We all have long days where joy seems far away. Keep these scripture cards close to your heart just for times like that. This printable pack includes two pages with 12 verses that will remind you of the joy Christ brings to your life. Also included is a journal sheet and printable wall art all designed to keep your heart joyful and calm. We all need that little reminder sometimes. Make sure not to miss our podcast on 4 Things that Steal Your Joy in Homeschooling here!
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. ~Exodus 14:13 It is easy to fall into the trap of fearing the outcome of a trial. The Israelites were in bondage to the Egyptians like we are in bondage to fear. We fear our financial futures, a health diagnosis or a marriage in disrepair. We face obstacles that seem too high to jump yet we try. We try in vain. God whispers into our hearts to stand still. Yet that seems unnatural. Aren’t we supposed … Read more
We are in a World of Trouble A friend emailed me this morning. She informed me that over the past month her entire life had fallen a part. Her husband left her and her four children and took all their money. He is now pursuing divorce and has not spoken a word to her in two weeks. She had attempted to contact her local church body whom they had even attended some marriage counseling with, and it was met with little to no response. As I write this post I receive a text message from a friend who tells me she needs prayer because she feels like a failure as a wife and a mother. I spent my own morning … Read more
The book of Deuteronomy is the second giving of the law. After wandering in the desert for 40 years, the Israelites are camped on the edge of the Promised Land, and through Moses God is giving them their final instructions. In Deuteronomy 26:1-11, we see a beautiful picture of thanksgiving. The people were getting ready to march into the Promise Land, trusting in the Lord to provide, and already Moses is instructing the people in just the right way to give thanks. There is no doubt that God will keep his promise and the people should be ready to give thanks! He tells the people to collect the first fruits of the ground, the best of their harvest and bring … Read more
You are my God, and I give thanks to You; You are my God, I extol You. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Psalm 118:28-29 Psalm 118 is a song of praise, a psalm of Thanksgiving. The Psalmist calls all people to praise and thank the Lord. He recounts how the Lord answered his prayer (v.5) and acted as his helper (v.7). He tells us how he was surrounded by his enemies and yet the Lord came and delivered him (v. 10-13). The Lord saved his life and when he was falling the Lord lifted him up (v. 13, 17). He rejoices in the hope and blessings that have come from the Lord. Some … Read more
“You inspire me.” “How do you do it all?” “I know you are a much better homeschooler than me.” “Help me, I need your advice. You do this so much better than me.” Yes, at one point or another these statements have been said to me. Me! I always wonder what the women behind those statements see when they look at me. I must remember to add “take mirror in for a refund” on my to-do list. In a strange turn of events, I became a role model for other homeschooling moms. When they look at me they see perfectly behaved children, a well scheduled day, impeccable lesson plans, and a house swept clean. Throw in some rainbows, unicorns, and … Read more