Dear Sweet Mama,
I just love summertime—the warmth, loose schedule, and long days! As we approach the end of summer and see fall on the horizon, it’s easy to dread the impending change— school starting, busy schedules, and cooler weather. I want to encourage you to embrace the next season with excitement and confidence!
Remember what we are told in Ephesians 2:10: “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” God has prepared our way— ahead of us—and will equip us appropriately for the next season!
I am about to begin my second year of homeschooling, and this is a feat I never imagined I’d be tasked with! Instead of feeling overwhelmed while preparing for a new school year, I am reminded of God’s calling for my life. We all have different paths we are called to walk, and I pray you can stay the course and trust God’s way for you, taking His yoke upon you, for it is easy (Matthew 11:28-30).
I find the first eight verses from Psalm 119 in the Message Bible very encouraging too. I recommend reading them and praying for God to give you the strength to embrace whatever challenge comes your way. “You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God… I’m going to do what you tell me to do” (Psalm 119:1, 8a MSG).
Love and Blessings,
Kristall Willis and the Help Club for Moms Team
“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot.” Eleanor Roosevelt