Genesis school room

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We’ve got a week of homeschooling under our belt.

I’ve didn’t want to write about it right away.

I wanted to wait and give it some time.

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The first day, I’ll be honest, was pretty rough.  Hopes and dreams aside, not a single one of us, particularly me, had a clue what we were doing.  The two big kids had the most trouble.  They are used to doing it the way they are used to doing it and I wasn’t doing it that way.

Change cannot happen all at once.  I guess this is something I’ve learned along life’s way. Humans beings do not adjust over night.  Change takes patience and change takes time, an intentional series of evenings and mornings.  This is the way it has always been done.

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We begin in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

“Amen.”

This is their cue the day has begun.

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We start by reading a Psalm.  The kids said religion was always the first subject of the day.  Eventually I would like to have more in depth Bible time but this is something simple to start with.  Again, change does not happen overnight and change is always happening.

I also thought it might be nice for all of us to work on memorizing the first half of the famous St. Frances prayer.  The world is in desperate need of answers and this is an answered prayer we could all use as we will spending quite a bit of time together.

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love 
where there is injury, pardon 
where there is doubt, faith 
where there is despair, hope 
where there is darkness, light
where there is sadness, joy.

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That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love

may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth

and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

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“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.”
~Ephesians 3:17-21~

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2 thoughts on “Genesis school room

  1. May His courage be with you.
    What a wonderful, well-lighted room to learn in.
    And don’t worry that it’s difficult at first. You will all adjust with patience and grace for each other.

    I used to be a classroom teacher who had to quit teaching due to a disability. I home schooled my two nephews for a year. They each had their own schedules, their own unique ways of learning. You will find each child’s particular rhythm in time. The whole point is to not be stressed about it. Give them some choices; have fun with learning.

    Honestly, after serving as an elementary teacher for over 20 years, if I had kids of my own, I would definitely home school them. ❤

    • Susan, thanks for the words of wisdom and encouragement. I was public schooled all through elementary and high school and don’t have feelings of animosity toward any of it, but this is just something that ‘feels’ so right to me, at least for now.

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