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  1. JeannieFulbright
    @ 2:36 pm

    Thanks for your comment, Rachel. And you are so right. When He’s at the center of all we do, we find peace, even in the hard things.

  2. Rachel Lynn
    @ 2:08 pm

    Love this, Jeannie! My journey learning this “first things first” lesson was very similar to yours. It was when we put God at the center of all of our subjects, not just our morning devotional time, that my daughter’s love for Him really grew. Even in math, we honor God for His perfect consistency. Like these absolutes we are learning, He is reliable, dependable, and constant. Thank you for using your platform to glorify Him! I know that it is why He has bestowed such great blessings on you and your family. Thank you for this article!

  3. Coconut Clan
    @ 4:57 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Jeannie! My experience and thoughts exactly!

    May I copy your article for my homeschool groups e-newsletter?

    Thank you and Blessings,

  4. Serene
    @ 5:09 pm

    Thank you for the reminder on WHY we homeschool.

  5. Carmen Bruno
    @ 2:17 pm

    such encouraging words and so true. I can testify that when devotions are not done in the morning or totally skipped for the day, we are headed for a rough day or more. I am adamant for daily morning devotions and try to get that in mostly every day.

  6. Truthseeker
    @ 11:11 pm

    Wow. I really really needed to read this, Jeannie! I've definitely fallen into this trap over and over again! I feel like I'm in this sort of loop again lately. The Lord is so good to show us these things!

  7. Coconut Clan
    @ 11:11 pm

    What a blessing to hear what God has laid on my heart many a times! Would I be able to copy this post to put in our home school e-newsletter?

    Thank you and praise be to God for His faithfulness!

  8. Gilda
    @ 11:11 pm

    As I am beginning this new adventure of home schooling, I find myself in a dry spell myself, wondering, where is the joy I once had, how am I to then lead my children in faith, in academics in attitude…busyness makes it easier to forget that the living water, the source of our joy is our God, if we do not dwell with him we loose that light for ourselves and are unable to share it with others too. Thank you for the gentle reminder that it is in dwelling in the presence of our love that our thirst is satiated and our spirits filled.

  9. Chel's Leaving a Legacy
    @ 8:33 pm

    This is an excellent post, Jeannie. I have experienced this same thing in our young homeschool. It’s certainly not something that is exclusive to older children. 🙂

    Would you mind if I copied this and emailed it to our co-op loop? I would of course include the credit at the bottom. I just think we all need the New Year reminder.

    I will wait to hear a response before I send the email. Thanks!

  10. BevG
    @ 8:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I had not thought a whole lot about it until I read your post. This year we have been really consistent in reading the Bible and praying every morning. Our school has been so much easier in terms of attitude!

    Thanks for reminding me to thank God for his blessings!

  11. Bookworm
    @ 4:30 pm

    Such godly wisdom Jeannie! Thank you. I love the fact that you are always so transparent as you share what’s on your heart. You are such an encouragement to me!
    Love and Joy in Jesus,

  12. YooperMama
    @ 8:35 pm

    More words of wisdom from Jeannie! I think we all have at one time or another fallen into the trap of upholding the world’s view of success above what the Lord views as being truly important for our children. Keep posting.

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