He has provided all that we need in Himself, a heavenly banqueting table that
will sustain us and give us strength if we
will only avail ourselves of the bounty. It
is vital that our life as mother-teachers
has its foundation in God’s Word. We
will be able to trust that the end result of
our efforts will be good for our children
because we believe His Word is true.
We have faith that God will reward our
obedience and effort because we’ve read
about Him in God’s Word.
Sometimes our lack of focus, strength,
and rest goes deeper than our to-do list.
I would suggest that we cannot rest nor
persevere because we are hungry. There
is a deep need for meat in our spiritual life. This fast food Christianity is
not cutting it and we are weak, fearful,
and led by our emotions. Here is what
we need: to feast at the table prepared
for us—even in the presence of our
enemies. We need the Word of God.
It needs to be our daily smorgasbord.
Never before have we been in such need
for truth in this culture of lies. The wisdom and strength and breath to continue on comes from our relationship with
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Behold, I stand at the door, and
knock: if any man hear my voice, and
open the door, I will come in to him,
and will sup with him, and he with
me (Revelation 3: 19, 20).
We cannot be content when we live a
life that tacks God onto the end of it. Following God must be our reason for waking up in the morning. Not the kids, not
the school day, but Him. Seek Him first
and all the other stuff will fall into proper
place and our hearts will have peace no
matter the day’s trouble ahead.
Take diligent heed . . . to love the
LORD your God, and to walk in all
his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and
to serve him with all your heart and
with all your soul (Joshua 22: 5).
I know there are days of confusion,
days of trials, days of no strength and
no sleep. Days of pain and depression.
But we can have victory in the chaos of
our daily lives if we stand strong in faith
in the God who controls the chaos. He
can remove anxiety in the midst of the
storms of life. He doesn’t just sit back and
watch; He is with us in the storm.
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in
spirit (Psalm 34:18 NASB).
He is near. He holds us close to His
heart. He leads us gently. He is a Good
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd:
he shall gather the lambs with his
arm, and carry them in his bosom,
and shall gently lead those that are
with young (Isaiah 40: 11).
He blesses those who want to bless
Him with the education of His children
and parents who are making the commitment to keep them Home Where They
Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor for
TOS, participating author in The Homeschool Minute, wife to Richard, and mom
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1. The home-educated typically score 15 to
30 percentile points above public-school
students on standardized academic achievement tests.
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doing what they are created to do.