"I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me - the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace." Acts 20:24

To Tell of His Grace

Friday, August 28, 2015

First Week of School!!!

What an amazing week we have had ~had to get the hang of online school
the first day or two but after we caught on, we love it!
We had really been praying about what to do for school this year with two new little ones coming home 1/2 way though the school year. We have always sought the Lord each year about what His plans are for our kids schooling. Our deepest desire is to pour Christ deep into the heart of each of our children. 

“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6:5-8

LOVE Jesus with all that we are
IMPRESS His Ways on our children
TALK about His Ways ALL throughout the day...morning, noon and night
KEEP His Word always before us

The more we pondered these verses, we wondered if we could really follow them as the LORD desires that we do if we had our 3 bigs in school all day, then sports practice after school, then rushing home for dinner and homework.....
then time to put the littles down. 

Where would we squeeze in His Word? 

How could we really disciple our bigs and pour Christ into them if they
were gone or doing HW 10-12 hours a day?

The more we prayed, the more our hearts began to see the importance of keeping Jesus first and really the only way for us to do this in this season of life
was to have everyone HOME.

I knew I couldn’t school them with two new kiddos coming home
and needing to be loved on. 

So we are doing Clovis Online School for Kennady and Keegan ~ its the exact curriculum that they would have at their schools but they get their work done
in just a few hours a day at home. 

Kolson is doing a workbook driven homeschool curriculum called ACE, it’s a program where he can work independently for the most part and just get my help when needed ~ he can also work at his own pace, which he loves. It's pretty easy work compared to what he is used to, so since Mrs. Ashley is teaching 5th grade this year, she will be helping me supplement his schooling with added Math and Creative Writing (the subjects that I feel are "light" in his homeschool program). 

This way we have MORE TIME in God’s Word together!! It has been such a blessing......truly as I prayed about what curriculum we should use, I felt as if the Lord said, “My Word will be their curriculum this year!” We have time for devotionals, scripture memory and studying a Christian Hero together
(Corrie Ten Boom is our first hero). 

Kennady ~ Freshman

Keegan ~ 7th Grade

Kolson ~ 5th Grade

Kaylee ~ Pre-K

Of course all the bigs miss their friends.....
so a weekend sleepover should help that ;)

We will also be making a couple of trips to Haiti to see our kiddos,
so online programs work perfectly for this :)

We are looking forward to an AMAZING year of seeking HIS FACE together!!!

1 comment:

  1. Okay!!! I'm in awe of you and I need to look into what you're doing!!!!! I'm so proud of you and your purpose!!! Beautiful!!!!!!!! Xoxoxo