Thursday, August 6, 2009

Planning


Okay, so a very good friend of my gently suggested I might want to update my blog. So, here it goes.

I love to plan and I love to help others plan things, especially home school. I especially get drawn into any Charlotte Mason teaching books. I imagine my home filled with children reading on the floor, couches, beds, chairs (you get the picture right).

I love books, so naturally when I start planning the home school year I am simply drawn into the love of learning and what books we can read (notice I said “we” because the best part of home school is you get to learn too.) I also just received my new planner for the school year. Gang, it is the best! It is called The Well-Planned Day and it simply has everything you need for up to 4 children to plan their days, as well as yours. So I know that it is okay to plan ahead and be prepared, but what I fall short of doing is forgetting to actually live out and implement the things I have so meticulously planned for. It seems that I am always living in the future but never living through the day. I sometimes look at the clock and think the day has flown by. I forget to just relax and live in the moment, letting God guide me through the day instead of forcing the day. I know you mom’s know what I mean.

“God wants us to live today while today is here, without worrying about the past or future. He wants to us to wait on him for direction. So, planning is okay, but we must make sure that our plans follow God’s path for us and our family.”

Psalm 27:14 – “Wait for the Lord’s help. Be strong and brave and wait for the Lord’s help.”

3 comments:

April for the Crew said...

Oh, but how do you find the balance????? Somewhere between planned and sticking with it or else I die....and....let's go play in the field today kids cuz I got nothing. lol Great reminder. I do feel right now I'm on the end of the spectrum where I need to plan more, be more organized. But it's a fine line until whamo! I turn into a drill sargeant.

What a great idea to update your blog!

Rebekah said...

So true! I just spent the afternoon yesterday planning and scheduling! Now if I could just implement it all! :0)

Jeanette said...

Girl, you just don't know how much alike we are!! ;) I love having a plan written down so much that I decided to "PLAN" to be FLEXIBLE this year (lol) due to the baby and two preschoolers!