Monday, 14 June 2010

Look at Me

So what have we been up to?

I've changed my hair colour.....

We've made our own tempera paints out of chalk, egg yolk and water....

We all have had colds and flus.......

I have had time to refocus on what is right in front of me..........

I realised that I love blogging, and find it a a great way to connect, and be inspired by like-minded people.

But, I tend to let my passion for writing get in the way of what God has called me to do for this season - look after my family.........

I realised I was here physically for my family, but I wasn't here for them as I was immersed in blog land, so to speak. My thoughts were always on my next post.........

After all, it is much more appealing to visit blog land than my reality sometimes............

Sometimes I feel so inadequate to do the job that God has called me to do in homeschooling my boys. But I was reading in Exodus about Moses:

Exodus 6:29 God addressed Moses, saying, "I am God. Tell Pharaoh king of Egypt everything I say to you." 30 And Moses answered, "Look at me. I stutter. Why would Pharaoh listen to me?" Exodus 7:1 God told Moses, "Look at me (The Message)

I felt the King saying to me, just "Look at Me! Don't look at yourself"......... 

Just like Moses, I just have to be obedient to what God has asked me to do and look to Him.......

I know one of the reasons God has asked me to home school is because I learn so much about myself and Him in the process......

A post on Home Grown Kids had an amazing quote:
“God’s initial goal for Christian homeschooling families is not the raising of godly children. Instead, God’s wonderful, but subtly hidden agenda is that the homeschooling experience be so challenging for the parents that they feel the need and hunger for a closer walk with their heavenly Father.”
~Wisdom’s Way of Learning by Marilyn Howshall
Still taking lessons from the King,


  1. love this post Jo, always important to look up for fresh direction. xx

  2. Love your new hair color.... love your heart..... love YOU!

  3. Wow Jo, I love your hair! Doesn't a new hair cut or colour make a girl feel good! Good for you. Glad your back in blogging land too, though I do think a break now and again is fantastic.


  4. Ooo, I like the colour too.

    I used to enjoy a change of colour... Have sworn off that now. But I enjoy the changes on other people!

  5. I love the quote from Home Grown Kids. Awesome! Love you too, but you already KNOW THAT! xo

  6. What a great post, Jo! That quote makes ya stop and think!

    The red hair is very becoming on you.

    I am so glad you are feeling better! Riding kangaroos must take so much energy!Lol

  7. Good for you! I have felt the same and tried to take a break from my blogging as well. Summer time is a good time too -- more for us to do togehter as a family outside. God can still use us bloggers even if we don't post everyday! God bless you Jo! Keep it up! (Our boys won't be little long -- and if we're not there enjoying this time, it will be gone before we know it!)

  8. Hi! Missed you, but totally understand your "vacation"! I have always felt that the highest calling we have as women is to raise our children. It is such a short time, but oh so important. My "kids" are now 23 and 25 and I wouldn't trade the time spent raising them for anything. (Now's pretty good, too! lol). Anyway, all that is to say, good for you! Our families take high priority... #1-God. #2-Family. #3-Work/bloggin'! There is an interesting thing that I have found - when I put things in that order...and have my priorties right before God, the Lord blesses me with time for all He wants me to accomplish. He's awesome!

    Living for Him, Joan

  9. Fantastic quote. It really is so true. Thank you for sharing your heart.

  10. I'm glad God is showing you what is most important... we can often let other things take our mind/heart space.
    I'm GUILTY of that!!!
    Big hugs,

  11. I really want to try that paint! Thanks for the idea. And I totally get you in regards to being physically at home but mentally on the next blog. Our Father is so sweet in the way that he so quickly blesses us when we submit our hearts and lives to him though - thanks for the reminder.

  12. Well I feel a right berk now, 1 for not coming here in ages and 2 because I was so sure you and Michelle were sisters, how funny!

    I love your hair and I agree with you about the blogging comment. Whether you are thinking of your next blog post or the next story it is so hard to find enough time to be 'in the moment'.

    That said I should get off here. Take care x

    and make sure you ladies check out The Doctor's Lady by Jody Hedlund you would love it. So deeply religious and rich in every way.


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