The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as: a place that is protected against attack; a fortified place; a stronghold.
Fortresses are strong and sturdy. They are built to protect against enemies. They provide a sense of peace and comfort to those inside. That is why the settlers at Jamestown build walls around their community. We have a fortress available to us as well…
Did you know that God is known as a mighty Fortress?
Listen to this beautiful song by Christy Nockels: A Mighty Fortress.
What a wonderful reminder of where our strength and protection come from! He is our Rock, Shelter, Protector, Refuge, Stronghold, Hiding place, our Shield. Thank you Father for being our mighty Fortress!!!
So, we had a change of plans with our Jamestown trip. Since it was supposed to be hot today with a chance of rain, we switched the date until next week (should be much cooler). It actually will work out better, since it gives us a few more days to learn about the settlers.
Today we had fun building a model of the Jamestown fort, learning about the French explorers who settled in what is now Quebec, did a scripture memory activity, learned about mammals, did some mapping, and the usual subjects (reading, math, grammar, etc.). Here are some pictures of Ryan’s work (sorry that some of the pics look yellow – we had a few camera difficulties 🙂 ):
A few pictures of Brendan’s work: