Flowers and Birds

This week this is what we have bee learning about in homeschool:
Son: A year if plants- flowers
Daughter: Day 5 of creation-birds

Here’s what the children made:

Collage Flowers

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Daughter

 

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Soap Birds

We made these ones using lace that I had. I cut it up in strips and then attached it to the soap using pins.

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Daughter

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My Redeemer is Faithful (Part 3)… Find Us Faithful Series

Welcome to this week’s testimony in out Find Us Faithful Series.

Today we will be reading Part 3 of a testimony from Tanya about how God has lead her into a relationship with Him. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

Now on to the final part in this testimony.

 


I was able to work and complete my degree, which now was Spanish with Management, part-time. I had begun to see myself in a career in business and was making all the strides to follow this career path. My boss was mentoring me, I was working in different departments. Everyone was teaching different processes in the office. I definitely could see myself in this field advancing.

There was a meeting at my office during one summer, where all the senior company managers attended. I watched them greet each other and greet my boss, who was the company VP. Then, I saw those same smiling faces transformed. There was so much back stabbing and gossiping (strange how they said so much in front of me) and…I looked at them and said:

“If this is what being rich and successful is all about, I don’t want to be rich or successful.”

I went into teaching for the next 5 years, a career which I never wanted to do, but one that I love. One day while researching, I found out about homeschooling and was very intrigued by it. My boyfriend and I discussed it and we decided that “if” we should get married and have children, this is something we would do until the children were at least 7 years old.

We got married, we had 2 children, and I am currently homeschooling them. Oh what a different path than I had envisioned!-from wanting to be a doctor, to learning Spanish and pursuing a MSc in International Management, to teaching and now homeschooling. I would never have believed that I would have ended up here, but boy do I know that it was God’s hand leading me on.

I’ve been learning so much from our children- about God, about faith, about what love is. Surviving on one salary I’ve been learning so much about surrendering (I struggle a lot with this.). With me being home, we are able to spend so much time together as a family, time I would not have had in a different career. This is the path that I am certain God’s hand directed me in. It isn’t someone else’s path, but mine.

It has not been an easy path. We’ve had loads of trials, I’ve had lots of medical problems, our bank account has taken a huge hit because of it…but God is leading! By God’s grace I will continue to walk this path, though very rocky at times, and live the life He intends for me to live.

My Redeemer is Faithful

As I look back on this road I’ve travelled
I see so many times He carried me through
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned in my life
My redeemer is faithful and true

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Beyond Repair

godscharacter:

Beautiful poem!

Originally posted on unhiddenlight:

You took what was completely broken

Completely off track

Completely empty

You took that, and made this new being that is here today

You took the seemingly beyond repair

And put it back together again

You redirected, onto a new path, the right path

You took this empty vessel and filled it

You brought the dead to life

You made me new

You started afresh with what seemed beyond repair

For no other reason than you love me

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As We Sail to Heaven’s Shore

As We Sail To Heaven’s Shore by Steve Green

Storms may rise on seas unknown While we journey towards our home
Surely we’ll learn what grace is for
As we sail to heaven’s shore

Send us strength, oh, Pilgrim Guide
Sin would drown us in its tide
Be close at hand and go before
As we sail to heaven’s shore

Holy Spirit, lead us on
Give us courage, bring the song

Lord, we trust Your Father’s care
Will convey us safely there
Open or seal off every door
As we sail to heaven’s shore

Straighten our course with every prayer
Let heaven’s breezes speed us there
And grant us mercy evermore
As we sail to heaven’s shore

Draw us near, oh, finest Friend
From dawn’s light to evening’s end
Each passing day, we love You more
As we sail to heaven’s shore
As we sail to heaven’s shore

Revelation 15:2 NASB

And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire—and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the numberof its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.

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Garden

There is just something about a beautiful garden that makes you want to sit and relax.

For me, when I am out in nature, whether it is a small garden or out hiking somewhere, my mind is always turned to something and someone bigger. For me that is GOD!

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