Thursday, June 26, 2008

Pray, then plan

Every July I plan for the upcoming school year. I gather materials, look over what I have, order what (if anything) I need, and write out all the lesson plans for all the children in each and every subject area. It usually takes me about two weeks, and I look forward with excitement and eagerness to my planning time. We've homeschooled for 18 years in six different states, and this "plan of attack" has always served me well. I'm not a natural organizer, and I've found that spending the time organizing the entire school year before we begin it makes everything flow more smoothly in our household.

This year I'm struggling to feel anything at all. I'm just disinterested. But I still have to do it. So I'm taking this week, plus an extra day, to pray and pray and pray. For two days I'm also fasting while praying. And I'm asking Steve for prayers, and for his guidance and wisdom.

I'm also reading some in a few of my favorite homeschooling resources. They're all books I've read completely before (some more than once) so this week I'm just dipping in and reading a chapter here, a few pages there and getting a few ideas.

But the book I'm spending the most time reading is this one:

I'm convinced that for encouragement, wisdom, guidance, and excitement, it will motivate me the most.



Blogger Wool Winder said...

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
~Psalm 119:105

5:49 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

I will pray for you, too. I knoe the Lord will bless you as you seek Him. Praying for you. Love, Meg

7:55 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I can relate. I've struggled with disinterest off and on over the last year actually. I think we're going to use Tapestry of Grace this year. My young ones are enthusiastic learners and I like the idea of having the prep work done for me.

Thanks for the reminder to keep looking to Him. I'll pray for you too.

BTW - I love Ruth Beechick's books. I need to re-read them for my youngest.

11:23 PM  
Blogger Good Yarns said...

I can relate! I've got a middle-schooler for the first time as well as the others...and we are probably going to move in everything is up in the air. I am also keeping in that one book more than anything else.At least we know where to look, huh?!

11:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Jer. 29:11

See, it says right There that God knows the plan! *Ü*

You're in my prayers.

1:22 PM  

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