During my -brief...hiatus I have:
had a baby :)
moved alllllll ...well, ALMOST all, the way across the country
hopefully,maybe, possibly found a new home church although it will take time and prayer before we are able to view anything but out old church as "our church"
and lastly, but maybe most importantly, we have committed our hearts- and our playroom- to home schooling our 6 children.
It terrifies me. We tried it before and failed. I failed. I had excuses. My son wasn't responding to me as a teacher, it was too hard with a toddler and a baby in the house and i'm sure there was more. None of that has changed. In fact I now have 2 toddlers and a diagnosis of ODD ( oppositional defiance order, not weird odd) but what it boils down to is I lost my faith. I allowed the enemy to speak doubt into my heart and, shame on me, I listened. I have felt the Lord leading us in the direction of home schooling for years but when it came down to it I panicked.
Not this time. It's going to be tough but that's ok. I have the knowledge and the desire, a fantastic and supportive family and, most importantly I have a God who gives me everything I need to be the woman He has called me to be.