Homeschool Mom - Don't be discouraged!

Is it really a crisis?

posted May 17, 2017, 6:09 AM by Schere K   [ updated Feb 6, 2018, 6:44 AM ]

Sometimes, our perception of something is our worst enemy. It is solely based on either past experiences or fears that others have tormented us with. The thing to fear the most is fear itself!

My interpretation of things is: If God did not say it, I do not believe it (Deut. 6:13). The Holy Lord has spoken all Scripture by the influence of his Holy Spirit (2 Tim. 3:16). He has always used men to write the Scriptures down, however the inspiration was of God Almighty, Himself. Philippians 4:13 states, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." All things means...ALL THINGS! Therefore, with Christ as my strength, I am able to accomplish all of the godly things He has laid out for me to do. He is INCREDIBLE! 

Therefore, DO NOT FEAR:

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

~Matt. 6:25-34

It is really a waste of time and energy to walk around fearing and worrying all day. It will not change one single issue to worry about it. (Matt. 6:27) Instead, we should do as Matt. 6:33 states, "...Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." If you are not saved, that meaning you have not admitted to your sinful nature before a Holy God and repented for your unrighteousness, THEN accepted Jesus Christ as your Redeemer for your unrighteousness - then you should be worried! However, if you have sought God's Kingdom, which is displayed through Christ the Redeemer on the Cross of Calvary - you have no need to worry. All of "these things" will be added to you. What you eat is taken care of...what you wear is taken care of...where you will live is taken care of...etc. As one who trusts in Jesus, I can attest to His faithfulness and his dependability. Just follow Him, and rest in His goodness and security.

Lift your head's not as bad as you think!

posted Oct 30, 2016, 5:17 PM by Schere K   [ updated Oct 31, 2016, 5:30 AM ]

You ever take a quick break and browse online just to hopefully get a quick burst of "you can do it" from a friendly forum or Facebook subscription just to realize that they just don't understand? Or worse, just constant condemnation about what you are NOT doing (usually compared to what someone else IS doing)? Well, guess what? You are doing what YOU need to do in YOUR homeschool! Look - I could go on and on about what this Schoolingmom is doing in our homeschool (or NOT doing *gulp*!) but why would you care? If it is not going to edify or build you up, then it is hardly worth detailing. Home education is not a "one size fits all" schooling method. This is very centrally related to why we do this in the first place. We can see very clearly that the "one size fits all" method is not as successful as previously thought. Yes, it is nice to obtain ideas for different projects - internet is great for that. However, sometimes you really DON'T need more ideas! You just need a pat on the back, a glass of water and a "you've got this, mom...keep on". Well, that is what this post is for...that is what this page is all about. My humble words are just here for you to read so that you know that we ALL have hard days. It is not as peachy keen as it may look from someone's social media site. Yes, there are messes. Yes, there are checkboxes left on your wonderful schedule that you did not get to. Mine too! Yup, every day. However, if we shoot for the moon, we may miss...but we will hit the stars. So, way to go, homeschool mom, for even creating a list in the first place. I want you to LOOK at the list and LOOK at the things that you DID accomplish, ok? Don't focus on the things you didn't accomplish. If your children are prayed for, loved, fed, and warm, you have put the first things first. 

And if you ARE asking, and if I MAY suggest: reading the Bible to your children first thing in the morning would set your spirit aright with the Word of God and His principles for you. It can be as long or as short as you have time for. It can be with your children first, or alone first, and then with your children. In either case, it will align your hearts with Who made you and why you are doing what you are doing: teaching those little hearts in your home each and every day. So, when you feel down about what you think you are not accomplishing, my prayer is that your mind will instantly go to Who you are serving. If your service is acceptable to's acceptable.

Keep it up! We are working over here, and you over there. 
Many blessings to you in Christ, our Savior.

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