Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Burning the midnight oil


I'm there, in the chair. You can't see me there right now, but I'm there in spirit and in thought even if I'm off running to put a load of laundry in. I imagine you're there too, whether it's your dining room or kitchen table, a desk in some other corner of the house. Planning the school year...hoping to light a fire.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16)

I'm sharing with you one of my favorite tools of this school year. This planner. I've tried different methods, but my students like their plans hand written, by their mother. There is a larger teacher version of this planner, which I like as well, but I am using the student planner for each child.



  1. Your blog is inspiring. Love the music you have playing too. I didn't know we could put music on our blogs...off to do this now! God bless you as you prepare for the year and God bless your husband and children.

  2. Praying your school year goes well!

  3. Right there with you, sister! Only my "midnight" oil was burnt at 5:00 a.m. this morning...sitting on the hallway floor so I could hear my little man if he woke up.

    My little man as opposed to my big man, ya know. My big man can fend for himself.

  4. Thank you, Amylisa. You are sweet. Yes, go to playlist and make some music!

    Sheila, thank you.

    Ah, I'm much better at midnight than at 5 a.m. And you are a good mama -- do you take all your books up there on the hallway floor?

    PS Thank you.

  5. I write my planner on Monday mornings with Christian at my side. He'll get busy with math while I get the week planned. Seton makes that easy, but when I added a few subjects (like French and Logic) I had to figure out where to put it w/out feeling like we were just squeezing it in.
    God bless you!!!

  6. That's the planner that my kids' school uses with the kids. I was really impressed with the student version!
    Wishing your family a great school year.

  7. We use this planner at my kid's school too for grades 3-5. It really is great


I appreciate your comments -- sometimes I feel like I'm talking to myself!