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.
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.
We begin in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
This is their cue the day has begun.
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.
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.
“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.”