Love Like You Love Yourself

 Reading today from Romans 13:8-14.

Balancing Work and Homeschooling

The other day Jen asked for people to give her a brief outline of how working parents  balance out schooling their children with their jobs.  It's not always easy to balance commitments you know? Especially if you have a household to run, friends to keep in contact with and the host of things distracting us. 


So just what is it that I do?   What am I trying to balance?

Hymn Study: We Praise Thee O God Our Redeemer

 Lyrics: 

We praise Thee, O God, our Redeemer, creator,
In grateful devotion our tribute we bring;
We lay it before Thee, we kneel and adore Thee,
We bless Thy holy name, glad praises we sing.


We worship Thee, God of our fathers, we bless Thee;
Through life’s storm and tempest our guide have Thou been;
When perils overtake us, escape Thou will make us,
And with Thy help, O Lord, our battles we win.


With voices united our praises we offer,
To Thee, great Jehovah, glad anthems we raise.
Thy strong arm will guide us, our God is beside us,
To Thee, our great Redeemer, forever be praise.

 Thy love Thou didst show us, Thine only Son sending,
Who came as a babe and whose bed was a stall,
His blest life He gave us and then died to save us;
We praise Thee, O Lord, for Thy gift to us all.
 Written by Julia Cory on the behest of Archer Gibson.  Gibson was the organist at the church that Cory's family attended in New York.  Gibson wanted new words to a popular tune (we gather together).  It took her about two weeks to come up with the original first three stanzas, she added the fourth for Christmas. 

She was an active member of her church all her life, working actively in her community as well.  


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Illness Strikes!!!!!

My goals for the week: Work on the trailer, cleaning the living room and keeping the learning going on. 

Review: Marine Science for Kids

Marine Science for Kids is part of the for kids series put out by Chicago press. These books are fantastic resource for helping children explore a particular topic, in this case Marine Science.

The Lad's Research: How to Farm Crickets

crickets
How to Farm Crickets

The first step in farming crickets is to either catch some or buy them in a store. If you buy them in a store they are less likely to have diseases.   If you catch them in the wild, you want that ones hardest to catch, and you'll need to check them for mites, You will probably need 20-50 of them depending on the size of your container. Make sure you have a mix of males and females. You can see a picture of a female cricket here

Field Trip Friday: Hershey Chocolate World

One of the field trips we took when we went to Pennsylvania was to Hershey World, lots of people suggested we go, so we went.

Ergo, I thought I'd share our trip with you.



Because I am reminded, I accept


I accept
I take on 
I willingly do this thing.

You know.. 
That thing you would have me do

It's hard though
sometimes to do this thing

To be the woman that 
I am called to be.

And yet, 
When I see that you Lord
YOU manage all the details.
You mind my back.
You take care of enemies.
You are my source.

Then that reminder
Helps me all the more
to 

A Pearl Seeker: A Spiritual Mindset



Intro...Remember the Alamo,  choice given,  step over the line and fight, or go home.  As Christians we step over the line to go with God rather than stay with the old.  Once we step over we can't go back.

People, very human people, wrote the bible.  God chose them, as holy people,  people serving him,  to write down his words.

We are introduced to Ezra,  prophet, who kept the physical copy of the Torah.  He was a scribe, part of an educated respected class.   This copy was scrolls that would be big and bulky.  They travelled 900 miles through hostile territory with God minding his back.  Why?

Ezra 7:10   God's hand was on him because Ezra studied God's word with an Intent to know it, to live it and to teach it to others.

Be a doer of the word.  Know it, do it. 
Have that hunger to know his word and to be changed by it.
To live out that change.

My thoughts: 
This is a good reminder.. you know?  
To think about the steps the Ezra took.  First to know the word of the Lord.  He studied it extensively, wrote it out as part of his work, and yet.. even though he studied it and knew it for his work, even in his off-time, God's word was still that important to him.

