*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*
this is where we start our homeschool days. we sing “this is the day” (stole the idea from my s.i.l.), and then we read the bible together and pray.
i sit in the cozy chair. actually, its the only chair. i’m hoping to get a love seat in here to snuggle up on someday. the couch has been in here before, but its just a little too tight. while i read, the kids either sit on the ground, or sit at the little table and draw.
we love the child’s story bible by catherine vos. today we were reading about david and bathsheba and i was a little concerned about how that “situation” would be explained. it was done in a simple way that the kids didn’t even make a funny face – just an “oh, thats not good!”.
after we read, we always get on the floor and pray. mostly we pray for patience and for homeschool to go well. on my end, the prayers can definitely lean toward being selfish: “help the kids to obey, help them to work diligently…”
one of my newest sponsors, throne of grace, sent me this awesome set of prayer cards, titled how to pray with your child. i love that we can just grab the book before we pray and have something specific to learn how to pray for. each card has a topic and a couple verses for further explanation. it has made me realize that although my kids feel comfortable praying, they pray the same things and the same way. this is opening up their eyes to see other things to pray rather than asking for help or prayers of thankfulness!
we had a rough homeschool day yesterday. i wish this was the card we focused on that day – both the kids and i needed it!
not only has this been a helpful tool as a mom, but its also very well made. each card is heavily laminated and spiral bound. this isn’t flimsy and flexible, but something that will hold up for years! thats good news because according to my calculations, i may have about 12 more years to go on this schooling journey. thats all, just 12. *deep breaths*
the team at throne of grace makes more than just the “how to pray with your child” prayer cards, but a whole slew of guided prayer cards, from praying for someone in the military to praying for your husband.
they also offer prayer journals which provide structure and guidance for your prayer life, along with a recorded legacy of your prayer life.
throne of grace has generously offered one of my readers a $41.60 gift certificate to their shop. the odd dollar amount is in honor of their theme verse – hebrews 4:16 which says, “let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
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