Home school: 4 times rule! and other sanity saving tips

Home school: 4 times rule! and other sanity saving tips

 

Does noise bother you after a long day of home schooling?  Or just after a long day in general? Singing, humming, banging on the pots and pans- sometimes for me it just gets to be too much.  Children do learn by repetition but sometimes my nervous system just couldn’t take the noise!

We have the 4 times rule for those noisy, repetitious situations. Click To Tweet

A child is allowed to sing the same song four times in a row, but if they begin the fifth time the 4 times rule is put into action.  They have to choose a different song! This goes with (almost) any repetitive noise.  Note: I did have to make some allowances for piano practice. Haha!

These Rule Twins Stay Together:

Don’t be purposefully annoying.  Don’t be easily annoyed.

My son just posted the following to my Facebook page:

Growing up we had two rules about being annoying:

“Don’t be purposefully annoying,” and “Don’t be easily annoyed.”

Really works when you apply them to the rest of life too! Thanks Mom! Continue reading “Home school: 4 times rule! and other sanity saving tips”

The Issues vs. The Problem: We Need God’s Help

I think none of us want to be purposefully offensive. But in today’s world, saying the truth is seen as offensive. We still need to speak truth because really, that’s the most loving thing we can do for people.

All people have a sin problem they cannot fix themselves and they need to know that the Lord has provided the solution, getting right with God by accepting Jesus’ sacrifice for their sins. The individual issues only get fixed when hearts get right with God.

Homeschool Christian Mom has a lot to offer you: Homeschooling information, tips for meal planning, child training methods, scheduling and grading suggestions and more!

BUT what is the best thing we can offer you? God’s help.

We can offer the same thing that we have found: God’s help in getting through life. We can share God’s free gift that He offers you. He wants to rescue you from the power of sin and create a right relationship with Him.

The Right Way is Not Easy

If you need to be right with God, you can!

God tells us the following in His Word, the Bible: Man has a sin problem that separates him from God. Sin is anything we do, say or think that is morally wrong.

Sin is the bad things we do: lie, cheat, steal, use God’s name in cursing.  We cannot be smart enough or good enough to overcome sin.

God provides forgiveness for us. God provided His Son, Jesus Christ, to be the perfect sinless sacrifice in the place of our sins when Jesus died on the cross. Jesus was buried. To prove His power over sin, Jesus rose from the dead 3 days later. By accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior from sin, you can be right with God and get to go to His Heaven when you die.

How do you accept this gift from God?

Romans, one of the books in the Bible, in chapter 10 verse 9 explains “because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

The Bible also says in Ephesians 2:8-10 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

God wrote down His promise so we would know “for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)  God wants to help you.  He wants you to be saved, forgiven and right with Him.

The Bible is God’s Word. It is a collection of 66 smaller books that shows the unfolding of God’s plan from the beginning. It is a lot of reading, but how wonderful that God wants to communicate with man and help people with their time on earth.

There is a lot of wisdom in the Bible. If you are new to the Bible, I would suggest My Prasso Bible study. This study not only focuses on learning God’s Word, but also how to put God’s wisdom into practice into your life.

Oh that you would ask God to rescue you and change your life!

My own life

has been completely different since I made the personally decision to follow Him. I was running towards trouble because it had disguised itself as “freedom” and “my life” and “independence.”

Who wouldn’t want these things? But God opened my eyes to see that the end of my choices would be much different. “Empty”, “alone”, “addicted” and “used” would have been the reality.

That night that I gave Him my life did not lead me into perfect bliss. Most of my life has been tough everyday fights to do right but now I could win because God was fighting for me! God provides His Spirit to live within me and help me live for Him.  I could not do that before.

God does not promise a life of ease but a life of peace knowing that He is always there to help and take care of me.

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Homeschooling: Teaching Your Children Biblical Truth

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time. Amos goes on in the chapter to say “seek good and not evil” and “hate the evil and love the good.”

We are truly in unusual times. There has been quarantine, social distancing and stay-at-home orders since March 2020 due to the global pandemic of Covid-19. Then this past week George Floyd was detained by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the officer kept a knee on his neck and he soon died. The video is difficult to watch. Soon after the video went viral, protests erupted concerning this incident. Then the protests multiplied rapidly throughout the country, which developed and changed into rioting, looting, burning businesses, turning over cars, attacking the police and injuring others.

Speak Truth to Your Children

What do we need to do? We need to teach our children biblical truth all the time.

We sin because we are sinners. Adam’s choice to sin had long-reaching dire consequences for his descendants.

We have seen this same principle recently in our country. One man’s actions (this police officer) have had grave consequences for many throughout the country.

God has provided for us to be right with Him. Jesus’ work on the cross provides salvation. We can be right with God. The work of ONE provides salvation for ALL who accept Him.

Now is the accepted time to accept Jesus and join His Kingdom of Life. you will never find the peace, rest, and life your heart craves by following SIN.

We need to teach this to our children. We need to share this truth boldly with others.

Live TRUTH in front of your children.

You need to be the example to your children. Be living out the Bible in your own life. Allow the Holy Spirit to work in your heart and change you. Let the fruit of the Spirit grow in your life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5: 22, 23). 

I am not a patient person. But I am saved! I am a new person in Christ.  I am actively seeking for the Holy Spirit to work in my life and heart. Over time, the Lord has helped me and I am much more patient than I used to be.

Pray With Your Children

To you have a certain time to pray with your children every day? What do you pray for? Dear Lord, Please bless every one we know. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

We had two baskets. In one basket we had the names of our relatives on little slips of paper. We put in all the relatives that we could think of. Each of us would pick a name to pray for every morning. Then we put the slips of paper in the other basket until the first basket was emptied. That way we made sure everyone got prayed for and then we would start over again. Why was this important?

Our families are not a big cosmic joke! God put us in our families on purpose. And one of those reasons is that your family, no matter how unique, needs your prayers. They need to be saved. You need to pray for your weird aunt! And truth be told, we all have an aunt like that!

And we need to pray for our neighbors, our enemies, and our authorities. Why? Why is that important? It is commanded in Scripture and it shows God’s heart. The Lord is not willing that ANY should perish. We need to have that same heart for others.

Of course there are people we don’t like. We might even think that we don’t want those people in Heaven. But our heart needs to be like God’s heart- we need to tell all people that God has provided a way for them to be right with Him. They can accept Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross to take away their sin and be saved.

We pray for all of them to have hearts that are tender to God and sensitive to sin.

Pray FOR Your Children

“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” – Max Lucado

There are personal things that we need to pray for our children. We pray for that one child to be a little more outgoing. We pray for the next one to not quite be so outgoing! We pray that if that one child lies again that they will be caught. We pray for our youngest to not feel lost in the hustle and bustle of family life.

  • Speak Truth to Your Children
  • Live Truth in Your Life
  • Pray With Your Children
  • Pray For Your Children

“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith ✝️ without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love ❤️ and to good works:” Hebrews 10: 23-24.

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