“All your children will be taught of the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace,” (Isaiah 54:13).

Monday, September 23, 2013

Encouragement for Monday

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Whether you are new to homeschooling, or a veteran who has graduated some kids from high school already, you probably need encouragement to stand firm.

After the weekend, when the laundry is calling, dishes are in the sink waiting to be washed, and school needs to start but you haven't had your quiet time with Lord yet because you got in bed late the night before because you were out at a church-related function, Mondays can be daunting.

You are not alone.

I love this quote by C.S. Lewis:

"Enemy occupied territory . . . that is what this world is."

When our to-do list or our schedule or our plans start to make us crazy, we need to remember just who our enemy is. Although we may be tempted to think so, it isn't our children.

The devil hates us, we who are made in the image of the God who cast Him out of heaven. And he would like nothing better than for us to take out our frustrations on the sweet blessings that live in our home.

We are in a war, and we can't win if we make it a civil war. We have to know our enemy and his schemes.

Today, if you feel like giving up, or giving in, or running away, I hope this encourages you:

"Therefore we do not lose heart . . . for momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:17-18 NASB).

What we are doing, this raising up of our kids and training them in righteousness, will last far beyond what we now see. May God give us eyes to see beyond "Mt. Washmore"  to the eternal land on the other side.

Friday, September 20, 2013



Hello Everyone,

Please note:

If you signed up to serve or bring food to the Harvest Fest,  

the date has been moved 

to Sunday, September 22nd, at same time (5:00 pm)

due to a 90% chance of heavy rains.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Field Trip to Carnegie Science Center


Our first field trip is to Carnegie Science Center on Friday, September 20. 
Plan to arrive there by 11 am.  
If you want to caravan, some of us will be leaving Trinity's parking lot at 9 am.  
Best to pack your own lunch, and they will give us an assigned half-hour in their group area for that, plus space to store your lunch things.

Cost is $9 per person over 2 years of age.  
Price includes general admission to all areas, plus Submarine (weather permitting), as well as the IMAX movie "Flight of the Butterflies", showing at 1:45 pm for us.

You can pay me (Liz) cash or check this Friday or next.  Plan on bringing an extra $5 for the parking lot.

Any questions, please e-mail!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Harvest Fest at Trinity!


Each year, Trinity celebrates fall with a fun Harvest Fest during which there are food booths, games, and fellowship for all ages.

This year, Trinity Assembly of God will have this event on:

 Saturday, September 21st, 
with kickoff at 5:00 pm. 

Since THESIS is a ministry of Trinity, we will manage a food booth during the festival.

Did you attend THESIS this past Friday? If so, did you sign up to bring apples or corndogs for the THESIS Harvest Fest booth? 

Or, did you sign up to help serve food in the booth that night?

This event is just a few weeks away! 

If you have not signed up, please be sure to check out the sign-up sheets this Friday, which may be found on the cafe counter, near the THESIS mailbox.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Yes, it is HERE -- First Day of Classes Tomorrow!

Greetings THESIS Families!

Tomorrow looks to be a beautiful day for our first day of co-op classes!

First, thank you for the generous response to the Music assistant slot:  more than enough of you replied in the positive.  May I encourage  all of you who are not teaching to look at the assistant posters tomorrow where there are empty spaces  to see if you can assist there as well.

For Tomorrow...
  1. Park and enter by the Main Entrance, and make your way with your kids to Kidz Church.  Announcements will begin at 12:45, and there are things to go over as a group this first Friday.  Pick up your name badges on the way in.
  2. All students up through eighth grade should be prepared for an active class by wearing athletic shoes, and bringing water.  (not juice, not Gatorade.)
  3. Pre-K and Group A, remember to bring your own snack for snack time!
  4. Groups A-D should be led back to Kidz Church at 3 pm by the last teacher of the day, where they can re-unite with their parents.  Pre-K parents pick up your young ones in the Pre-K room.
  5. Moms (and Dads) look at the Cafe counter for: the Mailbox, which has a folder in it with your name on it.  Newsletters, notes, refunds, reimbursements, mislaid children's papers are here.  Also check the counter for sign-ups for Harvest Fest, field trips, etc.
See you then!  I am excited!
Liz, for THESIS