So what do you get when you cross some Pentecostals with some Non-Denominationals and some Baptists, and some Lutherans? I know, you just braced yourself for a tasteless joke, but it’s not a joke. It’s our homeschooling support group. And such a wonderful example of the Body Of Christ at work. We combine our different talents, we plan without arguing, and we concentrate on two essentials…Relationship with Christ and home educating. Everything falls beautifully into place. The differences in our Christian faiths and our homeschools is one of the things I love most about us.
Once a month we have a Family Night. Tonight was our belated Valentines Party. I hope you have a “Debbie” in your support group. She offers up her church for our fellowships. And she decorates. I’m serious when I say she decorates, I mean in a Martha Stewart could learn some stuff from her kind of way. Tonight the tables were clothe in red with vases of roses and candles. (of course she used the battery/bulb ones – lots of littles) She sprinkled the tables with kisses and red hot hearts. Windows were decorated with reminders that God loves us. Oh yes, streamers and balloons, too. I didn’t get pics to share with you, but our yearbook mom did. I’ll see what I can do to get them so you can see.
Each family night has a food theme. Tonight’s was Italian. We had so much food. I indulged in about 5 different pastas. Yeah, I tried my own too. As good as that was the desserts were better…CHOCOLATE everything! And cheese cake. I may not be eating again for a day or two I’m so stuffed.
The kids had a conversation hearts stacking contest, exchanged Valentines, and made thank you cards for Marines in training. I overheard lots of laughing. Isn’t that the best sound ever…to hear our kids laughing!
Let’s share some support group ideas.I’d love to hear what others are doing with theirs. betty jo
Love your article, B.J.! Your site is going to be great! Don’t know that I really deserve the kudos, but thanks! I mean, I don’t think Martha Stewart would really ever lower herself to using my Dollar Store specials, but I try to do the best I can with what I can budget! Lol! 😀 Had a great time tonight. Love you guys!
Debbie, Martha Stewart would never host a party that had 40+kids, and thrifty is ok,but you put your own twist on what you do and it’s no longer $Store.
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