Monday, September 12, 2016

From the High School Lesson Book - School Scripture

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From the High School Lesson Book - School Scripture - this is how we choose a "mission statement" for our homeschool - on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

For the past several school years, I have chosen a School Scripture before the year starts. It's something that helps me to hone in on what I believe the Lord has for us during the school year, and gives me an over-arching purpose that's bigger and more important than a grade point average. Something to aim for and to pray about. This year, I was late in thinking about it, probably because we were a little later than usual in getting our year started. Not only that, but I had two passages of Scripture that I really liked, and I still haven't decided on just ONE out of these two:

Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them. ~from Psalm 111 on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

I came across Psalm 111 some time ago, and verse 2 especially made me think of a young person studying science, looking into a microscope or a telescope and being fascinated by discovering what God has made.

Great are the works of the LORD,
studied by all who delight in them.
Full of splendor and majesty is his work,
and his righteousness endures forever.
He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered;
the LORD is gracious and merciful.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;
all those who practice it have good understanding.
His praise endures forever!
~Psalm 111:2-4, 10~

And then of course many of the Psalms talk about making music, and using stringed instruments, which makes me think of Kennady and her love for music.  I chose these two verses from Psalm 92 that spoke of making music and singing for joy at what God has done.

It is good to praise the LORD
and to make music to your name, O Most High,
proclaiming your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp.

For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD;
I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
How great are your works, LORD,
How profound your thoughts!
~Psalm 92:1-5~

I sing for joy at what your hands have done ~from Psalm 92 on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Since I couldn't make up my mind, I'm going with two verses this year, even though I only have one student!

Here are the School Scriptures from previous years:
Back to Homeschool With a Purpose on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com #TOSReviewCrew #HSConnect

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My related posts (where I explain more about our School Scriptures and how they were chosen):

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4 comments:

At Home where life happens said...

I love this!!! So much!! I may have to adopt this practice. Thank you so much for sharing something so special that helps direct and guide according to God's purpose. - Lori

Annette Vellenga said...

two verses, it works! it's a neat idea.

Melissa Langley said...

This is such a wonderful idea, Kym! We memorize through out the year but never have chosen a specific verse for the year - love it!!

Cassandra Holdeman said...

I really need to take the time to choose a scripture for our school. I am going to spend some time doing this.

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