I do not post often but I love coming to this forum, above all else. I do not usually post things like this ever. I have 7 children from ages 2 to 16. I find the daily grind of things difficult right now and what seems to happen is our Bible/Devotion time gets nixed when it should NOT be the thing left out. We get up, do chores, eat breakfast, when it is nice I lose some children to the outdoors, which is ok for a bit. But..as the morning wears on Bible seems to be the thing we don't get done, everyone going in different directions etc..
I feel a bit awkward posting this but I am REALLY needing help here. I just feel like crying. I want us to read the Bible and memorize scripture. I, however, complicate this horribly and end up doing nothing. I focus on "character traits" or what ever a child is struggling w/, try to think of Scripture for that..well...I NEED Scripture memorization also so imagine trying to find the perfect verses for each one of us.
I also listened to Ken Ham on tape and he was talking about how important it is to do History from the beginning, Creation etc....so they understand everything that happened and why. Well..I had already decided to do American History. (I do have the 1st Module from SCM though...) I just...well...wanted to do Paths of Exploration with my two middle children because it is everything except math, hoping to make things easier. Now...I am going to get the Bible Supplement for them because they memorize Scripture.
But..what about my 4 & 6 year olds? What about my older girls, 15 and 16? Oh...really, I have spent the days just flustered.
I have not been good about memorizing Scripture for the past several years, added more children and feel like my days are spent trying to get through the basics....I NEED SCRIPTURE!! I need Scripture in my mind all the time, I have things going on that are difficult and we all need the Word of God!!
I just really can complicate anything and I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE some advice, help...all of the above. I feel like things are spiralling out of control and I need to get back to SCRIPTURE!!
Thank you very much, in advance!
Kim (homeschooling mom of 7)