Sunday, March 29, 2009

Week 20: Highlights

This week was very exciting!

The Ark was captured.

(Thumbs down)

The Ark was returned.

(Thumbs up!)

The golden hemorrhoids that were returned with the Ark?

(Definitely thumbs down) ;D

Israel asked for a king and Saul was crowned.

It was a somber time as I shared with kids that the Israelites rejected God from being their king and governing over them. Ironic considering Israel means "governed by God."

The LORD said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.

They sat and absorbed the truth that God wanted to govern them out of love and protection. He didn't want them to have a king like the other pagan nations because they would,

"he will take your sons and place them for himself in his chariots
and among his horsemen and they will run before his chariots."

"He (the earthly king) will also take your
daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers."

He (the earthly king) will take the best of your fields and
your vineyards and your olive groves and give them to his servants.

He (the earthly king) will take a tenth of your seed and of
your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants.

"Then you will cry out in that day
because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves,"
1 Samuel 8

It was a good opportunity to remind them to have a heart that is yielded to the Lord and allow Him to be their King because He is good and loving.

Even though our nation as a whole chooses not to be governed by God, we can, as individuals and families, choose to place ourselves under His covering and protection.

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We also started our study of The Trojan Horse and a combined study of
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey in The Children's Homer.

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We are still plugging away at our Greek Root Words (which are updated in the sidebars) and still studying Bach for music.

God and the History of Art seems to have taken a bit of a backseat recently. We'll see what we can do there in the future.

In science the kids soaked some bones in vinegar to make them rubbery.

They also did some project involving balloons and food coloring.


I didn't hear too much about this experiment except from Leisl who complained (just a little) because she had just cleaned the bathroom.

Sorry Leisl!!

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