Rest in the Trench

Cultivating Restful Hearts in Homeschool Moms


Victorious Rest

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 →

Five Surprising Benefits in my Journey of Asking Questions

Which book has influenced me the most as woman, mom, and homeschool teacher? Easy answer…the Bible. Beyond this Sunday School answer, The Question by Leigh Bortins has truly changed the way I teach, parent, and live. I have read many books… Continue Reading →

Rest for your Homeschool Priority

There’s so much to do… At any given moment during my homeschool day, I could choose from at least ten different things to do. Scramble an egg. Swap the laundry. Read with my son. Pick up the Lego. Teach a… Continue Reading →

Because He Speaks

She Speaks…She Writes…Because He Speaks to My Heart… Attending She Speaks 2017 with Proverbs 31 Ministries was an honor, an adventure, a gift, and a special time with my Jesus. It was an honor to join a community of women… Continue Reading →

Rest for Your Homeschool Plan

If I could only… If I could only create the perfect lesson plan… If I could only craft the ideal schedule… If I could only choose the right curriculum… Then, we could have a restful homeschool. Have you ever heard… Continue Reading →

Savoring Summer

Something deep inside me wants to scream, “But I haven’t even had a break!“ This phrase has haunted me recently as I hear similar refrains from other moms. Summer has barely begun, and yet it is almost over. As July… Continue Reading →

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