October – From the Chair

From our Chair:

My favorite thing about Autumn is how the cooler
weather makes it easier for my kids to want to be indoors
and working on school. Even though we are sad that the
warm days are gone, there are still enough sun-shining
moments for them to go out for a short recess. As we
watch the leaves turn golden, then brown, and fall to the
ground, we are reminded that sometimes things have to
die way for us to be ready for the new life that will come.
In my homeschool I realize that sometimes I cling too
hard to old habits that don’t fit my kids anymore. I have
to let these things fall away as we are pruned down. This
has to happen to make room for the new things. Grade
school field trips fall away to make room for high school
research papers. There aren’t enough hours to do them

all and we must choose.

At our house we have experienced a change in routine as I
have let my early morning job go with the post office, to
make more time for homeschooling. This means that
instead of letting my kids sleep in while I was gone to
work, we are all now getting up earlier! This requires us
going to bed earlier as well. It was an adjustment from
summer, but we are finally on track again. We have
swept up all the old leaves of the former way of doing
things and are ready for the new growth that we know

that God has for us.

In what ways is God clearing out things in your home and
homeschool to make room for the new spring growth
that’s just around the corner?

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old
things have passed away; behold, all things have become

II Corinthians 5:17
Praying for you, Laura