Five Minute Friday Word Prompt {Enable}

And, five minute timer start:

Enable can be good, or it can be bad. I can do my best to enable my kids to learn, to live a life within God’s will, or I can enable them by bailing them out everytime they break God’s (and man’s) law. I’ve thus far managed to help 2 of them stay on the straight and narrow, but sadly. two others have chosen to live outside of both God’s and man’s law no matter how hard we tried, and we can no longer do anything but pray, which we do every single day. It’s hard, to feel that you’ve lost two children and are having to grieve them while they are still alive. It puts a hole in my heart for each of them. I long for them to turn to God, to repent, to totally give themselves to Him.

And, stop timer.

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Five Minute Friday Word Prompt – Observant

Begin five minute timer.

I’ve been trying very hard to be more observant of God’s blessings during this time of testing our world is going through, because I’m trying to lower my worry/anxiety level. As I think about it, I observe that my family has food, clothing and shelter. If all The Lord had ever done was to extend salvation for me to accept, that should be enough, but he also promised the things I mentioned above. He has made so many promises, and as far as I know, has never broken even one. I worry a lot about what will happen to us, will we have a less expensive house to rent when our lease comes up for renewal, will my husband’s health improve? Or get worse? Will my country fracture even more than it already has? We’ll see. What I am trying to be observant of is that it’s all in His hands.

End timer.

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Five Minute Friday Writing Prompt – Once

Starting timer now . . .

Once I lived in a country where I was free to worship according to my beliefs, in person with my church family. Now, the government tells me that if our church family is above a certain number, we can’t gather together. Once, I lived in a country where we could gather together to mourn our loved ones who have passed on, but now the government can restrict us from going over a certain number ( 10) of mourners. Once I lived in a country where we could celebrate a wedding with loved ones, but now we are not allowed “large” gatherings (over 10 people). Once, I lived in a country where we could make our own choices of what risk level we felt comfortable with, but now we are denigrated if we don’t wear a mask even when we are alone, taking a walk outside. Once, we had freedom of speech, but now freedom of speech is restricted only to those whose speech is politically correct. My country used to be the last stand for freedom, but no more. God bless America.

Timer ends now.

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Painting!

The last book we studied in our Ladies Bible Study group was God’s Portrait of a Beautiful Woman (pre-Covid). We really enjoyed it, and decided to have a painting class afterwards. The owner/instructor (Terry DeWitt) came to our church to do the class for us!

This is the painting we did.

And here we all are with our finished pieces!

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Pretty, Color Changing Nails!

Cold hands . . .

Warm hands!

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Freezer Meal plan Jan. 2021

We were more ambitious than we’ve been before, choosing 10 recipes which put 20 meals into the freezer!

Here’s the meat . . .

Here’s everything else.

And, here we go!

As you know, I use My Freeze Easy to create my menus. It’s so easy, and you can do it, too! This is my affiliate link, and you can even try a menu for free!

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Aliens Behind the House

Or just a hot air balloon . . . who knows the truth?

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Teach Your Kids at Home with SchoolhouseTeachers.com {Review}

(Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.)

I have have been using SchoolhouseTeachers.com for a number of years, and I can tell you that if you want to teach your children at home, the Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership is where you want to be! Do you want to put together the curriculum for your children based upon their interests, abilities and needs? SchoolhouseTeachers.com is the place to find everything you could ever want for doing this!

As Julie Andrews sang in the Sound of Beginning, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start . . .” Clicking on the start here button will take you straight to the information shown below.

Looking at the menu bar after checking out the information above, you’ll find School Boxes, set up just as if you had purchased a curriculum set by grade. This is perfgect for the beginning homeschool parent, of for parents who simply prefer to have their school year already set up for them to follow.

Are you comfortable picking and choosing based upon the interests of your children, their abilities, where they are grade-wise in different areas? As you can see above on the menu bar, you can pick and choose by grade level and by subject. That’s what I like to do! Far to the right of the menu is the one I like the best, All Courses, where you will find a complete list of every course available at SchoolhouseTeachers.com. Here is just a partial example of what you will see there . . .

This page will show EVERY course available to you, with direct links to the lessons, information and more.

One course I wanted to check out for my children was Music Appreciation.

I grew up learning the appreciation of all kinds of music as a result of my Dad’s very eclectic record collection, and the fact that he was in the Flint (MI) Concert Band, as well as having been a member of the Marine Corps Band. I want my boys to appreciate music, too!

Another well loved course around here is Drive Through History: American History! Here, “The Batman” is watching episode one, which he has really been enjoying.

One of the boys, “The Artist” really enjoys all things Art, so we have chosen to check out some of the great Art options.

He is going to be working on the course Drawing in Pen and Ink.

I also found myself checking out the Electives section. Here is just a small sample of available electives!

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What I have told you here is just a small amount of the capabilities of SchoolhouseTeachers.com!

Please check out the fair and honest reviews of my fellow Crew members here. I promise, you will be very glad you did!

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Cardmaking!

Spent some time cleaning up my little craft area recently . . .

Before:

After:

one hundred and five Christmas cards for my church family!

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Nails For Christmas

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