Thursday, February 17, 2011

Joys of Homeschooling

Homeschooling...busy, always busy, productive busy.  Time for creative moments, focus, diligence, basking in books, and drinking knowledge.

Homeschooling... morning Bible devotion and prayer, thankfulness for the privilege, handsewn red polka dot skirts, handcrafted duct tape wallets, masterpiece drawings, pattern blocks, puzzles, calculators, algebraic equations, discussion, drama, excitement, energetic, experiments, cookie baking, cookie selling, piano notes, homemade bread, stacks of books, writing novels and working together as a family. Is there any better way to learn?


Yesterday in the thick blackness of 10 p.m. a small gray shadow was singing strong.  I sat, the mesmerized audience in a front row seat to a private "mockingbird opera."  A full moon spotlight on mockingbird soloist.  The stage--an oak.  One more gift from the Giver of Life.  One more precious moment.  Miracle treasures. 

Today I was serenaded by my four year old daughter at the piano.  Front row seat to innocence and sheer joy.  Notes out of order, contentment a perfect circle of enchantment.  The stage--living room.  Another precious treasure moment from the Giver of Life, wonderful Jesus.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dora Canal

God's gifts... unable to count them all!

1000 Gifts

I recently downloaded 1000 Gifts, a book by Ann Voscamp.  I am making my own list of 1000 ways God loves me.  I have accepted the dare and am finding new joy each day.

To be loved by Him
a warm, soul love,
an embrace of grace,
gratitude-- my worship
because I am loved,
by HIM!

j.lyn jones

Psalm 46:1 KJV

"God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble."

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