Easter Message: What Do You Deserve?

This Easter Sunday, KT and MB chat a bit about the philosophy of getting what you deserve.  The philosophy in our culture teaches us that the harder we work, the more we deserve. Whether it’s a daily latte, a luxury car, that big house on the hill, or the annual fancy vacation, we believe that we are deserving of these fine things.

But, God’s Kingdom is a topsy turvy world in that we all fall short. We are all sinners and yet, we are saved by grace. While our sins earn us separation from the Lord, our Father created a way for each of us to have eternal life. Through faith, we are saved. This is not what we deserve.

This reward system is a contradiction to the everyday American idea that you work hard so you can play hard. Our culture is built on the idea that if you work hard enough, you will be rewarded with the things you so deserve. God doesn’t teach this idea. As a matter of fact, God doesn’t issue a ticket to heaven based on your work ethic. Everlasting life in His kingdom is based on one simple action. Believe.

You can’t work your way into heaven. At the end of the day, the end of your life, God does not tally up the hours you toll. He doesn’t measure your worth by anything you do at all! Instead, he gives us the opportunity to have everlasting life by believing in Him. No work involved. No merit pay. No time card needed. Your eternal vacation has already been booked! God sent his only son to pay the debt. We earn it by a following this one single command. “For whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

In this special Easter message, Kimberly and Mary Beth encourage you to do these two things:

  • Practice grace daily
  • Show love one to one another

For this is how you will receive exactly what you do not deserve. Click play now for an inspiring Easter message from your Roadschool Moms.

Roadschool Moms is a live, one-hour weekly broadcast dedicated to the needs and challenges facing today’s roadschool moms. Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the creator of Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time across America’s backyard. Scroll through the RSM library on iTunes to find more than 100 podcast replays that contain episodes for encouragement from wherever in the world they are.

Losing Religion, Finding Grace – MBFLP 161

 

What happens when you do everything right and it turns out terribly, awfully wrong? Do you doubt God’s love? Does it shake your faith? Or does it drive you to a closer walk with your Lord and Savior?

This episode, we talk with Kendra Fletcher, the author of the new book, Lost & Found: Losing Religion, Finding Grace. Kendra and her husband Andy Fletcher (hosts of Homeschooling IRL on this network) have seen both sides of the coin, as God brought them from a cold, rule-based religiosity, to a living faith in a living Jesus day by day. You’ll find it both challenging and encouraging as we talk about this crucially important distinction!

 

RSM: Quiet Your Soul: Worry Less!

Holding on to Faith While Homeschooling: an Interview with Kendra Fletcher

Holding on to Faith While Homeschooling: The Homeschool Sanity Show Podcast

Many of us began homeschooling because of our faith. I know I did. Homeschooling wasn’t my idea or even my preference. But somewhere along the way we can get confused about the promise of homeschooling. Today my guest is Kendra Fletcher of the Homeschooling in Real Life podcast and we will discuss Holding onto Faith While Homeschooling. I loved this interview so much that I’ve been telling everyone about it. I think you’ll love it too.

Listen on iTUNES

Links

Homeschooling in Real Life

Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network

Help for Homeschooled Teens with ADD

EnrichmentStudies.com

Smart but Scattered Teens by Richard Guare and Peg Dawson

Preschoolers and Peace blog

Preschoolers and Peace book

Circle Time

Lost and Found: Losing Religion and Finding Faith

HomeschoolingIRL on Facebook

Next Week

The topic is Homeschooling Boys: Is it Really Different?

Have a happy homeschool week!

MBFLP – Two Vans, 300 Fans, and One Great God

Two Vans Etc

We’re just back from a 3600-mile trip to North Dakota and back. It wasn’t our longest trip but it was certainly one of our most eventful …

When we lost oil pressure in Wisconsin, we wondered if God was sending us a message.

When the engine seized in the middle of an Iowa intersection, we didn’t know the outcome.

But when we returned home with a “new” low mileage van, thanks to a providential God and the generosity of His people, we realized the message was – KEEP GOING!

Hear the whole story in this special edition of Making Biblical Family Life Practical!

MBFLP – Millennials, Church, and Family

MBFLP - Millennials, Church, and FamilyStudies and research on the Millennial Generation, those in their twenties and thirties now, can pretty disturbing. Indications are this group of young adults is moving away from their parents’ values and institutions in ways we haven’t seen since the sixties — and in some areas, making a radical shift in the nation’s culture. What does this mean for Christian homeschooling parents? Can we gain insight into our parenting and educational process by looking at the results of the families just ahead of ours? You may be surprised at what we learned from the Gen2 Survey released at the Gen2 Conference in late January!

