A House Divided

“If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” Mark 3:25

Do you know what that means? It means that any group that should be unified will crumble and fall if they are divided by their differences (real, manipulated, or perceived). I don’t get political or regurgitate the news simply because most politics are smoke and mirrors, and the news functions as an entertaining puppet, not a tool to inform. However, when certain events take place, it’s difficult to not talk about them.

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It’s Time for a Break

I don’t know about you guys, but I am tired. This has been a year of all types of strange ups and downs. I am truly spent. I’m so thankful that we have been able to endure this far. I’m also grateful to meet many milestones and goals.

Now I want a break! I need a break. I think we all do. I know most are going back to work or are finding work. So, taking some time off may not be in your immediate future. However, we can all  find some ways (big or small) to relax.

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Deadline Reminders: Transcript/Report Cards

For current members homeschooling under the auspices of United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited for 2019-2020 year be sure to remember these deadline dates for submission.

Transcript submission is May 31, 2020.

As a service to you as members there are no additional fees to have your student’s transcript completed.

Complete the transcript form HERE for each homeschooling year that should appear on the transcript. If your students has high school credits from 7th and 8th grade you may submit those as well.

If your student will not be complete with their high school studies by May 31, 2020 then no worries. You can submit later but their transcript will not have a class rank.

Report card deadline submission is June 15, 2020.

Complete the report card form HERE. For completion of the report card you will need to have record of their monthly attendance totals. Remember that all totals must calculate to 180 days.

Under Option 3 homeschooling laws a report card is not required. Some families like to have a report card as memorabilia.

This is a service to you with no extra charge.

If you have questions regarding transcript completion or report card completions be sure to reach out to my office for assistance.

Serving you and yours,

Angela Jordan Perry, United Community of Homeschoolers Unlimited

I’m Expecting Great Things

We have gone through a major crisis these last few months. Many call it epic or unprecedented. (Yet the bible tells us there’s nothing new under the sun.) In most of our lives, we have never endured anything quite like this before.

I have found in the midst of all this I am expecting something great! We learned many weeks ago that we are expecting baby number 9. Last week, we discovered it was a boy. We are all excited about this new addition to our family.

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Build that Immune System

Even in my infinite wisdom, I sometimes find I have nothing to talk about. (Ha) So, I’m going to share more of what I love…FOOD! 

As businesses open and lock downs are lifted soon, we will have more contact with others and may find ourselves in contact with more illnesses (not just Covid-19). So to prepare for that, let’s spend some time boosting and feeding our immune systems.

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Let’s Eat

Okay! Quick recipe post for you guys today. Well because when stuck at home, what better way to pass the time than to binge watch a new tv series (I’m watching the Mentalist.) and eat. I know that gyms are probably closed so please take it slow with this one. We don’t want to come out of this pandemic virus free and two sizes bigger. Lol

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Defeating a Giant

We took a short field trip on Friday. We were able to pick strawberries and have lunch. Most importantly we got some fresh air and sunshine. While there, of course, we saw people picking strawberries with masks and/or gloves. My oldest, who is slightly aware of what’s going on right now, noticed and began to panic a bit. We of course calmed her fears and assured her what we believe according to our faith. 

This instance makes me see just how fear works. One person is scared concerning something. They react based on that fear. Others see this reaction, and they too begin to react in that way. We see it in mobs, families, and even on the toilet paper aisle. Fear is a spirit that quickly and easily infects.

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Living in Fear

I could make this week’s blog about all the chaotic, uncertain, pandemic mess going on in our world right now. BUT I won’t. I can’t tell you how I hate the fear mongering media and “all but truth telling” government divisions that have so many scared that we all are going to die at any moment. It bothers me, but I choose to look beyond the bleak to see the better.

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Invite Your Friends to the Garden

One of the things that often gets overlooked when gardening is inviting your friends to your garden. I don’t mean family and acquaintances. I mean the tiniest and best addition to every garden: beneficial insects. 

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Many of the little insects that we swat and run from throughout the summer months are actually good for your garden. One major good bug in your garden is bees. Yes. Those bees that make delicious honey also help you grow delicious and bountiful fruit.

There are other bugs too that will help in your garden. They mostly eat the bad insects that seek to eat your plants. So be happy when you see ladybugs, spiders, or a praying mantis. 

So when planning and planting your garden, plant lots of flowers and make lots of comfortable places for these beneficial bugs to make their home for the growing season.

You’ll find that your garden will present many challenges. You will learn as you garden that there will be setbacks. There will be bugs (trust me) they will show up. There may be droughts, bad seeds, or just misfortune. 

I encourage you to use these times and moments to learn and grow as a gardener. Don’t get down and out. Research and apply what you’ve learned. Be willing to explore new techniques, and most of all ENJOY what you’re doing.

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Naja Coles

I’m most importantly a follower of Christ by who’s blood we believe there is salvation. We believe in biblical Truth only. Being led by the Spirit of God, we seek to raise our family by that Truth. I am a wife of 8 years, and mom to 8 wonderful children ages 6 years-1 year. We have been homeschooling for 2 years officially (7 if you include preschool). I enjoy music, gardening, and learning to live a healthy, non-toxic lifestyle. 

Matthew 4:17