Homeschool Mother’s Journal: The Week that Stress and Fear Turned to Peace

In my life this week….

This has been a stressful week. We have faced a lot of uncertainty and the possibility of some life-changing events that are, quite frankly, pretty scary. Things are better now, although I wouldn’t say the situation has completely been resolved. Fortunately, I remembered what I did when fighting fear last week, and I was able to beat it back much more quickly and walk in peace—for the most part. (Hey, I’m not perfect!)

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We had a couple of playdates with friends this week. The girls enjoyed the time to run around and play (indoors—triple digits here all week; set a record on Monday!), and I enjoyed the time to visit with other moms and relax. BookGirl spent another couple of days away from home with her grandmother and a cousin. I’m expecting her back any minute. From the brief reports I’ve gotten, it sounds like she has had a great time!

My favorite thing this week was…

Honestly? The visit to my chiropractor on Monday afternoon. I pulled something last Saturday, and I hurt all weekend. The highlight of my week was getting things back in line so I could begin to heal!

Things I’m working on…

I’ve got a list of posts I’m working on: a couple of reviews, some about things I’ve realized while living life, being convicted, and working through it, and other miscellaneous things that have rambled through my mind this week.

I’m reading…

  • Bible in 90 Days
  • Platform by Michael Hyatt
  • Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
  • 7 Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential by Zan Tyler
  • Educating the WholeHearted Child by Clay Clarkson with Sally Clarkson (Still. Slowly.)
  • You Are Truly Perfect by Laurie Wallin (I get a sneak peek! Hooray!)
  • 31 Days to Build a Better Spouse by Ashley Pichea (I’ve actually been working on this all month. Almost finished now.)
Okay. Looking at that list, I’m thinking I might have a problem. A serious book/reading addiction, perhaps?

I’m praying for…

Resolution to some of those issues I alluded to earlier. How to be more intentional in raising my children. Managing myself (and, by extension, my time) better.

Questions/thoughts I have…

I’m overwhelmed with everything I need to do over the next few weeks, which includes doing a major de-cluttering/organization project in my house. I want to have things cleaned out and ready to go before we start lessons again at the end of July.

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

She loves “fun” hair!

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8 Responses to Homeschool Mother’s Journal: The Week that Stress and Fear Turned to Peace

  1. Becca says:

    That’s ok – I have a similar book addiction! 😀

  2. Jen says:

    Boy do I feel like I’m reading about my life here. 😉 I too read multiple books at the same time and I am so overwhelmed with my decluttering/organizing problems here too! I am trying to take a deep breath and write myself out a plan. My DS is going to visit the g-parents soon and I will be doing a lot while that’s going on. :) Praying for you in the situations you mentioned and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

    • Thank you for praying, Jen! I’m saying a prayer for you now—that you will be able to get your plan together and carry it out while you’ve got the house to yourself! :)

  3. Joy says:

    Oh my, my list of reading materials is quite long as well! Good to know I am not the only book lover around! LOL Love ya!!

  4. Carmen Propps says:

    I find that you are incredibly courageous to share your fears and “shortcomings” with your readers. None of us is perfect (don’t I know it!), and reading about your struggles helps others deal with theirs. Of course, I know you are a very Godly person who tries her best to do what GOD wants her to do, not what you necessarily want to do. Thanks for inspiring us. :)

    P.S. Love Roo’s picture. I love that girl and her big sister so much. They are precious people, and you are raising them right.

    P.P.S. Book lover, too! Have a stack of books by my bed to read.

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