Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Starting The Day...

I realized today I have not had that stressed feeling for most of this school year so far. What a release. What a joy. Maybe its all smoke and mirrors in my head because we cover so many subjects a day  (with the Charlotte Mason approach we're trying this year) and I just 'think' we're moving forward, but I really feel like we're doing well.

Gone is the stress of not feeling like we're getting anything done.
Gone is the worry about getting up SO EARLY in order to accomplish all we need to do.
Gone is 'most' of the arguing about school subjects and length.
Gone is the desperation in my child's eyes during an hour long (or more) math lesson. 
Gone is the desperation in MY eyes, counting the days until Thanksgiving vacation.

A friend reminded me of something today when she posted a quote on her Facebook wall: 

"Tomorrow I plan to work, work, from early until late. In fact I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer."  - Martin Luther

I forget, most days - if I were being honest, to start my day in prayer. Sure, we do scripture memory and a bible story. But real honest to goodness prayer for our schoolday and my family, I tend to push that duty aside. It should be a joy to talk to my Lord about my upcoming day, not a' have to' thing. And how much better would my day be if it began with God? 

I plan to experiment with this 'morning prayer' phenomenon (haha) and see how it improves our day!


Renae said...

What a great quote! I have been thinking a lot about what I want my children to learn and how they learn more than I realize from my example. Am I teaching them to rely on their flesh or on the sustaining love of their Heavenly Father?

Peace to you,

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