Friday, April 25, 2014

Fabulous Friday ~ Church Convention Field Trip ~ Homeschool Week Wrap-Up

Fridays are just more glorious in the spring, aren’t they? J

We have had some gorgeous weather this week. How ‘bout in your neck of the woods?

The children spent some time outside using their Easter basket goodies ~ balls and bats, jump ropes, and hoppers. Hoppers are like one-person jump ropes. A ring goes around your ankle with a softball-sized ball of some sort on a short tether. With the one foot with the ring, you swing the ball in a circle and jump over it with the other foot. I had one when I was a child, and I think I impressed the children by being the first to make a hopper go. J

Of course, that time outside only made us more itchy to get the school done…ten days left. Yippee!!

This week we also spent time at our annual church convention. I originally wrote the following benefits of making a church conference a homeschool field trip for my blog on April 19, 2013, but they still hold true a year later. J

Emphasizing the importance of faith. Dad takes a day off work {and his time off is extremely limited!}, we get up early, we dress up, we drive a couple of hours, all to attend special services and fellowship with like-minded believers. We're showing our children that our faith is worth the effort.

Bible College previews. We don't really know yet what the Lord wants for our children with regard to college. And, thankfully, we have a few years. But all the Bible colleges within our church affiliation are represented at our convention. The students are well-mannered and clean-cut. For our older children who are watching others, it gives them an option other than a state university where there is often more partying than studying.

Music. We don't have the money to take our children to the symphony (although I'm praying about that J). But the above-mentioned Bible colleges bring out their choirs and orchestras in full force. Our children can see the strings, the woodwinds, the conductor, and all the music is Christ-focused.

Solid Bible teaching. Our children heard the Word preached not just by pastors, but also by missionaries, music ministers, school leaders, children’s church leaders, and even new converts.

On the blog this week…

Building our home this week…

Still painting….but we plan to get some electrical finishing work done over the weekend. More photos next week! J

Have a wonderful weekend! J

How was your week? Do you go to church conventions or conferences?

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  1. Meghan, if you are interested there a few concerts a year at the Scottish Rite building downtown Indy and they are FREE! Their next one is May 4th, 2014 at 3pm and it is a full orchestra/choir/organ concert. We went to one last year and the organ was the most amazing part of all! Our piano teacher actually plays violin in it and she was the one that told us about it. Just wanted to throw that out there in case you are interested.

    1. That sounds terrific, Jessica. When I took review classes for the bar exam sooo many years ago, we met there. It is an amazing building! Thank you for letting me know! :-)

  2. Thanks for linking with Collage Friday! I enjoyed reading your blog today!

    1. Thank you so much for the link-up opportunity, Mary. I love your blog and often recommend it to my homeschooling readers. :-)

  3. The children look like they were really having fun in that glorious weather. We had a super sunny Easter weekend but it's been grey ever since in Scotland.

    1. I hope your Easter weekend was wonderful, Debbie. I wouldn't mind trying out those grey days in Scotland.... :-)

  4. I have been enjoying your blog for more than a year now. I was at the convention this year and I saw you and your family--I think you all sat up above where we were sitting. I had hoped to speak to you after the service, but wasn't able to. Thanks for all of your common sense, encouragement, and modesty posts--they've really blessed me!


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