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?
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. ;)
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.
Ladies, who doesn't want to have community and lifetime friendships? Where we feel like we belong and that others care about us? It's certainly easy for my five year old to make friends. Or how about those college roommates who know you better than anybody? It's easy to make lifetime connections staying up talking until 2 am. Who can do that with a family and real world responsibilities though!? It's hard to find a sense of community and sometimes when we do, it's difficult to keep it. But why is that? What makes it so difficult to find a group of people that we want to hang out and do life with and who wants to hang out with us? And where do we find these people anyway?
It's Friday! Who else feels frumpy today? Just me? Oh good. ;) Despite it being a fairly quick week - it was a little hectic and I was not in the mood to anything today. I didn't want to get out of bed. I didn't want to make breakfast. I just didn't want to start the day. That doesn't really fly with three kiddos five and under. It was a crazy week, which is normal, but making the most out of the early morning time before kiddos get up can make all the difference.
Why do we feel like everything has to be perfectly in place before we start a project? Or that we have to follow a specific set of guidelines to get meaning out of an activity? Maybe the lesson comes from the messiness and the journey.
Francis Chan is a great author and has several Bible studies and books available. One of the more compelling studies I have done is one of his on The Book of James. James has actually become one of my favorite books of the Bible, and partly due to this study.
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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
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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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