Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Promise Sealed by His Death

For the only difference between a promise and a testament is that the testament involves the death of the one who makes it. ~Martin Luther

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Where it's At

It's hard to believe we ready to embark on our 13th year of homeschooling. This will be the last year for my oldest! In fact, she only has one homeschool class to complete; besides that she will be taking classes for dual credit. We have been talking about what practical life skills she wants to acquire over the next year. It feels strange to be thinking how little time I have left with her at home before she moves away for college (we actually might be the ones moving away and she might be staying in the area). Today in church the epistle reading was Ephesians 5:6-21, part of which says, "Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is." It goes on to explain that God's will is that we are filled with His Spirit, through the hearing of His Word. What does this have to do with homeschool and growing up? Everything. Our time with our children is short, our time on this earth is relatively short (and no one even knows how long). Receiving the Word of the Lord, and his forgiveness therein, is "where it's at." That's where I need to be, along with my family. Out of that grows all of the life skills where my children learn to care for themselves and serve their neighbor.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Vacation Photos

On the boardwalk at Ocean City, NJ
Statute of George Washington at Valley Forge
Headquarters of George Washington
In the carriage that Ben Franklin was carried in when on official business
At the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia hanging out on an artery
In front of Lake Michigan
At Gettysburg museum and historical site. This was my favorite spot. We own the movie Gettysburg, and it was exciting to see the places where the battles took place.