5 Encouraging Bible Verses For Homeschool Moms

For the homeschool moms who are weary, or frazzled, or overwhelmed, or uncertain, or needing encouragement: Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. (Proverbs 1:5-9 ESV) We like to pray that one over our children, or

For Those Who Are Weary In The Waiting — Mercy Is New

Today I’m sharing a piece of me at Mercy Is New. We all have a story, a testimony, or two or three. This is a pretty big piece of mine. If you’re in the middle of your testimony building story right now and you’re bone weary from the journey, I want you to know that I have been there, too. God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good. Even in the waiting. Find “Weary in the Waiting” at Mercy is New. God Bless. 

My Mess Does Not Define Me

I don’t know when I started seeing my self-worth in terms of what I did or did not accomplish. I’m not sure if it has always been there, lurking, or if this is something new that has crept in like a thief in the night come to kill, steal and destroy. One thing I do know is that the first time I ever dealt with depression, the devil went straight for my self esteem with lies that nobody liked me and I wasn’t good enough. I also know that even though (Praise the Lord) I haven’t dealt with depression on that level


Remain.  As I closed out 2013 and set out on 2014, I chose for myself the word, “Remain.” Feeling out of balance, this word served as reminder of my need to return to center, to seek Jesus more in the coming year. It also reminded me of Jesus’ words in John, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” Little did I know that 2014 would go down in the history books as a busy, rushed, roller coaster kind

Five Words I Never Thought I’d Say

Life has been really interesting lately. Where we are now, I would have never imagined nine, or six, or even three months ago. I certainly never would have imagined this a few years ago. But God tends to work things out how HE sees fit, right? Four years ago, God drew my husband back into church with us after ten years of staying home while I took the kids without him. {God first led my husband to take us to a nearby church his brother attends and we were there for a while before God then led my husband to

NOAH Movie: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Not that long ago, the movie that everyone was talking about was Disney’s latest release, “Frozen.” Many raved, many shrugged and some voiced concerns over perceived underlying messages–most notably that they felt there was some kind of gay agenda behind the song, “Let it Go.” (Although, many others also spoke out against those claims stating they perceived nothing of the sort.) It’s hard in cases like these to judge whether those are opinions that have been rightly formed until you’ve actually seen the movie in question. And for those who are curious, after I was ultimately coerced into finally watching