A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers

A Blog Devoted to Encouraging Homeschooling Mothers
The Burts in 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wow, Is March Really Almost Gone?

It seems that the more I *hope* to blog, the faster the days of the month fly by!  While I'm sure this particular phenomena never happens to anyone but me, I'm going to go ahead and write a post about it...if only so that I can come back and read it later when yet another month blows right by me!

Having a daughter who is a senior this year has kept my focus on our homeschool. She will be the second of our five children to graduate, and I'm working hard to make sure I enjoy the time I have with her before she heads off to college in the fall. Making plans for her graduation reception, gathering things she'll need to take with her in the fall, and generally just doing what needs to get done have kept me busy at home. Busy enough that blogging has taken a bit of a back seat.

There truly are seasons in life for everything, and I am in a season that requires more time spent homeschooling and less time blogging. How about you? What type of season are you in right now?

Whatever season you find yourself in, don't lament that it isn't a different one. It's perfectly fine for some months to slip on by and only after the fact do you realize how little time you spent doing something like blogging. Enjoy the time you're given by enjoying the given times.

Have a very blessed Easter and remember ~ He is risen indeed!

Day 261 done :)

Lord bless!

Jan L. Burt


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Homeschooling Mom's Devotional (# 3)

Psalm 103:13 ~ As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.

What a power-packed verse that teaches us how to parent with the heart and attitude of God! Our perfect Father in heaven is compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. We will never be as loving, as patient, as compassionate as Almighty God, but by trusting Him to work in and through us, we can most assuredly be compassionate parents.

You can find a never-ending supply of parenting books at your local bookstore, library or at Amazon, all of which have pages loaded with good advice. I don't discourage anyone from studying to become a better parent! I simply encourage my fellow homeschool moms to filter everything they read through God's Word. Then, and only then, are we able to know what His good and perfect and pleasing will is for us as parents.

The above verse teaches us that a heart of compassion is God's very nature, His character. We can count on the fact that He is compassionate. And we can ask Him to make us more compassionate as we raise the children He has blessed us with. After all, if we believe our children truly are gifts bestowed upon us by the Lord, and we believe homeschooling to be the call He has placed on our lives as we raise those children (those gifts from Him), then we also ought to believe that He will fill us with compassion if we would but ask for it!

Don't wait for another day to ask God to fill you with compassion; do it now, and prepare to be a more compassionate parent!

Lord bless you as you homeschool for His glory!

Day 260 done :)

Jan L. Burt