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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Building with a Blueprint

How's the first month of the year been treating you?

Perhaps you've spent it chilled out by the pool, enjoying a green smoothie while your children play quietly with each other, taking breaks now and again to do their studies. Your family has done the cooking and the cleaning. In fact, life has been running itself so well, all you have to do is pick what meal you'd like your little helpers to make you.

Life's good.

Of course, your life may be good... but on the opposite end of that spectrum. You feel buried. Your children, your house, your husband, your pets all need your attention--not to mention the laundry and the dishes. If that's you, you may find some really great tips and reminders by watching the Organize Your Home for Success video.

I can relate to feeling swamped. Right now I've got a ton to do for the new catalog season, and I've got very limited time to get it all done.

When you think of it, please pray for us. We need wisdom as we work to make the website easier to use. We have a ton of code updates and content changes we need to make as well.

I haven't had much time today to do any preparation for blogging. I like to let my brain mull over an idea while I work throughout the day. That way, when the time comes to write, I've got something say.

Today, I didn't have that luxury. My brain has been fully occupied with other projects and tasks. The idea of creating a meaningful post felt overwhelming. "I wish I had it all planned out for me beforehand. A blueprint makes building a lot easier," I told myself.


Blueprint


Suddenly, I realized that we are constructing a blueprint for you.

The effort we are pouring into the design and function of Sonlight's homeschool curriculum today will be the blueprint you can use tomorrow. We do what we do so you don't have to do it. We want you to be able to do the things we can't help you with--such as spending time with your kids and cooking meals--without getting bogged down with the things we can do for you.

We can build you a homeschool blueprint.

One of the pragmatic goals of Sonlight's homeschool curriculum is to save you the time, effort and brain power needed to gather, schedule, plan, organize, and think about your homeschool lessons. So on days when you feel buried, like me, you can still offer your children a meaningful day of learning without adding one more thing to your plate.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

4 comments:

Cory & Kris Thede said...

Just wanted to let you know that we start our school day with prayer and most days include Sonlight in that prayer. Both to thank you guys and to pray for wisdom so that the ministry can continue to touch many lives as it has ours. Serving the Lord in Haiti with your help, Fauche.

Luke said...

Thank you so much for your prayers!

~Luke

Ann said...

I'm way behind on blog reading, so I'm slow getting to this post. But, as I read what you shared, I realized that now more than ever I have a bit of a glimpse into the full extent of what you (as in all of you at Sonlight) do for us. I needed a curriculum for my youngest and REALLY wanted to go with Core K. But, as I looked at all of the resources I already had on hand, all of the things I need for my older two, and our very, very limited budget, I knew I couldn't order the core - even considering the fact that I already own nearly half of the books. So, I have spent a week trying to create a curriculum from scratch for my son. With God's help I managed to do it, but I am exhausted. It's just a hard this for me. Through it all, I was reminded that I have been able to accomplish the incredible task of teaching my children over the past four years because of what you do. If I had to put it all together like I've had to do for my son, I wouldn't last. I'd never succeed. It's just too much. So, thank you! Thank you for all you do to make this possible for my family. I am definitely praying for all of you right now, both offering thanks and lifting you up. You are all a blessing to this family!!

Luke said...

Wow. Thank you, Ann. And praise God that you have been able to get what you need for your son. May you have the strength you need to get everything done!

~Luke


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