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Monday, May 9, 2016

Finish Line

Hebrews 12:1-2 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

I love this verse and the analogy behind it. If you have ever run a race, you know that when you see that finish line, you keep your eyes on it and push harder to the end. That is how I want to live my life for Christ...pushing forward with the finish line in mind.

Another finish line that comes to mind right now is our school year. We are rounding that last corner and we can see the finish line. We are literally days away from being done and we need to just push that last little bit until the end. On rainy days like today, it is easier to push and complete our work (sunny days are a lot harder). This teacher is looking forward to summer as much as her students. Although we don't do school year round, I always try to plan educational things for the girls during the summer: Fun field trips, VBS, lots of outdoor PE time.

This summer is going to be a lot of fun and full of new adventures: our mission trip to Canada and our month with Piano Man. 

Below are some pictures of what we've been doing the last few weeks in school. This Friday is technically our "last day of school". Since we are finishing up our section on the history of the Greeks and Greece, we are going to prepare a Greek feast for dinner on Friday night. I'm taking the girls to the grocery store and we'll be preparing our meal together (can you say history, home economics, and math/budgeting?)

Side note: If anyone is looking to buy sheets, we are doing a sheet fundraiser to help raise money to bring Piano Man to the U.S. The brushed microfiber sheets come in Twin, Full, Queen, king, and CA King. The cost is $35 for one set or $65 for two. If you don't live within delivery distance, it is a flat $10 for shipping. The sheets come in the colors and dimensions listed below:






If you are interested in purchasing sheets for this fundraiser, please email me at rebeccaharder35@gmail.com. 

We can't wait to share pictures and stories from our time with Piano Man. I know God has some exciting things in store this summer!! Will you pray with us  that Piano Man's life will forever be changed this summer? *note: some people have asked why we call him piano man. That is the name that the agency gave him since we are not allowed to use their real name on social media to protect their privacy. 

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Preparing lunches to take downtown to hand out. The kids love doing this. 


Taking the train downtown. These pictures show how crazy Chicago weather has been this month. It was 70 the day before we went and we had to wear winter coats the next day!




Grace and Naomi worked hard together to build a creative science project. Naomi used her little bits to create an arm that moved the "feather" up and down. They wanted to use this to wake someone up with a "feather".


We have been studying about the Olympics in Greece. We did our own version of the games. We did some running races, long jumps, "disc" throwing (above), and javelin (below) events. The girls had fun and are extra excited for the summer Olympics this year.



For art this year, we have been listening to different composers. One main composition we listened to was "Seasons" by Vivaldi. I was super excited to hear that the IL Philharmonic was doing a program for children. It was amazing to hear these talented musicians perform. 



Every once in a while, the kids all get along. This was a one of those moments. They were all in a "band" singing and playing along with Toby Mac.


On Friday night, Wayne and I went out with our friends the Kohs to Geja's Cafe. It was the first time Wayne and I have had fondu. It was a unique experience and a fun way to celebrate Mother's Day.


Saturday was the end of soccer season for the girls. After being rained on the week before, I was glad we had decent weather this week. 













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