Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Getting back into the swing of things

This was what our loft looked like toward the end of our first day back to school.
Chloe was finishing up her last subject and Emma was reading.

I think we were all thankful to be back into our school routine. The girls and I moved all the school stuff upstairs during December and created a true school space in our loft. We plan on purchasing a couple of file cabinets to set our table top on at some point, but until then our bookcases will have to do!

We talked about new beginnings this morning. I'm so glad God gives a chance to start over every morning. (Not that we have to wait until the next day for a "do over", we can start over anytime! Check out Beth Moore's blog today for more on that subject.)

I have a small flip calendar full of quotes and scripture sitting next to our computer. Today's inspirational quote was from Gloria Gaither. She says "Always new. Always exciting. Always full of promise. The mornings of our lives, each a personal daily miracle!"

The last 5 words really struck me. "each a personal daily miracle!" I never thought about my morning being a miracle, but it is. We thanked God today for waking us up and giving us a miracle. I'm asking Him to open our eyes and hearts and make us more aware of the miralces all around us. I don't want to miss anything!


Heather C said...

What a fantabulous way to look at the day... daily miracle! :) Amen!

I'm glad to be back in a routine as well. It was a nice break, but I thrive with structure. :)

God bless, Stephanie!


jennyhope said...

Amen to this! Love the school room!!!

Jackie said...

Routines are nice, they make my life go smoothly! :) I am one of those people who thrive on routine, so the past few weeks have been CHAOS for me!:) glad ya'll are well! Happy new year! :)

Earen said...

Such a great reminder!

Anonymous said...


Great school room. Your girls are blessed to have a mommy like you. I am homeschooling my 2 youngest for the first time this year. What a trip. Stop by my new blog and meet my young 'uns for the first time.


BethAnne said...

What a pretty room for some pretty girls! Every day IS a miracle and I need to remember that when I am going about my daily (sometimes tedious) routine. Thanks!

darla said...

I am always needing a miracle! and we do get one every morning. As I have allergy asthma, allergic to life just about..the miracle that I seem to focus on is-every breath I take, is souly from HIM! Love you!

Girl when you get to the fiesta siesta I am expecting you to get two hugs from each person you meet..I want you to get one for me!