Disconnected

I made a very big decision this evening.

If you’ll remember, I left Facebook once before, but then I rejoined.  I haven’t been happy about it.  Tonight, I decided to delete it again.  I just don’t want to be on there.  And I felt instant relief!

I also decided to go ahead and delete my Twitter account.  I’ve always enjoyed Twitter, but lately I find that I am getting frustrated and annoyed by just about everything on my feed.  Sometimes it can be hard for me to just look away, so I took the big step and deleted it.

I feel a sense of freedom.  Like I’ve just gained a part of my life back.  And I know that sounds extreme, but that is how I feel.

Don’t worry, I kept Instagram.  I love that!  And I’m on Pinterest because I am finding great ideas there for cooking and decorating.

I know to many it may seem silly, but I just need to not have all that social media clutter in my mind.  It’s like I just gave myself permission to breathe again!

Receive Love

I’ve been on a bit of a Biblical journey this year, and I’m still on it.  I made a commitment to myself to read the entire Bible in 2017.  I have been reading every day and learning a lot.  Each day, I find that I discover something I never knew before about God’s Word, and I feel the Holy Spirit working to change me from the inside out.

In Hebrews 4:12, we read that the Word of God is alive.  The Bible is a book that speaks to those who read it.  God uses it to shape us.  He uses it to cut through all the clutter and get right into our soul, molding us into what He wants us to be.  What I’ve been realizing on my Bible reading journey is that sometimes God is speaking loud and clear, but I’m not listening.

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Another Week in Our Homeschool

This week has seemed extremely long in our little homeschool land.  Some weeks are like that, I guess.  But despite the length, it has been good.

Both kids finished up their first books in our reading challenge.  And, much to their surprise, both kids found that they really enjoyed the books I picked for them.  Yeva was excited to learn that she enjoys a good mystery, and she has asked to read more in the future.  Benjamin was surprised to see that even though it’s not Christmas, he can read a Christmas-themed book and like it.  I was just happy to see them getting out of their reading comfort zones and enjoying something new.  Next up for both is a little bit of sic-fi in the form of Bigfoot and space aliens.

Another thing that went really well this week was Yeva’s science studies.  She is soaking up information in a rate that is, for her, record setting.  It appears that we’ve finally hit on what works best for her mind.  She is learning about bird anatomy and also learning how to identify birds.  On top of that, she is learning about the scientific classification system, and is able to understand how scientists group things.  It’s fun to watch her be so excited about a subject.

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