Blessings are also closer than they appear. We always hear "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" but I prefer what God says to us in James 1:2 "consider it all joy when you go through various trials". That always seemed like such an elusive thing to me. How can we be truly thankful for difficulties? The reality is that God gives us disappointments and trials to strengthen us, grow us and draw uscloser to himself. I used to wish I could shelter my children from all hurts, protect them from anyone being unkind to them, and that my bubble protection would make them stronger, more confident people. I didn't want them to have to burden hard things at a young age, when they were older they would be stronger, better able to face an unkind world ...I thought. But it doesn't work that way, only through adversity do we get stronger.
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Essential homeschooling is not about trying to mimic a classroom setting at home, expensive curriculum and stressful learning. It's setting our eyes on Christ and offering up our lives for His service. It's finding simplicity in daily living and loving each other, embracing the challenges and cherishing the moment because we know these years won't last and what we instill in our children today will determine who they will be tomorrow.