Tomorrow’s Burdens:

Last night I read something in one of my devotionals (Jesus Calling by Sarah Young) that I wanted to share.¬† I tend to be a “worrier” and I know that many of you are too, so I hope this speaks to you like it spoke to my heart ūüôā :

Jesus Calling (by Sarah Young) February 27:

“KEEP YOUR EYES ON ME!¬† Waves of adversity are washing over you, and you feel tempted to give up.¬† As your circumstances consume more and more of your attention, you are losing sight of Me.¬† Yet I am with you always, holding you by your right hand.¬† I am fully aware of your situation, and I¬†will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able to bear.

Your gravest danger is worrying about tomorrow.¬† If you try to carry tomorrow’s burdens today, you will stagger under the load and eventually fall flat.¬† You must discipline yourself to live within the boundaries of today.¬† It is in the present moment that I walk close to you, helping you carry your burdens.¬† Keep your focus on My Presence in the present.” ¬†(Psalm 73:23 ; 1 Corinthians 10:13)

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Terrific Tuesday!

We’ve had a great day, even though it’s nasty and raining outside (again)!¬† Our new Greek word for the week is petros, which means “rock or stone”.¬† We read¬† 1 Samuel 28 during Bible and practiced reciting Psalm 1.¬† I checked our schedule last night¬†and found that we will have time to read The Secret Garden as our read aloud – ūüôā !¬† Well, for those who have read the book, many people die from cholera in the first chapter.¬† I knew it was coming…the obvious question…”Mom, what is cholera?” – thank goodness for the internet – LOL!¬† We found a 4 minute video that explained the symptoms of cholera and how to prevent spreading the disease.¬† I love it when “extra” learning opportunities arise!¬† After covering art,¬†math, language arts,¬†vocabulary, and science, Brendan and Ryan went to running club and played basketball at P.E.¬† Now, they are having a snack and playing with some friends from P.E.¬† I can hear them all giggling downstairs¬†as I type this…¬†thankful for God’s blessings!!!

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Learning about the Psalms:

The book of Psalms is one of my favorite books of the Bible.¬† I love how the Psalmists pour out their heart to God…the good, the bad, and the ugly.¬† I love how I can relate to the many different emotions and feelings that are written.¬† But most of all, I love how many of the Psalms praise God!¬† One of my very favorites is Psalm 139:

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.   You discern my going out and my lying down;  you are familiar with all my ways.   Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.   You hem me in behind and before,  and you lay your hand upon me.   Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,  too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit?¬†¬† Where can I flee from your presence?¬† ¬†If I go up to the heavens, you are there;¬†if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.¬†¬† If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me,¬†your right hand will hold me fast.¬† If I say, ‚ÄúSurely the darkness will hide me¬†and the light become night around me,‚Ä̬†even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day,¬† for darkness is as light to you.

¬†For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother‚Äôs womb.¬† I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;¬†¬†our works are wonderful,¬†I know that full well.¬†¬† My frame was not hidden from you¬†¬†when I was made in the secret place,¬†when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.¬† Your eyes saw my unformed body;¬†all the days ordained for me were written in your book¬†before one of them came to be.¬† ¬†How precious to me are your thoughts, God!¬†¬† How vast is the sum of them!¬† ¬†Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand‚ÄĒ¬†when I awake, I am still with you.

God knows everything about me, including the day my life will end.¬† He is everywhere and will never leave me.¬† He has a plan for my life and¬†guides me with his right hand.¬† God know my thoughts before I even think them. As if that’s not enough, God still loves me anyway¬†(my thoughts¬†can be really, really ugly sometines) and that is¬†awesome!¬† If you ever feel alone, or like nobody understands how you’re feeling…go and read through Pslams.

Today’s report:¬† We talked about how David wrote most of the Psalms and how, many times he is crying out to God for help because Saul is continually trying to kill him.¬† We practiced Psalm 1 and did a fill-in-the-blank worksheet as an extra activity.¬† Ryan is focusing on animals this week for science¬†and made a model of a frog to help him learn their anatomy.¬† Brendan started working on his study guide for module 6 in General Science (Apologia) and will take the test on Friday.¬† We chose two new cards and this week we’ll be praying for Maureen and the Hale family :).¬† The boys also covered language arts, math, guitar, and their “regular” subjects.

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It’s Friday :) !!!

This week flew by and now it’s time for the weekend!¬† This morning we read about how David met Abigail during the sheep shearing season.¬† We talked about how important sheep were to the Israelites… how they were used for milk and meat, how they were used for sacrifices,¬†how their skin was used for tents, and how their wool could be turned into cloth.¬† Did you know that 10 pounds of wool can be sheared off a sheep at one time?¬† I bet those sheep feel great after they get all of that weight off :)!¬† We then read about how David asked Abigail to be his wife after her husband died.¬† The boys’ art lesson was to draw dragons today and they loved it (much more than drawing flowers – LOL)!¬† They also covered language arts, math, and science.¬† We finished reading Sarah, Plain and Tall as our read aloud and Ryan said that “it was too short”.¬† We all really enjoyed the sweet, simple story.¬† We may¬†start The Secret Garden on Monday, but I need to check the schedule first to see if we have enough time before we start Aesop’s Fables and Archimedes and The Door of Science.¬† We even managed to squeeze in haircuts after lunch and now we can enjoy a few days of rest!

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