How are those New Year’s resolutions (to lose weight, get organized, or be more productive) going? If you
are like me, they are not going very well.
How about homeschooling? Feeling a
bit depressed and discouraged? Are you
having a hard time getting those things
accomplished that you had decided were
important? Do you feel like all those
things you’ve wanted to implement will
never get done because of unforeseen
obstacles? I feel this way often. In fact, if
truth be told, we all feel the same way at
one time or another. We are already wea-
ry from the never-ending race, but then
we have to all of a sudden jump a hurdle.
The Hurdles of Temptations &
So, you are sitting there with that nag-
ging thought in your mind of the impor-
tant things that need to get done today.
Then, you see that thing that takes you
away into a land of no stress or pres-
sure. A land where kids do as they please
while you sip coffee and read that book
or browse that website or Facebook that
friend. Ah, the bliss of those moments.
Then reality hits hard again, and the guilt
weighs you down as your “to-do” list has
quickly become your “haven’t done” list
and now it is growing. Stop the cycle by
disciplining yourself with limits.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning
of knowledge, but fools despise wis-
dom and discipline (Proverbs 1: 7,
The Hurdles of Discouragement &
We become mentally drained when we
flounder through the day wondering how
to start responding to the overwhelming
voices crying for attention in our brain.
This easily leads us into discouragement.
Discouragement means something has
caused us to lack courage. Depression
can set in when we are discouraged for