Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Entering the Sabbath Month

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Sabbath month for our house, The Rock of Central Florida. During this month, we will not have any services. An entire month of no church activities?!?!?! Yep, that's right. Yahweh has ordered this time for us to rest our land. When we return August 1, we will offer our first-fruits. Our soil will be crazy-fertile and ready for seed. And, boy, will we plant then!!!! We have been instructed to sow no seed during this month of rest but to allow the rest to prepare us for our new place in August.

I realize it all sounds so odd. But you know what? We are called to a place that isn't like many. Truly, Yahweh has us on the move all the time. Our walk with Him is exciting and new daily! We wait to hear from him before we make decisions or change courses, and when we do, it's rightly orchestrated. By our own design, things we have accomplished would have failed miserably; Yet, by His design, we are walking in a place that far surpasses our wildest dreams. His ways truly are far greater than ours. I know this is cliche in "the church", but it's so true once you get a real grasp on it and experience it in your own life. We have such favor that we would never have known had it not been for walking in the Kingdom with Him.

I am so grateful to be a Kingdom daughter, married to a mighty Kingdom son, joined to a Kingdom house, sitting at the feet of a Kingdom Apostle in whom I can hear the voice within the voice! I will be faithful to that voice. I will be patient when I don't have clear direction. I will move when He says move. I will stop when He says stop. I will be an obedient daughter because I want to please my Father.

I am SOOOOOO excited about life!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Great Year!

It's been a fantastic year! Last week ended the official year, but our studies will continue throughout the summer. Ah, the joys of homeschooling. :) Living in Florida, the land of heavenly winters, we like to take lots of breaks in the late fall and winter, especially during the holidays. To assure we get our required number of days in for the calendar year, we'll continue until August when the new year starts. Of course, we've already attended our end of the year ceremonies and celebrations, and the kids have officially been graduated to their next level.

At the End of the Year Celebration, the kids received (lots of) various awards, but there is one in particular I am so proud of. Caleb is one of two kids to be on the Academy List - basically the Dean's List at The Rock Academy. He made straight A's all year, and I am so proud of him for this! For Millie, I didn't do grades with her, just gave her S's. She learned to read this year, and I am so excited for this new world that has opened up for her!

Here are a couple of pictures from our academic fair with The Rock Academy.

Oh! Before I forget... If you are interested in chickens, gardens or just want to giggle at our "farming" adventures (HA!), visit my husband's new blog. It could be interesting. ;)

That's all I have for now. We've started fostering a dog for Hound Haven, and I think it's time to take the dogs out. If anyone is interested in an AMAZING, smart, lovable black lab mix, please consider Duke. He's a precious, precious dog, and I know he'll make someone an amazing friend.