Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sonlight Moment!!!

Okay, it has been awhile since I have posted....
Actually, the days have been long and at times I feel like I am drowning. The Lord is gracious and His mercies are new every day. He knows just what I need when I need it. Do I always hear Him? The answer unfortunately is too many times "NO". That may have something to do with my perpetual busyness that I too often find myself in. We will save that subject for another post.

I have used Sonlight Curriculum for about 6 years. Most days I love it! There are the love/hate aspects of it....(those of you who use it, know what I am talking about) but in general it is overall a great curriculum. Anyhow, the idea behind Sonlight is great books. I can honestly say that I have read or listened to some of the best books since using this curriculum. I have cried, laughed and enjoyed many moments with my kids that are irreplaceable. Okay, to the story.....

My sweet girl (not always, but don't tell her I said that) and I were reading her history together. It is a book about William Wilberforce. By the way, second time reading, and I love it just as much. Anyhow, I was reading about how the Quakers decided that slavery was wrong and that if they found out that any of the members of their church was supporting it that they would be kicked out. This of course is all paraphrased... anyhow, she (my sweet girl, which btw is acting very sweet at this moment) blurts out "What!! How stupid! Why would they do that?"
Okay, at this point, I was getting a little concerned.... I calmly ask her what she is talking about and she tells me that if anyone needs to be in church it would be those people who support that kind of stuff. we are getting somewhere.... So, being the pick it apart kind of mom that I am, I proceed to ask my little sweetie all kinds of questions. Okay, what about this...and what about this....(not going to go into all that) and she tells it like it is...
She nails it. She tells me that we don't need to go up to the people in church and point out everything that they are doing wrong but that God's Word will do that. Just let them sit there and the Holy Spirit will speak to them through His Word. The Lord will change their heart not us. They need to be there Mom... they need to hear it...
At this point, I am crying... she ask "Why" and I say because most adults don't get that.

God is so good! He gave me a reprieve...He let me know that all is not lost. The time and energy that I pour into my children is not in vain. They hear it, they see it and they respond to it. Keep plugging away.

I hope you all (the two that read my blog, thanks btw) understand all this rambling.


"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:17


  1. Amen! I love it, when they GET it! So cool, thanks for sharing.

    YEs, we love our Sonlight books and I LOVE that WW one too! I got to visit his grave in England, which has a statue of him over it. The movie Amazing Grace is fab too!

  2. Love this kind of story...makes it all worth it.

  3. The verse complements the story you shared perfectly. Your daughter is right that we should reach out to those living in sin, though confrontation has its place too. It will be interesting for you to see the path God has for her in years to come. "The harvest is plentiful..."

  4. What a great story! Thanks for sharing! She is right on the money when it comes to that one.

    If you haven't read it already, I posted last week for coffee about holding it all together when you feel overwhelmed. I am not a home school mom, but sometimes I feel overwhelmed anyway.

    A friend and mentor of mine e-mailed me after I wrote that post and simply said. "You don't have to swim girl, just get in the boat with Jesus and let Him take you to the other side!" She is so wise.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Wow! It is moments like that when you see how "worth it" homeschooliing is!

    What a precious child to see things so clearly!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Sad that some adults don't get it. I'm glad she does. Good for her.

  7. Awww, what a moment! Something so simple for a child to see, but adults are too complicated and blind. You are a wise mama to keep asking questions and build a wonderful conversation..what a reward.

  8. Reminds me of Relient K's "Failure to Excommunicate" song (sorry, I'd link, but I can't seem to paste into this comment box).

    So glad I found your blog, and I look forward to hearing of the many adventures your family goes on.

    May you have many more Sonlight Moments in the days to come! [smile]


  9. I couldn't wait to get home and read your Sonlight story...What a blessing...You are a fabulous Mom, Grandma (what you, a grandma?) teacher, wife, daughter & of course a great friend...Those are the moments and reasons why we homeschool...What school is going to train our precious ones to proclaim HIS name and lay down their lives for our KING!!
    Great post Kim, I have to keep up with this wonderful blog of yours...When is your book coming out??? I do have 1 advantage to all the great people that commented about your Sonlight moment, that is that I get to experience your fabulousness all the time...
    Love you my great and wonderful friend.....
    Love, Denise