Inspiration

The Lord Will Fulfill His Purposes for Our Children

A new chapter in my homeschooling journey began a few years back. This is a stage you also will encounter in time. I'll call it the season of the college road trip. The funny thing is, I thought I had this all figured out when my daughter was younger, just entering high school. I had… Continue reading The Lord Will Fulfill His Purposes for Our Children

Inspiration

Obstacles in Our Path

When God calls us to something as immense and life transforming as homeschooling, we can be sure there will be many obstacles in our path. Whether it's opposition from the non-homeschooling community, learning challenges with our children, character issues that surface, or the many fears, anxieties, and insecurities we find within ourselves, we can be… Continue reading Obstacles in Our Path

Inspiration

The Prayer Journal: Slowing Down to Listen

One of the most valuable benefits of writing down my prayers as I pray them is slowing down to listen to God. It takes me much longer to write down my prayers than it does for me to think them. I can think, “Lord, I’ve really been selfish this week with my time” in 3… Continue reading The Prayer Journal: Slowing Down to Listen

Inspiration

A Powerful Prayer Life

How often have you found yourself sitting down to have a quiet moment of prayer and before a few minutes are up, your mind is totally focused on a completely different topic? This wandering mind syndrome overtakes us all at times and is the most common obstacle to a powerful prayer life. It has the potential… Continue reading A Powerful Prayer Life

Inspiration

Imparting Vision to Your Children

If we will impart vision to our children for their future, they will be inspired to pursue excellence, do the hard things that are required, and restrain themselves from that which slows their progress. Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint. Proverbs 29:18 It requires a great deal of restraint to persevere and… Continue reading Imparting Vision to Your Children

Homeschooling, Inspiration

First Things First

I began my homeschooling journey with a deep conviction that this was God's call on our family. Cultivating a love for God above everything else was a part of that call, and my passion to keep "first things first" was strong. Many of you felt that same calling. You knew God had great plans for your children's… Continue reading First Things First

Homeschooling, Inspiration

Foster Independence

Did you know that homeschooled students perform better in college than their institutionally schooled counterparts? One reason is homeschooled students are used to being autonomous and independent in their learning; they are self educators. Our job as homeschool moms is to give our children progressively more autonomy and help them foster independence as they age.… Continue reading Foster Independence