#1 I had the opportunity to teach a Bible study at church tonight on worry and fear. #2 I wanted to write down my notes so I could share them with others, and also so I wouldn't forget these Scriptures...I need them everyday!
Worry and Fear How
does a person lose weight? It almost always boils down to three things: Diet Exercise Be consistent Period. What does this have to do with worry and fear? Well, losing worry and fear from our lives follows a surprisingly similar pattern...
For starters: Losing
weight and losing worry and fear have one very important thing in
both take DISCIPLINE. In 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 Paul is talking about the way he's been perceived by others and is sharing some of his thoughts on how he deals with issues in the church. We can apply these thought patterns as we begin our journey to a worry-free life. vs.3, "For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh." Realize that this is a Spiritual battle, no…
#1 During a normal homeschool day I'm sure that I personally learn more than all the kids combined.
#2 Sometimes, though, no one really learns anything...we just trudge through a slop of bad attitudes.
#3 The only way to change this is to get to the heart of the Mother...
Mothers Need Jesus
We're on the countdown to summer. The countdown to any break from school is always exciting, but it's usually the most tiresome, nerve-wrecking, patience-testing, final-10k-of-a-marathon-painful time!
This is where the bad attitudes come in and the learning goes out.
The chain of events: Mom and kids get excited about summer break.Mom and kids get in a hurry to get school work done.Mom and kids get frustrated because it seems like the work is never-ending.Kids complain, Mom fusses.Repeat #4 again and again with mounting tension and frustration. Mom breaks, kids give up.Mom feels like a failure, kids think Mom is kind of a freak.Throw in the normal life stresses - schedules, finances,…
Someone wants to talk homeschool how-to with me today so I'm gathering up my sources and information for her. While I'm at it, I figured I'd go ahead and write it up here just in case anyone else is curious.
***Disclaimer: I am NOT an expert, and after the way this school year unraveled I may be the last person who should be giving advice. SO, don't take this as advice...take it as a bare bones survival kit that I'm currently using for my kids. (And when I say "currently," I mean we are so far off schedule that school has officially merged into our daily life so that there is no beginning and there is no end...just a lot of hard work, fun breaks, and more than enough lazy days.)