This week Madison started 8th grade (gasp), Abby started 3rd and Max started 2nd. They all loved their first week of school and I am grateful!! Sam starts his three-year-old class on Tuesday. He'll be going Monday-Thursday and getting much needed social interaction and play, while mommy gets much needed work done.
We are reading the Jesus Storybook Bible at breakfast each morning and it has been the best way to start our day together!! I highly recommend this children's bible!! It points every story in the bible to Jesus! I love our discussions and seeing the kids begin to understand why God sent Jesus. They are learning that, because we are human and sinful, we tend to walk away from truth and live in a self-centered way, which only leads to emptiness. So, God sent His son to die for our sins so that when we trust Him and His death on the cross He sends us the Holy Spirit (which is God Himself) to live in us. And, the Holy Spirit helps us walk in Truth and gives us a true joy in spite of our circumstances. It is a gift like none other to see God's Word begin taking root in the hearts of my children!!