Wednesday, November 28, 2007


While reading today's devotional, "Is My Jesus Enough?", at Proverbs 31 Ministries I was reminded of a couple of Bible verses that resounded in my heart today. Habakkuk 3:17 and 18 says "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior." This is one of those passages that I want to take some time to chew on. I may even try using it as a guide to write my own declaration of my faith in God, but I wanted to take a minute to share it now in case I forget to dig deeper into it. Maybe writing it here will help me remember to do it.


...That's about all I can say about this post by Kim. Kim is doing a Bible study, based on Martha Peace's "The Excellent Wife", with some ladies at her church and on her blog she sometimes shares some of what they are covering. In this post she lists some of the signs of bitterness and talks about how harboring bitterness can affect our marriage. I really need to spend some time pondering and praying about this. I could say "That's me" to most of the list. Ouch.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Plans for December

Found this site: and plan on using it in December. It has a list of Christmas songs, carols, and poems. I had already told DD that we were going to have some fun in December. One of the things I was thinking about doing ws picking a Christmas/Winter song a day. We would search the web for different versions of the song and discuss them and choose a favortie to keep. I've also been thinking about doing some Christmas/Winter Poems. This is a start to my planning for the month.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Reading Adventures

Just came across the is post about reading and had to share it. It's long, but well worth the read. One of my reasons for wanting to homeschool was so that the kids would learn to love reading and would see that reading wasn't just for school. I'm afraid I didn't do a very good job with that though. How I wish I could turn time back and start again. Hopefully, however, they will each remember the great times we had reading and discussing books together, because we really did have some great times doing that.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Goals and Methods of Home Education

A post in a Homeschool Blog Carnival lead me to an article on Learning How to Learn, the Goal of Self Teaching. Reading that article lead me to check out more thoroughly the site is was on and I was pleased to find a series of posts on the author's Educational Philosophy. You can get to the whole series by following the links from this first one. Lots to think about there.

Reviving this slumbering blog

It's been over a year ago since I last posted to this blog, much longer than Willa's lapse but something she said started me thinking about restarting this blog. I love to write, always have. I once dreamed of having a career that involved writing somehow. Then I went through a spell of hardly writing at all but I just couldn't stay away from it. I need to write - not because I have anything great to say, but just because I find it so helpful to me. So, here I am starting this blog up again after a great time of slumber.

I have not, however, been silent in the time of slumber for this blog. I have been blogging in other places. I discovered the world of scrapbooking and started a scrapbooking blog back in September of 2006. If you're interested you can check it out here. I'm not sure how long it will be around, though, because the site that hosts it is going through some changes. The posts are mostly about my scrapping creations but there are some posts that are simply jabberings about life and starting in February 2007 I felt the need to incorporate some daily devotional posts in there. These devotional posts ended up being nothing more than scripture postings after a while. When I got word that the site that hosted that blog may be shutting down I started another scrapping blog. I moved my main scrapping posts over to my new blog and I've been writing there since October 2007. You can check it out here if you like. That one has been strictly for scrapping stuff and I've been feeling the need to either incorporate more life stuff into that one or revive this one.

I finally decided today to revive this blog. I debated moving some of the devotional posts from my old site over here but I've decided not to bother. There was nothing earth shattering there anyway, just as there is not likely to be anything earth shattering here. Doesn't matter. This is for me. A place for me to jabber about my life and things that catch my interest outside of scrapping. Anybody that wants to listen in is welcome, and if you do drop by I'd love for you to say hi.