Showing posts from September, 2013

Satan, Destructor of Lives

(1 Peter 5:8-9)
(8) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (9) Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in you brethern that are in the world.

Ever wondered why things happen to you in the most enjoyable times of your life?  In just this past month we have had things to seem like they are just falling down around us.  See Satan likes to try and get in by any means necessary.  He will send in a path of destruction to try and get your focus off the Lord.  We have had sickness come in, people trying my patience and temperament, works for that could have gotten done.  I haven't been to a Sunday service for two Sunday's now. Satan knew that I was excited to be going to the baptism at church, and used this opportunity of sickness to stop me.  Since my husband announced his calling to preach the Word, we have been going through some trials.  Not hard ones but lit…

Math, such a small four letter word, for such big Problems!

Today I had my wonderful students again for their weekly math lessons. Its so funny cause when you tell them how much they have to do, they just look at you with a blank look like "DO What??".

We had three different math's going on. The girls are real troopers though. Patient with each other until I could get to the next one.

For the youngest girl I used worksheets from Math-Drills. She is working on refreshing up on 3-digit minus 3-digit Subtraction. Next week we will be adding a 4-digit Subtraction. That should have her refreshed enough to go on to the next level which will be Multiplication.

The middle girl is working on Pre-Algebra and we are using Landmark Freedom Baptist Curriculum. I really enjoy using their curriculum. It is so easy to follow and it explains each sections in terms that they can understand it on their own. We worked on Division by Primes, Factoring Trees, Common Factors(gcf), Multiples (lcm) and Proper, Improper and Whole Fractions. She did …

To Be Bridled!

When we think on the word bridle, most of us think about a horse's bridle. We seldom ever hear it used in any other way. However the Bible speaks of it at least five times and only one of those times is it talking of a bridle for a animal. So you are probably asking yourself, "Where is she going with this?". Well lets examine what that word means and how the Bible deals with that word. I use the King James Bible for my bible to study.

What does the word bridle mean anyways according to the bible? The word BRIDLE means 1. The instrument with which a horse is governed and restrained by a rider; consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and reins, with other appendages, according to its particular form and uses.

2. A restraint; a curb; a check.

3. A short piece of cable well served, attached to a swivel on a chain, laid in a harbor, and the upper end drawn into a ship and secured to the bits. The use is to enable a ship, when moored, to veer with the wind and tide.

Now that w…

Field Trip #2 Day 12 Pre-Schooling

Today we went on a little field trip with my homeschool group.  We went to Dellinger Grist Mill in Bakersville NC in the Cassandra Community.  It was such a beautiful place and a quiet place at that.  It is the only running and operating grist mill of its kind left in NC.  It is being ran by the 4th generation grand son Jack Dellinger.  They make Cornmeal, Grits, and Polenta.  
Mr. Dellinger gave us a tour of the water wheel and of the inside of his mill.  He explained to us how he became the owner of the mill, and how he is working on restoring the other building.  How the miller use to get paid was he would grind the corn for his customers for a small portion of the meal. He never charged them money.  There was a saw mill on the land, and a church.  
The kids had a great time as well as the adults that went today.  Below is some pictures of the mill I hope that you enjoy, and if your ever in the area you should stop in and see how its all done.

Pre-Schooling Day 10

Well today on our Pre-schooling Journey we got a little bit accomplished.As I told you before I went over to help out a friend with her homeschooling today.  So my little guy and I didn't have much time to school today.  But here is what we did get done.

We had a little devotion on Genesis 3 The Terrible Lie. We are using the The Jesus Story Book Bible for our Bible devotionals. He seems to like it because it has very vivid pictures, and he loves to be read to.  I also read to him from the King James Bible Version.

We also got to singing our ABC Song today. Plus we recited the Three Little Pigs story from memory. He loved helping out with the part where the little pigs say "Not by the hair of our chinny chin chin". Don't know why but he thinks this is just a funny saying and giggles when he says it.

