Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Update on our Homeschool venture

Well, hmm....we were going to start in January as you remember, however, due to some goofy school officials telling us some things that we were VERY unpleased with we are going to turn in our Intent form ASAP and start as soon as our waiting period is over! Wow! I'm definitely nervous now. I have some online cirriculum already ready for the kids to start but I guess I'm gonna be going to the library, and soon, to get some info books! Oh wait, crap I have a fine, guess I'll be paying that then getting some books :) Anyway just wanted to give you an update and ask for your ferverent prayers!!!! I'm gonna need them. Please don't just pray for me, pray for the kids as well. The oldest especially, she is having a really hard time with it. She told us "I don't wanna do homeschool!" She is pretty much scared about losing all of her friends at school (in my humble opinion, most of them wouldn't be a bad thing ;)) However, she is still gonna need prayers for her to be receptive to my teaching. Thanks all! Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

We're Gonna Homeschool!!!

So if you read my last entry you know that I had been doing a lot of praying about homeschooling our children. I approached the older kids' mom several hours after I wrote the last post and she said she would think about it. Honestly, I didn't think anything else would ever be said about it. Well after talking about things for several weeks and sending her numerous online resources, statistics, etc., she told me tonight, We won't ever know until we try!" Praise the Lord! I am beside myself with excitement of getting to educate my children. However, that excitement has quickly been replaced with anxiety, doubt, and tons of other emotions as we have planned to let the kids finish this semester and begin homeschooling in January.
So now I need your help! I have been looking at several websites the last few months and it is really overwhelming. I know I have to turn in my intent form to the superintendent, but really, what next? I have a few cirriculum options that I am looking at and have actually been doing some preparing the last several weeks because I had this nagging feeling (thanks God) that I was DEFINITELY going to be homeschooling the kids. Well now I know I am and now more than ever I am doubting myself. I know that God has told us that we are supposed to do this so I know He will give me what I am supposed to do, but finances are VERY limited so we can't just go out and buy a full set of cirriculum for 3 kids. That would be really, really expensive from what I have seen. So I'm looking and have found a few free lessons that look really interesting that I think the kids will do well with that I'm going to try but I want to do a mixture of hands on and book stuff. Ok so I'm beginning to ramble a lot so I'll back off for now....but in the meantime.......HELP!!!! :) and thanks!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Judge Roy Moore

I recieved this in an email and thought I would share. Lets keep Judge Roy in our prayers as well as our country.

He hits the nail squarely on the head!

____________________________________________________________ AlabamaJudge
Some of you may be wondering what Judge Roy Moore has been doing since he was removed from the bench for refusing to remove the Ten Commandments from his courtroom wall. Please read the poem he wrote.

The following is a poem written by Judge Roy Moore from Alabama . Judge Moore was sued by the ACLU for displaying the Ten Commandments in his courtroom foyer. He has been stripped of his judgeship and now they are trying to strip his right to practice law in Alabama ! The judge's poem sums it up quite well.

America the beautiful,

Or so you used to be.

Land of the Pilgrims' pride;

I'm glad they'll never see..

Babies piled in dumpsters,

Abortion on demand,

Oh, sweet land of liberty;

Your house is on the sand.

Our children wander aimlessly

Poisoned by cocaine

Choosing to indulge their lusts,

When God has said abstain

From sea to shining sea,

Our Nation turns away

From the teaching of God's love

And a need to always pray

We've kept God in ourTemples,

how callous we have grown.

When earth is but His footstool,

And Heaven is His throne.

We've voted in a governmentt

hat's rotting at the core,

Appointing Godless Judges;

Who throw reason out the door,

Too soft to place a killer

In a well deserved tomb,

But brave enough to kill a baby

Before he leaves the womb.

You think that God's notAngry,

that our land's a moral slum?

How much longer will He wait

Before His judgment comes?

How are we to face our God,

From Whom we cannot hide?

What then is left for us to do,

But stem this evil tide?

If we who are His children,

Will humbly turn and pray;

Seek His holy face

And mend our evil way:

Then God will hear from Heaven;

And forgive us of our sins,

He'll heal our sickly land

And those who live within.

But, America the Beautiful,

If you don't - then you will see,

A sad but Holy God

Withdraw His hand from Thee..

~~Judge Roy Moore~~
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