A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers

A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers
The Burts in 2013

Friday, February 24, 2012

Serving ~ and Then Serving Some More

A mother's life is filled with caring for others - in essence, serving them. How much more so for the homeschooling mother? It's easy to feel a little sorry for oneself, to become overwhelmed, to harbor a wee bit of resentment concerning the never-ending workload and the few-and-far-between thank yous.

Would it make a difference in our attitude if we were reminded of the excellent company we share when living the life of continual service? By pouring out our lives for others, we are a little bit like our Lord Jesus. And isn't He the One we desire to imitate?

It seems exhausting, at times, this life of a homeschool mom. But the Lord Himself will renew our strength as we yield to Him. When the road seems too rough and the way too dark, He Himself will be our light. There is never a moment when He isn't right there with us; never a second when He isn't fully "in our corner". After all, who could possibly want us to succeed in the task of Christian homeschooling more than Christ Himself? Yes, it tough at times. But even on the toughest days, He is there for us, leading us and protecting us and strengthening us.

Remember that this life is only a vapor, just temporary, will soon enough pass away. Homeschooling is just one short portion of our short lives here on earth, and when our children are grown we will see how fleeting these days really were.

Jesus said in Matthew 20:28, "Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life - a ransom for many."
He gave His all for us. We can trust Him to give us all we need when we face long days and nights of serving, and then serving some more.

Lord bless you today!

Day 157 done :)

Jan L. Burt



  1. Jan -

    What a wonderful focus and so perfectly written!


  2. Great post in all of the "you need to get you some ME time" mentality...we serve...this time is SO SHORT...I don't want to miss it...

  3. Amen - work while it is day!!!!!!!!!!
    Diggy Diggy Diggy

  4. The kids are growing up so fast.
    I'm following your blog with Linky followers now.