Rest in the Trench

Cultivating Restful Hearts in Homeschool Moms


October 2017

Give Yourself Grace

Unaccomplished tasks stare me in the face this morning. Reminders of my true heart attitude failures lurk close behind. Overwhelm presses in heavy as I consider what I should have, could have, would have. What regrets are you judging yourself… Continue Reading →

Be Willing to be Vulnerable

I bribed myself to sit down to write. Yes, bribed. With a (homemade) pumpkin spice coconut latte. And it doesn’t even taste good. For the past week, I haven’t felt like writing. I write in obedience to God’s call to encourage… Continue Reading →

Just Breathe

Let’s be honest. Some days, planting seeds of rest is just a bit overwhelming.  Yes, I firmly believe we can plant seeds of rest in the natural realm then watch God supernaturally grow those seeds into restful hearts. There are… Continue Reading →

Count What Remains

After being robbed, life is unsettling in many ways. I feel exhausted. I feel scattered. I feel vulnerable. The initial realization so much had been taken was an excruciating punch in the gut. But slaps in the face continue with… Continue Reading →

Allow Some Space

Please pardon my absence from the past few days. Life has been hard. My bucket list item is checked off: Alberquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. But my heart is hurting. Last week’s Seeds of Rest posts were written before we… Continue Reading →

Schedule Prayer Stops

“Pray without ceasing.” I want to. But I don’t. I love the times when I get alone with God to soak in His Word and be refreshed in His presence. I crave that rest. In the midst of a mom’s… Continue Reading →

Change Perspective Outside

When my heart is overwhelmed, I tend to wander around inside my house accomplishing nothing. I push and pressure my children to be productive. I lose perspective of who I am and what my purpose is. Have you ever felt… Continue Reading →

Replace Your Captive Thoughts

Have you been writing a brain dump list in an effort to take your thoughts captive? We know our minds can be a dangerous place. When our thoughts swirl out of control, our hearts fall prey and stray from rest…. Continue Reading →

Overlook the Offense

An ugly stain taints my carpet. So I did what any good mom would do. Scrub and clean it? No, I covered it with a rocking chair. Company was coming, and there wasn’t time for a good scrubbing. Well, honestly,… Continue Reading →

Implement a Brain Dump

Panic in the middle of the night. I forgot to make the appointment. Did I send the email? We’re behind in math lessons. I didn’t start the dishwasher. How should we deal with that parenting issue? As sleep eludes me,… Continue Reading →

Receive the Sabbath

For six days, I have enjoyed my creative work of writing. Today I will rest. After sharing one quick seed… “Jesus said to them, ‘The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.’” Mark 2:27 (NASB) A… Continue Reading →

Live Your Story

Happily ever after comes after the unexpected twists and turns, the agonizing struggle and strife, the troublesome conflict and crisis. Yet in my life, I crave happily ever now. My life is filled with those twists, struggles, and crises, and I… Continue Reading →

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