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Men’s Tool Time- March 16th
He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord.
Last Tuesday, all of my plans and goals were interrupted in a rather unwelcome way. Like in a slap stick comedy, I was on one end of a bench leaning out over the end and one of our boys was on the other. He stood up. Within a very short time, I went from landing on my head and the back of my neck to strapped on a board in the back of an ambulance on the way to the hospital! Praise the Lord! Nothing was broken, and there was no internal bleeding. I just jolted my brain. With a couple of weeks of rest, I should be back to normal. So why would I tell you this story? Because I believe that the Lord interrupts my life to show me things. Over the past week, He has shown me many things. The one that I want to share with you is the “one anothers”. Rudy, in his welcome blog, talked about the importance of relationships. This last week, we lived out the reality of relationships! It is so easy in the busyness of home educating to turn your focus inward on your own family, to get caught up in school work and house work. Sometimes it takes a crisis… a God-ordained interruption… to remind us that we need others. And they need us! Our family needed the love and encouragement that we received from our homeschool family across the state. We can feel the prayers that keep us lifted [...]
I’ve been thinking a lot about our older children lately. As homeschooling parents, we pour our lives out for our children every day. We are their parent, teacher, guidance counselor, coach, chauffeur, spiritual advisor, and so much more. We labor with them through the teen years as they figure out what God has for them to do as adults. Just about the time they settle into their adult role and become a precious friend to you and a positive example to the rest of the crew, they move away and/or get married. For us, as for many of you, this has been a bittersweet time.
Thanksgiving continues to be a favorite time of year for our family, full of vibrant colors, cool nights, and the smell of apples filling our home. It has also become a time of reflection for the things we sometimes take for granted, the things we no longer remember to give thanks for. In God’s infinite wisdom He has offered us much guidance through His word. Most recently we were inspired by Ecclesiastes 5:18-20.