Can I Homeschool as a Single Parent?

I was very honored when a friend let me know that my personal web page on single parenting was mentioned in this article. I hope that all the advice and resources in this article will bless you.

Can I Homeschool as a Single Parent?

Encouragement: You Will Be Okay

Lamentations 3:21-26

This devotion and the comments below really encouraged me today! “It” may not be OK, but I WILL be OK, because of Jesus.

You WILL be OK — Proverbs 31 Ministries Devotions

Rejoice in God’s Will

Rejoice in God's Will“And thus amid manifold trials, souls which love God will find reasons for bounding, leaping joy. Though deep call to deep, yet the Lord’s song will be heard in silver cadence through the night. And it is possible in the darkest hour that ever swept a human life to bless the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Have you learned this lesson yet? Not simply to endure God’s will, nor only to choose it; but to rejoice in it with joy unspeakable and full of glory.”
Streams in the Desert, March 20

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Reading the Bible

Psalm 91

Precious Scriptures I have held onto through the last few years.

Our pastor said something very freeing this past Sunday. “Read the Bible for understanding, not to read it through in a year.” While there is nothing wrong with reading the Bible completely in a year, it’s much better to read to understand what God is saying to us, rather than reading to accomplish a goal. I’ve been a Christian for over 35 years and have never read the Bible through, although I have read much of it multiple times. I am working to read the Bible through, taking my own pace and trying to understand what I’m reading. I don’t get bogged down trying to study all the notes in my study Bible at this time except for what really interests or intrigues me as I read.

I have read through the New Testament. I did take the time to go through the notes in Revelation and thoroughly enjoyed it.:) I am now in the Old Testament and am reading in Leviticus. It’s hard reading sometimes! I want to read a chapter or two a day, but sometimes that’s too much where I’m at.:)

The Bible is God’s love letter to us and our instruction book for life. It IS life! It instructs us, corrects us, comforts us, guides us, and more. Be sure to read it every day and obey what God reveals to you. You will always be blessed for it!

The Christian Persecuted for His Faith

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“The Christian who is persecuted for his faith is a partner in the same kind of suffering Jesus endured—suffering for doing what is right.”
The NASB MacArthur Study Bible (my favorite study Bible!)

A Sweet Disposition in Hard Times

Climbing Roses“When funds are low and the future is uncertain, you can still have your good nature and your politeness. In hard times, a sweet disposition is worth a lot. Looking after the comfort of others naturally makes us forget ourselves. In inclement weather or times of upheaval, statements like, ‘things will get better soon’ and ‘can I bring you anything to make you more comfortable?’ are so important. It keeps your mind off misery and focuses on making things better.”
—Lydia Sherman, Home Living

The Commonest and Smallest Things

“Do the commonest and smallest things as beneath His eye. If you must live with uncongenial people, set to their conquest by love. If you have made a great mistake in your life, do not let it becloud all of it; but, locking the secret in your breast, compel it to yield strength and sweetness.”
Streams in the Desert, February 24

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Faith by Corrie ten Boom

Faith by Corrie ten Boom
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My Favorite Song Right Now

My favorite song right now is “Unredeemed” by Selah. It has been my life song for the last four months. I have gone through a breakup with all the grief, stress, and worry that goes along with it. The breakup, coupled with my marriage ending in divorce nearly 14 years ago and another breakup after that, is hard to bear. But it will not be unredeemed by my Lord. God is doing some amazing things in my life, but most importantly in my heart.

Here are the lyrics. Almost very word depicts times in my life.

The cruelest words, the coldest heart
The deepest wounds, the endless dark
The lonely ache, the burning tears
The bitter nights, the wasted years

Life breaks and falls apart
But we know these are

[Chorus]
Places where grace is soon to be so amazing
They may be unfulfilled, they may be unrestored
But when anything that’s shattered is laid before the Lord
Just watch and see it will not be
Unredeemed

For every choice that led to shame
And all the love that never came
For every vow that someone broke
And every life that gave up hope

We live in the shadow of the fall
But the cross says these are all …

[Chorus]
Places where grace is soon to be so amazing
They may be unfulfilled, they may be unrestored
But when anything that’s shattered is laid before the Lord
Just watch and see it will not be
Unredeemed

[Bridge]

Places where grace is soon to be so amazing
They may be unfulfilled, they may be unrestored
But you never know the miracles the Father has in store
Just watch and see it will not be
Just watch and see it will not be

Our Friend

Brown-Eyed Susan Remains

This selection from my devotions really encouraged me today.

For sixty-two years and five months I had a beloved wife, and now, in my ninety second year I am left alone. But I turn to the ever present Jesus, as I walk up and down in my room, and say, “Lord Jesus, I am alone, and yet not alone–Thou art with me, Thou art my Friend. Now, Lord, comfort me, strengthen me, give to Thy poor servant everything Thou seest he needs.” And we should not be satisfied till we are brought to this, that we know the Lord Jesus Christ experimentally, habitually to be our Friend: at all times, and under all circumstances, ready to prove Himself to be our Friend.
–George Mueller

Afflictions cannot injure when blended with submission.

Strong in Suffering, Streams in the Desert, December 3

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