Showing posts from November, 2013

Thanksgiving with the IN-LAWS

Thanksgiving Day, It's that day that you spend with your family and friends and enjoy a meal together.  Today I got to spend time with my husbands side of the family.  My nephew and his wife fixed a wonderful meal for us to enjoy.  We had deep fried turkey, baked ham, mash taters, mac-n-cheese, dressing, potato salad, gravy, pumpkin and apple pies.  That was enough for a herd.  I got to see my brother in-law, nephews, and my great niece and nephew, my mother in-law and my father in-law, and my nephews mother in-law, and my other nephew's spouse.  We had a house full, but it was so much fun.  The bible tells us 

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another;(Romans 12:10) 

I believe that is what was shown today.  Brotherly love to each one.  So Thankful for my in-laws.  They are both good people and so much fun to be around.  As for the rest of the family, they are who they are and will always be great.  I love each and everyone of th…

Homeschool Journey Math Day 53

Proverbs 18:15 - The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

Today was once again a Math Day for the girls to come over and have a math lesson.  As the verse states above, I am trying to teach them to be prudent, and seek.  To be prudent means to show care or thought for the future, and to seek knowledge means to search for or achieve.  Math is not either child's strong point, as its not in alot of people.  My desire is to see them grow and come to love it.  Math is something they will use throughout their lives and they need to know how to use it and apply it.  When all the English, History, and Science is said and done with Math is the one subject that will continue to be used in day to day settings.
We started off by doing some math worksheets with the youngest child. Working on her 4X's multiplication facts.  She did very well with those today. We also worked on the 2's, 3's as a refresher course today.  Since she knows her …

Season of Thankfulness.

As we go into this month of November we are reminded that Thanksgiving Day is just a few weeks away.  To understand Thanksgiving, we must know the beginning.  Where it came from. Lets look at the History of the day itself, and them examine what it means to us in present time. 

Native Americans
Long before settlers came to the East Coast of the United States, the area was inhabited by many Native American tribes. The area surrounding the site of the first Thanksgiving, now known as southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Rhode Island had been the home of the Wampanoag people for over 12,000 years, and had been visited by other European settlers before the arrival of the Mayflower. The native people knew the land well and had fished, hunted, and harvested for thousands of generations.
The Settlers
The people who comprised the Plymouth Colony were a group of English Protestants who wanted to break away from the Church of England. These ‘separatists’ initially moved to Holland and aft…

When a Storm Comes

What do you do when storms come into your life? Is it hard or do you just ignore it and think it will eventually go away? What can family do to help you through these storms? What can friends do to help? Who do you turn to? These are all very good questions. They are all hard to answer. Sometimes when a storm comes there is no one or anything that can help you through it, but GOD. I seem to rely on my God alot, and here lately it has been quiet a bit. As my latest two storms have came, I have felt like there is no one that I can turn to but Him. I know I should not feel that way. The storms that I face can only be taken care of in time. It can not be hurried, rushed or even put aside. The bible states in

Psalm 107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still .
Mark 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

This gives me great comfort to know that He can calm my storms.