It's a cozy night to stay home...a snowstorm rageth outside (16" predicted over the next 24 hours!)...a fire crackles in the fireplace. It's a typical Colorado spring snowstorm, wet and sticky and heavy. Lots of shovelling tomorrow, prayers for Hubby as the makes the trek to work, hot soup and a quiet day of school (if we can concentrate!). We might need to build a snowman, don't ya think?
It's been a good week. Though all the credit goes to the Lord and His mercy, it also helps to have the prospect of a long and lovely spring break ahead of us. We're headed for a visit to AZ in a few days to see our families and enjoy that famous sunshine. All three of us have been showing definite signs of needing a break! So I can rather smugly smile at the snow piling up and know that it might well be the last one I'll see this winter. Ask me if I'm sorry.
SweetPea and I have been studying the pre-WWI era in our studies, the tangled and desperate affairs across the globe that erupted in that horrible war. We've had some really great discussions this week about governmental leadership, the 'masses' and what moves them to go one direction or another, slavery, and these end times. Truly, history does repeat itself, and it seems also that the great and terribly hard-won lessons of one generation don't carry over to the next. Why is that??
She's also been reading through a book of short biographies of all the presidents and has been quite struck with how rare it was to have one who really governed with wisdom and left a legacy of good. Again, we've had a chance to contrast man's idea of 'ruling' with what God has instructed in His Word. Plenty of points to bring up about our own times!
I love homeschooling! What a wonderful opportunity to help our kids become thinkers, to understand the deep issues of life and see them by God's light.
With high school beginning in just a few months, I'm starting to research what I'm supposed to do and how. I found a wealth of stuff on the HSLDA website, and I'm digging into Barbara Shelton's Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+La. Wow, what an amazing resource! It'll take a while to process all that's in it, but I love her focus on really being led of the Lord for each step, for new and fresh thinking about His design for my daughter's education.
Time to call it a day. Thank You, Lord, for Your wonderful love and kindness. It is a very great privilege to belong to you and to be the object of Your tender care.