Today looked a bit like this…Walking to the park in the morning with my phone and following the directions was a pretty great way for LJ to develop some navigation skills, putting into practice what he is learning in math.
We had some reading time together and after reading a book on bears around the world I challenged RJ to the quiz at the back of the book. He did really well and it was cool to see his comprehension, even though reading is still not his number one thing to do.
The day was made sweeter for the kids when they got to help get ready for a party! Our new Youth Pastor started this week and we wanted to celebrate him and the team, and so we prepared a feast for the staff at our place in order to bless and love them. We had a big spread of sandwich fillings and fresh bread rolls followed by delicious ice cream and coffee. I am so grateful for this team and that my kids get to be a part of their ministry as they grow, gathering around table and sharing fellowship together, learning to celebrate the important milestones and to give generously.
The afternoon was spent making shortbread for some friends from church who were visiting us for a play date. then off to Dance and Soccer for the evening.
Over Coffee with one of Children’s minister friends today I shared about the benefits of homeschooling as a ministry family. Explaining that what might seem like a big load is actually much easier to manage for our family than traditional education. With weird hours, weekend work, holiday times, days off and high social activity; giving our family the space to retreat and get time together has been invaluable. My friend said when he had investigated it in the past he found lots of ministry families that chose this option said it really worked for them, which was so strangely comforting to hear.
Are you a ministry family who homeschool? I would love to hear from your experience.
Wherever you are today, I hope you are able to enjoy the simple things.
Lots of Love x