Hello everyone, and happy Saturday! I hope this post finds you all doing well, and having a blessed weekend. Today I have some new homeschooling resources to go along side the new series on essential Christian doctrines. These worksheets, attached below, are the first ones I’ve designed using Canva so please let me know if there’s anything that doesn’t work!
Along side this teaching, I highly recommend Songs for Saplings and brother Paul Washer’s children’s catechism series.
Our brother in Christ, Pastor Jim, has created some amazing lessons on the 50 states, you can find them here. His lessons are always organized, and descriptive, which is a tremendous blessing. So much of the Christian homeschooling resources can be costly, however Pastor Jim’s are God honoring and free.
Lastly, I wanted to give an update on Kayliegh’s greenhouse initiative. It’s been raining here a lot, which is only unfortunate in that watering the plants was hopefully going to teach her about responsibility. We are still seeing ants, but they don’t seem to be hurting anything. While she hasn’t needed to water them, she’s getting the chance to watch them grow. Allowing our children to plant things, and care for them, gives us the opportunity to share many Scriptures with them. Planting, watering, and harvesting are all used through-out Gods Word as illustrations. Proverbs gives us the example of the lazy man who didn’t tend to his field, Old Testament prophets call the Israelites the vine dressers, and Christ picks up on that theme when rebuking the Jewish leaders. Jesus also uses this as an illustration of sharing the Gospel, and winning souls.
Recently Kayliegh’s been disturbed to find palm readers in movies, shows, and in real life. She came to me the other day and expressed her concern, telling me how she would like to have an opportunity to share the Gospel with them when she gets older. She sat down with me and presented the Good News to me, as if I were the palm reader. I could hear the same love, and concern, in her voice that I feel towards the false converts within the churches. We all have a specific area, or group, we are called to pray for and minister to more fervently. I wonder if we’re seeing the beginnings of her calling to this particular group. It’s a dark, and spiritually dense, field to speak truth to. We talked about this, and about how often we can plant seeds without seeing a harvest. We talked about the verses that tell us that some plant, others water, but God brings the harvest.
Homeschooling can often be a struggle, I never feel like I’m doing good enough, or that I’ve covered everything. In our new town we’ve joined the local HS community, and I’ve been so blessed to hear the other moms express the same sentiments. Then to hear them all encourage one another, lift one another up, join together to accomplish goals, has been more edifying than I could have imagined. There is a large community of homeschoolers here, but that’s not always the case. Some areas have very little in the way of organized groups. If you find yourself in that situation don’t be afraid to start the groups yourself, there are probably dozens of moms feeling the same way you are! I hope these resources and updates bless you all, as always beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.