MBFLP – Boy Question Free-For-All

Another of our popular sessions answering your questions about raising sons —

  • How can you encourage sons to pursue their individual gifts?
  • How do you keep rough-and-tumble from coming fighting and bullying?
  • How do you teach your sons not to look down on their sisters for being girls?
  • How can you help make your faith their own?
  • What do you do about embarrassing behaviors in public?

And more!

Destination: Inspiration Episode 12- Who was Maya Angelou? A Tribute to The Phenomenal Woman

Hey, Friends!

If you can get through the echo (I’m working on it- LOL)  in my latest podcast, I know you’ll be blessed to hear the words of this phenomenal woman, Maya Angelou. I’m sure you’ll find her life and words inspirational for you and your homeschool! Scroll below for some inspiring video footage of Maya Angelou. Click the little grey arrow at the bottom to listen!

Outside of scripture, my grandma, my fourth grade teacher Mr. Freesman, and my friend/ fellow poet and co-author of my new Words With Wings Poetry Curriculum,  De, Maya Angelou is the biggest inspiration for my words. Ever.

What is the craziest is how she had SO many roles- like me. I guess it’s the life of a poet. Or a Renaissance Woman. Funny, a friend gave my that title of Renaissance Woman years ago, and it’s just stuck. Felt right. After I visited her website after her passing, diving deeper into Who Was Maya Angelou, I see those words. Right there. Global Renaissance Woman.

Here’s a screenshot and link straight to her page.

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While my words are not known globally  like hers, I pray that someday they will impact as many as hers did. And I pray you find a bit of inspiration on today’s poetic tribute to the life of a truly Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou. Global Renaissance Woman.

As promised, I’ll share some of the links I mention in the podcast below. Here’s a link and a free download to the poem, #Reset  I read and wrote just a few weeks before her passing.

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Blessings for your journey, and may your words take flight.

Jen

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An except from the 1993 Inaugural Poem of President Bill Clinton, On the Pulse of Morning:

(Courtesy, William J. Clinton Presidential Library.)

“Here on the pulse of this new day

You may have the grace to look up and out

And into your sister’s eyes,

Into your brother’s face, your country

And say simply

Very simply

With hope

Good morning.”  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59xGmHzxtZ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqQzjit7b1w

“The People’s Poet”- CBS News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykKoPCOMSto

Phenomenal Woman- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeFfhH83_RE

And Still I Rise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqOqo50LSZ0

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American Family – Values – Freedom – Faith

CurrentIssuesConstitutionWhat does the constitution have to do with it – allot! In this session Professor Wilson discusses the IRS attempt at regulating non-profit organizations such as the American Family Association in order to squelch fliers, tracks, and pamphlets with voting records and other kinds of handouts that help tax payers.

Terminology such as “writ of certiorari” and more

The articles and amendments discussed:

Article 2: Section 2

Amendment 10 was compared to Amendment 14 as it pertains to a District Judge shooting down Okalahoma’s voters ruling that marriage is between a man and a woman (Judge said it was a mater of the equal protection law).

Article 1: Section 5 – Clause 4

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Overcoming Insecurity with Deb Wolf

insecurity, how to parent girls, how to get past insecurityDeb WolfYou won’t want to miss this episode of The Homeschool Sanity Show where my guest, Deb Wolf, and I get real about:

  • what makes us insecure as women, moms, and homeschoolers
  • why we will only admit to so much
  • how to help our daughters find the source of real security

Deb is the author of a beautiful book that will help you begin the conversation with your daughter about where our security comes from. The illustrator was just 12 when she created these lovely pictures that bring this allegorical fairy tail to life. The paperback version of Sarah’s Garden would make a fantastic gift, but the Kindle version is free December 3rd and 4th, 2013 in honor of our listeners.

Sarah's Garden

Be sure to read Deb’s guest post on Psychowith6, 10 Tips to Grow Gratitude and Increase Happiness in Your Children.

Links mentioned in the podcast

Counting My Blessings – Deb’s personal faith, family, and friendship blog

HomeGoods’ Design Happy Blog – Where Deb shares design ideas & tips on a budget

Sisters in Ministry Facebook group for women whose husbands are pastors

World Vision – Deb’s personal sponsorship page

Pray4You.org – The international prayer ministry Deb started with her husband

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