Thursday, March 14, 2013

Awesome New Blog

I would encourage all of you to jump on over their and look around.  I found her views and talks encouraging and uplifting.

Schooling Options

There are several options when deciding on your child(ren)s educational future.  The steps that my hubby and I  used to reach our decisions are the following.   First we listed our options as I have done below.  Then we prayed and sought God's will in our lives.  In searching for God's will, we sought scripture and again prayed, prayed and prayed.

Option #1 Public School

Defined as - a school that is maintained at public expense for the education of the children of a community or district and that constitutes a part of a system of free public education commonly including primary and secondary schools.

Public schools are funded through and ran by government.  Most of the expenses are paid through taxes.

Option #2 Private School

Defined as - a school supported by a private organization or private individuals rather that by the government

Private schools are usually are christian ran and are paid by the parents through fees.

Option # 3 Homeschooling 

Defined as - teaching ones child(ren) at home.  

Parents are totally responsible for the teaching and the choosing and paying for of curriculum

Option # 4 Un-schooling

Defined as - a home-school education with the child taking the primary responsibility instead of a parent or teacher; also called child-directed learning, self-learning.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

About this Blog (reposted)

About this Blog

I would like to start out by thanking those who visit my site and read my rabblings.  I would also like to let you know (in case you don't know all ready) I am still a growing wife, mother, and young child of God.  I make mistakes and I fall quite a lot.  I also have opinions and that is basically what this blog is a way to vent and a way to express myself.  While the Bible is never wrong I sometimes misread or am mistaken as to what something might mean in the Bible that is why, if you are a born again child of God, you have the Holy Spirit to teach you.  This does not mean however that I shouldn't express my opinions or conflicts as they might teach something as well.  We can and should all learn from each other and as a woman I am to teach the younger women as it says in Titus 2:3-5 "The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

From the Heart

Ok folks I never, never meant to offend anyone.  I was stating my opinion and if you look I did say that these are some of the reasons I Kimberly M. Olinger homeschool.  It is called a blog for such a reason.  (I will be reposting my disclaimer again here in a min.)  I reread what I wrote (and note to self need to spell check better).  Just like others are entitled to their opinion and they say it quit alot on facebook.  I am entitled to mine.  I was not meaning to down people who send their children to public school, however my experience is just that mine and thus have formed my OPINION.  Not just the government is aloud to share their OPINIONS.  I am allowed to you.  Also this could open up some much important and very health questions about homeschooling vs. public school.  Never once have I said you are sending your kids to hell in that blog and never once have I called out those who do or don't.  Why you might ask cause that would be wrong.  Very wrong.  Again I am very sorry that I have offended anyone that was NOT my intent.  My intent was to blog and share my thoughts, my feelings, and what I have found in the bible.  My path will not and should not look like yours, nor should your path look like mine.  If you are a born again christian then we are on the same narrow road, however our paths will look different.  Some are one the mountains, while others are on the smaller hills, and yet others are on the deep valleys.  If my post have spoken to some hearts that were wondering about homeschooling vs. public I shared what I thought, what I have learned from the bible, where my path has lead me.  Now listen carefully to what I am about to say next.  Satan wants me to be silent, he wants me to fail, he wants me to SHUT UP!!!!  Those who know me, know  I will NOT back down.  I want you to share in my journey.  Nowhere does it ever say we are ALWAYS going to agree and I have learned that is ok.  Accept people where they are at and learn to still walk along.  Who knows maybe I'll learn something from you and maybe you'll learn something about me.  I am just sharing my journey NOT JUDGING.  By the way, why is it ok for you to voice your opinions and me not to voice mine.  Answer I have a right to speak mine just like you voice yours.  Would we even being having this conversation if I would have said I like blue while you may HATE blue and LOVE purple?  Of course not cause it is sharing a difference of opinion.  I hope this has cleared this up.  I am going to be sharing later some other things I have been learning so I hope to see you around.

Matthew 5:23 "Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee;  Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift."

