Wednesday, August 13, 2008

God's Fingerprints, Part 1

God's fingerprints are all over our home school.  They always have been.  The reason why this is titled "Part 1" is because I am sure there will be many posts in the future about God's active role in our schooling, but this is the first one I'm sharing.

One street over, a neighbor was having a garage sale this past weekend.  I planned to take the kids over Friday afternoon, but one thing led to another and we ended up not being able to go until Saturday mid-day.  When we got there, most of the good stuff was already gone, as is the case with most garage sales by the end of the last day.  We let the kids look around a bit and we were doing some light browsing for anything we could use in KONOS this Fall when I spotted two containers FULL of spray paint.  We just so happen to NEED paint for our first unit, but these cans altogether were $10 (probably around 15-20 cans) and we (meaning my husband) only had $3 cash.  I bargained with her briefly and she consented to selling the whole lot for $3. When I got back with the money, she joked that she hoped we weren't graffiti artists.  We said, "No, we're home schoolers and need the paint for some projects we'll be doing in the Fall."  She immediately asked if we were interested in a large basket of miscellaneous crafting materials because she'd throw that in with the paint for $3.  Wide eyed, we thanked her profusely, each grabbed a box/basket to carry and headed home with a LOT of materials we'll be able to use this Fall and that would have cost a LOT of money if we'd had to purchase them at a store!  As a bonus, two of the containers of materials we brought home are baskets in excellent shape that we can use for storing the materials!  Oh yeah, God's fingerprints were ALL over this excursion...and how thankful we are that He cares to take such an active role in our children's education!  

1 comment:

VPS said...

Woohoo! Thanks for sharing! It's so exciting for you all . . . to be able to see His fingerprints in the details of this school year.

There are those times when His mark is NOT quite so evident, and we're asked to walk strictly by faith. Those are good days too. But what really supreme joy when He shows us He's there, right alongside us, giving us the eyes to see Him.

I think that's one of the great benefits of homeschooling . . . being with your children and teaching them to see God in the everyday.

Can't wait to read your next post!