spend so much money.
We are going to be on a tight budget this year, beings Wayne's hours were cut way back. I have been looking up craft ideas for the kids. We are going to make all home-made gifts this year. I can hardly believe that it is the 11th??? Enough rambling for now, I'm off to get the kiddos up.
Todays Bible Reading James 1-5 Jas 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Jas 4:8 Draw nigh to God,and he will draw nigh to you.Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;and purify your hearts,ye double minded.
You know your homeschooling day hasn't gone well when your husband comes home from work and finds you crying. Some days being a Christian and a homeschooling mom puts you into situations that tear you down and bring you to tears. The rejection by others overwhelms, frightens, angers, and discourages you into giving up. The world does all it can do to convince you that you are a fool for following Christ and His call to educate your children.
But opposition to following God's plans is nothing new. In the Bible, Nehemiah faced ridicule when carrying out God's plan to rebuild the broken wall around the city of Jerusalem. Led by the Lord to return to Jerusalem after years of exile, Nehemiah faced a huge task and the negative harassment from enemies like Sanballat and Tobiah (Nehemiah 4). The secret of Nehemiah's success in rallying the workers and overcoming his enemies' discouragement is stated in verse 16a, "And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons." Praying to the Lord and setting their mind to work, Nehemiah grouped the people together to build the portion of the wall nearest their homes. With half of the people standing guard and half of the people building the wall, the work was soon finished in the face of those who opposed them.
As homeschoolers, we need to set our minds to the work of educating our children. Divide the task of homeschooling your children. Enlist the prayer support of your spouse, homeschooling friends, or others who will guard your back with the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17) against Satan's fiery darts of discouragement. God's strength is available to succeed, but you must set your mind to work and pray.
Father, the task of homeschooling seems huge, and the discouragement I am facing today seems even larger. Help me set my mind toward the work of homeschooling our children today, and send prayer warriors who are willing to defend me. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
It is time to give thanks........ Satan seems to be attacking, but God is still good!!!!! I am choosing today to give thanks despite of daily trials. We had a great Sunday! Church was awesome. The messages were right on. I needed the encouragement. I awoke yesterday around 5:30 and started my day off in God's Word. I read Revelation from chapter 3 to chapter 22. It was a true blessing. In the end the VICTORY is ours AMEN!!!!!
Rev 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Today I spent a few hours with Blake at school helping, and then we came home for Austen to get started on his school work. I have asked a dear young lady at church to tutor him in math. This will help me a whole lot.
Dear Hubby got his hours cut which means an $800 dollar cut a month in pay. Yes that is a big chunk but I know God will take care of us. He has always!!!!!! It breaks my heart that so many lately have LOST their jobs and have NO income. We are truly going through an economic crisis. Our news is filled with despair, BUT praise God that I don't put my hope and trust in my finances or circumstances. These things are only for time...temporary. I must focus on the eternal things.
Pro 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.