religion, Unschooling

Today’s Unschooling Examen

Unschooling examen? See here.

I am grateful for A quiet morning, after work …and I and my youngest two sons are doing our own thing, peacefully,blissfully, before appointments and tackling the To Do of the advantages of unschooling..just having time to be.

I am grateful for The Internet… reading about unschooling this morning :
(Cooking with what’s in the bag“It reminds me of cooking,” she said with a smile. “You can start out ahead of time with a recipe and go to the store to get the ingredients for what you’ve planned to make. Or there’s the CSA bag model, where you get your bag of vegetables from the farm, look in the bag, and go from there. Your kids are like the CSA bags, and you figure out what to make from what they give you.”)

….. and reading the treatise of St Peter of Alcantra :
( On prayer and meditationwhen a spiritually minded person rises from deep devout prayer, then straight away all his good resolutions are renewed, together with fervor and determination to do good; the desire then to please, and to love, a Lord so good and kind as He has then shown Himself to be, a willingness to endure fresh troubles, and chastenings,”)

Today my kids have learned via reading.
From me – reading and sharing a bit about St Peter of Alcantara
…and from their own reading.
Anthony – Gone With The Wind, Encyclopedia Brown, Of Mice and Men.
Thomas – About Chemistry, Spanish With Your Favourite Movies.

Today I saw God’s grace …In the life of the saints, in reading of the saints and in reading the writings of the saints. Models of how to live, of God’s Love for us, of Faith.

If you would suffer patiently the adversities and miseries of this life, be a man of prayer. If you would gain power and strength to overcome the temptations of the enemy, be a man of prayer. If you would mortify your will with all its affections and lusts, be a man of prayer. If you would understand the cunning devices of Satan, and defend yourself against his deceits, be a man of payer. If you would live joyfully, and with sweetness walk in the path of penitence and sorrow, be a man of prayer. If you would drive out the troublesome gnats of vain thoughts and cares from your soul, be a man of prayer. If you would sustain your soul with the richness of devotion, and kept it ever full of good thoughts and desires, be a man of prayer. If you would strengthen and confirm your heart in the pilgrimage with God, be a man of prayer. Lastly, if you would root out from your soul every vice and in their place plant the virtues, be a man of prayer, for in this is obtained the unction and grace of the Holy Spirit who teaches all things”. ( St Bonaventure)

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