announcement

Today I announced the existence of the Homeschooling Families of the Sacred Heart!  I sent out the newsletter and an email announcement.  What a joy to see it come to fruition!  I am proud of the newsletter, proud of the brochure; I have broken through all my previous barriers to technology and learned how to…

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Becoming Firm of Spirit

     When other people’s feelings, moods, judgements and opinions impose themselves on me, and I falter in maintaining my OWN feelings, mood, thoughts and opinions, I go to Psalm 16.  I love every word of it, but my favorite lines are:     “The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my…

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grown up virtue flowers

     Since my last post, several comments have been made to me about grown ups doing them!  So my confession: at the time, I couldn’t help myself–I did one with the kids.      It was the demo.  And anyone can do this.  I pasted a stem and a center (I cut them randomly…

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Virtue Flowers

      Each one of my children made a “Virtue Flower.”  Each child has a stem and a center, but the petals represent virtues.  When the child has them for certain, we glued them to the center.  But if a child is still working on that virtue, we taped the petal to the stem, and…

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Off the Ground!

     With the joyful success of the May Crowning, it is humbling and beautiful to see that this homeschooling community is OFF THE GROUND!  What a gift! It was a perfect temperature with a nice cloud cover.  We got home and within minutes, there was a torrential downpour.  Jake said, “I guess Mary asked…

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Mom

     Here are some of my favorite memories of Mom:1. Singing “White Coral Bells” in a round with Mom and Kim. 2. Mom getting Jeff Wall to teach me how to swim in Granny Ruth’s pool, and Mom doing the breast stroke and not getting her hair wet.3. Mom letting Kim and me watch…

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May Crowning

     In these past two weeks, I have given far more than I actually had in establishing a new, revitalized home school community.  I have spent hours and hours in meetings with the current steering committee.  We have tried many solutions on for size.  Ultimately, one new group is being founded out of the…

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