The Battle is the Lord’s

This coming school year promises to be an interesting one with all that is at stake for home educators. There is the U.S. Presidential election which so far has been a humdinger. First, John McCain was down for the count, then he was the nominee. Hilliary Clinton’s juggernaut crushes everything in her way as she heads to her coronation. Wait a minute. That didn’t happen; Barack Obama is now the guy. As of the writing of this article, Barack and John are in a statistical tie, but Obama is selling more T-shirts and bumper stickers. Stay tuned for more.

In the Congress and Senate, there is talk of a Democrat super majority, with stunning losses foretold for the Republicans. At the state level, Ohio could very well end up as a blue state with democrats running at least the House in tandem with a Democrat Governor. Oh, and did I mention the state Home Education Regulations are up for a formal review after 19 years?

Boring it ain’t.

I would submit that no matter what happens, that the Lord will still be on his throne. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians:

6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. (emphasis mine) 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,

The bottom line is that we are citizens of another government. So, what happens here shouldn’t get us too shaken up, since after all it and they are all coming to nothing. However, we are temporary citizens of this world and I believe that scripture tells us to advocate for things like freedom, justice, and mercy.

Isaiah 58:
6Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;
When you see the naked, that you cover him,
And not hide yourself from your own flesh?

This election season, I suggest you make it your aim to advocate for freedom, to break any yokes. Certainly, many freedoms in our country and state are at risk. So, while the victory and the battle belong to the Lord, our God has given us power to act. The battle isn’t over. It is just beginning. So, this fall, I suggest getting involved as a family in the political process. Find out which state, local, and federal candidates support freedom. Since we as a group are dedicated to homeschooling, find out who is on our side and do what you can to support them. Work a precinct, help put up signs, make phone calls, get your kids involved. They will benefit much more by seeing and doing instead of studying how our political process works in a textbook.

Proverbs 21:
31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle,
but victory rests with the LORD.

Get your horse in the battle.

Homemade Clay and Playdough Recipes

These recipes are easy and fun to do together. We are going to try this homemade clay recipe today. Then after the kids’ creations air dry, I’m going to have them paint them. Sounds like a good summer activity to me! How about you?

Homemade Clay

2 c. baking soda

1 c. corn starch

1 1/4 c. water

Mix in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir and continue to stir until the consistency is like mashed potatoes (about 5 minutes).

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