I think perhaps this is the hardest chapter in the book to wade through. At least for me it is. I have suffered so much within my life that I often wonder why God sees fit to place so much upon my shoulders. From abuse I suffered as a child to the inconceivable way we lost William and all the suffering I have endured in … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 15: Making Sense of Suffering
I am struggling today with motivation. It’s been an off day already (where the words “Stop hitting your brother and no chewing on the chairs either!” were uttered in the same sentence at 8 o’clock this morning) and I have idea of what to write about. When the topic is “Who is the Greatest?” and then Matthew Kelly talks about “let the little children come … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 13: Who is the Greatest?
I often worry if I am teaching my kids enough and if homeschooling is the best option for our family. I know there are things they miss out on because they are homeschooled and I know there are better teachers out there than me; still, as we regularly review our decision each year God always reminds me that I am raising children for heaven and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 9: The Greatest Teacher Ever
We have lived in our neighborhood for almost 20 years. It was brand new when we moved in and we bought one of the last houses built. During this time we’ve seen many people come and go as our neighbors have moved on to bigger and better things. There are very few of us who are “originals” within the neighborhood. It used to be that we … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 8: Jesus Was a Radical
I have always had a problem with self-worth. Growing up I knew where my place was in my family (hint: it was pretty low in the food chain). I had several sisters who often told me how much they hated me, that no one would ever love me, and that I was fat, ugly, and awkward. I also knew I was never enough in my … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 7: The Third Question
As a child I never questioned whether or not Jesus was who He said He was. I took it at face value that He would not lie to me nor would my parents or teachers. He was who He was just as my mom was my mom. It wouldn’t be until I got older and began to question. I wondered if what I had been … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 4: The Jesus Question
Once upon a time when I only had four kids, a woman from church came over to drop something off. She asked to use our bathroom. When she came out she questioned me on whether or not my bathroom was always that clean and “perfect”. I told her it was. She laughed and said it was ok to tell her that I had cleaned it … Continue reading Letting Go of Perfectionism