EAR HOMESCHOOLING MAMA: This tumultuous year has been filled with confusion, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, and new challenges. Many of us have not seen family, visited friends, attended co-ops, or even been able to attend Mass regularly (a particularly heart breaking situation). It has been HARD! As the new school year begins, my hope is that we do not succumb to the earthly chaos that surrounds us, but instead, fall deep into our Lord. Let Him, who loves us beyond compare, navigate us through these times and trust that He will guide us safely.
Below are a few Bible verses that help center me on the Lord and reaffirm that I can do all things, in Christ. Read one or two everyday, print them out and tape them to your mirror for quick reference, or work on reciting them daily with your kiddos! Whether you are a seasoned homeschooling mom or new to the scene, turn to the Word and fill your heart with the knowledge that you are enough. You can do this. You were blessed with these souls and are capable of many things! Solidarity!
She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and laughs at the days to come.
She opens her mouth in wisdom;
kindly instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over
the affairs of her household,
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband, too, praises her:
“Many are the women of proven worth,
but you have excelled them all.”
Psalm 46:2-4, 6
God is our refuge and our strength,
an ever-present help in distress.
Thus we do not fear, though earth be shaken
and mountains quake to the depths of the sea,
Though its waters rage and foam
and mountains totter at its surging.
God is in its midst; it shall not be shaken;
God will help it at break of day.
Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go.
Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.