Showing posts with label Homeschool Planner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Homeschool Planner. Show all posts

July 15, 2012

Preparing Hearts for the Homeschool Year Ahead

Summer is flying by as usual. And I'm wishing I could slow down the time because I want to make every second count. The minutes just seem to be getting away from me at lightening speed. At the end of each day, I take a mental inventory of what we did or didn't do and what got done or didn't get done. Do you ever do that? Honestly, most of the time, this isn't very helpful. I do tend to focus on circumstances and not enough on the most important things.

I'm realizing (over and over again) that when it's all said and done, our hearts are what matter most. I know it's what matters most to God. In any given moment, He is most concerned with what we are filled up with. So in thinking about our school year ahead, not only do I have curriculum, lesson planning, organization and million other school related things on my mind....but most importantly, this year, I am concerned with where my heart is and making sure that it's in the right place for the year ahead. And, I want to be sure that I am living out my faith moment by moment, no matter the circumstance, so that God can use me to speak His Truth to my boys so He can reach their hearts. 
"But if from there you seek the LORD your God, 
you will find him if you look for him with all your heart
and with all your soul." - Deuteronomy 4:29
This year, I'm really excited for the Not Back to School Blog Hop over at iHomeschool Network. If you haven't heard about it or want to learn more, do check it out! Each week during the month of August, homeschool bloggers from all over will focus on one theme per week in preparation for the start of school. I cannot wait to participate AND read about all the amazing things others are doing. It's always such an awesome resource and encouragement to me.

As I said before, Summer is flying by...and if I am going to be prepared for school, as with everything else I endeavor to do, the prep work needs to begin in my heart or it will fall flat (or I will). So I decided to write a little series on what God is doing in my heart to lay the groundwork for another school year ahead. This 3 day series will begin soon.
I would love it if you would join us here each day and link up with me on those days to share how God is preparing your heart for the journey ahead as well. Even if your school year has already begun or you school year-round....if we're seeking Him, we will find Him and because He cares so much about our hearts....He'll be busy loving us and graciously leading us closer and closer to Him. I love that about Jesus...His faithfulness to always love us unconditionally, no matter what.

Each day we'll focus on one "heart theme" during our series here. Here are our themes: 
Pray    Inspire   Grace

I look forward to preparing our hearts together as we take a look at God's Truths for preparing our hearts for the road ahead. 

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