Today was a day unlike many (or any). Somehow, the Lord in His magnificence, allowed us to have three separate visits with friends in one day! Now, let me add… I do not recommend this kind of day to any mother because it can be stressful and way too busy for everyone involved. And in all honesty, as for the children and me, this type of full schedule is certainly not only NOT the norm… but it is one I usually shy away from (and in a hurry!) 😛 All I had on the agenda was my standing weekly visit with my best friend and her children. But as God would have it, two other invitations popped up! Continue reading “Where To Go and When To Chill”
Frustration. It was felt on both ends between my seven year old & me earlier, as happens occasionally with most homeschool moms I’m sure. She was speeding through her work just to finish. Eventually though, my “hurry up & wait” child (like mother like daughter) learned to slow down & try her best today. Patience was also acquired on both sides as her & I each took time to pause long enough for Jesus to settle our hearts. This is usually always a good choice, btw. My little hare (from the Tortoise and The Hare) also learned that rushing through just to get the lessons done actually made her school day longer in the end. This arrow of mine DID, however, come back with slow & steady perseverance when it was all said & done. But most of all, my precious daughter learned how to trust me enough to articulate how she felt in the process. Because at one point her voice whispered to me: “I just feel so… fragile.” In that statement, I realized she conquered those hurdles of today’s race- the Heavenly one. And so did I! Continue reading “Kingdom Win!”
Not Right or Wrong Here… Just What’s Best!
Sometimes it’s not about right & wrong or good & bad when making decisions. There are times where it’s just about what’s best!
Today this Mama had an opportunity to go into work at the optometrist’ office. I used to work there part time a few years ago, and the doctor still calls me to fill in when she needs me. And this really makes me feel good, valued & appreciated when she does. I also had a ministry meeting scheduled for lunchtime today. And if anyone knows me, they know I live for discipleship! There’s truly nothing better than speaking on the Lord’s faithfulness, looking at His promises in Scripture, praying together & being used by Jesus to encourage others! Just like with the Optometrist calling on me, when people reach out for ministry I also feel a sense of worth there. Continue reading “Not Right or Wrong Here… Just What’s Best!”
No Place But Home
For all of you out there who can relate (wherever it may apply in your life)…”This refining & sanctification process of mother is not always easy, but God has shown me that He will bring me further faster home with my children than at a million events/conferences, etc that I could ever attend. Real life is here in my home. He is perfecting me to become more & more like His Son Jesus. So, for that I am praising Him- even in the tantrums, “hoe hums” & “isn’t there more?” days. Be blessed! <3
Moms, I am having to trust God through a season of some seemingly messy, off-roading when it comes to motherhood these days. The Lord is basically having me back off, let up, calm down; “be still & chill” when it comes to how I school my children. Anyone who knows me well knows I like to research & give out tons of information, micromanage, train, stick to schedules & check boxes off as “done”. It‘s that soldier mentality- I can’t help it. I’ve just always been able to execute with excellency. It’s a gift! But here lately it’s been more like a curse because it can leave no room for others to solve problems for themselves! Consequently, I am being told to hand over the reigns, delegate & step into more of a facilitator role with my children so they can discover, explore & figure things out without mommy as their living “Google”. Continue reading “Off-Roading Motherhood?”
What You Can Expect at Honing in to Home…
Here is the type of blog you will get on Honing into Home blog:~
When you have younger children at home, some days primarily consist of puzzles and play doh… while others are full of prayer for that teenage prodigal. As the latter mentioned is not the topic of this blog, I share it to say that it is possible to pray about the one while still being fully present for the others. And in light of that fact, one may question how play doh and puzzle days are ones we call “spectacular”. So let me give you the answer to that now: because there is nothing better than good ole fashioned quality time together while you have it.
Time together builds relationships. Continue reading “What You Can Expect at Honing in to Home…”