02 Oct 2012 Leave a Comment
Yesterday was count day for our virtual charter school, they wanted work done online in the morning so they could count us and get funds. Luckily we didn’t have anything going on, so we did our work, reviewed our devotionals and went to dance.
Our devotional today focused on someone with no name. She was a widow who had a small son and she was slowing dying of starvation due to the drought in the area. Unknown to her was the fact that God was sending a prophet to the area and that she was to play a part in helping a Jew, even though she was a Phoenician and knew nothing about this God of Israel. Elijah came up to her and asked for some bread, the widow was using the last bit of flour and oil to bake a cake for her and her son to eat, she told Elijah she was going to die. She chose to trust in some strange God without even asking if she was going to get anything out of it. She gave up her last bit of food, a sacrifice out of her want and need instead of out of her excess. Because of her offering, her store of oil and flour replenished and lasted until the drought was over. We don’t even know the widows name, but we see the hand of God in her life. She was saved from starvation by her sacrifice for Elijah, her son was brought back from the dead (later on), and she came to know that God was the one true God.
I Kings 17
24 Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know…that the word of the Lord from your mouth is the truth.”
We danced and then got home to find James home early. We went to the pool after dinner and let the girls swim and then went to pick up Joel.
Today the girls woke up late, but finished school by 12. Hannah wrote a story about our Cayman trip, did her math, phonics, science and reading. Grace was working on positive and negative numbers, history, spelling, grammar and reading. Bethany did math (she made the Algebra honor roll), a history test, grammar and literature. Hannah’s math lesson was about how order matters in subtraction. Instead of telling her that 9-4 will work and that 4-9 won’t, I showed her that it will work, it will just be a negative number. She’s seen our number line in chalk on the driveway, so she knows that there are numbers below zero and we call them negative numbers. I hate when a curriculum tells kids that they can’t take 9 from 4, of course you can, it’s just a negative number.
After lunch we got to work on a pyramid, some amulets and a story for our chicken mummy. I want to make a silent movie about the chicken before we actually mummify it. I think it’s going to be pretty funny, but we needed some props to go with the story. I took Joel to the park to take some pics, he wanted a shot for his Skype page.
Tomorrow we have another lazy day, but hopefully we will get the movie done. Thursday we have park day and Bethany has a car maintenance co-op. Friday we have art at the library and a gallery show with slam poetry and Saturday we will be in Boulder all day at CU for a GS event. So, a few days of lazy are okay.