Last but not least we read a story called The Tale of Two Bad Mice. It is a story by Beatrix Potter. The story is about two mice named Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca.  Such silly…

Math for all ages

Today I went over to a friends house to help them out with homeschooling. My friend hates math so since I only have a preschooler this year, I thought HEY I CAN HELP! HAHAA!! She has three girls, 4th, 7th, and 10th grades.  With the youngest we are bringing her up to level, since the PS system cheated her out of practically every subject by just pushing her through.  The middle child is in Pre-Algebra, so this is a new experience for her and she really doesn't like it. The oldest is doing Business Math until January and then it will be Geometry.  I am enjoying being able to help them. It is fun to see how each one learns at a different pace and style.  

The Bible tells us women to teach the younger women. Well let me tell ya, I am trying.

After teaching my daughter for eight years, and her being the only one, its a big difference when you throw three into the mix, together.  I can do it and they can do it.  I have faith of a mustard seed that this school year will be a success.  Any…

Jealousy, That Green Eyed Monster

We all have heard that old saying " I have a jealous bone that runs through my whole body". That being said, do we really understand the impact that being jealous has on our lives. Watch children at times, especially when they are use to just having only mom's or dad's attention all to themselves. When another child comes into play that monster jealousy will show in the way they now behave. 

Women often have that jealous bone come into play with their husbands. If they see him giving too much attention to another female, or if another female is trying too hard to get their attention. Jealously monstrous head will appear. Often causing discord amongst their relationship. As I watched a reality show on t.v. the other night I saw the effects of how jealousy can tear apart something that is meant to be a beautiful thing. Ladies, I hate to tell ya but WE are the worlds worse for this. Lets go and examine what the Bible says on this subject and lets shed some light on t…

Christian Mothers

2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

Do you have a Christian grandmother and mother? Mothers have a lot of influence with their children, as do grandmothers in some cases. Timothy's grandmother and mother had a big impression on him as he remembers them in their faith. They raised a godly man, by showing their faith and teaching him the scriptures.

Mothers if you want your children to grow in their faith you must walk in faith in front of them. They must see you being faithful and walking as a Christian. We must teach them to behave by our examples, not the worlds.

One of the reasons that I homeschool is because the bible tells me in Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Its the same with showing your children to be a Christian. Train them. Let your word stand, don't te…

New Season Coming

     I enjoy all that the coming Autumn season has to offer. The cool breezes, leaves changing,  the smells of fresh apple or pumpkin pies in the kitchen, knowing that Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  All these things I love.  As I was sitting out in the garage watching my little play today, I was thinking about all the changes that I have had this year.  Just as leaves and seasons change I have went through quiet a bit of changes to.  This year alone has been full of them.  
     To begin with my daughter graduated high school.  That was very hard on me, it was the ending of her childhood.  It was a bittersweet feeling. The bitter because I knew I had raised her and schooled her and now it was over. The sweet because I knew that I had raised her to be a godly young lady and that she was all grown up now.  Don't get me wrong there are still things that she needs her mommy for, and always will, but she can do things without me too.  That is what scares me. Where I have alway…

Becoming a Preachers Wife

It tells in the Bible what the roles of a bishop or what we call pastor is in 1 Timothy 3:1-7. It states that he ruleth well his house, having his children in subjection with all gravity.  The Bible also states what a woman's role is in Proverbs 31.  When my husband began being dealt with by the Lord to take the calling that He had prepared for him, stubbornness set in. He fought for a long time to accept his calling. Then on August 4, 2013 he gave me the best present any husband could ever give, he announced his calling publicly.  It was official, what I had known for years.  He became a Preacher, just as the Lord had desired of him many years.

     Now brings me to the issue at hand.  I am now a preacher's wife, my children are preacher's children. Question have flooded my soul. I worry about whether I will be able to go this road and do it right. Can I be that Proverbs 31 woman and make my husband proud to say that his wife is "far above rubies"?  I have a…