Thursday, May 2, 2013
My soul seems to be in turmoil once again. Gee--go figure. God, it appears, is calling me to a higher walk with Him. I am thrilled with this, but I am beginning to see the cost. Hmmm......
My country has turned it's back on God and His Word. This saddens me beyond belief.
I sat down with my son today and explained the Biblical story of Sodom's destruction and why it was destroyed. Then I compared this time frame with today's time frame. I really tried to get my son to see the similarities between the sin of Sodom and the sin of the United States and the world. I do believe he saw what God was leading me to explain to him.
Schooling choices was next. Oh my...what a loaded gun. Total homeschool at home...Co-ops at churches....private school. Public school is not an option for this family. It amazes me how this has become so complicated. Homeschooling my daughter was much easier. We homeschooled at home--we went to a homeschool support group. We did go skating, swimming, participated in a science fair, in history fairs, in dramas, etc. It was easier and my daughter loved it and flourished.
My son has learning disabilities. He has trouble reading, writing sentences, etc. I know that a class or two taught by someone else might do him some good, BUT am I going to choose academia over godliness?
I talked with my son about this and I am so proud of him. He said if all of his friends go to a co-op and he doesn't--he is okay with it. Talk about being relieved! Now, this doesn't mean that I will not check these teaching and socializing options out....but at least I know my son will be okay with being different. Thank you, Father.
My spirit has been practically jumping out of my body for what seems like days! I need to go to a couple of older women in my life and ask, "What is with this?" I am edgy. I am contemplative. I am restless. I am easily angered. I really don't know what is going on. I am tired of being gloomy. I know that the lack of sunshine has something to do with my mood, but it has nothing to do with my spirit's restlessness. I am praying for answers...not getting any yet, but I believe this has something to do with God calling me to a closer walk with Him. Sigh...
I did do something Pinteresty today. I cleaned my diamond ring with one of that sites jewelry cleaning recipes.
This was before. The recipe goes as follows--
Heat a cup of water in the microwave for about 90 seconds.
While the water is heating-place in a bowl--1 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp baking soda, 1 Tbsp on dish detergent. Add the water and mix. Place a piece of aluminum in the bottom of the bowl and put in jewelry. Soak for 10 minutes. Rinse and dry.
I know these pictures do not show the before and after very well, but my ring shines! I will have to put this in my Pinterest successes category. It worked!! So, I did do something productive today....