Waiting on the Lord Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Hello Friends, I hope that you are doing well and that the Lord’s mercies are a strength to you during this unprecedented time that we are walking through. On today’s episode of the podcast I talk about waiting upon the Lord during this time when we are not even sure what normal is anymore.

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 99: Our Souls Wait For the Lord Through COVID-19

Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield. – Psalm 33:20

It is encouraging to remember the Sovereignty of God during times like this and to acknowledge that He has not fallen off of His throne. The Lord has not been taken by surprise by this virus, and He is with us as we walk through these unchartered waters.

I know that there are many stresses and concerns that we all are facing, but I hope that the things I share on this episode will be fortifying to you and offer Biblical encouragement.

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How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. Psalm 36:7

Our God is with Us

Hello Friends, this past week has been like none other in my entire life. Circumstances have been changing daily due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We have been seeing what it means to truly trust the Lord day by day in the midst of all the uncertainty.

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 98: Remembering That Our God is With Us

As the Lord would have it I had already recorded this podcast episode before I ever knew what would be happening in our world this week. I pray that this episode will be a comforting reminder to you that our God is with us at all times and in all circumstances. This Coronavirus is no surprise to our Sovereign Lord and He is with us.

I believe that this can be an opportunity for believers to offer the hope of Christ to the lost world as they see us walking in faith and doing what we can to assist others sharing with those in need. May the Lord hold you and your family close and protect you through this challenging time.

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Talking About the Why of Homeschooling

Hello Friends, on today’s episode of the podcast I talk about why my husband and I have chosen the path of homeschooling for our seven children.

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 97: Talking About Why We Homeschool

Our core motivation for homeschooling is family discipleship, and in this episode I share how we are attempting to train our children for Christ through all of our living and learning.

If there was ever a time to fully embrace this model of teaching our children diligently all through the day and night, now is the time. We are raising children in a time of great moral confusion, and we need to be equipping our young people to be able to stand against the tides of evil in their generation. Homeschooling is not the Savior, but my husband and I believe that it is a powerful tool to lead our children in the truth and give them a vision for kingdom-minded priorities.

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A Legacy of Faith for Young Ladies

On last week’s podcast episode my husband and I shared about the new Word Study Scripture Writing Journals that will be coming out very soon. We thought that we would have at least one of the journals available last week, but there has been a delay in getting them printed. We have had encouraging response to the journals, and we are very hopeful that they will soon be available. We will keep you posted. 🙂 The good news is that both the ESV and the KJV versions are on their way to the printing process.

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 96: A Legacy of Faith for Young ladies (Also available through iTunes)

On this week’s episode Matt and I are sharing about another resource that is also on its way to the printer. This is a project that I have poured a lot of my heart into and am so excited about. It is a picture book for young ladies called A legacy of Faith for Young Ladies. In this story I take many of the truths that I shared in my book Legacy Reflections of a Homeschooled Homeschooling Mama and present them to younger girls in a way that is engaging for mothers and daughters to enjoy together.

These are some screenshots of the pdf showing how the book is looking on my laptop.

Young ladies in this generation need gospel-driven Biblical direction today more than ever before. The culture is a confusing place for today’s young lady, and this picture book was written to encourage young ladies with Biblical vision for how the Lord can use them to carry on the truth of God’s eternal word into the next generation.

Here is a video where I share an update on both The Word Study Scripture Writing Journal and the new picture book A Legacy of Faith for Young Ladies.

This book is very special to me, because it contains much of my own personal story of being raised in the faith and also because my oldest daughter created the artwork for it. We are really excited to make this resource available hopefully within the next few weeks. We will definitely keep you posted as to when and where you can get copies of both the Scripture writing journals and A Legacy of Faith for Young Ladies. Our prayer is that these resources will be an encouragement to many.

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The Word Study Scripture Writing Journal for Ladies

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” – II Timothy 3:16 ESV

Hello Friends, I am excited to share with you today about a brand new resource that my husband and I have been working on to encourage ladies to get into the Word of God and meditate on it. You can hear all about our brand new Word Study Scripture Writing Journal for Ladies on this episode of the Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast.

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 95: The Word Study Scripture Writing Journal

Ladies today are often juggling so many responsibilities and demands that it can be a real struggle to get into the Word and see the transforming power it has in our lives. In creating this journal my husband and I are hoping to put a practical tool in the hands of ladies to encourage them to get a daily dose of meditation on a short passage of God’s Word. Through using the journal we pray that ladies will reap the benefits of looking at a quick Hebrew or Greek word study to enhance the passage. The beautiful thing is that the word study has already been done for you and is printed out on each day’s Scripture Writing page.

Scripture writing has become popular, and one of the many benefits is that when we take the time to actually write down something it helps to cement it into our memories. I often like to take notes at conferences and at church, because I know that when I write something down it helps me better internalize the truths I am hearing.

