Need help? Look Up.

Need help look up | homeschool encouragement through faith

Need help? Look up!

Recently I’ve taken to looking at the sky. It isn’t a normal for me. I’m usually preoccupied with the many things happening in my life. I see the sky, but I don’t really see it. What is typical for me is the daily routine of life that I motor through, you know, the daily chores, teaching, cleaning, working, cooking, and shopping.

I don’t often stop to smell the roses or look at the clouds.

At church I’ve heard many sermons lately about being thankful in all circumstances, especially those in which we have no control. Our pastor unfolds story after story with real examples about people who have no reason to be thankful and yet they are. One of my long-time friends is a pediatrician. She stopped practicing long ago to be a full-time wife and mother. Her children are now adults and she took up missionary work. This was short lived as she was diagnosed with cancer. (In remission now, please join me in praying for Mary.) Yet she praises God in all things! At coffee one morning she shared how touched she was by the splendor of God’s work in the beauty of nature and how she feels it is a gift just for her.

How thankful am I?

Colossians 3:15 says: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

And so I’ve been thanking the Lord for everything — and I mean everything. The fabulous days, and the not-so-fabulous ones as well. As a result, it is as if the blinders have been taken off and I’m seeing the clouds for the first time. I’m enthralled with the formations, the color, and the Lord seems to be blessing me with these beautiful arrays! Just as my friend shared, I feel that it is a gift just for me!

 

Need help look up | homeschool encouragement through faith Need help look up | homeschool encouragement through faith

The first photo was taken in the early morning. Isn’t that an amazing sky? I’ve never seen anything like it. Only the hands of God can create that type of pattern and beauty. The second is a late afternoon sky which is typical for this area.

By looking up, I see the beauty and majesty of God and it gives me time to pause and to wonder!

What ways do you combat depression– feelings of insecurity or general blah in your homeschool day? Please share your ideas and tips with me … or if you need help in a certain situation, let me know. Post your comments below.

Be sure and listen to Felice Gerwitz at Vintage Homeschool Moms podcast.

Show Host Spotlight – Founder Felice Gerwitz

Show Host Button 6 250 Meredith Curtis, puts homeschool mom, speaker-author-publisher, and website owner, Felice Gerwitz in the spot light. Felice created this podcast network and is the owner of Media Angels, Inc.  Foremost is her love for God, her husband, Jeff (celebrated 34 years this year) and her children and grandchildren.

Felice shares her excitement about the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network and her vision of growth, with sponsor promotions which allows the entire podcast to come to the audience live or on-demand for free! Felice will personally host this show, Ultimate Homeschool Radio Show, Vintage Homeschool Moms, Mommy Jammies Night and is moderator of Current Issues & The Constitution.

Meredith Curtis is a homeschool mom who moderates the Finish Well Radio Show for teens. She co-hosts, “Lunch with Meredith and Felice” the first Monday of the month at noon eastern time with Felice. More about Meredith here.

Felice Gerwitz is the founder of Media Angels and the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network. She lives in Florida with her husband, four of her five children, her 83 year old father, and one dog on 2.5 acres. She can be found on a softball or baseball field somewhere in Florida during any given weekend. She loves to write, and mentor moms around the world, all from the comfort of her home-office.

 

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