"God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him."
(1 Jn 4:16)

Monday, May 31, 2010

We're in the Garden

If it's quiet here, it's because we're in the garden, planting seeds and flowers, weeding, bird watching, and having fun.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sleep Talking

My youngest son is a very happy little boy.  He is usually smiling and often sings as we wander through grocery store aisles and in other public places.  He enjoys spending time outside and looking under rocks.  Recently, he has also started talking in his sleep.  This morning, as he slept, I heard the following words from him:
"Hmmm hmmm, here comes caterpillar.  Here comes it.  No, caterpillar."

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Laurie - Advice

I apologize for not being able to respond to your comment before now and I hope that you see this post.

I think that our Catholic faith gives you the answers that you seek.

Forgive your husband. I know that this is probably easier said than done, but it is necessary.

Love your husband and your children.

Pray for your husband and your children.

Go to daily Mass, if possible.

Spend time praying before the Blessed Sacrament.

Go to confession at least once a month.

The Rosary
Pray the Rosary as a family.

Speak to your pastor or a holy priest and ask him for advice.

Desire to Become a Saint
Embrace this cross that you have been given.  Live your life so that it is pleasing to God and encourage your children to do the same.

If you are Marcella's friend, I have been praying for you. If not, I will start doing so.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

The Main Purpose of Home Education

As I ponder another year of home education, I am revisiting Fr. Hardon's advice:
“He has chosen us; we have not first chosen Him. But we must respond by making our society something beautiful for God—something very beautiful. For this we must give all—our utmost. We must cling to Jesus, grasp Him, have a grip on Him, and never let go for anything. We must fall in love with Jesus.”

I would change only one word from this quotation of Mother Teresa. Change the word “society” to “family.” That is what home education is all about. Your purpose as homeschooling parents is to make your families something beautiful for God. But the price you must pay is high. Like Mother Teresa, you must see the infinite God in Jesus Christ. You must cling to Him, grasp Him, have a grip on Him and never let go for anything. You will be only as effective home educators as you and your children fall deeply in love with Jesus, our God who became man and died on the cross out of love for us.

If I were to summarize in one short sentence the main purpose of home education, it is to train your children here on earth to love Jesus Christ because they believe that He is our God. (emphasis mine)

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

A Quote to Live By

"Life is to live in such a way that we are not afraid to die."
~ St. Teresa of Avila ~

Taken from the parish bulletin.
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