Monday, February 28, 2011

busy vs. fruitfulness

I realized something today after having a conversation with someone I've just re-connected with. I was admitting to much laziness and have known for some time now that I could do so much more to keep my home in order and teach responsibility to my kids by developing some of my own. But, I also abhor those who are soooo busy all the time with this and that, that there's no time for the important things, like relationships. So, I realized this- in all the musing;I don't always need to be 'busy' but I do always need to be fruitful. Like right now..I'm not really busy. I'm not doing chores, or running errands, or doing projects, but in writing this blog, I am hopefully being fruitful. I will be searching myself for the next while to see what this new motto will mean for me. I wonder how many of you have already discovered this truth in your lives.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

homeschool motto

So, I have been dealing with some issues lately that have required me to think/analyze a bit more about homeschooling. And, here's the motto that embodies what homeschool should look like for me. Love God and Love Learning. Punto. That's it. Now, because I didn't know how to instill the love learning part for sooo many yrs. , that part of the motto has not been fully realized. And having two teenagers who want to do nothing that requires effort, of course, schooling doesn't seem so fun these days. But, learning is not just during the hours of school, nor does it have to do only with books and assignments. We all know that, that's obvious. The Love of God part is also something that has not been instilled from day 1 since I've been on the journey of truly finding my faith for many yrs., and my struggles with the flesh along the way have not exactly been the kind of magnet toward God that my kids have needed to see. But, now that I am dedicated to the Lord, I am hoping He will use what time is left to breath into my kids the desire to know and love Him. This motto, and the challenges that I have been presented with to analyze how I homeschool, has allowed me to once again focus on the most important things. The other things are just that...other things. I will do what God wants in my homeschool situation. I know that others are already on the right track in their homes too. I am glad that God has led me to a couple of things these last few days regarding exactly what I've been dealing with, to comfort me and to reassure me, that if I am seeking Him, then He will do in our lives what should be done. Amen.