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You Can't Fake It

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My pastor's wife posted a single, simple verse on her Facebook page last week and it has yet to leave my mind:
"Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayedfervently..." James 5:17. Whenever I think of Elijah I think of a man of great faith and great power.  The story of him going face to face with the prophets of Baal is one of my favorites (1 Kings 18).  The thought that he was "a man with a nature like ours" rattled me...and gave me hope. I've been fighting the flesh for a while now...feeling weak, defeated, and a whole lot of self pity.  Homeschool was/is one of the major causes of my emotional turmoil. The following verse sums up how I've been feeling about the situation (the "we" being "me"): "For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. 9 Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death." 2 Corinthians 1:8-9 Ha ha!  I can't say it any better than that.…

"Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!"

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#1 The title of this post is inspired by The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events #12) by Lemony Snicket.
#2 It's also the best way to describe some bits and pieces of life in general.

Homeschooling - "Wrong!"

Our first day of homeschool was the worst by far.  Everything about it was wrong.  It started with one kid in tears, and ended the same way except a different kid.  If my hubby hadn't been home for backup I would've been the one crying in my bedroom.  I was ready to run to our nearest public school and call it quits all together.

This isn't the first bad day we've had, of course, and I'm 100% sure it won't be the last.  I've considered other options plenty of times, but I know, that I know, that this is where the Lord wants me right now.   If nothing else, it keeps me leaning on Him...everyday...all day long.

Running - "Wrong!"

The first training run for my fall half-marathon was just ridiculous.  I felt like I was c…