But it wasn't just a matter of studying it, he allowed it to change him.  He lived out what he learned and knew of the Lord God.

And having lived it... he taught it to others. 

Isn't that what we should do?   Teach others WHY we live as we do.  

If we follow these steps, don't you think Christianity, our faith, our beliefs, would become contagious?  Helping to turn the hearts of others to God.


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God Gave the Authority

Learning today from Romans 13:1-7.
romans 13:1-7

Art Book: It's Great to Create

Jon Burgerman has created a really fun art book for us to use.  Coming up with 101 creative exercises for anyone to do as they play around doing art.

art create exercises

God's Got it in Hand

Romans 12:9-21 is our passage for today.   I still have thoughts in my head from yesterday right?   How God graces us all with differing amounts of faith and within that faith given, bestows upon us different gifts that we are to use well. 

That lives the question doesn't it... what does it mean for a Christian to use those gifts well, upon what do we base the use of them.

Paul answers that in today's lesson.

Canada Book: Hey Freddy, it's Canada's Birthday!

Hey Freddy, it's Canada's Birthday is a book about Canada geared for the younger set.   Let me tell you all about it.  :)

Star Wars and Ghost Box the #PlayTestShare Giveaway

It’s a  wonderful time of the year! Guess what!  It is time for Raincoast’s #PlayTestShare.  Today I get to show you a couple of really neat items I reviewed from Raincoast Books and YOU dear Canadian Resident, get the chance to win one!


Gifts Differ By Grace Given

Romans 12:3-8 is our passage for today.



40 Ways in Which to Present Research

Presenting research is an integral part of schooling.  It can be done simply by talking, but often times in the business world you need to be able to show your audience such as you boss or team members, the material you've gathered in different ways.  Practicing this skill in your formative years helps you to hone your abilities. 



Hymn Study: All People that on Earth, Do Dwell



School continues!

This was a good week that turned out a tad different than planned.   Though not written on the calendar, our Friday happened on Thursday, and our Friday was very scattered in our approach. Book Study didn't happen with gramma due to my not having the book to hand.   For geography the lad is doing a study on Red Tides.  And for science he started a study on Atoms and Molecules.
Monday:
Our typical go to London day.  Sold a bunny.   Did some shopping and puttering about.  OH!   We also went to the Mandarin to celebrate Gramma's Birthday.   It was a good day.

Tuesday:
Hubby has a interview this evening for a job!   Yay that all the technical stuff worked the way it was supposed to!! 
Cleaned the living room area..moved the birds from one side to the other, tidied up "that corner" and found a bunch of stuff I don't need!  WOOT WOOT!
The lad did his schooling and then cleaned his room "Mom, going to clean out my closet" which morphed into cleaning his entire room and saying "I'm not moving this" to a lot of items. Took him all day, he was bushed by the end of it, but not too bushed that he couldn't make a new axe.   This one is called the "chop'em stick'em, hook'em and pull'em" after a weapon in the Brotherband series. 

Wednesday:
Foodbank.  The lad schooled, helped with the delivery, I organized shelves.
Made buns and beet jelly, I cleaned up the living room a bit.   Kept busy.  The lad went out ant hunting. :)
Evening Karate starts up again.

Thursday:
Out to the Western Fair after the lad finished most of his schooling quick quick in the morning.  Admittedly he didn't do math or Compuscholar.   We headed up a bit earlier as the lad wanted to buy test tubes for his ants, and Hubby needed to pick something up at the "make your own beer" store.

Anyways, once all the errands we run we hit the fair and had a good time. 
One of the quilts we saw.

We had fun!  To read about our adventures go here.  Though I didn't include how I dragged the lads off to watch square dancing for a while.  I found it rather fun, they.. well.. were very good sports.  :)

On the way home from the Western Fair we picked up the bunny that I had sold on Monday.  Turned out their other rabbit was a male instead of a female, they didn't want babies and didn't want to neuter their buck.  So this girlie came home again.


