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Words, Words, Words

Words, Words, Words

Great post from the Jagged Word, and this is something near and dear to this blog’s heart.  There are many times in the Scriptures where God admonishes us to be silent rather than opening our mouths and proving our foolishness to the world.  But the truth cannot be denied that God has chosen words as the vehicle for the earthly delivery of heavenly grace. Christ, the Word made Flesh. It doesn’t get more profound than that.

I’ve also been thinking lately about the third commandment and what Luther says in the Large Catechism about how each day is sanctified when God’s word is present during the day. Instead of a burden to do daily devotions, this is a relief to me. When I read or hear scripture, God is changing my life. This sure beats me trying to change my life on my own.

As a home educator, the pressure mounts, though, to make sure my littles are learning to use words well. I have to remember this is a lifelong process, and one that will never be complete. My kids will always have plenty of room for improvement in the way they use their words because they are sinners just like me. Thank Heaven it is God who sanctifies our days with His Word.

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You can call me Rhi for short (as in “rewrite”). I’m a fiercely independent homeschooling mom of five, a Navy wife of almost 13 years, and a creator of various things: articles, a monthly newsletter, quilts, furniture, and the occasional knitted scarf. This is the site where I write about our homeschool journey and news and happenings in the homeschool world. more about me.

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