Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Charlotte Mason

Okay, I have been in Charlotte Mason mode big time the past two weeks (with no end in sight – but that is actually a good thing.) I am organizing a Charlotte Mason home school get-a-way for moms and I am so excited about it. A night away at a bed and breakfast, major girl friend time to chat, eat, chat, and eat some more. I have viewed the seminar DVD’s, read, and then read some more, then gathered more information, and read a lot more (you get the picture.) I am so hoping that all the moms will get something out of this weekend. I love the Charlotte Mason method and sometimes I get a little overly excited about it so I am trying to reign myself in.

Anyway, if you want to check out the Charlotte Mason method for yourself go jump on the internet and take a look. I personally LOVE this website it has a lot of freebies and it is just a REALLY great website. So far I have not ordered anything from that website that I have not enjoyed. I also love all of Karen Andreola’s books on Charlotte Mason styles of learning but my favorites are A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning (don’t you just love that title – the gentle art of learning) as well as Pocketful of Pinecones: Nature Study With the Gentle Art of Learning : A Story for Mother Culture and the sequel, so to speak, Lessons at Blackberry Inn: Adventures with the Gentle Art of Learning.

Monday, February 8, 2010


I have been in some pain for the past few days. This pain scares me because of what I strongly believe it is and it may be, basically just the fear of the unknown (what will happen next, where will that lead me?) But I take courage in the fact that God is always in control and no matter what the cause of my pain it will somehow be used for His Glory.

I opend up my e-mails today to find this devotional waiting on me:

"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." Revelation 21:4

"How would you define pain? Since 1968, the most widely used definition of pain in clinical settings is the one set forth by pain researcher Margo McCaffery: Pain is 'whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever and wherever the person says it does.' In other words, no one can tell another person that they are not in pain. Pain is as unique as the individuals who profess to experience it."

"Think about any pain you may be experiencing now--relational pain, physical pain, emotional pain, spiritual pain. Regardless of the kind of pain you are experiencing now it will "soon" be over."