Friday:
I had originally planned to go to a museum today with the lad but given that I didn't get up and busy until about 1000 a.m.... and the lad was only up about 1/2 hour before I was and hubby wasn't much brighter either... we decided a stay at home day suited us much better.

The lad and I worked on a Star Wars review (two different ones actually) then we talked about his research project where we discovered that I had carefully delineated my expectations... so he's got three projects in his head and I need to print off my expectations for him so he knows what to do.   I said next week is fine.  :)  And it is, gives us time to talk and learn and experiment and that's a good thing eh?

The two fellows worked on a budgie nestbox now that we have two budgies that like each other living together.  The lad is hoping to get baby budgies!!!!   He thinks that might be a touch exciting.  :)


Saturday: 
BUSY...first thing, karate class.
Then off to Camp Shalom for their fall fair.   Bought food, did some visiting, found a corelle bowl in the rummage tent and the lad some foam for projects, it was a successful venture.  Jim picked up some wine bottles from a friend.    

Off to the St. Jacobs Market to get some fruit to make jam... thought I'd try my hand at peach jam.


Grandparents, A Poem.   A word prompt post turned into poem
Hymn study: sing praise to God who reigns above.   A history on this hymn. :)
How Reviewing Curriculum Works in Real Life. A round of up ideas for making reviews work.
Devotional Romans 11:11-24.  Stand Fast, not proud but fearing
Canada Book: Crazy About Canada.   Questions about Canada?  Answers.
Art Book: Making Amazing Art.  Learn the seven elements of art.
Devotional Romans 11:25-35:  For who has known the mind of God
Pearl Seekers: The Good Part.  Book study on pearl seekers.
Devotional Romans 12:1-2.  Our Bodies, Living Sacrifices.
Support: A Five Minute Friday post, I have room for improvement!
Field Trip: The Western Fair.  Our annual trip to the Western Fair

Reviews:
The Shark Lady: I thoroughly enjoyed this picture book.  All about shark lady Eugenia Clark.
Carole P. Roman book. Cultural history books using family life to draw you into the culture. 

 Linking up with: 
Kym at Homeschool Highlights.
Weird Unsocialized homeschoolers
Homeschool Nook
Homeschool blog and tell.
Encouraging hearts and homes.
Friday funnies, flops and fails.

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Review: Shark Lady

Eugenie Clark was a girl who's very determined to work with marine life, particularly with sharks.   She was fascinated with them from the time she was very litter. Shark lady is the story of how she realized her dream.

Field Trip: Western Fair

Well okay.. do I call this a field trip or just a day out having fun??   I'll let you decide eh?

Almost every year we attend the Western Fair in London.  There was one year we missed but normally we go.  ANYWAYS, enough preamble eh?

Support

Tonight the family and I went out to the Western Fair, the boys out to go on the rides and me to kibbitz about seeing the exhibits and taking pics of the farm animals and what not. 

Our Bodies, a Living Sacrifices


I still have the thoughts of Romans 11 floating in my head. How we can't understand how his mind works, but we can give him glory.  

So when I read these first couple of verses of Romans 12, I can't help but wonder, are our bodies a way to give glory to God?

Pearl Seekers: The Good Part

Ms. Blackmon opens this chapter talking about spending time in the Kitchen, around the table, laughing, joking, talking, sharing the things of God. Taking that needed time to just slow down and show the things of God to each.
As we move into the meat of the chapter we find Mary and Martha serving as hosts. Martha is scurrying around getting things done, Mary is chillin', spending time with the Messiah.  Martha is getting a bit steamed.. working hard, seeing her sister chillin', and she wants some help and directly says so, asking the Lord to tell Mary to give her a hand.

Now I have to admit, I saw this and hadn't really thought of it before.  I wonder why Martha didn't just say MARY, help me out here will you?!?!  But she turned to the Lord for this aid, and the Lord say, Martha chill, Mary has chosen a good thing...to spend time with me.

