Thursday, September 3, 2009


The public school in my (literally) back yard has started, I suppose I should start to think about starting our homeschool year. I don't see the need to be in a hurry. It is hard to transition to decisive action after a summer of waiting. Seems like this past few months we have waited for just about everything... waiting to see how the new chickens would fit in with the rest, waiting for the right time to plant the veggies, waiting for the check to be in the mail, waiting for that sale, waiting for the weather to be right for swimming, mowing, whatever.
Most times we have been unwillingly put in the WAIT mode, not given a choice. This has been a growing experience, learning a new skill. The mastery of that skill is "waiting gracefully".
Waiting gracefully is an art form, being patient, joyful, gracefully anticipating an outcome.
Our natural impulse it to "get ' er done", "just do it", "get out there", "do more". If it's not a natural impulse, we are told it should be. It has gotten easier, I suppose being blissfully TV free helps, no constant barrage of comercials calling you to action.
Using our new found talent of waiting, we are not in any hurry to start school, we are waiting for the time to be right.

Psalm 27:14 (King James Version) 14Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

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