Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, "Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there." So he went and did according to the word of the Lord... The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
So she said, “As the LORD your God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”
And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring it to me; and afterward make some for yourself and your son. For thus says the LORD God of Israel: “The bin of flour shall not be used up, nor shall the jar of oil run dry, until the day the LORD sends rain on the earth.’ ”
So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke by Elijah.
~1 Kings 17:12-16
Monday, November 8, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
It is a homeschooler's life to get behind in housework for a season here and there. Educating gets priority, and sometimes the academics get the highest of all. And sometimes academics just take more focus and time than we expect. Despite my best efforts and intentions, no matter how well organized and well-oiled the machine (that is, our household) is at the beginning of a new set of curriculum, eight or nine months is a long time for a home to run on auto-pilot. So summer is typically a time to catch up and de-clutter (as well as garden, bicycle, read, fish, camp, vacation, and enjoy the sun and water at the lake every livin' afternoon!).
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
It is finished... Homeschool co-op classes, the Rest in Rivendell/Lii campaign, AND hunter's safety! Success reverberates from all three endeavors. A vibrant ornithologic dawn song is also reverberating through my window this morning, wrapping 'round me like a light cocoon in which I can study peacefully...the perfect amount of "noise" to keep an auditory learner from, as my daughter says, "deconcentrating." For a quick, free diagnostic tool to help determine your primary learning style and concise descriptions, strengths, and tips for each, click here
Friday, April 30, 2010
- How does one adjust the seat? And the mirrors?
- How does one keep an eye on both the speedometer and the road?
- How far over on the soft shoulder can one drive without sliding into the ditch?
- How does one stop a vehicle without giving one's passenger(s) whiplash?
- Am I really ready to relinquish control and entrust my child with the family vehicle and our lives?
- Should I grab the wheel to help them make a quick correction or give them one more second to figure it out?
- Am I insane or realistic to empower them with driving skills at this age?
Saturday, April 3, 2010
- State the problem.
- Admit your own error.
- State the error of the other party.
- Propose specific compromises.
- Invite mutual acceptance.
- Illustrate the negative outcome of refusal and positive of acceptance.