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Friday, November 18, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving, Healthy Eating!!!

During our lessons this week, we learned about healthy eating.  Most people are eating more healthy these days, but I am going to share something that many may not have been considered?  Healthy eating is more than what you eat.  Isn't it fun to share a meal with a friend?  When we enjoy a meal with others, we usually eat more slowly and avoid overeating.  There are so many benefits to sharing a meal with others!  

When was the last time you invited someone to join your family?  Over a meal so much is shared, food breaks down barriers and draws others closer. Our family considers others with their allergies and dietary restrictions.  Many times guests are surprised and joyful about our consideration of their family. 

Doesn't it make our hearts glad when we eat a meal with a friend?  It can be friends we see on a regular basis, but what a blessing it is to invite someone we normally may not consider and take the time to get to know them?  Maybe it is sharing a meal with a widow, orphan or college student away from home?

When the Bible talks about "breaking bread" it is referring to more than just communion.  It also means eating a meal.  God did not intend for us to "gobble" our food down, or eat it on the run to something more important.  Jesus used meals to teach and build relationships.  We rejoice in building relationships with others and food is a wonderful instrument!

Image result for jesus break bread"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." Acts 2:42

"Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.”  Matthew 26:26-29

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I encourage you to invite someone new to a meal and let me know how the conversation and fellowship was :)  Maybe it is a neighbor, another homeschool family, a work acquaintance?  I enjoy a good story and seeing people make new friendships!!!

"And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,"  Acts 2:46

Image result for breaking breadThis Thanksgiving consider opening your hearts and your homes :)  We do not like to see others spending holidays alone, keep being a blessing as you are a blessing to our family.  Thank you for being a part of my blog, your fellowship on our field trips and for your friendship.  Blessed Thanksgiving wishes to your family from ours!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Stan Hywet - 2016 Christmas Tour

Greetings Friends,

Please join us again this year as we visit Stan Hywet for a self guided tour during the Christmas season!  This is one of our most popular field trips!!!  The theme for 2016 is "A Storybook Christmas"!  Stan Hywet is one of our favorite places to visit and during Christmas it is just beautiful!!!  Stan Hywet is also rich in Akron history.  We never seem to tire (pun intended) of visiting :)

DATE:  Thursday, December 8, 2016

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COST:  Students:  $5.00
              Teachers:  FREE
              Chaperones:  $10
              Children 5 and under: Free
Please bring cash the day of the tour

ADDRESS:  714 N. Portage Path, Akron

Space will be limited to 100

To RSVP, please email Kim at  with the number in your family, including the number of children, chaperones and those under 5.  Registration will remain open until November 28th or until filled.  

Thank you and as always, we are blessed to serve your family and to share in our educational journey with you!  We look forward to visiting Stan Hywet again with you..... our friends...... this year!

"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."  Luke 2:11