Please note: Today’s program is a rerun that first aired on April 28, 2000.
Juggling homeschooling and home management can be a major challenge. You’ll find encouragement in Vickie Farris’s book, A Mom Just Like You. Join her as she talks with her husband, Home School Legal Defense Association Chairman and General Counsel Michael Farris, about the spiritual principles that have helped her keep going.
Can you tell us how God’s Word has been used in your life to take you from a candidate you didn’t think very likely to do any of these things with homeschooling, to being a mom who has had a lot of success?
God’s Word has been a tremendous source of strength to me over the years. He has some wonderful promises that I’ve actually collected that I think apply very much to homeschooling moms. One of my all-time favorites is Isaiah 40:31, which is, “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” I had that verse posted above our kitchen sink for many years.
And just the other day I was reading Psalm 145 and in just a few verses of that Psalm, it said several things. The Lord sustains all who fall, He raises up all who are bowed down, He’s near to all who call upon Him, He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him, He keeps all who love Him-that’s the kind of stuff that really keeps me going.
Moms, if you’d like some encouragement, I think you’ll really enjoy Vickie’s book, A Mom Just Like You. You can get it at any Christian bookstore, or contact HSLDA.
How did a busy mom with 10 kids have the time to write a book? She didn’t. Vickie Farris’ daughter, Jayme, wrote it with her. In a warm, practical style, Farris gives homeschooling moms encouragement for those days when the challenge seems overwhelming, and shares her insights gleaned from years of experience. Hey Mom, you can do it!
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