Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Just a little life news

Hello! 
It has been a long time since my last post, so I thought I would fill you all in on how life has been going.
Since the last time I posted I started having pain from my endometriosis again. I went to my doctor ,and after a lot of issues, ended up having a hysterectomy in November. It was a sad thing for me, but I couldn't deal with the pain any longer....We had many hard hits in our lives last year. Some were very personal. Some were shared by others... I think one of the hardest hits was when my children's Sensei passed away, due to a major car accident. It still hurts to think about him. He was an amazing man. He loved life, family, friends, but most of all he loved God. He was one of the kindest people you could ever meet. He was very sincere, and open. He was also extremely funny. The children had a blast in his classes. But, he was also stern , when he had to be. The children listened to him, and respected him. They all adored him, and miss him greatly. I don't think anyone could ever take his place. R.I.P. Chief Instructor, Jerod Hicks. We love you and will see you in Heaven one day.... 
Another thing that we dealt with, for the past few years, was trying to get out of the neighborhood we were in. Things had gone down hill fast, and were only getting worse. Well, God answers in his own time and way. We decided to put our house on the market in November, and we closed on it last Friday.  Our closest friends are missionaries in India, and they needed new tenants. Well, we needed a new home. It worked out! God is good!

I feel that all of the trials we went through this past year, God has given us many blessings in return. He never leaves us. We are reminded in all this beauty around us that He is always near.  I am so thankful for all God has given to us. All Christ has done for us, and how the Holy Spirit has guided us. Thank you all for stopping by, God's Blessings be upon you and your household. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Free Online Courses

Hello all, I just wanted to share with you two free websites that we have been using in our schooling.
The first is Hillsdale College Online . This is focused on History and Economics. This is a great website!
The second is Coursera . This site has a  lot of different subjects.
We have done a few science classes on there.  Chemistry, Forensic Science, and Veterinary Science.
Whatever they want to learn about I can type it in and find a class to fit that topic... No they are not in college yet, but that does not mean they can't learn from these courses. Children are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. That said, I hope you guys go and check these out, they are truly worth it.

Renaissance, Reformation, and Counter Reformation


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

"I Am A Mother And I Have A Purpose!"

As I was reading ,Day 21, in my devotional this morning.
100 Days of Blessing, written by Nancy Campbell.
I was greatly encouraged.  I thought to myself,  every mother should read this.
So, I decided to share...

The chapter is on Jesus delighting in His fathers will, and confessing His life purpose.
 She say's that "as mothers we should delight in our calling, confess out loud and affirm our purpose, even as Jesus did." We should not hide or be ashamed of what God has called us to be. 
We should be proud. Don't let the world make you feel like you are less because you
 choose to follow God's calling, and embrace being a mother. 
Mrs.Campbell wrote the following, to help us mothers, confess and affirm our purpose.

" I am not languishing. I am not floundering. I am not deceived. I have a vision. I know who I am and who God created me to be. I know my purpose. I have direction. I know God's mandate for my life. 
I am walking in the perfect will of God. I know it's not easy. I know it's hard. But I've counted the cost. My goal is set. How could my career be easy when I am impacting this nation for God?
Also the generations to come! And eternity! How can it be easy when I am destroying the plans of the devil? Such is the power of my God-ordained career, the highest calling ever given to women - motherhood! I have embraced my calling. I am not intimidated by antagonists. I will not be moved. My heart is fixed. I may be hidden in my home, but look out world! I am sharpening and polishing my arrorws. I am getting them ready to shoot forth and destroy the works of the enemy. In the power and anointing of God I am advancing His kingdom! " 

"My Goal And Purpose"
P- Passionately mothering!
U- Unflinchingly keeping my eyes on the goal!
R- Regularly and richly imparting God's word to my children!
P- Praying constantly with my heart always looking to the Lord!
O- Ordering and managing my home with diligence!
S- Saturating my husband and children with love and encouragement.
E- Embracing and nurturing the children God is giving to me.

Prayer: "Dear Father, please help me to not only do and delight in your high calling for my life, but to finish my task. I want to daily affirm it before you, my family, and others. Amen." 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Girls Baptism

I am so happy to share with you the baptism of  my girls. They were baptized on July 7th. They accepted Christ into their  hearts months ago, and now they've officially been dunked. This event took place at a church members home, in their hot tub. So the girls had a warm dip. It was a perfect day for a baptism. The weather was just right. Some family and friends were there, making it even better. The girls were so excited, they almost lost sleep over it . When we reached our destination (As the GPS says it.) ,they changed into their swim suits and cover ups (took them awhile too..he he) Our Pastor, Adam Godbold, started off with a discussion on baptism , then he read from the holy scriptures, and we all said the, Apostles Creed. After praying, he asked the girls if they understood everything ,and once they established that they did, the highly anticipated moment had finally come. The girls stepped into the tub, and each was baptized, oldest to youngest. After the baptism, Pastor Adam anointed their heads with oil and prayed a blessing over them. It was a time of great Jubilation. .
We are so very proud of our girls.
 III John 4 says, " I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."
I agree, wholeheartedly.










