Monday, December 30, 2013

Co-op Anyone?

For those interested in having a group activity for your homeschool, here at Lazy Mt. Bible Church we have a teacher/parent share classes.  CLASSES BEGIN JANUARY 10,  2014

In January we are offering a few options for your family.

9:00-10:00:  Tapestry of Grace history review Co-Op for 1-5 graders with plenty of hands on activities to make learning come alive.  *must be using Tapestry of Grace (free) or pay for a small co-op fee.  We are currently on TOG year 4, unit 2 week

9:00-10:00 Tapestry of Grace history review Co-Op for 6-12 graders a more interactive discussion to bridge learning from reading to practical application via a Christian Worldview.  *must be using Tapestry of Grace (free)

10:00-11:00 Logic class for Middle school to High school.   You must purchase "The Fallacy Detective".  

10:00-11:00 Land Animals Apologia.  Elementary class with labs and projects.  They rotate the teachers, not a drop off class.  The workbook is highly recommended.

11:00-12:00  Art Classes using Atelier Art.  Must be willing to help clean up after the class. But most of the instruction is a dvd.  
Level 3 (for younger kids)  
Level 6 (for older kids)

In March, we will be adding a drama class after a short lunch.  They will learn how to project, enunciate, etc. The class will preform a short play for their final.  

Call Ella if you have any questions 907-707-3505

Monday, December 23, 2013

Complaining or Rejoicing

Okay, as I have mentioned before, I love having a plan.  It was getting to the end of the year, and I finished my daily reading plan.  I don't know where I skipped a week, but I couldn't find anything I hadn't read.  So, the past week or so, I have been rereading sections, but I wanted to do something to prepare my heart for Christmas.

One day, I was struck by the hunger and the waiting that we need to have for the second coming as much as the old testament saints had for the first coming of Jesus. 

However, today I found The Songs Of Christmas Reading Plan through YouVersion.  I skipped ahead because it is a 15 day plan, and it is like three days until Christmas.  I loved it.  It had scripture and a short devotional.  It started out how reluctant kids are when assigning chores (I could easily and quickly relate).  Then, it dove into how as adults we don't change.  When getting a new assignment, we don't rejoice, but often bicker or complain.  How different it was for Mary.  She rejoiced in the honor of being chosen and humbly acknowledge her Lord God.  WOW!  

Today, I want to accept the things God has given me that might be hard or that I am not ready for but instead of complaining.  I will rejoice in my Savior!

The song that spurred was "Breath of Heaven" by Amy Grant.  I quickly youtubed it and enjoyed the song.  

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Production Weekend

We made it! As I look back over the past week, I can see so many answered prayers.  It was a definite exciting week seeing God work through many details to put the "Best Christmas Pageant Ever" together.  During a huge crowd on opening night, I was able to pray with some of my lead actors because of nerves taking over.  God calmed them down.  No one RUSHED or MUSHED or MUMBLED there words.  Even a dear old friend (who is hard of hearing), heard the play.

Thank you for praying.  If you were to look back into the sound/light area, you would of seen me JUMPING UP AND DOWN.  They nailed there lines, timing, and energy.  I knew they had it in them, but most rehersal were at about 50% level.  I guess they saved all of that enthusiam to opening night.  They all did wonderful.

We only have two more shows, and it is already a bit sad to see this outreach come to an end.  I loved having my family involved. I loved seeing so many talented and gifted people in our church join together to make it a huge success.  Thankfully, many new faces entered our doors and got to see how Jesus changes things!

The next morning began with another full day of productions.  We went to Anchorage for Sonja's Studio of Dance winter show.  Hannah and Bronwyn took Musical Theater by our very on talented Anna O'Laughlin.  Hannah also danced in a high energy ballet.  I have added a video for the grandparents.  In the spring show, the musical theater class will have microphones as it is "Singing & Dancing".  I can't wait to hear them loud and clear.

We ended the weekend with a marvelous sermon on waiting on the Lord and in His timing.  Thank you for the reminded that we Pray and Wait for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ Return!

Merry Christmas Everyone. Now, I need to take care of sicky husband.