A lot has happened since I last blogged. Not in the bringing my child home to homeschool realm.
But God has been busy.
I told Him I needed a "Stike me with lightening" experience to lead me further.
That didn't happen.
We chose to not pull Peep3 out at this time, because as we prayed about how that would work now, it in reality doesn't right now.
Peep3 is getting extra help at her school right smack during the Chickies' (triplets') naptime.
And believe me I pursued getting the time changed, and talked to several of the neighborhoods' live-in grandparents to see if they could come over for two 5 minute intervals daily. How crazy is that?
When the last door didn't open, we felt like we needed to wait a little longer.
But, much has been going on....with me, of course!
I was happy I skated by the Jonah bible study last fall.
I knew why I didn't want to go there.
But as I'm crying out to God for direction, guess what He puts in my path.
So, I'm just doing my Beth Moore Study at Church on the Life of Paul -To Live Is Christ,
minding my own business, when out of the blue on page 164 Beth feels the need to compare
and contrast Paul's life with Jonah's! HA!
I'm writing this down so that I know that I know that I know what He's shown me....
Here's an expert from that study that spoke to me directly...
Beth Moore writes: "Sometimes we respond with obedience like Paul. Other times we run from God with aerobic velocity like Jonah.... God loves us whether or not we are obedient, but the quality of our Christian lives is dramatically affected by our response."
The result of obedience is in John 15:10-11. "If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love."
Then Beth writes: "An attitude of obedience makes a difference to the servant and to those close by. Servants of God can dramatically affect the lives of others positively or negatively. Under Jonah's umbrella in the storm many experienced calamity. Under Paul's umbrella many found safety. Is the sky rumbling? Are clouds darkening? Is a storm rising in the horizon? If you are a child of God, you will hold an umbrella in the storm. You will not be under the umbrella alone. Our children will be under there with us. The flocks God has entrusted to us will be there. Even the lost are often drawn to people of faith when hurricane winds begin to blow. Child of God, you and I are centered on the bow of the ship when storms come and the waves crash. May the rest of the crew find an umbrella of blessing in our midst."
I don't know what the future holds for any of my children. But I DO know what God has asked ME to do! And through this study I believe one reason to homeschool Peep3 is to be the umbrella of safety. I don't know what storms will come. I don't need to know, but I want to lead her and love on her all the while!
Today I came across a fantastic 10 Days of Homeschooling Blog Hop! Boy, am I making a date with my computer for the next 10 days! That's 16 Fantastic Homeschool Bloggers for 10 days! 160 reads! Wow! On Confessions Of A Homeschooler's Blog today there's a list of the other reasons (scriptures) why my heart is passionate about homeschooling our children! Found here: Confessions' : Why I Homeschool. We will be making our own Homeschooling Vision Worksheet as well. Love it!
I just want to end with:
God is so faithful. When I am not. He loves me when I am unlovable. He guides me even when I've ran the opposite direction. He loves my family. He has an amazing plan for each of us. Each one of my children! Jeremiah 29:11"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Praise God! I don't need to know how. I just need to follow Him and know that this IS His calling. To lead these precious ones to Him! Thank you Heavenly Father!