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When In The World Did I Become a Missing Person?

You're reading this blog post. So you are most likely a homeschooling mom. (I'm a genius for deducing that...)

But what else are you?

Don't just give the pat answer(s) that come to mind immediately. Really THINK on this for a sec...

What are you, lady? Besides a mom who homeschools her kids, what exactly are you?

Have I got you feeling frustrated yet?

If so, GOOD! Then I have done my job today and made you look a bit deeper than you usually do. And maybe you saw some things you really didn't like when you took that deeper look...

But maybe, just maybe, you saw at least one thing that you really & truly love.



I clearly recall a particular day when I realized that I had sort of, well, lost some of the best parts of me. And that was kinda scary to admit to myself. I mean, what do you do when you realize you are living in this body but you somehow misplaced a key part of what makes that body uniquely you?!


I may have had a bit of an internal freak out.

And then I started to pray that God would restore what I had seemingly lost. Make up the years that I had lived in a state of blindness. Guide me to be the me He wanted me to be.

He is, after all, the God Who Sees (El Roi).

So I needed to be seeking Him to find out what He saw inside of me, and what He saw that I had misplaced.

And guess what? He showed up. In lots and lots of little ways, but also in some huge ways.

What used to be in you that you can't find in you when you look within these days? A hobby you just stopped "hobbying"? A skill you no longer put into practice? Baking? Crafting beautiful hand-penned letters? Driving muscle cars? Reading classic literature and writing annotations just for the fun of it?

Can I challenge you, fellow homeschooling mom?

 To go beyond the frustration you felt when asking yourself what, exactly, you are & go out into the deep waters with the Lord on this one...will you do that?

And will you respond to whatever misplaced thing(s) He shows you?

You are truly a magnificent masterpiece ~ and wise women don't misplace masterpieces!



P.S. ~ Wondering what I found what lost when I took that good but hard look within? Writing & learning...for more than just the purpose of being a good homeschooling mom. Titus 2 Discipleship is being born from this good but hard look...what will be borne from your looking within? 

Day 398 done :)

Jan L. Burt

author of The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study & The Once-A-Year Homeschool Planner

creator of the membership site Titus 2 Discipleship 
(use code "FREEMONTH" & try it out!)

& huge fan of the masterpiece God gave the world when He created YOU!

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