So I haven't posted in a while - sorry about that! Between the travel to and from Wheaton for my son's surgery and all the "catching up" I did, I neglected to post :(
This school year has already had some unexpected bumps in the road that could have led to delays in my 4 daughter's learning. But I have been working hard to keep them moving forward in spite of said bumps. I'm feeling a little bit tired,but other than that I'm pretty happy with the results of our efforts so far.
Daughters require a lot of training, and it's quite different than the training given to sons. I want my girls to understand the real value available to them as women of God. Their "job" as a wives and mothers may often be exhausting, thankless, and routine but it will also be the most rewarding "job" they could ever hold. In today's society, even as a conservative Christian homeschooling family, young ladies are still considered odd ducks if they choose the Biblical role of wife/mother. Now, that's not always the case and we are blessed to have friends and family that are all for stay-at-home-moms. For those people in our lives, I give thanks. And I work at encouraging them to learn to persevere when others are not as understanding and supportive.
In order to be equipped to encourage my girls, I must spend time in the Word on a daily basis. As of late, I've found myself drawn to Romans and boy oh boy is there a lot going on in this New Testament book! I'm no theologian, and I will be the first to say Romans is so jam-packed full that I realize I'm no theologian each time I study it! But I come away from my time in Romans feeling as if I've had my heart opened and God's grace was poured straight in. I'd like to share a couple of verses from Romans.
Romans 12:12 (partial) - "Be joyful in hope."
Romans 5:2b - "And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God."
Romans 15:13 - "The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Those are just three little snippets of encouragement gleaned from the book of Romans and I pray they bring you encouragement today.
Make this school year one that builds upon the Lord each and every day!
Day 112 done :)
Jan L. Burt