Homeschooling, Inspiration

Encouraging Success in Your Children

I often speak and write about nurturing our children’s gifts, talents, and passions, about encouraging their success. Homeschooling offers the unique opportunity to tailor our children’s education to their own personal bents. We don’t have to follow the standard scope and sequence designed for a typical student. The cookie cutter mentality is often why students… Continue reading Encouraging Success in Your Children

Inspiration

The Perfection Trap

At times we fall into what I call the perfection trap, demanding more from our children than they are capable of giving. Our reactions to their misbehavior can be harsh, lacking in the mercy God has for us. When we constantly communicate frustration with our children’s imperfections, we fail to portray Christ to them. If… Continue reading The Perfection Trap

Inspiration

Believing God’s Word for our Children

As homeschool moms, believing God's Word for our children is paramount. Being our children's primary educator can fill us with fear and trepidation. The enormity of this responsibility overwhelms even the most faithful homeschool mom. Yet we need not fear, for God's Word promises great and wonderful things for our children. The question we must… Continue reading Believing God’s Word for our Children

Inspiration

Rest for the Journey

Fulfilling the call to homeschool requires rest for the journey. It demands more than we are capable of producing in our own strength. We must depend on God for stamina and one another for motivation to keep travailing this path. It's so important that we surround ourselves with encouragement. Do you receive encouragement on a… Continue reading Rest for the Journey

Inspiration

Am I in God’s Will?

Have you, like me, wondered if the decisions you are making are God’s perfect will? Do you fear perhaps that you are stepping out and going your own path, walking outside of His will? If so, let me encourage you: God’s will is not nearly as complicated as we imagine. We tend to get caught… Continue reading Am I in God’s Will?

Inspiration

Free to Follow

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1 Bondage comes in many flavors. It entangles us, keeping us from freely following Christ. In this passage, Paul is referring to the bondage of legalism. This particular bondage draws us away from… Continue reading Free to Follow

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Our Progress and Potential are Predetermined

For me, one of the hardest things about being a believer is being discouraged in my walk with God because of my imperfections. I want so much to be pure, holy, and Christlike. Yet I fail in so many little ways to measure up to His standard of perfection. Then I get in His word… Continue reading Our Progress and Potential are Predetermined