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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A New Day, The First Day

I'm not going to the WTM Boards. I'm not going to the WTM Boards. I'm not going to the WTM Boards. I picked up my copy of Help for the Harried Homeschooler by Christine Field this morning to see if there was something helpful in there to help with my little journey of finding balance and developing good habits. On page 97, Christine shared a poem that inspires her as a parent and homeschooler:

I Caught Your Faith
by Anonymous

I saw you stand
bravely for years
But saw no trace
of senseless tears

I saw you stand
calmly through stress
But caught no glimpse
of bitterness

I saw you stand
prayerful in grief
but saw no trace
of unbelief

Though you spoke well
of Jesus Christ
I caught your faith
watching your life.

What an amazing poem! I think anyone would love to have this poem be about them, especially with our children. I won't be blogging too much about what I'm trying to accomplish during this Lent season, just when it gets difficult for me. This is the first day of who knows how many days, hopefully and prayerfully it will be the first step in finding the elusive balance that I've lost in the last couple of months.

 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jessica I will be in prayer for you. The WTM board will not allow any messages on the old board without an error. You will be greatly missed..

Christina (in NY)

Anonymous said...

Jessica, I completely support you in your decision to take a break from the boards. I am also taking a much needed break because they do become addicting. I will keep you in prayer during this journey of renewal, refreshment and fun with the Lord and your family.
Stephanie in FL

cinnamon said...

Hi Jessica. I, too, am stepping away from the boards for a season. Although I was never a prolific poster, I did lurk too much, and more often than not what I would read would breed discontent in my heart.

I'll be praying for you!

Paige

sr said...

I commend you for taking a step back to reevaluate your life. This is never an easy thing to do. May you find strength in Lord during this time. And may your sacrifice be dully blesses.
sr