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Cultivating Restful Hearts in Homeschool Moms

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Express – Restful Homeschool Resolution Day 9

Expressiveness is not one of my top qualities. I’m not one to cheer and yell loudly at sporting events. I don’t jump up and down with joy when I’m excited. Even though I might feel strongly on the inside, I… Continue Reading →

Admit – Restful Homeschool Resolution Day 8

There are many things about myself that I would prefer to not admit. Weaknesses, insecurity, failures, sin. Yet, my unwillingness to admit something that is true about myself does not change the truth. I have weaknesses, and they affect the… Continue Reading →

Invite – Restful Homeschool Resolution Day 7

Yesterday, I encouraged us to enter into God’s presence by giving thanks to Him and blessing His Name. We can only enter God’s presence because we have been invited. Our invitation is through the blood of Jesus. When He sacrificed… Continue Reading →

Enter – Restful Homeschool Resolution Day 6

Enter God’s Presence.  Years ago, a friend asked me for a favorite verse for a framed print she made for me. The verse I chose: “One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: that I may… Continue Reading →

Worship – Restful Homeschool Resolution Day 5

My alarm was not my friend this morning. I’m sure you understand the desire to snuggle back under the covers, for just one more minute. But, today, I did not do it. Part of my fast (denying my flesh what it… Continue Reading →

Believe – Restful Homeschool Resolution Day 4

What happens when we pray for something big, but God doesn’t give the answer we want? Maybe He does the exact opposite. Maybe He seems silent. One of my top requests this month has been top on my list for… Continue Reading →

Anticipate – Restful Homeschool Resolution Day 3

January has a bad reputation in homeschool circles. The days are cold, dark, short. The fun activities of Christmas are over. The renewal of spring is still far away. Everyone stuck inside invites the unlovely side of togetherness. Most homeschoolers… Continue Reading →

Pause – Restful Homeschool Resolution Day 2

You must be a rebel. Not a bad type of rebel. But your choice to homeschool defies our culture. When most parents delegate the responsibility of education, you have courageously placed your child’s education on your own shoulders. You research… Continue Reading →

Resolve – Restful Homeschool Resolution Day 1

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions for your homeschool? Start school at a certain time? Read aloud every day? Grade papers before the pile falls over? Get out of pajamas before noon? Better question: Have you given up on… Continue Reading →

The Restful Homeschool Resolution

What is your response to the phrase A Restful Homeschool? Impossible! Experience has taught me rest and homeschooling are mutually exclusive. I’m trying! When I find the right plan, curriculum and routine, we will be restful. If they would only… If my… Continue Reading →

Guest Post: Restful Homeschool Middle School

Homeschooling Middle School…I have been there for several years. Wow, this is hard! I frequently question whether homeschooling is really the best plan for my children’s education. God continues to remind me that yes, this is His plan for us…. Continue Reading →

Consider It Good

My goal was 31 seeds of rest, yet I floundered at 21. Yes, there were some valid reasons: a disruptive robbery, a chronic illness flare, the distraction of holiday busyness. Still, guilt and despair crept into my mind as I considered… Continue Reading →

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