God always uses our pain and trials not just to mould us but to help us help others. So, out of Katie Horner’s pain came her book, In Spite of Myself, a 4-week Bible Study to guide us on how to intentionally chose praise in all situations. She used the pain she walked through and the lessons she faced to share how we all can see God in everything we go through.
As I write and share how things are done in our large homeschooling family, I am overcome with gratitude to the Lord. As you know in Why So Many Children, I did not want to even have one child and yet God has changed my mind and heart to accept as many as He sends. And in doing so, He has stretched and grown me so much.
Is it only our family or do other families struggle with family devotions too? Although there has been much improvement over the l-o-n-g years, our attempts at doing a regular family devotion has continued to keep us (Henson and I) humbled. In other words, we don’t do it regularly nor do we always do it with joy…
There are lots of people out in the Internet world dishing out advice on anything and everything. And I know that people expect that someone with more children than them to be wiser than them. But that is not necessarily true. I have two pieces of advice for you. Especially as you walk through the teen years with your children. Read more …
All Christian parents I believe, would want their children to serve the Lord. How exactly this works out can be very different family to family. And from season to season. In our family, we have seen it change over the years as the children grew up and developed the talents the Lord has blessed them with.
As I considered what I could share under Faith, I was impressed to share with you what faith looks like in our large family. For sure it looks different in different areas of our life. Trusting Him with our family size is one. Another is trusting His provision and trusting that He will lead our children even in their own faith walk.
The Lord’s Day. A day to worship the Lord and be with God’s family. And yet, attending church with a large family can be often everything but that. But mom in the trenches, keep keeping on! Because soon you WILL get to sit and listen to the sermons. You WILL get to chat with other adults without being interrupted. Hang in there!
In order to live a purposeful life, we need to first know what the Lord has called us to and then to live our lives doing our best to fulfil our calling. Let us not waste our time here on earth with meaningless and fruitless activities. And in the process, descend into depression and a woe-is-me mentality.
Want to start your mornings right? Check out the Simple Start Journal, a printable 7-week journal that incorporates devotions, your daily top 3 priorities and even a short workout to get your Morning Routine up and running!
There are three things we need to remember to avoid getting caught up in FOMO or the Fear of Missing Out. If we don’t bear them in mind, we will eventually burn out. Because no one can run on adrenaline all the time. Neither can a packed schedule be sustained. Both our children and ourselves will have a heavy price to pay in the long run.