Tuesday, August 19, 2014



Who Are You? 

Are you a mother, father, son, daughter, sister? 

Are you a victim, accident, abused, abuser, addict, dirty, alone?

None of these defines who you are. 

Activity is not your identity. 

Pass mistakes don't define your identity. 

There are two identities that we can identify with: 

1st identity- Adam
What do I mean? Let me explain 

Genesis 2:7
Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. 

Romans 5:12
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin,and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned. 

Adam was the first physical birth to man
First sin to man
Death to man

2nd Identity-JESUS

1 Corinthians 15:45-49
So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being." ; the last Adam, a life giving spirit. 

The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man. 

1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all die, so IN CHRIST all will be made alive. 

Jesus - Identity in the flesh so that we could identify with the spirit. 

Jesus was the first spiritual birth
Jesus came to give blessing, forgiveness, freedom, sanctification. 
Life to man 

Romans 5:15-17
But the gift is not the trespass. For if many died by the trespass of one man, how much more did Gods grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to many. Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one mans sin: The judgement followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespass and brought justification. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through one man, how much more will those who receive Gods abundant provision of grace and of gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, JESUS CHRIST. 

It's all about His obedience 

Which do you identify with ? 

Identifying with Adam
1. Past defines your future
2.  You will remain sin conscious 
3. Life's circumstances will defeat you
4. Your abilities will limit and define you

Identifying with Jesus
1. Your past will be used for good 
2. You will live righteous conscious
3. You will rise above circumstances
4. Your ability and strength will be found in Christ
5. You'll overcome the power of the enemy 

It's really your choice who you want to identify with. 
I make the choice to identify with Jesus. 
It's liberating to be Free in so many areas of my life. 
I know that where the enemy meant to harm God is using it for his glory. 
I refuse to let the enemy steal from me anymore.  I am more than a conqueror.
And when circumstances are tough I will trust in Jesus for my provision. All my hope is In Christ
And now I tell the enemy shame on you devil righteousness on me!
I'm free indeed. 
I now live in victory rather then defeat. 

IN CHRIST, April is Chosen
Same position Christ stands in
Open arms to receive 

Ephesians 1:11
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of 
Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order
That we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 

IN CHRIST, April is Accepted and Adopted 
John 1:12
 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
Galatians 3:26
 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith

IN CHRIST, April is a New Creation

2 Cornithains 5:17

 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!

IN CHRIST, April is Free from condemnation. 
Romans 8:1
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

IN CHRIST, April is Seated with Christ
Ephesians 2:4-6
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,

Already done, IS seated with Christ
All the work is finished, Battle is won

IN CHRIST, April is complete
Colossians 2:10
and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.

You need nothing. 

Adam takes off old nature and now is one in Jesus. 

One of our pastors (JB)shared this message with us and its has been so liberating. 
I hope that it will be helpful to you too, please respond if you were touched by this message like I was. 
Jesus is madly in love with YOU!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2014


I saw this on my friend's facebook and thought this was a great idea. Our measuring spoons are always in different places. This way they are always in the same place. It has been so nice. You can buy the hanging clip almost anywhere ( Walmart, Target, Grocery stores etc. ).
I put them on the lower cabinets so our children can reach them. 
I know this is a simple organization tip but a really good one:) 

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Our son loves to fish. He has been in a fishing club with our homeschool group this year. But every time he catches a fish I think of this verse: 

Matthew 4:19
"Come, follow me", Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people."

First Jesus was saying "Follow Him", Do you want to follow the ways of the Jesus? 

Second, He wants those who know him to be fishers of men. This is the commission to all believers. Sharing the gospel with all you come in contact with. Planting seeds into peoples hearts and letting Jesus do the rest. Pouring into others and sharing your story( Testimony). When you are real with people they will listen to your story which then lead into to sharing the gospel. Its really just sharing the love of Jesus in your life that will change their hearts for Jesus!!!!

So we are Called to share this gospel with EVERYONE!!!!!

Thank you Jesus!!!!

Jesus Loves You!!!! 

Thursday, April 3, 2014


I love this idea that I found on Almost Unschoolers Blog. First you use your masking tape to make the base of the house. I only had the thick one but it worked. But I'm sure the thinner one is better:)

Ducky, then made three stories in the house with furniture, blankets,tables, stairs and bathroom. Our daughter has several Calico Critters that she uses to play with this masking tape home. I love that she can use her imagination and you only need three simple items: Masking Tape, carpet and your mind. 

This is DMan's Hobbit house. It from the book The Hobbit. Hobbit means "comfort place" to relax, That sounds good to me!!!!

This is the inside of his Hobbit House:)

Thank you Heavenly Father for the ability to homeschool our children. Its a blessing to see them use their imaginations. And most importantly Have Fun throughout their day!!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014


First Language Lesson has been the only grammar that I have used. I love the gentle approach. The Level 2 is all oral which I love. First Language Lessons reviews precious lessons throughout the whole book. Repetion is important when you are trying to learn. Level 2 has copy work, poem memorization, story narration, dictation and much more. My personal experience has been that First Language Lessons has taught our children so much. I wouldn't start grammar until I found something that was gentle with very little writing. Now our children can tell you several poems, narrate back to you what they have learned, tell you what a noun,verb,pronoun, preposition is and much more. Although this suggests that this book is for grade 2, we didn't start this book until 5th and 3rd grade. You can start it in 2nd grade but we have been taking our time on this subject. Below are some examples of our work throughout the year. Thank you to Peace Hill Press for letting us review such a wonderful product. 

Linking Verbs
This was one of the enrichment activity, love because its a hands on activity. The enrichment activity is after each lesson to enhance the lesson. 

A complete grammar text for young students, First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind, Level 2 uses dictation, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop language ability. 
Originally published along with the first level of First Language Lessons as a single volume, Level 2 has been redesigned as a simple-to-use one-year program. 
First Language Lessons, Level 2 is an oral grammar program.

Poem Memorization 
The Year By: Sarah Colridge

Preposition List 
First Language Lessons 
Level 2
We have been learning this list for several months. It's so awesome that First Language Lesson will repeat for several lessons until well known.