Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Prayers for the Battlefield Staying MomStrong in the Fight for Your Family and Faith by Heidi St John

Do you need help praying for your family? Heidi has put together powerful prayers to help. In her new book, Prayers for the Battlefield she challenges us to get #offthebench. Our families need strong and fearless praying moms to counter the cultural norm, the status quo, the Anti Christ movement that our families face everyday.

I love Heidi's writing. It is simple to the point and filled with honest love for a lost world, family and for this generation. You will find yourself in this collection of prayers and reflections to help you stay in the battle.

Being a wife and mother are two of the greatest things in my life.  This book will help you stay the course in prayer, whether you are a new mom or a grandma and everything in between. Heidi is committed to help us stay MomStrong with the Spirit filled prayers with scripture. The only way to pray in my humble opinion.

Prayers for the Battlefield is for every season of motherhood. As long as we have breath we have influence in our children's lives. Let's put on our armor and engage the enemy in the battle for future generations. 

Rise up women of God, the King of heavens army has our backs. He will never leave us or forsake us. What legacy do you want to leave?  Spirit filled scripture led prayer is a super natural. 

Jesus says in John 14:12-14 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.  And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

Finally, be encouraged sisters, we can dance on the battlefield even in the trials of life because 
the victory is already won and  belongs to the Lord. 

I highly recommend this book and it will be living on my side table or bedside.
It makes a great gift and also great for a time of sharing with other ladies. Imagine praying these prayers in a group? #offthebench

Click book above to purchase. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Some of my Most Loved Books, Curriculum, and Vendors

 Better Late Than Early https://amzn.to/2oIqrgs

 Discover Your Children’s Gifts https://amzn.to/2NmAA08

 Prayers for the Battlefield https://amzn.to/2NmAA08

The Busy Homeschool Mom's Guide to Romance: Nurturing Your Marriage Through the Homeschool Years https://amzn.to/2NlsN2P 

Becoming MomStrong: How to Fight with All That's in You for Your Family and Your Faith https://amzn.to/2M31OnX 

Busy Homeschool Mom's Guide to Daylight Managing Your Days Through the Homeschool Years https://amzn.to/2wKonZ4

 Educating the Whole Hearted Child https://amzn.to/2wJSC21

The Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ's Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children https://amzn.to/2NhMusi

The Power of a Praying Wife https://amzn.to/2M1seqb

The Power of a Praying Parent https://amzn.to/2NhzHpK

 A Woman After God's Own Heart https://amzn.to/2M3SAbf

www.teachingtextbooks.com Math on dvd/textbooks, and now subscriptions

www.brightideaspress.com Mystery of History, Illuminations, Christian Kids Explore (Biology, Chem,…)

https://amzn.to/2wJRmwM What Your Child Needs to Know When: According to the Bible, According to the State: with Evaluation Check Lists for Grades K-8

https://amzn.to/2wN1gNl  A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays

https://amzn.to/2Cln3lc The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach: Bible Based Homeschooling

www.rosettastone.com Foreign Language

 Romancing Your Child's Heart (Second Edition): A Fresh Vision of Christian Parenting https://amzn.to/2NddtW3

 Hearth and Home https://amzn.to/2NWDzcE

www.homescienetools.com Really cool kits and stuff. I spent a small fortune there. 😉

Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe https://amzn.to/2M1PEMe

365 Day Homeschool Mom: Real Encouragement for Every Homeschool Day! https://amzn.to/2oMcPRb

How to Be a Great Wife . . . Even Though You Homeschool https://amzn.to/2NODasV

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

7 Things Every New Homeschooling Parent Should Know

1 Relax and believe you are doing the best for your children. If you have little ones start by just reading aloud on the couch. Enjoy this time.
Learn what philosophy of education you like.  If you are taking your children out of the system, deschool for a while. Don’t worry about academics and just reconnect with your child. Ask them what they want to learn.  I call it Delight Directed Learning, though I am sure I didn’t coin that term.

2. Find a local support group that isn’t just an online group. Get plugged in, that means participate. You will make lifelong friends.

3. Think outside of the “school” box. Don’t try to recreate a brick n mortar school at home. Make your school cozy, a joy to learn in. Don’t be afraid of messes. Clean up time instills good habits and discipline.

4. Find someone you can connect with that is older been there done that. That has a heart for homeschooling families.  Likeminded in your philosophy of education, religion, politics, just generally someone you can trust.  I know this can take time, and I am not saying people who aren’t the same are bad or wrong, it just makes it easier for you if you are not confident. 

5 Learn your child’s learning style. Check out The Way they learn by Cynthia Tobias. 
Everyone learns differently even moms. 

6. My number one thing I tell every new homeschool parent. If you do nothing but love your child, you are doing more than the public schools.  No one will love them like you do.

7. If you are a Christian parent, pray over your children and make reading the bible the first part of your day.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Becoming an Empty Nester

I think it is beginning to feel like it is happening already and there not even out of the house. Go figure.  I know I am being so emo right now.  My lil guy is now 15 goes to karate 4 times a week and once a month on Sat. So I am still driving him around.  He goes to Youth, and does a health class with some friends and if that isn't enough soon I will be teaching at our new local Co-op.

When my oldest went to college then law school it felt like I was going to die inside from missing him so much.  Even though I was busy homeschooling my youngest, being on two homeschool boards, and helping hubs in our family biz. He was an only child for 13 yrs before we were blessed with his brother.  My heart is so wrapped up in him.  Now with my youngest, he is busy with thoughts of becoming a Marine. So he watches lots of videos after school work and chores.  He loves history so he watches that too. So even though we are busy doing stuff and getting out, my heart is still overwhelmed with empty nester thoughts. Believe me I am not trying to make trouble for myself, it is just part of life right now.  Has anyone else ever felt like that?

Bottom line I have to live intentionally right now and be thankful I have these two beautiful blessings with me.  If my mom could hear me from heaven I hope she knows how sorry I am for leaving the state with her first grandson, and for not letting her babysit #2 (not because I didn't love or trust her, in case you are wondering).  I just have been madly in love and passionate for my kids.
On there way to volunteer at the local Habitat Restore.