The Fear

There is fear inside me. It doesn’t rear it’s ugly head often. I wouldn’t say “I live in fear,” but fear definitely lives in me. Most days I never see it. Walking from the house to the mail box, I don’t worry about snakes or wolves or anything terribly irrational. Running errands in town, I don’t worry about having an accident, or the kids burning the house down while I am gone. I am, as far as I can tell, functional and normal and fine. … But other times . . . I don’t know how to shake it. Maybe

Ten Helpful Bible Verses For Homeschooling Moms

Ten Helpful Bible Verses For Homeschooling Moms God’s Word, the Holy Spirit, and Prayer are what carry me through this homeschooling journey. Good curriculum, supplies and coffee play a role as well.. but what keeps me going, helps me find direction, strengthens me.. it’s all God. Now, I’m not saying these bible verses have anything to do with homeschool specifically, nor are they only beneficial for homeschoolers, but these are some of my favorite, most encouraging, hope-filled, “purpose giving,” bible verses. If you’re going to be journeying down the homeschool path for the first time this fall, it wouldn’t hurt

Ink. Heart. Truth.

“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.” (Deuteronomy 6:6) Contemplating early morning, coffee in hand, pondering the steam that rises between cup and mouth and nostrils and mind. Breathing in the aroma that awakens as surely as God breathes breath and life and His word into me. Write your words on my heart, God, your handwritten script, curlicued and looping across the chambers of my heart to every corner: bright red like words from Christ in a red letter bible, permanent like toddler doodles on walls with magic markers. “You shall write them on