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Psalm 37

Today I'm going to post a psalm of David, Psalm 37. I think this psalm can speak encouragement into the heart of all Believers, whether they happen to be homeschoolers or not :)

Psalm 37 ~ New Living Translation ~(theme: trust in the Lord and wait patiently for Him to act)

Don't worry about the wicked.
Don't envy those who do wrong.
For like grass, they soon fade away.
Like springtime flowers, they soon wither.

Trust in the Lord and do good.
Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
Take delight in the Lord,
and He will give you your heart's desires.

Commit everything you do to the Lord.
Trust Him, and He will help you.
He will make your innocence as clear as the dawn,
and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.

Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for Him to act.
Don't worry about evil people who prosper
or fret about their wicked schemes.

Stop your anger!
Turn from your rage!
Do not envy others -
it only leads to harm.
For the wicked…

Enjoying the Fruits of Our Labor

It's officially summer break for the Burt Family! I must say, it feels pretty good to have made it to the finish line. Although it's not exactly like running a marathon (my husband and oldest daughter are runners - so I've seen what a marathon does to a person!) homeschooling does require copious amounts of endurance, patience, perseverance, determination and plain old hard work. Despite all of my "research" and reading which have informed me that homeschooling can be easy (whatever that means!) I have come to the conclusion that it requires quite a bit of effort.

I mean, sure, there are tools we can employ and methods we might utilize to make our homeschooling days run more smoothly...but I don't think I could honestly describe my 12 years of homeschooling as truly easy. That does not mean I never have days that are filled with ease; I can relax and enjoy living in the moment while homeschooling.But perhaps my definition of the word "easy" is inco…

All In a Day's Work...

Well, it's Monday again! Here we are, back at it for another week. But this week is different than other weeks. Not just because it is the last week of "school" around our house before we take some time off over the summer months. This Monday is different because it is the only time in all of my life I will be able to live this day (Monday, May 17th, 2010). I'll never have this time again. Likewise, this week is the only time I'll ever have this week with my husband, with my children, with my friends and neighbors and extended family members. No matter what I do, I can never regain this time in my life once it has passed. I suspect that's why moms and dads tear up a little bit when watching old family movies. They can look back and see exactly how precious that time was...and sometimes they can watch themselves "waste" that time right there on the big screen in front of their very eyes.

We really can't afford to be discouraged today because of l…