Friday, August 28, 2009

Preschool Activities

Homeschool moms with little ones who aren't quite ready for school but need ideas to keep them busy. I heard of a great idea to make acitivity packs, I then googled preschool activities and guess what, here is a place that gives very good ideas for those packs. I also thought of my older children who might feel a little left out of the fun and I am going to make them a special activity pack that they can do during a 15 minute break from regular school work. What I have read that is recommended is limit the time with activity packs, like 15 or 20 minutes and then clean up that one and move on to another. Happy homeschooling!

Disclaimer: none of these ideas are mine but come from other great and wonderful homeschool moms who have tried these wonderful ideas and found that it works to relieve the stress of trying keeping everyone busy at the same time.
Preschool Activities

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Learning as I go

I have to admit I am not the most organized person. Just trying to get organized can be quite difficult, but I have talked to God about this and have requested his help and you know what is happening. He is helping me. Are you surprised? I'm not, he has proven true in difficult circumstances before and he his proving true once again. I am not trying to be super organized or get everything done in one day, I am building on what I have learned each day. Maybe we could call it "saxon organization", whatever it is its working. The fun part is I am getting my kids in on the fun. They are learning organization with me. I have figured out that if they can get in a routine of doing the same things everyday like, empty the dishwasher, take dirty laundry to laundry room, and unload washer and load dryer, along with cleaning their rooms each day and just getting into the habit of helping when asked. This has worked wonders, they have quickly learned that it is easier to get it done early then to miss on playtime later. I don't claim to be the next writer of a book on organizing you house, or getting your kids to cooperate but I just wanted to blog about it. I have actually gotten a lot of tips from other bloggers and different website who offer home organization tips. Also our unit study curriculum gave tips on keeping your kids organized and doing their chores along with their school schedule. It keeps on track with our day and they are up and moving so when the "school bell rings" they have gotten their brain cells active and are ready for some learning. I'm telling it works, think about kids who may ride the bus to school or sleep until the last minute, when it comes time to sitting down at their desk they are still lethargic, cold and just want to lay their head down and sleep. The was my oldest last year. I thought that if she is always so tired then she must need her sleep, so I waited to get her up and even when she did, she would come to the couch with a blanket moan and groan about having to busy with school. On top of that, fights would break out between the three and then I would get stressed and frustrated and just plain ready to give up. God has promised to give us wisdom if we ask, what better to ask for than wealth or a better job, or even a bigger house. I don't need any of that, because it is wise to always depend on God for what we need, and since wisdom is my current and ongoing need that is my request. God has been faithful to provide for that request. I also believe that in order to teach out children to live godly lives they need to learn to honor their family and work together. Do I expect everyday to go smoothly, oh no, but I do know that God will give me the wisdom with each new day he allows me to enjoy on this earth.

Here is a couple links to blogs that have proved useful to me, and in the meantime read Ephesians chapter 5

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Country Profiles -

This is a link to an interactive map dipslaying countries that make it difficult to be a Christian in.
Because of what my children are going to study in school this year, I am trying to become more aware
of the issues of christian persecution around the world. We need to pray for the many men and women
who suffer in these countries.
Country Profiles -

Monday, August 10, 2009

'Stillborn' 1.1.-Pound Baby Wakes Up Just Before Funeral, Remains in Stable Condition - Pregnancy -

This is an amazing story. You have to read it.

'Stillborn' 1.1.-Pound Baby Wakes Up Just Before Funeral, Remains in Stable Condition - Pregnancy -

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pray for Persecuted Christians | Open Doors USA -

Pray for Persecuted Christians Open Doors USA -

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Oh boy, what a two days. We have had much excitement around and things are finally settling down. I only have a moment so I will talk fast, can you keep up . . . Well for starters my mom arrived here to the city built on 7 sevens hills. She will be working on the hilltop(GBS) and is living just about 15 minutes away. We are so very happy about this and will enjoy having her close by. The past two days we have been going out and about to find the things she needs to set up house here. The Lord was good and she found many things for a very reasonable price. Of course there are bumps in the road, the lock to her appartment was not behaving so she kept getting locked out but when someone would come to see what was wrong it would mysteriously start working again, finally its bad behaviour showed up with the right person present and the problem is in the process of being solved. I think that is all for now. I will have another update next week for you, because we are going to start school and I want to share that with you as well. I hope you have a blessed weekend and I will talk to soon.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Cross in Prayer - My Utmost For His Highest

The Cross in Prayer - My Utmost For His Highest

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Bewildering Call of God - My Utmost For His Highest

Here is a link to a deviotional from My Utmsot For His Highest.

The Bewildering Call of God - My Utmost For His Highest

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I have a wonderful 7 y.o. and her name is Emily. Someday she is going to make a wonderful wife and mother. She already has the ability to take care of others and loves doing it. Today she prepared lunch for all of us, she made tuna salad all by herself and set chips on the table and bread to go with it. I am so very pleased that God has blessed me with a daughter such as her.