The Scripture commands us to give thanks and to be a grateful people. Sadly in our culture today, we have to be intentionally swimming upstream to live a lifestyle of gratitude. Our culture is often one of whining and complaining about every little inconvenience instead of resting in the Sovereignty of our God Who knows what is best for His people.
I hope that this episode encourages us all to dwell on the goodness of the Lord and on helping our families cultivate grateful hearts. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, but we do not want to merely think about our blessings on one day of the year. Instead may the Lord help us to grow in an ongoing lifestyle of gratitude for Jesus and His great salvation along with all the other blessings He bestows upon us. What are you grateful for today? I would love to hear from you!
Welcome back to the Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast! Today we are continuing in our study of Colossians 2:6-7 and focusing on being rooted and built up in Christ.
On this episode we discuss a few ways that we can be built up in our faith. We touch on the importance of good church fellowship, godly friendships, mentorship, and growing through the trials and storms of life.
Hello Friends, this last week my husband and I celebrated our twentieth anniversary. We were blessed to be able to take a very special trip to Prince Edward Island where we toured the Lucy Maud Montgomery/Anne of Green Gables history. After a challenging year of moving and sending our oldest daughter off to college it was so nice to get away to a quiet, serene place and enjoy a slower pace.
My husband and I have many goals in our lives, but our greatest desire is that our family will walk with the Lord and further His kingdom and His righteousness. On this week’s episode of the podcast we are looking again at Colossians 2:6-7 and focusing on practical ways of leading our families to walk with Jesus.
Happy Fall, Everyone! On today’s podcast we begin a new five-part series on Colossians 2:6-7.
I have planned to break down this series like this:
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Helping Our Families Walk with Christ
Part 3: Being Rooted and Built Up in Christ
Part 4. Being Established or Strengthened in the Faith
Part 5: Overflowing with Thankfulness
Preparing this short series has been an encouragement to me, and I look forward to sharing these episodes with you! I encourage you to either meditate on or memorize these two verses from Colossians and to pray that the Lord will apply them to your heart and your particular circumstances.
Thank you so much for tuning into the podcast; please continue to share with friends and to leave those comments on iTunes. Each comment is an encouragement to me and helps other moms to find out about the podcast. Have a blessed week, my Friends!
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Do you ever grow weary of your children whining, complaining, fighting, tattling, etc? On today’s episode of the Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast I’m talking with Ginger Hubbard, author of the book “I Can’t Believe You Just Said That.” I greatly appreciate the way Ginger shares practical wisdom from God’s Word on how to get to the heart of the sinful behaviors we see in our children. It isn’t enough to just correct the outward behaviors in our children; we need to probe deeper and deal with the heart issues that are manifesting the sinful behaviors.
I think you are going to be so encouraged by the truths Ginger shares straight from the Word of God! There really is a manual that comes with parenting; it is the Word of God, and Ginger offers life-giving encouragement for weary and discouraged parents.
Sometimes life circumstances hit very hard and we need to remember that our hope is in Christ alone. He is our only sure foundation, and He is able to carry us through turbulent waters during the worst of life’s storms. On today’s episode of the podcast my husband, Matt, joins me to talk about clinging to hope in Jesus Christ when we have no other hope.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. – I Peter 1:3-6
May the Lord Jesus be your strength and shield as you serve Him faithfully this week. Thank you so much for listening, and I would love to hear how the podcast is ministering to you. Have a blessed week, Ladies!
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
Hello Friends! Have you ever been plagued with fears in your homeschool journey? I know so many homeschooling mamas enter the world of homeschooling with the fear that somehow they are going to mess their children up, not be enough for their children, or a host of other concerns.
My guest for this episode of the podcast is Jamie Erickson author of the book Homeschool Bravely.
I really enjoyed talking to Jamie, and I think you are going to be encouraged by hearing the wisdom she shared! I hope you will take time to listen, share with friends, and leave a review on iTunes.
Hello Friends! Sometimes life is just plain hard, and sometimes our hearts can feel faint from the things we see happening around us. So often when I go online I see one disturbing news story after another. Social media has put so much more before our eyes, and day after day we see stories of people who are sick, straying from the faith, dying, and experiencing much pain. Jesus told us that we would face trouble in this world, but He also told us to be of good cheer because He has overcome the world.
On today’s episode of the Legacy Homeschool Refections Podcast I discuss standing strong when struggles surround us. We can be encouraged that even though we will face sadness, defeat, suffering and death in this life we know that we can be more than conquerors through Him Who loved us. I want to encourage you today that:
He Who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it. I Thessalonians 5:24
It is always a joy to have you listen; if you have a moment to leave a review or star rating on iTunes that would be a great encouragement to me. May the Lord bless you and strengthen your hearts for every good work!
Hello Friends! This week I have been thinking about the precious gift the Word of God is to us as ladies, mothers, and homeschool moms. God’s Word is living, powerful, able to penetrate hard hearts, able to extend hope, and able to give us direction when we are at a loss for what to do.
On today’s episode of the Legacy Homeschool Reflections podcast I am talking about the power of the Word of God. You can listen to it here
One way that I am spending time in the Word with my children is through our morning circle time. Beyond that I am trying to have intentional conversations with them throughout the day where we discuss verses that apply to life situations. My husband also reads the Word to the family when he gets home at night. These are ways we are endeavoring to have a culture of constantly bringing our children back to the Scriptures. I would love to hear your ideas for how you are letting the Word dwell richly in your family.
On today’s episode of the Legacy Homeschool Reflections Podcast we discuss the importance of family ministry. I believe that homeschooling opens up beautiful opportunities for our families to engage in various ministries together.
We homeschoolers have more flexibility in our schedules and thus can travel more freely as well as fit in other opportunities to be about ministry together. Whether offering hospitality in our homes, working in our local churches, playing instruments at a rest home, or a host of other areas of service our families can join hands and be busy doing kingdom work.
There are many important things we will want to teach our children in our homeschools, and I think the joy of serving the Lord is one of those important things we should be teaching our children. When they are busy serving God and serving others they will have joy, fulfillment and less time for self-centeredness. May the Lord help us all to lead our families to serve His kingdom purposes with eternity in our hearts.
Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing.
I would love to hear how you prioritize ministry in you family. God gives our families unique callings and giftings, and it is encouraging to hear how others are engaging in kingdom work. You can connect with me on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/legacyhomeschoolreflections/