That is our hope for this new Scripture Writing Journal. We want ladies to have a doable plan for taking in a small portion of Scripture daily, writing it down, reading a word study definition, and then having a place to write an application and a prayer focus. Then the idea is to take that study with you throughout the day asking the Lord to help you apply it in your life.

We are so excited to make this Scripture Writing journal available, and our hope is to add future volumes. This first journal is meant to last for about three months worth of journaling and focuses on needs of the heart such as comfort, peace, encouragement, etc. We pray you will be blessed and encouraged.

Recently my husband and I took a short get-away trip to Ohio. While there we recorded this video where you can see what the Word Study Scripture Writing journal looks like! We are so excited!

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The Benefits of Scripture Memory

On today’s episode of the podcast I am talking with my friend Brittany Schlichter about her involvement with the National Bible Bee! I loved hearing Brittany’s testimony of how God has and still is using Scripture memory in her life.

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 94: Benefits of Scripture Memory

As a little girl I was encouraged to memorize Scripture, and those verses that I memorized as a child are still the ones that I can most easily recall. It has often been said that the minds of children are like little sponges. God created children with an amazing ability to memorize things, so our young people have a real opportunity to more easily memorize Scripture when they are young.

I think you will be inspired to hear Brittany’s story about all God has done in her life through memorizing many BOOKS of the Bible and through her participation in the National Bible Bee. Brittany testifies to the impact that God’s Word has made in her life, and I think you will be greatly encouraged!

I am including a link in this post where you can find out about the National Bible Bee competition. Whether or not you are interested in having your young people involved in the Bible Bee, I pray that this interview will encourage you to highly esteem the Word of God in your family. I know it has really been inspiring to me. https://biblebee.org

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Love Your Family Well

Happy Valentine’s Week, Everyone! On today’s episode of the podcast I am talking about remembering God’s love for us and in turn loving our families and those around us well.

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 93: Loving Your Family Well

God is truly the source of love, and when we know Him His love should pour out of us to those around us. Sometimes showing love is not easy, and we have to make an intentional choice to allow Christ to love through us.

On this episode we will look at the famous love chapter from I Corinthians 13 and talk about what love is and is not as well as some applications for our lives as wives and mothers. I appreciate you listening today, and I would love it if you would share this podcast with your friends. Leaving a quick review and star rating on Amazon is a great way to help get the word out about the podcast to more ladies.

I encourage you to check out some of our resources to encourage families towards family discipleship available on my website http://www.legacyhomeschoolreflections.com Just click on the shop button to find my book “Legacy Reflections of a Homeschooled Homeschooling Mama” and my husband’s book “Ordinary Homeschool Dad” along with some other resources to strengthen the family. May the Lord bless you, and may you feel an extra special measure of the Father’s love for you this Valentine’s week.

Tips for Homeschool Planning

Whenever it comes to homeschool planning or creating a new family routine I have learned how vitally important it is for me to ask wisdom from the Lord. The Lord knows my family better than I do, and He knows what is ahead in the future. It is a comfort to me to begin my planning with prayer trusting in the faithfulness of God to guide me.

On today’s episode of the podcast I am sharing three tips for homeschool planning and creating a family routine. I think the principles I share could be applied to many different kinds of decision making and planning, and I hope that they will be an encouragement to you.

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 92: Three Tips for Homeschool Planning

Are you already in planning mode for next school year? Are you attending a homeschool convention this spring? It can be helpful to be thinking ahead of time about what you might want to plan so that you can enter the convention with some ideas to guide you.

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I hope that you have a blessed week in the Lord. Thank you for listening to the podcast, and may the Lord supply you with much wisdom and grace as you serve Him this week.

Practical Helps for the Busy Homemaker

Hello Friends, I think the flu hit our family this past week with no survivors. We are in survival mode, but thankfully I recorded this week’s podcast before the plague hit us. 🙂 I pray it will be a blessing to you.

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 91: Practical Tips for Home Management

I hope that this week’s episode will encourage you with some practical ideas and also with a reminder about the importance of the work God has given us to do in loving and serving others. I love this quote from Charles Spurgeon which speaks to the great importance of homemaking.

May the Lord give us all strength and encouragement for the tasks He has called us to. Have a blessed week, Dear Ladies.

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Persevering for the Glory of God

My Friends, I cannot believe that we are already this far into the first month of the new year! This month has been flying by even though this is the slower part of the year for our family.

Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast 90: Persevering For The Glory of God

On today’s episode of the podcast I am talking about persevering for the glory of God even when we feel stretched and worn thin. I know January can often be a less than stellar month for many homeschool moms. It is often the case that enthusiasm can be waning by this time in the school year, and having children cooped up indoors can get old quickly.

I pray that this episode is an encouraging reminder that our Lord provides the grace we need for each season of our lives, and His presence will enable us to persevere even during the long and dreary days.

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