Monday, September 29, 2008

Am I more gray?

I certainly feel more gray.
My children, instead of settling down and being obedient and joyfully fulfilling their homeschool duties have been rebellious, slothful and downright disobedient. I have tried being strict, I have tried taking away privileges, and I have tried yelling and spanking. All to no avail. I am about ready for a padded cell somewhere. I know all of my children are more than capable of the work that has been set for them. I pray that we find a way to get them to do the work without the "this is stupid" that I am continually hearing.

Lord,
You have called me to homeschool these children. Please help me to motivate them. Please help me to demonstrate obedience in my own behavior and in my work.
Amen

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

School

Well, we started school last Tuesday. So far it has been frustrating. My children do not seem to want to cooperate.

Lord,
I am so frustrated with our homeschool already this year. I feel like it is your will that we do this, but it seems to be a constant uphill battle. Please show me what you want and help me to follow your will for our home school.

Amen