Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday's Word ~ Fooled by the bait????

Oh, don't worry no one will bother to notice..... just this once you can get away with it..... come on live a little..... don't you deserve a bit of fun???? Satan's temptation tools sound so good at times, don't they? As far back as Eve in the Garden, Satan has been telling people the same old things.... and all of them are lies. But the bait he uses sounds and looks so good...... we are like fish swimming around that fish-hooked worm until sometimes we just have to take a bite! Then we are caught up in sin! Is there a way out?!?!?

Paul tells us in 1Corinthians 10:13 (ESV) No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Is that wonderful or what? God gives a way of escape to the bait! We have the choice to say yes, or we can say no and build faith and choose obedience to God and His Word. Thinking of temptation as a faith-builder can turn one of Satan's most used tools into an opportunity to glorify God!

Lord, help me at each temptation to see it as a chance to glorify You in my life. Help me to choose to always follow Your will for my life and to remember that You always provide a means of escaping the bait laid out by the evil one. Thank You for verses in Your Word that remind me that You are faithful and hold me in the palm of Your hand. Lord, remind me that each of my choices are noticed by the One that sees all and that the only thing I am deserving of without Your Grace is death. Help me daily Lord, to make the right choices. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Homeschooling 3 teens....

Boy oh boy.... 3 teens in the house! The up side is that everyone is old enough to get going on chores, schoolwork, and other things to be done throughout the day..... the downside..... arguments about who, why and what is going on..... and drama....ughh.... teen drama! LOL!

We have had a pretty good start this year with school..... Travis is a senior, Mia is a sophomore, and Amaris is in 8th grade. And this year we have started working with Jed in some pre-school time and work...... Eric is doing a super great job! He is such a great dad and I am so happy that one of us can be home with the kids!

Travis has started working during the day and then doing his schoolwork and chores in the afternoon..... it has been a shaky start but I think that he will get his schedule under control. He is learning what its like out in the real world a bit.....

Mia has started to embrace the home school life more so this year.... I'm hoping she is learning to enjoy it better. I know she appreciates the freedom... just misses seeing all the people daily.

Amaris has truly adjusted to home schooling. She is doing well on her studies and she even has a friend that has started homeschooling this past year.

Jed is starting his preschool studies this year... he feels like a big boy doing school work like his big brother and sisters!