Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Resolutions: Personal

2014 is fast approaching and it is now time for New Year's Resolutions.  I was reflecting upon my 2013 goals I realize that I made two out of my six goals.  I JUST eliminated have a second and third job!!!  Now I am just down to one official paying job (Homeschooling does not count in this case- although it IS a job!!).  I was successful in having devotion every morning (although I did not read the Bible in a year as I wanted).

So, what will I strive for this year?

Goal #1- Single-mindedness.
Yes, I am married so I am not talking about single-mindedness in that sense.  I am referring to James 1:2-8 which states:

2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

 I am so indecisive and God is showing me that for Him to really work in my life I need to stop wavering and stop doubting God's power to do ANYTHING including allowing me to be a Homeschooling Mother. 

Goal #2- Read the Bible in One Year.
Yep, I am going to do it!  Don't get me wrong, I read the Bible all the time BUT never from cover to cover in ONE calendar year.  I have tried Chronological Order, I have tried Cover to Cover so now I am trying a different method that I found online:

It is outlined so you read from a different section everyday:

  1. Sunday- Epistles
  2. Monday- Law
  3. Tuesday- History
  4. Wednesday- Psalms
  5. Thursday- Poetry
  6. Friday- Prophecy
  7. Saturday- Gospels
Goal #3- Save $1,378.00

Goal #4- Weekly "Me" Appointment to relax.

Goal #5- Loose the pregnancy belly :)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Fortson Homeschool Club in Hampton GA

Fortson 4-H Center is excited to offer its Environmental Education program to homeschool families this Spring!  Although usually used by traditional, brick-and-mortar private & public schools, Fortson 4-H Center has designed a program specifically and tailor-made for homeschool families!  
The Fortson Homeschool Club will start February 7 and end on May 23, meeting the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month.  This semester includes 8, 2-hour classes; 1 each meeting.  Intended age of students is 5-14 but all ages are welcome!  Classes include Herpetology, Pond Ecology, Forest Ecology, Team Building, Farm2Plate, Orienteering, Wilderness Survival and Pioneer Studies.  Fortson 4-H Center is a part of the University of Georgia’s cooperative extension so all classes are taught from an academic and research based curriculum, but are hands-on, engaging and FUN!
The Fortson Homeschool Club is fun and educational, making it an outstanding supplement to your instruction and a great way for you and your child to meet other homeschoolers!  Space is limited so register now!
More information about the Fortson Homeschool Club, Fortson’s Environmental Education program and Fortson in general can be found at  Please feel free to contact Reese Simmons, Environmental Education Coordinator, with any questions you may have at 770-946-3276 or