Monday, July 15, 2013

Back to school basket giveaways

I am posting a Huge give away, by alot of ladies. These giveaways are baskets full of school items. I think you will love them. There are so many wonderful goodies in all of these baskets. You can sign up for all of them, and may win more than one.So, what are you waiting for? Go check them out!
Milk and cookies
These Temporary Tents
Spell Out loud
Gricefully homeschooling
Raising Lifelong Learners
Write Shop
Preschoolers & Peace
Starts at Eight
Joyful Mothering
Ponder The Path
forever for always no matter what
Tinas dynamic homeschool plus
Habits for a happy home
See Jamie Blog
Sams Noggin
This Reading Mama
Adorable Chaos
The Pelsers
Hodge Podge
Sallie Borrink
The Kennedy Adventures
Flourish
our journey westward
meetpenny.com
On Faith & Coffee
our abundant blessings
the holistic homeschooler
the encouraging home
motherhood on a dime
the homeschool scientist




I found some broken links, so those sites were not posted, thank you! :c)

inks to all basket giveaways:

(1) Back to School Toolkit from Milk and Cookies
(2)Back to School Toolkit from These Temporary Tents
(3)Back to School Toolkit from Spell Outloud
(4)Back to School Toolkit from Great Peace Academy
(5)Back to School Toolkit from Gricefully Homeschooling
……
(6) Back to School Toolkit from Raising Lifelong Learners
(7) Back to School Toolkit from WriteShop
(8) Back to School Toolkit from Preschoolers and Peace
(9) Back to School Toolkit from Starts at Eight
(10) Back to School Toolkit from Joyful Mothering
……
(11) Back to School Toolkit from Harrington Harmonies
(12) Back to School Toolkit from Ponder the Path
(13) Back to School Toolkit from Forever, For Always, No Matter What
(14) Back to School Toolkit from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
(15) Back to School Toolkit from Habits for a Happy Home
……
(16) Back to School Toolkit from Curriculum Choice
(17) Back to School Toolkit from See Jamie Blog
(18) Back to School Toolkit from Beautiful Motherhood
(19) Back to School Toolkit from Sam’s Noggin
(20) Back to School Toolkit from This Reading Mama
……
(21) Back to School Toolkit from Teaching Mama
(22) Back to School Toolkit from Adorable Chaos
(23) Back to School Toolkit from The Pelsers
(24) Back to School Toolkit from Hodge Podge
(25) Back to School Toolkit from Sallie Borrink
……
(26) Back to School Toolkit from The Kennedy Adventures
(27) Back to School Toolkit from Flourish
(28) Back to School Toolkit from Our Journey Westward
(29) Back to School Toolkit from Meet Penny
(30) Back to School Toolkit from On Faith and Coffee
……
(31) Back to School Toolkit from Our Abundant Blessings
(32) Back to School Toolkit from Holistic Homeschooler
(33) Back to School Toolkit from The Encouraging Home
(34) Back to School Toolkit from Motherhood on a Dime
(35) Back to School Toolkit from The Homeschool Scientist
- See more at: http://joyfulmothering.net/2013/07/15/back-to-school-giveaway/#sthash.AWO2uWUi.dpufMilk and cookies

inks to all basket giveaways:

(1) Back to School Toolkit from Milk and Cookies
(2)Back to School Toolkit from These Temporary Tents
(3)Back to School Toolkit from Spell Outloud
(4)Back to School Toolkit from Great Peace Academy
(5)Back to School Toolkit from Gricefully Homeschooling
……
(6) Back to School Toolkit from Raising Lifelong Learners
(7) Back to School Toolkit from WriteShop
(8) Back to School Toolkit from Preschoolers and Peace
(9) Back to School Toolkit from Starts at Eight
(10) Back to School Toolkit from Joyful Mothering
……
(11) Back to School Toolkit from Harrington Harmonies
(12) Back to School Toolkit from Ponder the Path
(13) Back to School Toolkit from Forever, For Always, No Matter What
(14) Back to School Toolkit from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
(15) Back to School Toolkit from Habits for a Happy Home
……
(16) Back to School Toolkit from Curriculum Choice
(17) Back to School Toolkit from See Jamie Blog
(18) Back to School Toolkit from Beautiful Motherhood
(19) Back to School Toolkit from Sam’s Noggin
(20) Back to School Toolkit from This Reading Mama
……
(21) Back to School Toolkit from Teaching Mama
(22) Back to School Toolkit from Adorable Chaos
(23) Back to School Toolkit from The Pelsers
(24) Back to School Toolkit from Hodge Podge
(25) Back to School Toolkit from Sallie Borrink
……
(26) Back to School Toolkit from The Kennedy Adventures
(27) Back to School Toolkit from Flourish
(28) Back to School Toolkit from Our Journey Westward
(29) Back to School Toolkit from Meet Penny
(30) Back to School Toolkit from On Faith and Coffee
……
(31) Back to School Toolkit from Our Abundant Blessings
(32) Back to School Toolkit from Holistic Homeschooler
(33) Back to School Toolkit from The Encouraging Home
(34) Back to School Toolkit from Motherhood on a Dime
(35) Back to School Toolkit from The Homeschool Scientist
- See more at: http://joyfulmothering.net/2013/07/15/back-to-school-giveaway/#sthash.AWO2uWUi.dpuf