Friday, October 28, 2011

Discipleship Deliberation






The week in general ~ forbearance.

In our studies this week ~ Boys - math, Treasure Island, 40 Acres and a Mule.  Girls - Bible Bee, math, practice, practice, practice.

What needs some tweaking ~
ME!  This repetitive make-things-harder-than-they-really-are thing that a few of my children so love drives me nuts.  I am trying to continually remember that this is not my choice, nor is it personal, and if these children want the ramifications from pooping around all. day. long. then so be it.  I have got to get past the annoyance and continually ensure the ball stays in their court.  With a kind smile on my face.

My own discipleship ~ I'm still chewing on (long enough until it becomes a way of life) Proverbs 25:15.

By long forbearing is a prince persuaded,
and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

The best thing about the week ~ Books have been ordered for the first half of next year and have already started to trickle in.  I also contacted Tapestry of Grace to find out if they still do a credit if you trade in your classic edition for a new edition and they do.  Yippee!  We'll be shipping our last classic off to them next week.

Questions, comments, thoughts ~  Amongst the ordering was Geometry - most likely the LAST math that Daisy will study formally.  It's like the beginning of the end . . . of a new beginning!



Care to deliberate the discipleship going on in your home?  Feel free to join me!  Grab the button, copy the prompts, and deliberate away.  Just be sure to comment here so I can come visit!  :)

2 comments:

  1. Here is my deliberation this week - after a couple of weeks off: http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2011/10/31-days-of-being-real-day-27.html.

    And I SO agree with you about the forbearance thing. I have such a tendency to take it personally when my children make choices that require consequences. Gotta work on it.

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  2. Such a good perspective - to keep the ball in their court with a kind smile on my face - and always a challenge. I think nearly all moms take it personally. Ugh. I have struggled with that for years - the whole "these kids are a reflection of me"... because, you know, it's all about me ;D

    Julie

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Please . . . Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Eph 4:29