• Discipleship

    Raising our children and educating them could be described as, "a long obedience in the same direction." The longer we homeschool, the more we believe that to be obedient, to stay on the "narrow pathway" that Jesus described, we need the Lord desperately, and we also need each other.

  • Encouragement

    Encourage means, "to inspire with hope, courage, or confidence; hearten."


    "Therefore encourage one another and build one another up." I Thessalonians 5:11

A Reading Tip

 journalIf you are like me, you have many, many details, schedules, etc. whirling around in your head each day. I can remember (most of the time) when each child needs to be where with what, but don't ask me what I did yesterday!

It frustrated me that I would read a good book, but then I was not able to remember the title of it to recommend to someone.  One time, I checked a book out from the library that I had already read, but I didn't remember.  Oh my!  So, a few years ago, I started a SIMPLE reading journal. I grabbed one of the many notebooks that are started in our home but never quite filled, and I started a list of the books that I have read. Nothing fancy...nothing hard. I keep the journal right next to my bed, and I will just put the date, the book title, and if I liked the book or not. If I have time and feel inclined, I will write the topic or theme to even further remind me. 

If I read a book on vacation, I will indicate where I was when I read it. It is amazing how just that simple reminder can bring back so many memories.

Recently someone asked me for a good book recommendation for her mom's birthday. It was great to go back through my journal. I wouldn't have remembered so many of them. 

There are so many things that we as moms have to do!  Believe me, I'm not trying to add to your list. However, you might find - like I did - that this simple act is oh so helpful to a tired brain!

Stay tuned in the next few weeks for some great book recommendations that you can read this summer...and add to your reading journal if you choose to start one!