Saturday, March 10, 2012

a blog to encourage homeschoolers

That's why I started this blog, I think...  It was either that or the thought that I could get rich and famous  by writing a blog about homeschooling.  Ok, now that actually sounds hilarious when I see it in print.  Regardless, I'm blogging now as a way to document our family's homeschool journey with the hopes that it will also help others along the way.

I'm not really sure if it's helping others.  I've realize now there are probably a lot of other sites that help other homeschoolers and many that do it better than this one if I want to be brutally honest (which I really don't).

I'm still going to keep chatting, documenting, blogging so, if nothing else, I can look back at the journey someday...and maybe be a help to someone else.

I mean, it's not like I have anything else I should be doing right now anyway....


  1. I see this as a continuous Ebeneezer of how God is and has been walking with you along the way ... see Ebeneezer here: Ebenezer אבנעזר

    Meaning: stone of help

    This was the memorial stone set up by Samuel to commemorate the divine assistance to Israel in their great battle against the Philistines, whom they totally routed (1 Sam. 7:7-12) at Aphek, in the neighborhood of Mizpeh, in Benjamin, near the western entrance of the pass of Beth-horon. Ebenezer is mentioned three times in the Bible.

    On this very battlefield, twenty years before, the Philistines routed the Israelites, “and slew of the army in the field about four thousand men” (4:1,2; here, and at 5:1, called “Ebenezer” by anticipation). In this extremity the Israelites fetched the ark of the covenant out of Shiloh and carried it into their camp. The Philistines a second time immediately attacked them, and smote them in a great slaughter, “for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen. And the ark of God was taken” (1 Sam. 4:10). And now in the same place the Philistines are vanquished, and the memorial stone is erected by Samuel (q.v.).

    The spot where the stone was erected was somewhere “between Mizpeh and Shen.” Some have identified it with the modern Beit Iksa, a conspicuous and prominent position, apparently answering all the necessary conditions; others with Dier Aban, 3 miles east of 'Ain Shems.