A New Year of Exciting Things!

Yesterday we began our 9th year of homeschooling. 

And you know, when I began that first year, it was just for one year. And here we are…


I was trying to find a verse for your homeschool year for awhile now. Last year it was Ephesians 3:20. As our first day was getting closer, I kept praying and asking the Lord to show me. Well, yesterday morning I still had nothing. Then my husband came in with our verse slips for the day and I had my answer.


How awesome is our God? I knew we had our verse for the year 😉

We are studying Acts this year, and one of the things I have decided we will do is write out the whole book. Yes, it’s a long book, but we will be in it all year so we have time. I am also joining my kids on this activity. Here is a glimpse of my son’s first day:



While we had some issues in the afternoon with bickering and with attitudes, overall the day was great. It is always exciting to know there is another year of learning ahead, and truly I am beyond excited about our Bible study of Acts. I know God led us to this study for this time in our lives. It’s exciting to see where He will lead us next.

I pray you had a good first day. If not, guess what? Today is a new day. Everyday that is hard, is also a chance to grow and to cling to the Lord. So whether a picture perfect day, or one you don’t even want to remember, He uses it all.

Here is a glimpse of the things I DO want to remember 😉

My son’s new favorite reading spot 😉


Post first day fun by the river
Snake skin found by the river
Snake skin found by the river


If you need some encouragement for the new year, find a quiet time to sit and listen to my new MP3. It’s free for all and many have written to tell me it has helped them focus for the new year! I pray it blesses you!




Author: Karen DeBeus

Karen is the author of Simply Homeschool, Called Home, and Bible Based Homeschooling. She is passionate about encouraging homeschooling families on their journey to keep their eyes on the One who called them here. She can also be found blogging about all things simple at Simply Living for Him.

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