"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education." ~ Charlotte Mason

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Home School

So I created this blog two months ago and figured I better get it up and running! :) In an effort to do this I must mention how much we love Home Schooling. There are so many reasons to HS, that I could not possibly put it into one simple post. We had initially put Heather in a JK French Immersion School but I was not completely sure this would be a final solution. She had a good year and typical for a first born did well in the system. However, I continued to pray for our schooling choices. The more I prayed about it the more I realized that the Lord was leading us into Home Schooling. The first two years was a test and challenge as we found our groove with curriculum and scheduling. I was pretty uptight; wanting to do everything 'right'. I have since relaxed and although challenging at times, I have come to see what a blessing it has been to our family. The fact that I can stay home to teach them - spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally is an incredible blessing. As the children have grown and we've added one more Livingstone to the mix I can not imagine our life working in any other way but with HS. It is truly a passion of mine and I am sure as I continue to post you will see why this choice works so well for our children, us and our family.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Precious Living Stones

The name of my blog comes from this passage of scripture:

"So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants-- long for the pure spiritual milk that by it you may grow up into salvation if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to Him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves are being built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in Scripture: Behold I am laying in Zion a stone, a corner stone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame."

I am reminded from this passage that at the point of my conversion I was transformed into a new person and entered into a daily growing relationship with Jesus as I continue to fellowship with Him. I love the phrase here: "being built up as a spiritual house" with Jesus as the chief corner stone. What a beautiful spiritual heritage! I continue to pray this for our family. The greatest gift I can give them is my relationship with the Lord; as I grow up into my salvation. I have indeed tasted and know that the Lord is good. The path is not easy and requires me to daily die to self, I am not by any means always successful with this. But I hope the reality of walking out my faith will be a testimony to them each and every day; that they will realize that when we believe in Jesus we will never be put to shame.