Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen!

This is my first foray into the Thursday Thirteen frontier. Today I will share some of the things that make a good day during the routine affairs of this home school family.

It's a Good Day When:

  1. My husband is a policeman. He works nights. When he comes home, happy and safe first thing in the morning, THAT is for sure a good day!

  2. Getting up in time to have alone time with God, everything seems to flow out of that the rest of the day.

  3. Getting to bed on time (now that I am getting older) seems to help out a lot more than it use to!

  4. When my 14 yr old son is in a sociable mood and more willing than not to learn! Much better then! :)

  5. When I get a new insight into God's Word and have something new to prepare for teaching (not home school teaching, but I occasionally am blessed to speak to women's groups & I have a bi-weekly Bible study).

  6. When company is coming!

  7. If it's my husband's (hereafter to be referred to as my "honey"!) day off.

  8. When the house is clean, the candles are lit and something is cooking or baking & a pot of coffee is brewing! That is can't miss territory!

  9. When we have one of those unique to Home Schooling conversations, the kind that are born out that time spent together, not rushed, not distracted and you know something good has been etched into both of your hearts and minds, (his and mine).

  10. When I know that I haven't been so rigid about the lesson plan/work thing that I erased any chance at LEARNING - which is the whole point anyway.

  11. Lately, if I have time to blog, that is good!

  12. Someone close to me is struggling with an issue. It is painful to watch & pray. Some days I can tell they are winning the battle. Some days I am not sure, I just have to trust. Days I can tell they are winning -THAT is a good day!

  13. Any day that I remember to really be grateful for the blessings, oh, so many, has the power to make ANY day a Really Good Day!


Joyful Days said...

Those certainly do make wonderful days.



Overwhelmed! said...

I love your list of what makes a good day!

Cecily R said...

I love the simple good days! Great list!

luvmy4sons said...

I am just starting to read other blogs. I have enjoyed your list. I so got the 14 year old attitude one. Except I like it when the 18 year old and the 16 year old and the 13 year old and the 12 year old ALL have good attitudes! LOL! Still, even one is a winner. Thanks for the glimpse into your world.

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!