But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. 1 John 2:5 (NIV)

So encourage each other and give each other strength. Thessalonians 5:11 (NCV)

You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 (The Message)

Exhausting?  Yes...  new babies, new jobs, new houses, new curricula, new schedules, new illnesses, new friends, new pets, new churches, new responsibilities... not to mention old babies, old jobs, old houses, old curricula, old schedules, old illnesses, old friends, old pets, old churches, and old responsibilities, all of which can, at times, completely batter us leaving us utterly worn out!  During those times it is vital that we focus on God’s guidance, devour scripture, and surround ourselves with others who can replenish us.  I stand in awe of moms who, in spite of great hardships, lovingly continue to grow extraordinary children.  I stand in awe of moms who can keep themselves and their children God-focused even when all those around them incessantly suck the very breath from their ever-encouraging lungs.  I stand in awe of my remarkable Titus friends who, despite every appalling twist life throws their way; remain obediently, confidently, and constantly trusting Him.  I stand in awe that God would allow me, one who continually struggles with a waxing and waning focus, the privilege to know, love, and sharpen steel with these inspiring fellow home educators.  And I always stand in humble awe of God’s grace and mercy that allows me the honor of being a home schooling mom.


Then they said to him, "Please inquire of God to learn whether our journey will be successful."  The priest answered them, "Go in peace. Your journey has the Lord’s approval." Judges 18:5-6 (NIV)

Ever-evolving?  Yes... evolution to accommodate fluctuating family dynamics, evolution to compensate learning disabilities, evolution to inspire insecure learners, and evolution to encourage new vision and focus.  These course corrections are just a few of the relentlessly shifting and insistently indistinguishable roads which we must daily discern to once again locate the God-chosen path of our home school journey.  Home educators must constantly reevaluate teaching methods, discipline methods, organization, and so much et cetera that we can end up in an overwhelmed whirl of uncertainty if our focus strays away from Him.  We must continually keep faith that God will guide us to reveal His best for our children.

1 "Now if you faithfully obey the LORD your God and are careful to follow all His commands I am giving you today, the LORD your God will put you far above all the nations of the earth. 2 All these blessings will come and overtake you, because you obey the LORD your God:
3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
4 Your descendants will be blessed, and your soil's produce, and the offspring of your livestock, including the young of your herds and the newborn of your flocks.
5 Your basket and kneading bowl will be blessed.
6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
7 "The LORD will cause the enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you. They will march out against you from one direction but flee from you in seven directions.
8 The LORD will grant you a blessing on your storehouses and on everything you do; He will bless you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
9 The LORD will establish you as His holy people, as He swore to you, if you obey the commands of the LORD your God and walk in His ways. 10 Then all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the LORD's name, and they will stand in awe of you.

Deuteronomy 28:1-10 (NLT)