Where do you go when you need another pair of hands, a shoulder to lean on or just a sympathetic ear? Support is just a click away.
Even after prayerful consideration, methodical planning, careful purchasing, and systematic scheduling there will be days when things do not go as you would have liked. There may be areas in which you feel weak and incompetent. There may be times when you feel frustrated. Take heart! You are not alone!!
Our Heavenly Father
This is the very first place we should go to seek help. He already knows the nature of the problem we face. He already knows the solution. He is waiting and hoping we will turn to Him for guidance.
In Philippians 4:6-7 we are told to “be anxious for nothing….” Don’t be anxious! Don’t worry. Instead of worrying we are “in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,” to let our “requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Wow! What a promise! And the Lord always keeps His promises!
Family and Friends
Many times we don’t even consider asking for advice or support from our family or friends. If we believe that homeschooling is a lifestyle, then we already realize the large role our spouses play. They can be wonderful sounding boards. Spouses sometimes have a way of understanding the crux of a problem simply BECAUSE they are not involved in the overwhelming minutia.
Also, we shouldn’t assume that friends or family who are products of the public education system won’t be sympathetic to our efforts. Depending on the issue involved, they may have more to offer than we might have imagined. They can certainly provide an extra pair of hands on a field trip!
Homeschooling With a Meek and Quiet Spirit by Teri Maxwell
Let’s face it, homeschooling is not always easy. We face the fears without (the thoughts and opinions of others, school officials or social services) and the fears within (our children turning out OK, providing them with an adequate education, and simply getting it all done). We have also set lofty goals, the water-mark is high, and if we are worried, anxious, frustrated, irritated or angry, we know we are falling very short of what we want for our children and families. Homeschooling With a Meek and Quiet Spirit seeks to help us address and eliminate through Christ’s power those things that would keep us from reaching our homeschooling goals. Read our entire review.
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