Today is day 3 of the “Blogging A to Z” challenge, NaBloPoMo Challenge for April, and the Ultimate Blog Challenge. So today, “C” stands first for Christian Homeschooling materials. We are blessed to have an abundance of Christian Homeschooling suppliers for materials. One of my favorite books for finding Homeschooling materials is , 102 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy. This is a wonderful resource for finding material. She does a wonderful job of leading the readers through developing a philosophy of education, determining teaching styles and the children’s learning styles before going into various homeschooling materials. She even includes a detailed chart saying what teaching and learning styles each item tends to work best with that item. She does an excellent job with this. I was blessed to be introduced to this book shortly after beginning our homeschooling journey.
“C” is also for crocheting. One of the first things I learned from the women in my husband’s family was how to crochet. Through the years, I have made a number of blankets. These blankets have been for my immediate family as well as gifts for friends or other family members. I enjoy crocheting as a way of relaxing.
“C” is also for #Create, one of the words I have chosen for the year. My Bible verse to go along with this is the one that is at the beginning of this post. I truly want God to create in me a “clean heart”
So these are some things that come to mind for the letter “C” for me. What comes to mind for you?
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Well the first quarter of 2015 has flown by quickly. We have spent the time working on school, beginning to hold church services at our home and making a relatively quick trip to North Carolina to see my husband’s side of the family.
With the start of the second quarter of 2015 beginning, I am pleased to be participating in the next round of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. My plan for this blog for 2015 is to increase traffic to the blog and begin offering some freebies as well. I am also going to learn how to use Photoshop and work more with PicMonkey to create my own graphics.
In April, the next Proverbs 31 Ministries Bible Study for Lysa Terkeurst’s book “What Happens When Women Walk in Faith” will begin. Once again I will be serving as one of the Facebook Small Group leaders.
I am also participating in a Bible Study for Kay Arthur’s book “How to Study Your Bible” in order to learn more about the Inductive Bible Study method. I am also going through the book, “Writing in the Margins”. One of my goals for 2015 is to grow in Bible Journaling activities. My one word for 2015 is “Create” and that is my focus for the year.
In the realm of homeschooling, we are preparing for our oldest son’s graduation. With that we will enter a new realm of parenting. We are planning on him walking across the stage at the CHAP convention in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania the weekend of Mother’s Day. Our next graduation will possibly take place as early as the next school year.
So what is going on where you are
Well there has been a lot going on here lately. Dennis turned in his re-enlistment packet and we just received notification last week that it had processed. So either tomorrow or Wednesday he and I will go to our battalion in Williamsport so he can be sworn in again. We have been doing school around here. We have had some snow and some days with warmer temperatures. We have also had some really cold days.
We have been to North Carolina so he could renew his drivers license and we could visit Dennis’ parents. While we were there, we were also able to see his brother, his wife, his daughter and her husband along with meeting our only great-niece. Plus we were able to see another one of his sisters. We attended church at our home church and went to a dinner afterwards at a sister church for Dennis’ uncle and his wife for a Pastor Appreciation day.
On the homeschooling front, we have begun preparations for Jacob’s graduation this May. He will be taking to the stage at the CHAP homeschool convention to receive his diploma. It is exciting and somewhat sad to think of our firstborn graduating and moving on to his next phase of life.
On the church front, we have begun having services with two other families on Sunday afternoons. We have a meal first and then someone does a devotional/sermon. This coming Sunday, Jacob will be giving the message