June 10. Daddy says that, Lord willing, he should be home tomorrow morning. I will be so happy for him to be back home.
Today was lotu day. It was 7:30 before they started. Amos taught today on Acts 17:10-13, talking about the importance of each one studying the word for himself and searching the Scripture to know if the things that are being preached are so. There were a number of prayer requests. Thania asked prayer for her father. Matthew said that he will go visit him and talk to him.
The students finished their phonics workbooks yesterday and gave a hearty triple hooray. Today we finished studying for their test which will be tomorrow. I told them they can give another hooray after their test.
We finished phonics class early today and started the other two classes earlier so finished school by noon. An early lunch and nap was welcome.
After nap there were just a few math books left to grade. Then I cut up some pumpkin to cook for supper before writing on some review questions to use in studying for the reading test which will follow shortly after the phonics test.
The sky is bright with stars again this evening like it was yesterday evening, but it feels like it is getting colder than it has been the past few days and nights.
“….this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11
June 11. Finished reading In His Steps yesterday evening before going to bed. There was much food for thought in the book. The one element that was lacking was a clear, if any, presentation of the Gospel. Although the book mentioned several times the saving of souls, it didn’t tell how souls were to be saved, other than through reform of their social ills. I also didn’t notice the use of Scripture for their decisions as to “What would Jesus do?”
Today has been a long day. Praise the Lord for good weather this morning for Daddy to get home. Most of the day has been overcast and cool, but no rain.
The plane arrived just about the time that Bible class finished. All the students went up to help carry cargo. After they came back, they had their phonics test. They finished that early so we had a bit earlier recess. It was good to have the extra time for math class as there was quite a bit of material we needed to review before they worked on their lesson.
After nap, I loaded up the freezer and then put the rest of the food away. (Daddy had taken care of most of the groceries while I was in class.) By then it was time to fix supper - pumpkin, broccoli, rice, and chicken gravy. I am thankful that Sunny came this evening to help out. I hadn’t even had a chance to get to today’s lessons yet and start checking them. After supper, I printed out new lessons for Daddy to use in Bible school tomorrow evening. Sunny collated those before she started dishes. Then I printed out the next Bible school lesson for him to proofread. After that, I got Sunny’s English lesson graded so she can grade the other ones. Also graded the first exercise on each of the others as it had individual answers. Then I printed out larger copies of the song we are learning (“He Cares for You”) so it will be easier for me to play.
“Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” Acts 2:41
June 12. Woke up to a cool, damp, cloudy morning after a good spell of nice weather. I had awakened early, and we both got up around 5:45.
None of the students came early this morning as they are wont to do and especially on Fridays. Four of the students were even several minutes late. We didn’t start learning a new song this week since we won’t be having music class next Friday, or any other class either. It will be fun day. It took the students a long time to finish their reading lesson this morning. It was the last lesson in this unit, and half of it was review questions. After an hour and a half, I finally told them to hand in their lessons even if they weren’t finished. Only two were left who hadn’t finished.
After a late recess, we played a math game as review for the test coming up on Monday. Then they had a speed drill. It was all yes or no, and everyone missed two or more so the highest grade was 86. I did not record the grades today. After a short break, they had their spelling quiz. Then those who still had math to finish were instructed to do that and the others were free to go home.
After nap, I graded the math lessons, but there are plenty of other lessons for Graham and Sunny to check tomorrow evening - science workbooks, reading workbooks, and spelling quizzes. Esau came around 4:00, took his spelling quiz and speed drill, and finished his math. Then we went over the lesson in the reading workbook quickly, and he took it home, along with a reader, to do the lesson at home.
Before warming up supper, I sorted out the clothes and got ready to do laundry this evening. One load finished washing before our supper was ready to eat, and we finished up the rest after we had eaten. Only needed to do two loads this evening, but that is all I had planned to do anyway. It is too much for me to do three loads in an evening. I get too tired out.
When I was putting the first load of clothes back in the washing machine to be rinsed, I saw a piece of dried twig or grass (or so I thought) on the bottom of the clothes basket. I picked it out of the clothes basket so I could throw it away, and could see that it was neither twig nor grass. On my first impulse, I cast it immediately back into the basket. A scorpion! But it was dead and dried up and could have done me no harm. I was thankful for that. That is the first scorpion we have seen in this house. It probably came in on some of the firewood.
At 7:00, Daddy went off to Bible school. I hung up the clothes and then did the dishes. After that, I sat down and read the e-mails that had come while Daddy was in town.
“46And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” Acts 2:46,47