Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Across the water

Thinking of far away friends today.

We have lived abroad several times.  I can remember what it is like to be off on an adventure.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Meditations - Resting

Do you ever just get tired?

Sometimes I think I live this secondary life. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The sweep of easy wind and downy flake

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A World So Full

Dear CM friend, 
Here is a lovely description of how Nature Study can work in your everyday world of living.  Tammy wrote this article for the Childlight USA webpost: Adopting a Trail. It is doable, and these are common results from only a fall season, a semester.  And really, it's just a walk!  I need to get outside more - my consistency is, well, inconsistent!  I talked about this with my MOPS girls in November.  I think it is time to do something about it.  I'll tell you what happens!

Grace for the day,

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

"A Battle of Ideas"

A Review: Your Mind Matters by John Stott  - a lecture delivered as a Presidential address in 1972 at the Inter-Varsity Fellowship Annual Conference.

We have used this in our home school curriculum for YR12. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

or who they won't know

Dear friend,

Here is the second part of Who you know...

I often emphasize the idea of speaking truth into our children's lives (really into any person's life).  The truth of Scripture is the only liberty we have in giving direction toward what to think as a formative tool in a child's education - "An Atmosphere, A Discipline, and A Life" are delineated in Charlotte Mason's volumes on educational philosophy.  I'll explain more on that in another post.  For now, let's think a little more about that idea of speaking truth...

The truth of Scripture is not something we know automatically.  That is why the Bible is considered special revelation vs. general revelation that points us toward God.  Only Scripture tells us clearly the Gospel - God's plan - THE plan - from the beginning of time, to bring us into a right relationship with him through Jesus Christ.  If we don't read the Bible and know what it says, we are without that truth.  If we don't read it consistently, our relationship is shallow and, like the children of Israel in the Old Testament, we will forget.