I’m so grateful for our Classical Conversations community. They made the newness of homeschooling less stressful. There are so many types of families who homeschool for so many different reasons but the main goal is supporting and encouraging each other in our journey. I love the God centered curriculum and environment. It changes the atmosphere of the room and the expectations of behavior. I have never been in a classroom environment where young children lovingly support each other. One example I will never forget is when a student was reading a passage and began to struggle with a word. She looked around feeling embarrassed. The girl next to her reached over and put her hand on her shoulder and smiled. That’s it. It was enough encouragement to help the reader finish her sentence with a flourish. Children will respond to expectations, especially in a loving and encouraging environment. Kobe’s confidence has soared with his memory work. We had no idea how quickly he could memorize information. He loves history and I am pretty sure it’s because of the memory work combined with music. Give it a beat and he will have it forever. So will the rest of the family as he sings the songs repeatedly through out the house. We are always glad for the next week and a new tune.
The History of Us
#eurekasprings #floridahiking #notechday
Eureka Springs nature preserve. #floridahikes #naturelovers #familytime
"For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it." Blown away. #thisgirlrighthere #amandagorman #thehillweclimb #inauguration #poet
#letterfrombirminghamjail #MLK #wehaveadream
Deroot the religious spirit from our country. Bind up and destroy the spirit of white supremacy. Holy Spirit breath into the dry bones and raise them up for such a time as this. “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life." Peel off the coverings over our eyes. Let us see, hear and respond like you God. Let the world know we are Yours by our actions. Let the true image bearers shine light in every corner of this country. Bring down the prideful. Raise up the humble. We have heard what our ancestors say about you. Do among us as you did among them. I plead the blood of Jesus over every idol upheld by the American church. Let your fire fall from the heavens and cast them down. Enough of their dominance among your people. They are no longer welcome here in Jesus name. Cast their earthy thrones down God. Let the heavens open, shake the earths foundation, until your church puts away their earthly agendas and looks back to you. Do whatever it takes. Amen #prayer
If you don't understand yourself, your motives, what you believe and why -You will not understand someone else. #selfawareness #whydoyoubelievewhatyoubelieve #knowthyself