It's All Grace

Amazing things can happen when you allow the Lord to work in your life.

Wasn’t It Smart Of God To:

Make the palms of our hands flat so we can write notes to ourselves on them — and give us the ability to fold our hands when we don’t want anyone to know what we wrote.

Design the human brain to triple in weight between birth and adulthood — but wrinkle as it grows so it will fit inside our skulls.  (Speaking of brain wrinkles, if you removed your brain and flattened it with an iron it would cover an extra large ironing board — but that would really hurt!)

Make 300 million cells die in the human body every minute.  (Many preachers wish God would do the same for cell phones during sermons!)

Create a world that contains more chickens that humans — and then make us big enough so we won’t get eaten by them.

Give the alligator 2,000 to 3,000 teeth during its lifetime so we won’t complain about having to floss our measly 32.

What are you grateful for today?  Make sure you take every opportunity to laugh at yourself and love God!

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If I Had Known

Looking back over your homeschooling experiences, what would you do differently? Enjoy these reflections gleaned from other homeschooling parents just like you:

  • If I had known that teaching my children would be so much fun, I would have started homeschooling sooner.
  • If I had known my children were going to grow as fast as older women said they would, I would have treasured our time together even more.
  • If I had known that my son was going to become an archeologist and dig in the dirt for a profession, I would have never worried about removing the stains when washing his clothes.
  • If I had known that all my children would go on to receive college degrees, I would have never second guessed my curriculum choices and teaching abilities.
  • If I had known how unimportant it was to keep a spotless house, I would have gone to bed on time instead of spending countless hours cleaning, organizing, and tidying up for the next day.
  • If I had known how living on one income would build a solid faith in God, I would have gladly lived with less without all the complaining.
  • If I could only experience the thrill of one job to last an entire lifetime, I would homeschool my children all over again.

Whatever lessons you’ve learned from homeschooling so far, you’re incredibly blessed to teach your children. Praise God for the wonderful opportunity to be both your child’s parent and teacher! “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11).

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