Mary was sitting at Jesus' feet listening to him. 
This was the good thing, the good part, that Jesus was referring to.   Sitting, listening, soaking in his words. 

It seems like every time we see Martha and Mary with the Lord, Martha is serving and Mary is focused on Jesus.   Listening to him, washing his feet with perfume, being right there.   They both made the Lord comfortable in their home.   

We need to be seeking the Lord, opening our hearts to him, like these two ladies did.

You know what?  I'm more of a Martha, I want to be working in the background, instead of sitting quietly listening.  Two ways of spending time with the Lord.  Martha needed to learn how not to fret, Mary needed to learn to be involved as well (see how she learned to wash his feet?).  Mary already knew how to sit quiet and listen and soak in his words.  A skill Martha perhaps needed to learn as well...but she learned, perhaps, not to fret.   

Makes me wonder what skills I need to learn yet.

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For who has known the mind of the Lord

Today we are reading from Romans 11:25-35.



Art Book: Making Amazing Art

Did you know that art has seven different elements to it?
Can you name them all?



Canada Book: Crazy About Canada


Crazy about Canada is a neat book all about Canada.  

Stand fast, not proud but fearing

Today we are reading from Romans 11:11-24.


Carole P. Roman's cultural, history books for children, a review

It has been my joy to read Carole P. Roman's books over these past few weeks.   Books from the "If you were me and lived" series that spoke to me predominately of days gone by, but one with a look into a possible future.   History was portrayed from The Mayan Empire, Viking Europe and the Ancient Mali Empire, the future glimpsed in a potential life on Mars.   Here are links to all four books that I reviewed via Amazon.com: If you were me and lived on ... Mars, If you were me and lived in ... The Ancient Mali Empire, If you were me and lived in ... Viking Europe, and If you were me and lived in ... The Mayan Empire.

http://www.anetintime.ca/2017/09/carole-p-romans-cultural-history-books.html


How Reviewing Curriculum Works in Real Life

A bit back my sister-in-law asked me how doing reviews works with schooling the lad.   Doesn't it mean interrupted schooling?   How do I keep him moving forward when I have to stop one program and start another.  How do I make it work?  What if he doesn't like it?  How do you plan anything out if you don't know what you'll be reviewing?

I thought it would be good to answer some of those questions.
http://www.anetintime.ca/2017/09/how-reviewing-curriculum-works-in-real.html


Grandparents, a poem

Grandparents 


Old and wizened
Washcloth shakes
How dare I make a noise
in this quiet place?

Adults are chattering
Children be gone
Grandparents are sitting
Staring in alarm.

Old and wizened
Moving about
What are you doing?
The questions abound.

Hotdogs are roasting
Cameras are out.
Opa and Oma
New memories they make

The differences is stark
Grandparents of mine.
One likes obedience, 
One memories are found.

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Hymn Study: Sing Praise to God, Who Reigns Above

Lyrics:

Sing praise to God Who reigns above, the God of all creation,
The God of power, the God of love, the God of our salvation.
With healing balm my soul is filled and every faithless murmur stilled:
To God all praise and glory.

What God’s almighty power hath made His gracious mercy keepeth,
By morning glow or evening shade His watchful eye ne’er sleepeth;
Within the kingdom of His might, Lo! all is just and all is right:
To God all praise and glory.

The Lord is never far away, but through all grief distressing,
An ever present help and stay, our peace and joy and blessing.
As with a mother’s tender hand, God gently leads the chosen band:
To God all praise and glory.

Thus, all my toilsome way along, I sing aloud Thy praises,
That earth may hear the grateful song my voice unwearied raises.
Be joyful in the Lord, my heart, both soul and body bear your part:
To God all praise and glory.

Let all who name Christ’s holy Name give God all praise and glory;
Let all who own His power proclaim aloud the wondrous story!
Cast each false idol from its throne, for Christ is Lord, and Christ alone:
To God all praise and glory.

