So, glad you stopped by! Pull up a chair, grab some coffee, get comfy and let’s chat. Are you ready? I am here to share the unscripted uncut messy details of my day and the lessons I am learning from these experiences. I don’t have perfect days. Some days are a hot mess and others turn out to be much better. I don’t know all the answers. I am still figuring it out. I know each day will have it’s set of challenges and triumphs and I try to embrace them both with an open heart and a positive attitude. Someday’s I lose my Jesus a little and find him all over again in a moment of surrender and trading in my strength for HIS.
You will need Patience, Love, Grace, Determination and the resolve to make mistakes. Embrace every bit of your journey, I hear it goes by quickly! So, come with me on this journey and let’s talk about life lessons, motherhood, parenting, homeschool and my walk with the Lord in the process of Becoming.
And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Roman 8:28).
Perspective changes everything! The way we look at life whether the glass is half full or half empty will determine our attitude and altitude. Perspective dictates our level of contentment and joy and our resilience to life’s many challenges. This is the premise of this blog space, God has a plan and uses everything in our lives for His purpose. Nothing is wasted! No pain, no hurt, no difficulty, no storm, no dilemma, no MISTAKE has escaped from the Father’s grasp. He uses EVERYTHING! Bottom line, Your Pain has a Purpose.
You are not defined by your struggles but REFINED by them.
You are being Forged by Fire.
Thanks for joining me!!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
2 thoughts on “The Journey Begins…”
I just started to officially homeschool my youngest daughter while my two young sons remain in private school. It’s been in my spirit that homeschooling needed to be a permanent solution for her. Two weeks in and I already had a private “boo-hoo crying” moment. I wasn’t prepared for the realization of how far behind my daughter was academically, yet the PS system kept promoting her to the next grade. The challenge seemed overwhelming and the fear of failing her wanted to settle on me but I had to remember that God had already prepared me for this very moment. I get joy when I think about the ways he has prepared me. He is AWESOME!
Moving forward, whenever I’m faced with a challenging day, task, relationship, or moment I will try to reflect on how God has already prepared me for it because I know He will never put me in a situation I can’t handle. He has already instilled in me His WORD and His STRENGTH. Philippians 4:13. All glory belongs to God.
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Doran, first I would like to congratulate you for taking the step to homeschool! That is really awesome! You have the right attitude to get you through those tough days and God has indeed prepare you for this very moment. The beginning is usually the hardest, I promise it will get easier. The good news about homeschooling is your child is no longer in a box or limited to a grade level. They are on their own journey, at their own pace. Find her starting point and just take it one step at a time. I had to re-teach several subjects to the boys when they started. I wanted them to have a firm foundation so I took my time or I should say I am taking my time to fill the gaps.
Thomas Edison, the inventor of the electric light bulb; ” in his early years, Thomas Edison’s health was poor, and this may have affected his studies at school. His schoolmaster claimed that Edison was retarded and as a result his mother taught him herself. This was the making of him. He later said his mother was “so true and sure of me”, and as a result he had someone to work for and not disappoint. Even at an early age he showed a keen interest in experimenting with chemicals and with mechanics”. Of course, I am not implying in any way that your daughter is retarded but I only wanted to encourage you in your efforts to homeschool her and know that you are making a lasting impact on her development and future. This is one of my favorite stories. It has inspired me tremendously and I hope it will do the same for you!!