Life happens. Chaos comes. Grief and
tears come. But because Jesus overcame,
so we can overcome. We overcome by
the Word of God and the Spirit of God
who comforts and guides us in all things.
We overcome by the blood of the Lamb
and the word of our testimony. Remem-
ber from where you have come and keep
walking in that same faith, in that same
Savior who rescued you and redeemed
you for His own.
“For this is the love of God, that we
keep his commandments: and his
commandments are not grievous. For
whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory
that overcometh the world, even our
faith. Who is he that overcometh the
world, but he that believeth that Jesus
is the Son of God” ( 1 John 5: 3-5).
Homeschooling: A Walk of Faith
Homeschooling is a walk of faith; it is
impossible to please God without it.
When I started with faith in myself, I
found my abilities soon failed. When I
began to place my faith in God’s wisdom
and ability, His rewards, His Word, and
His presence, then my homeschooling
began to please Him.
You may be great at this homeschooling thing, and it might be easy for you
right now, but I guarantee that there will
come a time in your life that will require
faith because you will have nothing left
to lean on. I say, start leaning on God
right now and get in the habit of seeking
Him for all things for every day of your
life. You’re going to need to be built up
in Him when the storms and trials hit.
You will stand and not fall. You will be
certain and not doubt. You will continue
to walk this homeschooling journey and
life journey in faith. Not faith in your
own faith, or your own ability, but faith
in the God Who sees you and rewards
your diligent seeking of Him.
“But without faith it is impossible to
please him: for he that cometh to God
must believe that he is, and that he
is a rewarder of them that diligently
seek him” (Hebrews 11: 6).
He is with you and He is for you . . .
and He makes it easy to teach. In fact, it’s
all in His instruction manual. Just pick it
up and start reading, and go out in faith,
believing that God’s got this, and He’s got
you and your children, in the palm of His
Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor for
TOS, participating author in The Homeschool Minute, wife to Richard, and mom
to eight gifts from heaven. She loves digging
for buried treasure in the Word, reading,
writing, homeschooling, and dark chocolate! You may contact her at senioreditor
This issue of the magazine is our
Reading Clinic issue. Here are reading resources that have helped my own little
homeschool over the years:
Resources for Teaching Reading
Language Arts Curriculum
Definitely not an exhaustive list, but
these are resources I have used over
twenty years of teaching reading:
• Noah Webster’s Reading Handbook
• Abeka Handbook for Reading
• Christ Centered Curriculum
• Phonics Pathways
• Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy
• Sing, Spell, Read and Write
• Milestone Reading
• Abeka K- 1 Language Arts workbooks
• Pathway Readers and Workbooks
(elementary and middle school)
• Bob Jones BookLinks (middle school
and junior high)
• Abeka Literature (high school)
Reading Guide Strips
• Colorful strips that help the struggling reader’s eyes.
• Nature Friend
• Acts & Facts and Days of Praise
I have always given my children stacks
of good books to read every year. We’ve
read Trailblazer exciting children’s missionary books, YWAM Historical and
Christian Biographies, Abridged and
Unabridged Classics, audiobooks read
by homeschoolers, Lamplighter character building books, Patricia St. John
series, and Creation Science books.
Here is a great reading list found in
the 2015 Annual Print Book.
• Creation videos by Moody
Creation Ministries International
I let my struggling readers and auditory
learners use this free site which reads
aloud their daily Bible passage. I also have
it read to me when my eyes and hands are
busy. This site has several versions of the
Bible to choose from in audio.
This is one of the best resources for
those whose children struggle too hard
to learn. We used her guide to teaching the Asperger’s child. The natural
supplements and ideas she suggested
helped my child immensely. She has
videos on her website, The Biology of
Behavior, which has helped countless
homeschool families: For those with
reading struggles, see Dianne Craft’s
article in this issue.
Type the word reading into the search
box (in the dark gray bar across the
top area) and you will find literally
thousands of helpful articles and products. Type the words struggling reader
and you will find a ton of things specific to that topic. If you ever need help
with searching through our back issues, email me at dwuehler@thehome
schoolmagazine.com. And get the free
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questions this summer when you are
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