Friday, April 18, 2008
A new frontier...
It surprises me that I have never blogged before, as I have been a "diarist" since I was able to write, and I use the computer to do all kinds of other hobby and school related things. But, this is my first experience with it. My friend Tami, at Ambleside Classical, has been encouraging me to do it, and I can see from poking around various blogs that it should be right up my alley.
I am a Christian, and wife to Jim, mother to Stella, 10 and Gabe, 5, and happy and blessed to be a housewife and homeschooler.
We have always been homeschoolers; even before we were married, Jim and I knew we would homeschool our kids when we had them, although our reasons have changed over the years from a purely academic purpose to a focus on obedience to Scripture, especially Ephesians 6:4--"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." (ESV)
As all Christian moms know, this is easier said than done, but we are confident that the Lord will bless our work, as He never gives us a command without also giving us the grace and strength we need to obey.
I am seeing this blog as an opportunity to share all kinds of things, like curriculum things, budget and money ideas, cooking and gardening plans, etc. I'm hoping it will be a kind of combination scrapbook and diary that I will enjoy looking through, and maybe others will as well.