CR West News & Notes August 1st
To Know God and To Make Him Known
Are We Sincere?
The word sincere can be broken down like this...SINE = without and CERA = wax. This word originated in Bible times when people bought clay pots. The pots were often coated in several layers of wax to hide and seal cracks and imperfections. If you bought a "sincere" pot then your pot was sine - cera or without wax. This meant that either your pot was a perfect specimen not requiring wax or that you understood that cracks and imperfections would be evident. Even if you bought a clay pot that had been waxed you understood that over time the wax would wear away and the cracks would show. For us to be truly sincere women in Christ we must understand that "cracks" or imperfections will be evident in our words, thoughts and deeds. However, it can be so beautiful when we vulnerably allow our cracks to show and God's great mercy and love to cover them. Let us come together knowing that the blood of Christ covers our faults, our cracks, our leaks and His grace is enough. We are all broken but beautiful. For further reading check out Andrew Murray's book "Humility".
Facility Fee...Scholarships Available!!
The facility fee comprises two components--the rent we pay to Epiphany church for using their facility ($3,000/school year) and the insurance policy we are required to purchase ($437/school year). We divide this total ($3437) by 22 participating families which leaves us at $156 per year per family.
Exciting News--Scholarships Available!!
A local business would like to support homeschool families and is offering a scholarship opportunity for our facility fee. Here is what the business wrote:
"If anyone feels that the facility fee impacts their family financially, please send Margaret an email so that a donation can be placed toward your fee. This will remain anonymous. We are here to help you and support you in your homeschooling journey!"
If you are in need of scholarship money please send me an email by Thursday, August 18th so that I may anonymously pass on your request to our donor. I am very thankful for the Lord's provision to our families in this area.
Do you have mold or mildew sensitivity?
Play date at Civic Green Park
Tuesday, Aug. 9th, 10:30am-12:30pm
9370 South Ridgeline Boulevard
Highlands Ranch, CO
Feel free to bring blankets or even a canopy as there is a lot of open green space. Bonus: it's right next to the Highlands Ranch library in case you need to drop off or pick up any books.