 

Written by Johann J. Schutz and translated by Frances E. Cox.  He was a lawyer and a man of piety.  He's known to have written at least four hymns. He started out as a Lutheran but over time became a separatist.  Beyond that I haven't learned a whole lot more about him. 


Sources:


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School has started!

 
Our school year is kicking back into full time, but for this first week... not a heavy schedule.    I changed up how I do the schedule this year.. putting in a column that covers everything I want to cover this year, then I can write on the individual days what needs doing.  
We always change it up even after I type it up.. for instance.. Writing Radar he wants to do five days a week (go figure he likes it!!!)

Review: Time Stoppers Quest for the Golden Arrow

Book two of the Time Stoppers Seriesm Quest for the Golden Arrow. has me eagerly awaiting book three!  :) Oh, sometimes I can hardly wait, I have so been enjoying this series!   Carrie Jones did not disappoint in this second book of the series.



Field Trip: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum

 know I know!  It's been a while since we did our trip to Pennsylvania...but I finally  have found the time to talk about our trip to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum.


The Poetry of Work

I am feeling doggone tired tonight.
As I sat here I thought.. where does that expression come from?

You know what I learned?  It is a "polite" way to say Darn it or .... well you know.  :)  It does fit though.. I am VERY tired tonight.  :)   Let's just pretend I never researched where the expression comes from....

Anyways, What does that even have to do with the word prompt this week, which in case you didn't know already is the word WORK.



Well...

Work!

Time to move.
Stuff to pack.
Oh no!!!
Oh no!!!!

We're dealing with two pack rats!
Will I move it?
No I say.
Get this stuff out of my way!

Cold cellar there
And it's a fright.
What's the smell
I don't feel so well.

Kick out the boys
Sweep and mop
Spider webs sucked up
Keep going hup hup.


Garage cleaned.
Garbage is full.
Hooray Hooray
The floor sees the light of day!

Look around 
More I see.
Scrap metal I find
New Money, I don't mind.

Load it up
Cart it away.
Garbage bins full
Oh so hard to pull

Another day done
Tired I am
My feet so sore
Tell me not, there is more?


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  This is a five minute Friday post. the word prompt is brought to us by Miss Kate over at Five Minute FridayWhat is Five Minute Friday?  Well it's a party of a group of like minded folks who gather on Friday to do a five minute free write around a singular word.  AND THEN (and this is the most important part) we take the time to offer up encouragement to each other on this writing journey.  It's fun, though it's not always easy, but it is always good.   Come join us won't you?  You are always welcome.
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Pearl Seeker: I Gotta Be Me!

Becky Blackmon paints the picture of three owls in a tree.  Two of the owls are being ordinary owls, but the third is a bit of an odd duck, hanging upside down and doing his own thing.   Life isn't easy for that owl... and life isn't easy for people stuck on doing their own thing as well.

Grace would no longer be grace ....

Today we are reading from Romans 11:1-10.


I have to admit, after yesterday's reading I have to wonder... is God rejecting this original chosen people?   Is he turning his back on them or what is going on?  Paul says this:
  I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! 

Consider this: Paul is an Israelite himself!  He hasn't been rejected by God.  He's a member of the tribe of Benjamin, a descendant of Abraham himself. 
For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin.

God hasn't rejected any of the people that he foreknew.  God always has a remnant of his chosen people who have been chosen by grace. For instance, when Elijah thought he was the only believer left, God reassured him that he really wasn't.   Just as he had a remnant saved to himself then, he also has a remnant saved to himself NOW.  
  God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel? “Lord, they have killed your prophets, they have demolished your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life.” But what is God's reply to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.
Do you see it?   It's not a chosen by works..it's chosen by grace.  Even in the time of Elijah, these people were chosen by grace!  Grace was at work even in the Old Testament!   

I do love this line: 
  But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace. 
Makes sense eh?   Grace can't be grace if it's based off anything, otherwise it would no longer be grace. 
  
