Only 127 Shopping Days Left Till Christmas

What’s on your homeschool shopping list for Christmas this year? Can’t-Miss Sing-A-Long Spelling Lessons™? Do The Hokey-Pokey With Long Division™? Perhaps you were hoping for the giant economy size of Homeschool-Tears-No-More™.

Let’s make out a shopping list, shall we?

Let’s get some extra patience for starters. If there’s one thing you can never have too much of in a homechool it’s patience? Can I get an amen?

And let’s add some kindness to our Christmas list for this year. Children and teachers alike could benefit from a little kindness in this year’s Christmas stocking!

How about some faithfulness? Staying on task for both parents and children is a blessing in every homeschool classroom.

And wouldn’t a little more self-control be nice? Could we ask for a double portion of self-control for students and teachers alike?

Oh! Oh! I know! Let’s ask for some gentleness. There’s just no substitute for gentleness as tutors.

And couldn’t we all use a little more peace in our homes? Let’s ask for peace this year to reign supreme in our homeschool classroom.

Let’s ask for some joy too, shall we? Wouldn’t that be nice to maintain joy throughout each homeschool day? Joyful students? Joyful teachers? Oh yeah!!

And you can’t ever go wrong with goodness. If we could just learn to be good to one another; good for one another. Yep. That’s DEFINITELY on our list for this Christmas!

And last- but never least, let’s add some love to our shopping list, shall we? 1 Cor. 13:13 reminds us that faith, hope and love are all essential, but that the greatest of all is love. And 1 Peter 4:8 encourages us; “above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

OK… let’s review our shopping list then, shall we? Let’s see- love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

HEY- WAIT A MINUTE!! I’ve seen that list somewhere before! Have you??

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Perfect! All we need to ask for this Christmas is just one thing- the fruit of the Spirit. Call it “God’s Christmas Fruit Basket” if you will. As Clark Griswold’s brother-in-law Eddie might say, “Clark, that’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year!”

Lord, this Christmas may we have the fruit of YOUR Spirit in our homeschool classroom? Amen!


3 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Kim said,

    Without question, you are a gifted writer.

  2. 2

    Joyce said,

    Thanks Steve! I needed that! sniff

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