"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." ~Romans 12:2 NKJV~
A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. ~Prov. 16:9~

Friday, October 21, 2016

Our handsome young man

Tomorrow we celebrate another year with this handsome and smart young man. He will turn 17 years old. He stands at 5 ft 7". He's outgrown both his dad and I but he's still mama's baby.

He has come a long way. God has done some great and mighty things in his life. I will have to dedicate a post to giving that testimony some day. Happy Birthday CJ from your dad and I. We love you and pray you are blessed with many more years to come.

Friday, October 7, 2016

After the death of Joshua...

As we read through the book of Judges we will ponder on this

"Remember that only God (through the Holy Spirit) can give us victory over sin and evil. We can receive His help only through serving Him alone".

*There are 21 chapters in Judges.

Monday, September 26, 2016


As we read through the book of Ruth we will ponder on this:

"Think about how God cares about us even when we sin and how wonderful it is that He sent Jesus, into the world".

*There are 4 chapters in Ruth.

Friday, September 2, 2016


As we read through the book of Deuteronomy we will ponder on this:

"Think about God's daily care in our life and His desire that we dedicate our lives to serving Him".

*There are 34 chapters in Deuteronomy.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Our 10th year Homeschooling!

Why did it just dawn on me that I didn't post last year's homeschool plans :/ (I'll just give a few updates on last year in this post). Well we're officially at the point where I can say we've been homeschooling for a decade. WOW!!! Praise God we've made it this far. Workboxes are still part of son's regular routine for organizational purposes. What do we have in the boxes this year?  Keep reading and I'll share that with you.

Bible- The Most Important thing You'll Ever Study. We're on Vol.2 and still Notebooking with it as well.

Math- Math U See Pre-Algebra (as I've stated in the past, we’re a little behind in Math but it’s okay because we’re working at his pace).

Language Arts- We finally finished Easy Grammar Plus last year. We're moving on to Grammar of Poetry and reading "The Story of English" by Robert McCrum, William Cran, and Robert MacNeil. I have the books for GoP but not the videos. I'm trying to find some to buy used or we'll just do the monthly streaming on their website as a cheaper route. We need these videos since my son is a visual learning. He won't thrive off just doing text/workbook alone.

Since writing is not one of his strengthens we'll dive into Jump In to see how he does with that. We'll also read and discuss a book called "Powerful Proofreading Skills" by Debra A. Smith and Helen R. Sutton.

We’re halfway done with the last of Sequential Spelling which is book 7. We'll go ahead and complete this. He goes through these pretty fast so we'll be done with it before Thanksgiving :-)

Social Studies/History- Since this is election year we're notebooking all about the process helping him to understand why voting is important and understanding the political platform and policies of the candidates. We're still working on the notebook we started about how our government works on all levels (state, federal, ect.). All that he learns this year will be added to this notebook as well. We also have Around the World in 180 Days. He may want to do some of that as well. I know it seems like a lot of  Social Studies but he LOVES learning History and Geography (just like Science) so long as he wants to learn he's allowed to do to his hearts content.

As for the war studies we started before, he has one more he wants to learn about so that will be covered this year as well.

Economics- We're doing Economics for Everybody. Not the monthly subscription from the link. We already have the books and videos here.

Science- We finally finished Apologia’s: Exploring Creation with General Science 2 last year. He really enjoyed it. This year he'll do Apologia’s: Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2.

Health/P.E.- We finished his health studies and finally his P.E. last year. He has 1/2 credit in Health and a full credit in P.E. YAY!!!

Life Skills- Complete daily chores, learn simply cooking skills, do laundry, iron clothes, ect,

Foreign Language- We finished up with Visual Latin 2 last year so he has his Foreign Language credit. YAY!!!

This pretty much sums up our year. As you can see there's lots of learning going on and a harder work load for him. In the end what matters is that he's in God’s Will for his life. Thanks for reading. May God bless you and your families school year too!
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