Lingual Braces and a Lisp – By Becca Barner

Hello HumbleBees,

Recently I got braces put on for next phase of treatment to help with my TMJD (Temporomandibular joint disorder), just a fancy medical word to call the jaw joints. The type of braces I got are called Lingual (meaning tongue) braces and they go behind my teeth. Since getting them on, I have a bit of a lisp but it is temporary till my tongue gets use to the proper placement. Lauren and I think it is super cute and she wanted me to record an update. We are uploading it to YouTube and can find it HERE. Once I recorded the video, I asked Lauren if I could do a writeup post with notes from the video. I won’t add too much info because I would love you guys to watch the video. I share a bit of my pain history, current braces status, and I totally laugh and cry in this video. Please go check it out and give us a thumbs up which will super bless Lauren and me!

Here are my main notes:

·        I am grateful:

1.   Grateful for braces

2.  Grateful for the stabilizers to help my bite

3.  Grateful for the pain- God sovereignly used my pain to help show my husband and I the true Gospel

  –      “Suffering saints are living seed.” Quote by Charles Spurgeon

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·        A Time for Everything

 Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

§   For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

·        John MacArthur

1.   I was totally wrong on the anniversary of John being apart of Grace to You church lol. I accidentally said 40 years, but J-Mac has been pastoring there for over 50 years now, not the 40 I was saying in the video.

2.  Here is the correct info:https://www.gracechurch.org/about/history

3.  His mercies are new every morning…

Lamentations 3: 22-23

§  22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[b]
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

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Update – What are we Doing and Where are we Going?

I had the days of our interviews mixed up, I’m so sorry dear ones! Today’s episode is an update on what we’ll be doing with the podcast, blog, and hub next. Please pray for me, brothers and sisters-in-Christ. I deeply need your prayers today, as does Becca. We’re going to be recording an episode this weekend that, well, we simply don’t want to have to record. Unfortunately, we’ve got to deal with another serious subject.

I so treasure each of you, thank you for your kindness, prayer, and support of the podcast. Especially thank you for the prayer. If there’s anything you’d like me to be in prayer for, please let me know. If it’s something you’d rather not make public you can send it to me via email or social media messages. I find great joy in praying for you all. Don’t forget, once you’ve finished this episode, to let me know your answer to the riddle at the end. First one to get the answer correct will be announced on social media.

You can find the podcast on YouTube, Podbean, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes, and through our website 5Solas.Online. We will be launching a store within the next few days, so if there is a personalized t-shirt idea you’ve got, please let me know. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Homeschooling Update: Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Hello dear ones, I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. I know it’s been a long time since I did an update on homeschooling. Hopefully I’ve been able to work my schedule around to where I’ll be able to do these posts more often. There’s been a lot of changes since the last update, so at least that will make for more interesting reading. I also have several links and resources for you all, that I’m very excited about. Let’s start with some updates, shall we?

As you all well know, we’ve moved again, taking a new assignment in ND. I found a successful way of homeschooling while packing and unpacking. We split lessons in half, making sure she was still learning, but not overwhelming her. Moves, even for a family that is always moving, can make little ones uneasy. While she’ll swear up and down that moving is her favorite part, there’s still a sense of excitable anxiety. She gets less sleep, which makes lessons more difficult for her to focus on. I also used this pattern, splitting one days worth of lessons into two days, upping the amount of art and play, during the lead of to the holidays.

For English we’re moving into a stage of more advanced sentence structure. I know most of her generation will rarely use handwriting, but I’d still like her to know the skill if need be. She’s already got such beautiful cursive, now she just needs to improve on putting together functioning, grammatically accurate, sentences. Spell check can only take us so far, after all. We’re still using Khan academy for math, so she happily made it through the unit on division. She’s officially better at math then her mom! For science, we’re going over the Periodic Table. After this we’ll be having some fun with chemistry. In history we’re covering both American history, and doing a global geographical review. For art class we’re using Paul Priestley’s YouTube lessons, now that she’s finished with his beginners drawing, we’re going to be doing his painting lessons.

Some great resources I’ve found helpful are Pastor Jims free lessons on dinosaurs which you can find here. These free lessons from Answers in Genesis Sunday School worksheets. And this great podcast episode from Semper Reformanda Radio explaining where we are legally with public schools, and why homeschooling is so needed. I hope these links, and the update, will be helpful for all my homeschooling readers, and encouraging for those of you whose little ones are not so little anymore. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.