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I have wanted to take the kids to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum ever since it opened. Had I known how truly wonderful it would be, I would have gotten there before now. But since we are doing a government study, it seemed like a great time for the field trip. You may notice some new faces in our co-op. Some of our dear friends aren't co-oping this year so we asked some new friends to join us. Note that they're all boys! It's funny to me now that I once bemoaned having no friends with boys. Now I have very few friends with girls. 

I have long admired President Lincoln–more so after reading his biography with the kids a few years ago. I really respected the fact that the museum acknowledged that Lincoln has become larger than life such that we don't REALLY know him anymore. But what I learned about him I loved. He reminds me so much of Moses–a humble man whom God used to release the slaves. The museum is everything you'd hope it would be and much more. The staff were easily the most friendly and engaging people I have met anywhere! They were constantly talking to the kids, rather than being miffed that they were there as so many museum staff are. The gentleman in the playroom was like the nicest grandpa! IMG_0989
Abraham Lincoln said, "I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day." I have been there, too. I tell people all the time that my Ph.D. in psychology has had no power to save me from my own problems. God and His Word have been my life saver time after time. I hope and pray my children learn that. My ultimate goal is not to see them proudly walking across a stage to get a diploma, but to see them on their knees before God acknowledging they know nothing. 

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