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My Best Advice for the Homeschooling Mother? Be a Thankful Woman

Psalm 78:4 says this: "We will tell the next generation..."

Tell the next generation what? What are we to tell them?

"...of His power, and the wonders He has done."

Do you know the absolute best way to convey to the next generation God's great power, God's great wonders? It is by being a woman who is consistently thankful. Full of thanks. Always grateful. Speaking of God's great power and astounding wonders with such a thankful heart that the two become inseparable.

A thankful woman is a content woman. Is that how you see yourself? How others would describe you? Do you feel discontent? Try some gratitude. The impact will be pretty much immediate. Not to mention, your family will love the "new you".

Homeschooling is very much about proclaiming the Lord's mighty deeds and declaring who He is to the next generation (at least for the Christian homeschool family). It is a big part of why we do what we do, isn't it? Do we forget that sometimes in the midst of cooking dinner and grading math and diapering the baby? We just do what we do on a daily basis- and that's not a bad thing- but sometimes we need a reminder that we are actually raising little eternal beings and our job assignment from God is to make sure they know who He is. And we know He is arrayed in splendor, mighty in word and deed, powerful beyond all compare. He truly has done wonderful things and will keep right on doing wonderful things for time and all eternity. That's what the Christian homeschool family is really all about.

Do go ahead and do it - give thanks. Be thankful. Live a thankful life in your own home right now, this very day. Give thanks continually. Give thanks in prayer. Give thanks out loud. Give thanks to one another and for one another. As you read your Bible, give thanks. Write down your thanks.

Be a grateful woman. Thank Him, and then thank Him again.

And then watch and see how He begins to move and display His great power and amazing wonders in your very midst - right in your very own home.

Have a blessed and thank-filled day!

Day 340 done :)

Jan L. Burt


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