Have you thought about the difference between joy and happiness? Happiness is the reaction to something great. For a Christian, joy is the product of Someone great. You can have joy even when your life is in shambles and you are facing an uncertain future. Because you know WHO has your future in His hands.
Most of us could be qualified as “All or Nothing” homeschoolers. We ride hard in whatever lane we’ve assigned ourselves and worry constantly about not living up to standard we have set for ourselves. Most of us could also assign ourselves a few other labels, as well. For example, I am the queen of
I ADORE Valentine’s Day. I think I always have. Truthfully, I was married when I was 12 (big exaggeration) and have never really associated the holiday with broken hearts and scorned love. The closest I ever got was in middle school. One of the student organizations held a fundraiser every Valentine’s Day. You could
It’s that time of year. Winter has closed in on us. The dark nights and bleak days seem to suck out all the joy and happiness in the world. Obviously, I have a few issues. And if I’m going to burn out, it will most likely happen in the midst of winter. I can’t
Not too long ago, I saw a friend on Facebook post a challenge. She is a fellow pastor’s wife who has faced some pretty significant issues in her life. Her challenge was to pick a habit to focus on for 30 days. At least, I think it was 30 days. I have participated in
Have you ever seen such an anticipation for fall? I’m seeing an explosion of pumpkins and pumpkin spice everywhere. I think it is perhaps because we are all so weary of quarantine restrictions and shut-downs. The world seems crazy, and maybe the crispness of fall will take a bite out of the nasty, which
When we first started homeschooling, the LAST thing I wanted to hear was that I was doing it all wrong. But let’s be honest. We all have had designated seats on the struggle bus. Homeschooling can be messy. And, oh so challenging. I first started writing this little post in my head, months and
I had something completely different in mind to write about this month. I wanted to talk about the long and rewarding journey of homeschooling. The topic is certainly worthy. There will always need to be a cheer squad of those of us who have been in the trenches a little longer. But today. Today,