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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Do you resemble Jesus?

"When, because of your faith, your life too becomes perceptibly different: when your reactions are quite opposite to what the situation seems to call for and your activities can no longer be explained in terms of your personality: that is when your neighborhood will sit up and take notice. In the eyes of the world, it is not our relationship with Jesus Christ that counts: it is our resemblance to Him." Do we as Christians resemble Jesus to the rest of the world? I know that is a goal I should always be working on, a very important goal.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

I ♥ Your Blog Award


My sweet friend Marietta gave me this award. That is quite a compliment because her blog is adorable! Here is the link: http://thebookwormsbooklist.blogspot.com/ We have bought, and/ or borrowed from the library, many of the books she has recommended on her blog. You should definitely check it out!
Now I am supposed to pass the award on to someone else, so here are two of my favorite blogs:

Friday, March 27, 2009

Georgia Aquarium Field Trip












We went to the Georgia Aquarium with some families from one of our homeschool groups yesterday. Very fun and educational. The argument that critics of homeschooling make that our children don't get enough socialization is so silly! This week we had American Girl club on Monday afternoon, Homeschool skate day on Tuesday afternoon, Awanas and choir on Wednesday afternoon, the Aquarium field trip on Thursday, and a boy's club swim event on Friday afternoon. The only socialization my children didn't get this week was negative peer pressure, bullying, etc. While I know that I can't protect them forever, I just don't think that that is necessary for young children.



Monday, March 23, 2009

Pictures with cousins












Today was a sad day for my little girl, it was sad for all of us, but especially for her. My sister, Kellie, and her family moved to a town 4 hours away from us. We are very happy for them, as my brother-in-law was able to find a good job during this crazy economy. But sad that they aren't 20-30 minutes away like they were before. My kids always have a great time with them. I had to add the picture of one of my cherry trees. They are glorious right now. I love Spring!!!!



Cousins












Some random pictures of my kids with their cousins before they left today. We are sad to see them go, but at least they aren't too far away!



Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day












I decided to make St. Patrick's Day a little more special this year. While the kids were still asleep, I hung green crepe paper, blew up some green balloons, and cut out shamrocks. Carrington and Clayton both got a little green bucket with green wrapped chocolate kisses and a couple of other little trinkets. They were very excited. We also went to a homeschool party at a nearby park. Everyone brought green food. It was fun and the weather was nice. I made green eggs today, Mom, but Carrington and I couldn't eat them. Clayton didn't mind though. My Mom always made every holiday special when we were kids. We had green milk, green eggs, and even green oatmeal. She always packed our lunchboxes with special treats for St. Patrick's Day. I hope my children will have the fun memories of childhood that I have. Thanks Mom!



Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Picking up manna





We're attempting to read through the whole Bible together. We're not getting very far, but we've learned a lot. We were reading about how God provided manna for the Israelites, so I decided to provide some "manna" for my kids. I just broke up pieces of bread and put it on the floor. (I gave them some other bread to eat.) They picked it all up and put it in their baskets. Then we put it in a 2 quart bowl to see how much the Israelites received each morning. Hands-on projects always help us to remember things better! Carrington provided the Israelite costumes.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Home Depot Kid's Workshop





We went to Home Depot on Saturday for the kid's workshop. My kids love it! They made race tracks. They have it once per month.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow in Georgia!

It snowed here on Sunday afternoon. Carrington and Clayton were ecstatic. The threw snowballs with the kids across the street. The snow was very wet, almost like sleet, but it was good enough for us. Now I'm ready for Spring!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss




The Cat in the Hat came to our library today to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. Clayton wanted to know where his fish friend was. We are frequent fliers at our library. It's so nice to read books for free! We usually leave with 2 huge bags full. One of our favorite things to do is to listen to books on tape in the car. It really helps to pass the time when we're going out of town.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Voddie Bauchum conference

We had a busy, but good weekend. The Maynors came and spent the night on Friday night. Marcy, Marc, Warren, and I went to a Voddie Bauchum conference. It was excellent! He's a brilliant man and we learned so much. The conference was on apologetics. We already knew that it is important to know why we believe what we believe and how to defend it, but we learned some important tools to use. We also learned what not to say to an atheist or nonbeliever. (There are some really stupid Christian cliche's out there in the Christian community.) We also were reminded how important it is to teach our children why we believe the Bible and how to defend that belief for themselves.
The statistics were grim. The Church is dying a slow death in America. Less than 10% of American Christians don't have a Biblical worldview. 51% of pastors don't have a Biblical worldview. 70-88% of Christians leave the faith by the end of their freshman year.
That is tragic! We need to know how reliable the Bible is! The resurrection of Christ is the most well-attested fact in ALL of history! There are over 6,000 ancient manuscripts or pieces of manuscripts from the Bible. There were as many as 614 people who saw Jesus after he rose from the dead, according to I Corinthians. A great quote from Dr. Bauchum is that..."The Bible is a reliable collection of historical documents written by eyewitnesses during the lifetime of other eyewitnesses, and they reported supernatural events that took place in fulfillment of specific prophecies." The Bible is NOT a book of nice stories!
There is a VAST amount of hard data that proves that the Bible is true. I want my children to know that so that they will possess the most important thing in life......a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Everything else pales in comparison.

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