More photos from our trip to Tanzania
A guest post by Kimberly Chase
If anyone was ever unqualified to homeschool their children it would be ME! I didn’t know how to be a mother (didn’t have one), I wasn’t particularly affectionate, and still wanted a mom myself! No college degree in teaching, not even a general studies or associates degree. Heck, I only made it through one year of college – a Bible college – where earned a stellar 1.9 GPA (I had an especially tough year…I was a solid B student in high school.)
On top of that I was battling severe marriage difficulties, chronic & severe depression, and we lived in poverty with one unreliable car (no co-ops or homeschool class options for us!) Oh, and one of my children was diagnosed with autism.
I was NOT qualified. I had no resources.
But God basically told us to homeschool anyway.
Every Christmas I always love reading through the Christmas story. And every time I read the story, I’m always struck by Mary’s response to the miraculous message she received from the angel Gabriel. If you’re familiar with the story you know that one day when Mary was going about her daily routine, an angel appears out of nowhere telling her that she was highly favored. She had no idea what that meant, and she was afraid. The angel goes on to say that she would give birth to a son whom she would name Jesus. This special child would be called a child of the Most High and He would rule on David’s throne forever.
Awesome sauce! (My new favorite phrase. )
Now imagine you’re a young woman (somewhere between 14-19), you’re engaged to be married, and minding your own business and an angel shows up with this “good news”. You’re about to have the long awaited Messiah. You are responsible for raising this special child who would fulfill the prophecies. You.Continue Reading
A little boy taught me how to be the mom God wants me to be. One day this little boy went to hear a man named of Jesus. In fact this little boy was one of several thousand people who went to hear Jesus. And of the 5000+ people who went to hear him, he was the only one who gave his lunch to feed the crowd.
There were over 5000 people in the crowd. Some speculate 20 to 25 thousand. Either way, there were ALOT of people. They were tired and hungry from a day of listening to Jesus. They were in a remote area, and there was no food to eat.
Except, the little boy’s lunch.Continue Reading