What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened, as it is written,
“God gave them a spirit of stupor,
    eyes that would not see
    and ears that would not hear,
down to this very day.”
And David says,
“Let their table become a snare and a trap,
    a stumbling block and a retribution for them;
10 let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see,
    and bend their backs forever.”
Again.. it all comes down to God's choice.  God's choice alone.  If he has elected them (chosen them ahead of time) they obtain what they are seeking.  IF he hasn't, their hearts are hardened, and work as they might, they won't find what they are looking for. 

So what does that mean to me?
God's choice.
He's the one who leads us to seek for him.
That seeking is a sign of his grace upon our lives.
Those that are chosen of God will find what they seek... The Lord God himself and his saving work on our behalf.  

So if you are a seeker...know that you are the elect of God.  Destined to become one of his own.  That's a good thing no?  :)

What say you?    Click here follow along in my Romans Series.


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Art Book:1 2 3, I Can Sculpt


 1,2,3, I Can Sculpt is colourful book geared to helping your young ones have fun creating sculptures.  The book starts off explaining what a sculpture is


"a piece of art that has more than one side to look at".

Isn't that just the most straight-forward definition of a sculpture that you have heard?

Review: Is There Anything Better Than Candy? Box-Tract

Getting in interesting products to review is always a fun thing to do. And this one is a FUN one.  Imagine having a fun way to present the gospel to children, in a way that is non-threatening and provides a double benefit?  Is There Anything Better Than Candy? Box-Tract, produced by Let the Little Children Come come is one such a product, it comes as a ready made halloween tract.


How did we use it? 
My lad and I made up three of them at a time, we took them with us on our weekly trips to the foodbank.  This was our main way of using them.  I also brought them along to a homsechool get-together and some of the teens put a few together to give to siblings.
They were really easy to put together, though if you look you'll see that one of them somehow got put together just a bit incorrectly.  There's really no excuse though, as Let the Little Children Come provides an easy to follow diagram for putting it together. 
Anyways, while at the foodbank we would hand them out to the youngsters who came by.   It was fun to see their delight.  It was such as easy way to bring the word of God into needy families.   Such an easy way to share the gospel with children.
I was amazed at the amount of candy I could fit in and there was even room to spare!  Chocolate, taffy, caramels, peppermints and more!   
We reserved four of them for our annual trick or treaters!  :)


My thoughts:
  • It holds a good amount of candy, I was surprised how much fit in and I still had room to spare.
  • In making them with a couple of young teens I discovered there was a bit of a learning curve in how to put it together and fill it.  Some got the idea quicker than others, but once the pattern was learned, each pumpkin thereafter went easily.
  • It holds a good message, I loved that the message included a prayer.  A nice message for doing child evangelism.
  • I can see a variety of ways to make use of these little pumpkins.  They are big enough you could put in a small baked good (tartlets/cookies/donut holes) and bring them along to nursing homes, siblings can give to younger sibs, kids can use them as a surprise for their folks, as rewards at a harvest festival or Hallowe'en party, your imagination is the only limit.   
  • How can you share the gospel with children in your life?

Comments from parents:
"This would be a fun craft before Hallowe'en with my girls club"
"Oh, that's such a cute idea!"
"Can I put one together?   Are they hard to do?  Oh!  That's easy enough and oh.. they hold quite a lot don't they?!"

Comments from children:
"Mommy look!  It's a pumpkin!"
"MOMMY  I gots a chocolate!"
"Can I have one mom?  Please?"
"Can I make one for the girl my mom babysits?"


Let the Little Children Come
Is There Anything Better Than Candy? Box-Tract

20 boxes in one pack.



Price per Pack:
US$ 15.95 (1 - 10 packs)
US$ 14.95 (11 - 20 packs)
US$ 13.95 (21 packs or more)

Reviewed for: The Homeschool Review Crew
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