Home School Hidden Treasures

Since coming back to my home town…almost 3 years ago, I needed extra help making sure my son got what he needed for home school. A two parent home is ideal for that educational choice, but…IT IS POSSIBLE to do it as a single parent…if you have to. You have to be a little clever.

*1.) Have a support system.

Church is one, if you do not have family. Depending on where you congregate, you may very well find other home school parents…at best, a community of like-minded believers that provide spiritual, emotional support, and activity that your child needs for school and by law, according to your school district. If “fine arts” is necessary to have…..you have the church choir.

[Family…with discretion] I say that, because a lot of people are not going to be in favor of non-traditional education. The most critical people, are family. They mean well, and may sometimes help you with resourceful information, but that info also comes with a fair amount of “critical” advice that may leave you feeling indifferent. You need to have confidence, teaching your child/children. Carrying the responsibility of your kids educational success on your shoulders, is a lot……POSITIVITY. It is important to hear what they need to say sometimes, but take little to heart. The family that support you sincerely, will be the first to admit what they don’t understand and ask questions in order to learn more….they will also be the folks in your circle that find random info that they think will help, i.e (events at libraries, trails for hiking, etc.) They are absolute jewels.

*2.) Learn what is available to you in your area.

I’ve learned to look in the weekly advertisement magazines that come in the mail, within my city and surrounding areas. You will find local home town companies advertising their small businesses, which are useful for (finding companies that are suitable for field trips, volunteer work…) I found a small art studio around the corner from my home, that will give my son art lessons for a small fee. Treasures Everywhere!๐Ÿ˜

Check out local community centers like YMCA and recreational centers. They always support the needs of home schooled students. My local “Y” has home school gym. This 2 hours includes gym class, free play and swim lessons….this ALSO means you will meet other home school parentsโคโ˜•. There, you will be able to set up, meetup days, plan field trips and carpool, swap ideas, TALK! Release honest stress that builds up during the school year๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰…even share learning material.

*3.) Look for treasures

On my way to the store, there was a school desk sitting there for the taking. The previous owner did not want it thrown out, but was clearing out her home and labeled it for free. I adopted this desk, scrubbed it down with Lysol, and there it sits in my home being used for home work, crafts, and Lego building. ๐Ÿ˜

If you have a passion for something…you MAKE it work. Change is hard, but your desires and hopes for yourself…especially your children, should NEVER take a back seat. Figure it out! It gets better.

– Rae โค

Sharia Law in America

I am an Apostolic/Pentecostal Christian, and even though I am not Muslim or part of the Islamic tradition, I believe in being as peaceful as I can be…..until anyone violates my Faith in Christ Jesus. I tried being fair and finding parts in the Qur’an that were peaceful….and found none. I crossed referenced verses and made sure they lined up from different sources….and I found more war and death waged on these pages, than love. I just had to read a fraction. Salvation,Logic, Love, Forgiveness, CHOICE, were not found. My heart hurts to see how much I am hated and unwelcomed across the Qur’an. And although I do not believe in Allah, I STILL love the people that do.

But too many, do not love me. Actions speak louder than words.

Yet, many Muslims AND our American Government, are pushing this Sharia law agenda, in plain sight. So will Christians be able to stop class and pray at certain hours (collectively), and it get recognized, nationwide…as the right of all Christians? Will Buddhists be able to pass out pamphlets as students exit the bathrooms? No. So why then, are we finding ourselves fighting against Sharia law, on American turf, and really no other “religion”? We need to start asking questions. We need to start believing in agendas, because they are positioned on purpose. I will not be forced to live under a law that denounces Jesus Christ

(Dearborn,Michigan)….Folks, keep your eyes open. I am touching this topic lightly because I am still looking into it. Our Nation is about to go through a fight. Awakened citizens are not taking it anymore. We have to protect our children from being forced to follow beliefs that many of us would never dare allow in our homes.

I was going to post parts of the Qur’an, but the only scriptures and verses my blog will support, is the word of God.

If you have daughters, what would this mean for them? How militant would our son’s be forced to be? I went through So many photos of Sharia law and the reality of it around the world…it is so demonizing. I have never been against something so strongly, as I have, THIS. I won’t even bother posting pictures….do your own research and judge for yourselves. No, not every Muslim is an extremist. Not every Muslim hates Christians and non-Muslims, but Sharia law and the words of the Qur’an do not promote repentance, love, forgiveness.

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We are not called to be in close, personal quarters, with everyone. As a Christian woman, it has been vital to understand the meaning of: [๐Ÿ’•LOVE๐Ÿ’•], while at the same time guarding my heart, dignity and virtue……especially when it comes to men. They are more easily swayed, but women are quick to run and mend wounds (that aren’t for us to mend). If you give them your peace, so that they can attain their own, they will take it….but….they may not always take YOU, with it. They will divide your rubies among those in their home, even among their harlots….(pretending that what they took from you, is their own), and leave you desolate…..nothing more than a shell.

For this reason I believe, that we (women) need to let men be true men. In other words…..let them learn from their own mistakes. Only leaving for them, messages of hope and prayers beneathe the rocks…along their straight and narrow path.

If their heart is in the right direction, they will find [Yeshuah]. If not….then you were spared from their destruction.

 Never pour out and empty of yourself, the investment that God placed in you, lest you become spiritually, BANKRUPT. 

Holding on

There is no sense in holding on to anyone. If they are meant for your life they will stay. If not they will walk away. Do not hold back with your beliefs…hold fast to your standards. Keep growing. Be free in your standing, otherwise you’ll break your own heart.  The closer you become with Christ, the easier it becomes to let situations go. Often times our lives are heavy and weighed down by what we choose to dig our nails into…holding on so tightly. If our grasp is that tight….are we holding others and things(jobs, friendships, etc) against their will? . Let it go….and grow. ๐ŸŒน

Relationship hoppers

People hop from one relationship to the next…creating soul ties with the wrong people, because they do not understand God’s pursuit for them. When Jesus was beaten and tortured beyond recognition….that was His pursuit , for YOU. With bones exposed, flesh dangling, and a disfigured face….He kept walking to His death for the love that He has for you. This is what we were and still are, worth to Him. His. DEATH

If you don’t know or understand that sort of love for yourself, and how much you are worth….then there is no way you should be pursuing someone else, nor are you ready to be pursued. Knowing His love will keep your heart safe, from toxic lust.โค