Thursday, May 19, 2011

~For you, Lady Blogger, Homeschooling Mother,...~

Last summer Phillip bought a book for our family called, Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit by Teri Maxwell. She is a mother of 8 children and has been homeschooling since 1985. =D
I want to share some quotes in her book that have inspired me.
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My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up." (Psalm 5:3)

"Today I was thinking about why my days have been so bad lately. I realized that I have not been having my quiet time with the Lord in the morning. I have been lying in bed justifying that I need the sleep more than that I need the time alone. Then I realized, if I'm faithful to get up in the morning and spend time with Him, He will provide strength for me throughout the day (in a way that an extra hour of sleep never could)." Kelly in TX.

"Our need is for the empowering that comes through intimacy with the ONE who called us to the task of home educating." Teri Maxwell

"I wasn't drawing near to Him, and I had conceded that all of my homeschooling friends had the same problem that I had. We were just burned out and overburdened. I now have scheduled 'tea time with the Lord' in my day, first thing." Marilyn
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In the last few months with all the mold issues we have faced, I have been more tired than ever. In our research we found out that one of the side effects of mold is tiredness. Not to mention that when Elijah and Mary are sick and up several times a night, one doesn't really feel like JUMPING OUT OF BED BRIGHT AND EARLY! ;)    Here recently I have been asking God to help me to set my alarm and get out of bed at a decent time (Regardless of how much sleep I got) so I can spend some quiet MOMENTS with prayer and Bible reading. (And then I can take a short nap in the afternoon if time allows.)  I give Him my day and all that it holds...and ask HIM to help me be the wife/Mommy I should be and to show forth HIS SPIRIT today! God has been helping me, and I'm so happy.   My days have been going so much smoother.  Now...believe me...with 5 children my time may not always be "QUIET" but God sees my efforts of trying to carve out time to be with Him, and He will bless!
Dear lady Blogger, Homeschooling Mother,...May you be able to have your 'tea time with the Lord' in the mornings as you long for also! =)


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It is so true, Heather. I have proved it in my own life, and yet, I still need the reminder. Thanks. May the Lord richly bless you today :) ~Carla~

Daryl Hausman said...

"Coffee Time with God" works well too! :) Love you, Heather!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you spoke just what I've been needing to hear also! I've been extra tired lately due to some various issues and have been struggling with this very need, but how encouraging to read these quotes and reinforce again what I already have proven many times too! Sharon K.

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