Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Be Blessed!

Blessed are
the perfect {upright, wholehearted} in the way,
who walk in the Torah {law; instructions}
of יהוה {YHVH; the LORD}!
Blessed are those who observe {keep; guard}
His witnesses {testimonies},
who seek Him with all the heart!
Yea, they shall do no unrighteousness;
they shall walk in His ways.
You have commanded us
to guard {keep; observe} Your orders diligently.
Oh, that my ways were established {directed}
To guard {keep} Your laws!
Psalm 119:1-5

Be blessed.
Walk in His ways... Torah.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Haven at Home Happenings... Of ravens, thumbprints, snakes, war, and more

We were blessed with a very full week,
as we attempted to 'pick up the pace'
with our learning at home.

It began with waking Monday morning
to discover our lil' girls had found a bird in the backyard...
a DEAD bird.

I was SO glad to see they were wearing gloves ;)

This, of course, led to a nature study.
We researched to discover what kind of bird it was
and found it to be a baby raven.
Somehow it ended up dead in our pool overnight...
poor thing.
But we made the best of it :)

We looked in our field guide and read about ravens
and, also, read some portions of Scripture pertaining to ravens...

like when they brought food to Elijah
{1 Kings 17:4}
and when Noah sent the raven from the ark
{Genesis 8}
and what YHVH says about those
that despise and mock their parents
{Proverbs 30:17}

and how YHVH cares for the ravens
and even more so for us
{Luke 12:24}

Then the children drew illustrations of the raven...

And, of course, we disposed of the raven ;)


We, also, enjoyed digging into our Torah study this week,
along with our discussion, worksheets,
and copywork {like this one}.
We are, also, working at memorizing a couple of verses,
including the Shema
(and we plan to learn to sing it, as well). :)

color pages illustrating how kings were to write out the Torah
{good idea for believers, too}

Hebrew copywork


We, also, took out our McGuffey Readers
and each one began reading aloud from them this week,
as well as doing some copywork from them.
And each child worked on other various subjects, too.

World War 2 living book

workbook about our 50 states

And a little art, too :)


One day, while running errands, we enjoyed a day of Yuki-schooling
(our version of vanschooling, which I hope to write a post about soon).
We enjoyed listening to a cd of science songs...
singing about YHVH's wonderful creation!

And there were times of play and miscellaneous activities, too...

strategy... playing Axis and Allies

Fingerprint art...

I just LOVED all of their thumbprint animals!

Mixing and baking cookies...

When I was making my challah
in the shape of a menorah
this week,
the girls wanted to shape their own dough, too...
And they made...



They enjoyed eating their snakes
and sharing pieces of them, too. :)

I thank and praise YHVH for the week He gave us.
His goodness is so evident every day.
What an amazing and awesome Elohim we have!

Thank you, Abba!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Shabbat Shalom!

And you shall make a lampstand of clean gold –
the lampstand is made of beaten work.
Its base and its shaft, its cups,
its ornamental knobs and blossoms are from it,
and six branches shall come out of its sides:
three branches of the lampstand out of one side,
and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side"
Exodus 25:31-32

Therefore יהושע {Yeshua} spoke to them again, saying,
“I am the light of the world.
He who follows Me shall by no means walk in darkness,
but possess the light of life.”
John 8:12

Shabbat Shalom!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Though, everyday, I walk past
an empty bedroom, once again...
I am so full of thanksgiving
for the week we had
all of our eggs in one basket.

What a joy it was to have our eldest home...
to be together as a complete family...
for a whole week.

Oh, thank you, Abba!

Though we didn't do anything that was
"out-of-the-ordinary special",
it was a delight to just spend our days together...
daily activities, running errands, talking,
eating, playing, singing, laughing... just being...

*happy sigh*


Snapshots from our week...

Walking out of the grocery store...

Trying something new...

Taking a walk...

Studying Scriptures...




{after family pics together}

Gathering around the table...


Abba, thank you
for Your abundant goodness.

Thank You for the relationships
You have blessed us with.

May we never take our family
nor our days with them for granted.

May we love them, Father, as You love us.
May we soak up every moment with them
and may our hearts be full
of thanksgiving and praise to You.

Blessed is Your Name, O YHVH!

"Because Thy lovingkindness is better than life,
my lips shall praise Thee.
Thus will I bless Thee while I live:
I will lift up my hands in Thy Name."
Psalm 63:3-4


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