“I find there is a quality
to being alone that is
Can you figure out a way to go there
too? Today? Put down the dish towel,
Mama. It’s time to rest.
and he cried out, Saying, “Let us
alone; what have we to do with thee,
thou Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou
come to destroy us? I know thee who
thou art, the Holy One of God.” And
Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Hold thy
peace, and come out of him.”
And when the unclean spirit had
torn him, and cried with a loud voice,
he came out of him. And they were
all amazed, insomuch that they ques-
tioned among themselves, saying,
What thing is this? what new doctrine
is this? for with authority comman-
deth he even the unclean spirits, and
they do obey him. And immediately
his fame spread abroad throughout
all the region round about Galilee.
And forthwith, when they were
come out of the synagogue, they
entered into the house of Simon and
Andrew, with James and John. But
Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a
fever, and anon they tell him of her.
And he came and took her by the
hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them. And at even, when
the sun did set, they brought unto him
all that were diseased, and them that
were possessed with devils.
And all the city was gathered together at the door. And he healed
many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because
they knew him. And in the morning,
rising up a great while before day, he
went out, and departed into a solitary
place, and there prayed.
What a day! Jesus entered the synagogue and taught, cast out demons, entered Simon’s house and learned of Simon’s mother-in-law’s illness, healed her,
and then in the evening, the whole city
gathered at Simon’s door, where Jesus
healed the sick and demon-possessed.
What did Jesus do the next day? He
went to a solitary place and prayed.
Kendra Fletcher is a homeschooling
mother of eight, aged 18 down to 3. She
has never known what it means to homeschool without the presence of preschoolers
and loves to encourage other moms who
are beginning their homeschool journeys
with little ones underfoot. Her website and
blog can be found at