To Keep Silent Would be the Crime


Well here we go, again.  Before I start this informative talk about homeschool let me just say I was brought up in a public school setting.  GASP!!  And I was also claiming to be a born again christian there.  GASP!!!  I then decided I wanted to be a teacher so I went to college and got my Associates Degree in Education and started my third year of classes to get the rest of my Education Degree.  So there you have my credentials  in what I am about to say.  As for homeschooling I have been doing that for 15 going on 16 years now, but wait your oldest is only going on 16.  Yep it is called when he was 4 months old I would set down with him and though he had no idea what was going on I read to him and his daddy too.  DOUBLE GASP!!!!  If I sound a little upset you would be right, but in Ephesians 4:26  "Be ye angry and sin not..."  Also let me just add that  Luke 12:48 "...For unto whosoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more."  That being said here I go.  (also this is some of my main reasons for homeschooling, but not all)

FACT:  As young as kindergarden in a public school, your child WILL be taught that a man has a _____ and woman has a ______ put them together and there you have a child.

ANSWER:  Well good parents are in constante contact with the school and teacher and you can tell your school they are not to teach YOUR CHILD THAT.  MYTH:  Ok your teacher may follow your advice then again probablly NOT and when where you going to inform the other children to keep their mouths shut to your kid.   You think that your child in that great social center called school is not going to have alot of friends to tell them what they were just taught.  Someone is living in a dream world!

FACT:  You are taught that all hugging is preverted!  Common sense has left the public school (i.e. kids getting there cupcakes taken away cause of green G.I.s with GUN BIG GASP THEIR!!!!! and marine shirts being on ban, but hey that ROCK AND ROLL band with the lady with her pants down to her knees NOW THAT IS ALRIGHT)  don't even try to say it isn't allowed seen it worn and NOT ONE SCHOOL OFFICAL SAID A WORD AGAINST IT!

FACT:  Prayer not allowed, BUT MUSLIMS can.  OOoooh and let's not forget the FISH FRIDAYS FOR THE CATHOLICS!!!!!  BUT CHRISTIANS KEEP YOUR GOD TO YOURSELF.  (christian take the bow)

FACT:  History can and WILL be changed to suit whoever views are pushed the strongest!!!!

FACT:  There is no discipline, no safety in the children knowing the boundaries.  I am not talking soully about spanking (but there is a place for it)  I am talking about the hug a student may need in the middle of a day when things are falling apart before them.  I am talking about the stern look they need when they may have crossed a line and need to back track.  I am talking about the time out we all need from time to time to regroup our thoughts and try again.

Theses are just a view examples, but christians were we ever to really be involved in the first place.  Does God really say how we are REALLY to raise our children?  The answer to that is OF COURSE!!! 

Deuteronomy 6:6 & 7" And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up."

This is near impossible if your children are gone from you for 8 to 9 hours a day not including if they are in sports or other activities.  Oh don't forget homework time.

Proverbs 22:6 "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it"

Ephesians 6:4 "And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."

II Timothy 3:15 "And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."

Shall I go on.  So what am I saying.  Point blank I expect the world to be what it is full of sinners and against anything God.  BUT I do expect God's people to stand up behind us and support us.  Are we perfect?  NOPE.  Is homeschooling better than the alternative?  Yes.  GASP!!!!!!!!! AGAIN.  HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT?!  I dare cause God's way is ALWAYS BETTER THAN MAN'S

Sunday, March 10, 2013

II Chronicles 7:14

"There are many today who believe that if we will write enough congressmen, march enough times in front of abortion clinics, get enough men to march on Washington and other cities, and get the right president, pick up two miles of trash off the highway, build up attendance by contemporary singing and building a large gymnasium, that we would have God's favor on us.  This is not so.  Only by humbling ourselves and praying and seeking God's face and turning from our wicked ways will God forgive our sin and heal our land.  I believe that America would have already been destroyed if it had not been for the remnant who obeyed 2 Chronicles 7:14" 

This was taken from the book that my husband has been reading and when he read the blog I posted last night he went right to this book and read me this.  The book was Percy Ray:  A Ray for God written by Dr. Estus W. Pirkle.  I don't believe in coincidence I believe in God speaking.  Are we listening?