• How Can We Homeschool and Show Hospitality?

    God tells us in I Peter 4:9 to “show hospitality to one another without grumbling.”  If you’re like me, you want to obey the Lord and practice hospitality, and we as homeschooling moms know how much we desperately need relationships with other moms.  We also know that our kids need healthy, strong friendships, and that all of these relationships are built through the practice of hospitality. We bless others and are blessed abundantly when we offer the gift of hospitality.  But how can we open our days to more people when our homes are already always filled up with children? I tend to feel overwhelmed on a lot of days…

  • The Immeasurable Benefits of Homeschooling

    Psalm 103:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Just this week: My kids had really runny noses. I became determined to get ALL that yucky stuff out of their systems, and I implemented nose blowing times at the top of each hour. With these determined efforts, nobody’s yucky nose turned into ear, throat or sinus infections. Victory! I counted this as a benefit of homeschooling because even with best intentions, a teacher wouldn’t have been able to give this much attention to my kiddos. Plus, I let them sleep in a bit to get over this little bug. We met a group of homeschooling families at…

  • Turn Your Thoughts into Prayer

      It’s August, one of my favorite parts of the homeschooling year. We will be starting school soon, and packages have been arriving on our doorstep. Each is filled with something new and delightful: boxes of perfectly sharpened pencils, curriculum and student sheets from my favorite publisher, fresh markers that still have all the lids on them, clean workbooks that are not yet wrinkled and dog-eared. Hope and excitement abound in our home as we look forward to an exciting time of learning together. As I place all these wonderful supplies in our school room, I get carried away with my thoughts about the upcoming year. Really, if you could…