Friday, October 21, 2005

Homeschool Devotions

The heart of the righteous studied to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things. ~ Proverbs 15:28

Spending all day with children, teaching and training, can sometimes cause moms to get frustrated, frazzled and angry.This scripture is so profound in teaching us to respond properly to our children.

I am truly enjoying the daily devotions that are found in More Devotions for Homeschoool Moms by Jackie Wellwood.(ISBN 1581343833) The author of this book is a mother of seven children, and she really touches on topics that are sensitive to the homeschooling mother. She gives scriptures, prayers, and food for thought in each daily devotion. I highly recommend it.


"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. Let us fix our eyes on JESUS, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider HIM who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."-Hebrews 12:1-2

Thursday, October 13, 2005

" To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.." Ecc: 3:1

As the temperature and the earth changes, it always allows me to reflect on the season of my life. As I reflect on all the many blessings that God has bestowed upon me, I am thankful. Though I am thankful, I am at a season of many changes and challenges within my personal life. I know that change can be good, but it is no always comfortable.( I am sparing details).

It can be very difficult at times to be far away from your family. Though I have been living away(over 500 miles)from my hometown for close to twenty years, it is a continuous challenge. I have friends, but I often feel extremely lonely and long for the comfort of my family.

I wish I knew when I moved away, what I know now. I didn't think about the day when family members would age, or that the family relationships would be needed for myself and my children.

I know that God will continue to take care of me during this season.