Rest in the Trench

Cultivating Restful Hearts in Homeschool Moms


Aimee Smith

Reminding Ourselves the Truth – June 2018

Do you need protection today from the struggles of life that threaten to attack your heart? Go to God’s Word. Ask His Holy Spirit to give you understanding. Wait for His Word to unfold. Rest in your hiding place.  … Continue Reading →

Strategies for Rest in Battle – June 2018

Thank You, Lord, for glimpses in the midst. *A glimpse of beauty in the midst of rain. A glimpse of peace in the midst of chaos. A glimpse of faithfulness in the midst of betrayal. A glimpse of joy in… Continue Reading →

Seeds of Rest – June 2018

We command our souls: Return to your rest. Thank You, Lord, for this Monday morning reminder. My soul may not start the week restful, but I can return to a place of rest deep within. Rest is not the result… Continue Reading →

Dear Homeschool Momma – May 2018

I tried something new (to me) and have fallen in love with Instagram. Would you join me? Here’s a little glimpse of what I’ve been sharing for homeschool moms on my Instagram. Dear homeschool momma struggling at the end…of another hard day,… Continue Reading →

How to Gain Victory in your Homeschool Battle

Now it came about it a land far away, a long time ago, the sons of Moab and the sons of Ammon, together with some of the Meunites, came to make war against Jehoshaphat, king of Judah. The message was… Continue Reading →

3 Life-Changing Truths about Rest for Your Soul

Life-changing? Yes, this is a bold claim. But my soul claims that it is true. My life is dramatically changing because of these truths. THE Truth? Yes, another bold claim. But it is straight from the mouth of Jesus, the… Continue Reading →

3 Hidden Blessings from Homeschooling with Chronic Illness

Another day in the recliner. Another day of haphazard meals. Another day of lesson plans left unchecked. Another day of excessive tv. Another day of constant mental struggle. Do you ever wonder if homeschooling when Mom has a chronic illness… Continue Reading →

3 Truths God Sees When You Feel Invisible

“There’s apparently a secret club.” My heart sank as another mom relayed the woes of our young students at co-op. My child was the instigator. Her child was not allowed in the club. Her child was in tears. Mine was… Continue Reading →

One Crucial Choice While Walking Through the Valley

I’m no stranger to the valley. Maybe it’s my circumstances. Perhaps it’s just my personality. Probably a combination. This valley is not my first choice of where to be, yet it’s strangely familiar.  In the valley, I have danced with… Continue Reading →

Equipped and Confident

Bows slung across their shoulders. Quivers bulged with arrows. The archers of Israel’s tribe of Ephraim stood ready for battle. After years of training, the time had come. They were trained. They were equipped. They were skilled. They were ready… Continue Reading →

How to Escape the Mental Weight of Homeschool Life

Awake in the middle of the night. Again. Thoughts ravage my weary mind as I desperately seek the safety of sleep. Needs and expectations of others overwhelm my sleepless self. I need to… I should have… I haven’t… I still… Continue Reading →

My Life in 6 Words

A recent challenge from Compel Training (Proverbs 31 Ministries’ program for writers) inspired me to an interesting exercise. Could I give my testimony of God’s work in my life in only six words? Why yes, I believe I can. Chronic… Continue Reading →

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