My six month hiatus was long with a lot of ups and downs, but also much growth. Although it was difficult, I am also thankful for it. I can look back and see the pain, but also see the fruit that came from it. That doesn't mean it was easy, but prayer and scripture is what got me through. And now while finding a new normal, prayer and scripture is still what is getting me through. The hiatus brought to light a few things that had to go or be limited and I'm seeing that it might need to happen again. I'm talking about the need to compare, especially over social media. Now more than ever, we must be aware of comparing ourselves.
What is rest? Rest means something different to everyone. Maybe it’s sleeping in on a lazy rainy morning. Maybe it’s a day off from work. Maybe it’s a week long vacation. What does rest mean spiritually? I find myself in this perpetual state of needing rest at times. But most of the time, I don’t even know what that looks like. And why do I need just so much rest anyway?
What is the definition of a break? It is different for everyone and based on who you talk to, it can vary. It also varies based on the environment, a workplace, at home, school, etc. For everyone though, a break is in essence a time away from some thing. The question is, what is that thing?
So it was my birthday week this past week. What a year! On my 30th birthday, I was still wondering if we would ever have kids. Mid-thirties, this blog was born and shortly after so was baby #3. And now late-ish (lol) thirties I am homeschooling, enjoying this blog (a little more consistently) and learning even more about myself through Jesus every day. This is how the journey started and what I would like to share with you here.
This is it. The post I’ve been avoiding for over a year now. The school discussion. Despite being confident we are doing what God has called us to do, I have not always felt 100% comfortable in sharing that we.......homeschool. Warning, long post ahead. It’s kinda like therapy for me. ;)
Here we go again, trust issues seem to creep up when you least expect them. At least they do for me. It can be quite unsettling to have the realization that all those unresolved feelings are really an issue with trust. And for me, it’s been my trust in God. As I look back at previous posts, apparently this isn’t new for me.
Do your kids trust you to feed them, clothe them and give them shelter? It certainly doesn’t seem as though they always trust us when we are trying to keep them from harm though. It can be quite frustrating. Thankful God is patient when my trust has not always been there. Even though I know it should.
Those Monday mornings when you wake up and just want to stay in bed.....that would be the start of this week. The crankiness, the exhaustion, the lack of motivation, and that was just from me - not even touching the kids’ attitudes. Enter faith, community and a whole lot of Jesus.
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Scripture/Quote of the Week:
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
Who Am I?
Hi! I am Pam. I am so glad you stopped by to take a look at my blog. I am a Christian, wife, stay at home PCOS mom and homeschool mom to three amazing kiddos. I'm all about all natural living and real whole food - in real life.
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