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Our Winter Booklist

January 14, 2013


We pick verses every year…just like we do words, in lieu of resolutions.  My verse this year was Psalm 121:8.

Psalm 121:8

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.

Not too shabby.  It’s funny how raising our kids is such a hot topic for others.    My husband , the tolerant soul that he is, has actually had  to sit and sip coffee with someone who told him he wasn’t head of his household because our kids homeschool.  That if he was in charge of his home “those kids” would be in school.  Oh is that  the benchmark of good parenting… of manliness?  Note that all my kids test (and I guess it is times like this where I am glad it’s mandated) all well into the advanced category. It is important to know that one of those kids has only lived in this country for four and half years and has only had any firm(ish) grasp on the English language for 2 years. I will dodge any “you must have a great curriculum” comments or ” you must really be a good teacher” remarks… because it is truly by the Grace of God they learn anything at all.  I honestly have no idea how they have gotten this far… of course most mornings I am pining over my two bags of guilt…so perhaps it was during that time.

The bottom line is this… He does preserve my goings out and comings in… I have seen it.  I am excited He would direct it for this verse to come my way for the  year.  Is it in response to those two bags of guilt sitting over there looking like sacks of potatoes?  That would be lovely.  I will gladly receive it.

(here is our Winter booklist.  This is most of what we use for our Nature Studies. Please click on the photo to have a better look)

winter booklist

So much to be Thankful for….

  1. This ear and throat virus leaving peacefully.
  2. basketfuls of grapefruits and cara cara oranges.
  3. people who are safe.
  4. how the fog decorates all the branches with little beads to catch the light.
  5. So much green growing everywhere in my studio it hardly feels like January.
  6. the therapeutic benefits of taking a walk alone.
  7. the absolute freedom in donating an enormous amount of clothing.
  8. my verse for the year… it is very encouraging.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Maria permalink
    January 14, 2013 11:27 am

    I have been homeschooling for over 13years now, and yes, those kind of comments do come our way…but I just smile and go about my business. 🙂 mb


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