Kristi & Kids A Message of Love and Hope Overcoming Obstacles through One Accord
Kristi & Kids Homeschooling, single mother of five Homeschooling, single mother of five Recoveries from: Autism, Lupus, Asthma, Eczema, ADHD, Allergies, Migraines Recoveries from: Autism, Lupus, Asthma, Eczema, ADHD, Allergies, Migraines Overcoming: 5 Colicky Babies, 3 Miscarriages, Surgeries & Cancer scare, Brain injured child, Teaching severe dyslexia, Child with Celiac Disease, 5 A’s in marriage, Financial fall out, Bitterness Overcoming: 5 Colicky Babies, 3 Miscarriages, Surgeries & Cancer scare, Brain injured child, Teaching severe dyslexia, Child with Celiac Disease, 5 A’s in marriage, Financial fall out, Bitterness
Forgiveness wipes out Bitterness “He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.” Thomas Fuller Thomas Fuller
Forgiveness wipes out Bitterness LUKE 16:37 “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive and ye shall be forgiven: “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive and ye shall be forgiven:
Forgiveness wipes out Bitterness “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” Mark Twain
ROMANS 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”
Today an estimated 1.6–2.0 million children are being taught at home by their parents. Brian Ray, Worldwide Guide to Homeschooling, Broadman & Holman, 2002, p.7.
FOUR KEY POINTS CHOOSE CHOOSE Carefully Carefully CONVERT Conscientiously CONVERT Conscientiously COMMENCE COMMENCE Correctly Correctly CONQUER CONQUER Creatively Creatively YOU PUBLIC SCHOOL PRIVATE SCHOOL HOME SCHOOL
CHOOSE CAREFULLY Pick out / select from a number of alternatives. Taking care or paying attention with caution or prudence or tact.
OPTIONS: PUBLIC SCHOOL PUBLIC SCHOOL PRIVATE SCHOOL PRIVATE SCHOOL CHARTER SCHOOL CHARTER SCHOOL MONTESORRI SCHOOL MONTESORRI SCHOOL HOME SCHOOL HOME SCHOOL
HOMESCOOL BENEFITS: CONSISTANCY CONSISTANCY CONTROL CONTROL THERAPY THERAPY CONVENIENCE CONVENIENCE TIME TOGETHER TIME TOGETHER MEMORIES MEMORIES MONITORING MONITORING PERSONALIZE PERSONALIZE BENEFITS BLESSINGS BOUNTY
NO EXPECTATIONS ~ Psalm 62:5-6 My soul wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. My soul wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He ONLY is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved. He ONLY is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved.
QUOTES TO REMEMBER PROVERBS 22:6 PROVERBS 22:6 PSALM 127:3 PSALM 127:3 PROVERBS 14:26 PROVERBS 14:26 Helen Keller Helen Keller ANNOYNOMOUS ~ RIVER / ROCK ANNOYNOMOUS ~ RIVER / ROCK
PROVERBS 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
PSALM 127:3 “Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” “Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”
PROVERBS 14:26 “In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.” “In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.”
HELEN KELLER “All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.” “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
ANONYMOUS “In the confrontation between the river and the rock, the river always wins. Not through strength but through perseverance.” “In the confrontation between the river and the rock, the river always wins. Not through strength but through perseverance.”
CONVERT CONSCIENTIOUSLY Change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy. Change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy. Characterized by extreme care and great effort / guided in accordance with right / wrong. Characterized by extreme care and great effort / guided in accordance with right / wrong.
FIRST HOMESCHOOL EXPOSURE Sunday School Teacher HomeschoolerIllegal ME
Where do I start? HSLDA HSLDA LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS STATE WIDE CONVENTIONS STATE WIDE CONVENTIONS TRAINING / WORKSHOPS TRAINING / WORKSHOPS GRASS ROOTS: CONNECTING W/ OTHER FAMILIES GRASS ROOTS: CONNECTING W/ OTHER FAMILIES ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
QUOTES TO REMEMBER PROVERBS 16:3 PROVERBS 16:3 General George S. Patton General George S. Patton Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson PROVERBS 24:27 PROVERBS 24:27 PROVERBS 29:25 PROVERBS 29:25
PROVERBS 16:3 “Commit thy works onto the Lord and thy thoughts shall be established.”
General George S. Patton “I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
PROVERBS 24:27 “Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.”
PROVERBS 29:25 “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.”
COMMENCE CORRECTLY Take the first step or steps in carrying out an action / set in motion cause to start / get off the ground. In a correct manner, accurate, acceptable, approved
GAIN ALLIANCES: FRIENDS / FAMILY / SUPPORT FRIENDS / FAMILY / SUPPORT SPOUSE SPOUSE SOCIALIZE WITH OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS SOCIALIZE WITH OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS HAVE OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS OVER TO HELP YOU HAVE OTHER HOMESCHOOLERS OVER TO HELP YOU GOD ~ PRAYER JOURNAL GOD ~ PRAYER JOURNAL
DOCUMENTATION: GATHER ALL INFORMATION DOCUMENTATION: DOCTOR REGIME THERAPY HOMEWORK ACEDEMIC WORK SOCIAL SKILLS SIBLINGS NEEDS
SHARE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE ALL YOUR CHILDREN CHLOEHEATHERRICHIEJOHNKYLE PREPARE LUNCH PREPARE BREAKFAST TRASH PICK UP FEED / CARE ANIMALS SET TABLE FOR MEALS PREPAREDINNERLAUNDRYWASH DISHES PUT AWAY WASH DISHES LAUNDRY COLLECTION IRONINGLAUNDRYFOLD LAUNDRY PUT AWAY LAUNDRY DRY WEEKLY MEAL PLAN POOL CARE / VACUUM MOW LAWN WEED WACK SWEEP PORCH
QUOTES TO REMEBER Charles Spurgeon Charles Spurgeon Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt GALATIONS 6:9 GALATIONS 6:9 Henry Ford Henry Ford Robert Half Robert Half
Charles Spurgeon "Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity."
Theodore Roosevelt “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
GALATIONS 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
Henry Ford “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”
Robert Half “Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.”
CONQUER CREATIVELY Overcome by conquest / win a victory over Innovatively, resourcefully, productively
CREATIVITY FROM THE CREATOR BROUGHT MONTESORRI TECHNIQUES HOME BROUGHT MONTESORRI TECHNIQUES HOME ACCEPT HELP ACCEPT HELP SMALL VICTORIES SMALL VICTORIES MEDICINES, INTERVENTIONS, CREATIVITY / ANIMATION!!!! MEDICINES, INTERVENTIONS, CREATIVITY / ANIMATION!!!!
QUOTES TO REMEMBER ISIAH 43:18-19 ISIAH 43:18-19 GALATIONS 6:2 GALATIONS 6:2 Sir Winston Churchill Sir Winston Churchill Albert Einstein Albert Einstein
ISIAH 43:18-19 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
GALATIONS 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Sir Winston Churchill Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Albert Einstein Imagination is more important than knowledge.