A place of encouragement:

Living By Faith, Walking in the Light, Saved By His Amazing Grace

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A day in the life of our homeschool

Reading books, computing History, and cutting pineapple. We learn to read by reading. We learn History by researching the past, and we learn in the kitchen by being in the kitchen. Learning is something we do every day with every day ordinary things. When we stop doing, we stop learning. When we stop learning we stop Growing in Wisdom and knowledge.


Broken and dry. The words are not flowing like they use to. Like a river that flows strong, they use to flow from my heart and pour onto paper. My heart is not in the right place. I'm not where I should be and He knows this. My quick temper is what flows out of me now along with the spray of impatience and selfishness. I am broken, but I fear My words are mere utterings and repetition of things I have uttered before. For if I can not serve you, my Father, with Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit Then whom am I serving. Thus, by my fruit you will recognize me. Matthew 7:20
Oh Lord, I don't want to be recognized for the rotten fruit that I have been displaying for my loved ones to see. I would not put rotten fruit out for guests, why then am I giving it to my family? Oh Lord I am asking for forgiveness,I am seeking your will, and I am knocking at your door. Come rescue me from myself.

"My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. for when I am weak then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Silence is Golden

Today I'm longing to just sit in silence....... wanting to hear His voice. Although my time of silence will soon be a memory, I open His word and He gently speaks to me. He who created the Heavens and stretched them out. This is what He wants me to hear, the one who gives breath to His people. The one who has called me in righteousness. He said He will always hold my hand, so I can be a light in this dark world. So I tell Him what He already knows...I find that my fears are often getting in the way of my Faith. Then He said..."Do not be afraid for I am with you." As my time of silence comes to a close to the sound of cereal bowls and pitter pattering feet. I'm ready to begin again remembering that the one who gave me life is holding my hand. My moment with Him was short this morning. I need to rise earlier tomorrow. I know He has more to say.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Bread Of Life

I 've been challenged by none other than my Lord. I've heard more than once this past week....Do you know your scripture? I thought to myself, sure I know.....some. I'll quote you some now without looking.........Well I know their in my head somewhere! I have my favorites you know! It took a moment or two and I was able to spit out a few.

Suddenly I felt ashamed and sad, for as long as I have been God's child I certainly should know by heart, a whole lot more than this!

He is the bread of life. I should be eating the bread of life until I am full every day. My body looks like I'm not starving, but my soul is hungary. I am learning that we do not read the Bible to learn more things, but we read the Bible To know Our Father God intimately. That it's not about just reading your Bible, but about memorizing it and eating it until you are full. For when the world comes at you what will you have to stand on if you don't anchor yourself to the rock, the word of life!

The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. John 6:63

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Captain

As I struggle this morning To rise with a smile....I begin to blame others and things for scaring my smile away. Kids are fighting over the tooth paste, one wants to know if he can stay in his PJ's and the mess on the floor is still staring at me from the night before. My name is being called from all corners of the house and I feel out numbered.

The questions roll in like waves crashing on the shore...Am I doing the right thing? Are we headed in the right direction? Are they getting what they need? Suddenly I find myself steering this vessel on my own.

Some days the storms are bigger than others and the boat gets tossed about and I get scared. One of my biggest fears is the ocean. Somehow I forget who the Captain is. I imediately head out in the storm alone. When the seas are rough and I feel like we are going to go under it is then that I call the Captain. I should of been calling on Him all along. It is those times that I am reminded that He is the one who calms the storms. I need to put my faith & trust in the Lord. He is the Captain!

Call on Him not only in times of trouble, but in your every day moments. Include Him in all things...He will never steer you wrong!