Sure, we need to plan.
We need to know our strengths and weaknesses.
We need to know our enemy.
We need supplies. But more than paper and pencils, books and crayons.
We need God. We need God’s Word. We need prayer.
He is our ultimate supplier.
Select a verse from the Bible as a foundation for your homeschool, for your family, for your marriage. Tie it into your mission statement, visions, goals.
I recommend the book Lead Your Family Like Jesus to help you work out all that. It’s really brilliant and it helped my husband join me in leading our family by setting those goals.
How can you get supplied?
- Bible study
- Scripture memorization
- sing or listen to Christian music and hymns, or even classical
- read the Word
- listen to the Word online, on CD, podcasts, or sermons (or have kids read aloud!)
- set Bible verses to music or get some fun CDs that do that already (Seeds Family Worship, Hide Em In Your Heart, and Songs for Saplings are favorites)
- watch Christian videos on Netflix or DVD (What’s in the Bible?, Veggie Tales, Nest, Friends and Heroes)
- fellowship with other like-minded Christians
Mamas, make sure you’re well-supplied.
I know it’s hard to wake up early and go to bed late. I know it takes so much energy and emotion to care for our families and homeschools. If we don’t care for ourselves, we won’t be able to continue. Make sure you care for yourself spiritually too.
Be in the Word and show your kids that it’s important. Have family Bible time where you study, read, pray, and worship together. If your husband isn’t interested or available, do it anyway. Make it a part of your homeschool day. Pray, pray, pray for your husbands, yourself, your marriage, your children, your homeschool, your kids’ future spouses and babies.
You can never pray enough or too much.
Like social media is always “out there” so too should our prayers be.
Make prayer an ongoing conversation in your lives. Teach your kids by example.
Have a life of prayer.
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