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Joy in the Journey - Encouragement for Homeschooling Moms

Joy in the Journey - Encouragement for Homeschooling Moms


by Lori Hatcher

SKU: 2703916


ISBN-13: 9781105355035

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Description of Joy in the Journey - Encouragement for Homeschooling Moms by Lori Hatcher

The lifestyle of a homeschooling mother is unique and challenging. In the press of academics, extra-curricular activities, and life’s demands, we sometimes lose sight of the fact that homeschooling is a spiritual endeavor. We forget that God wants to equip us and enable us to succeed.” Lori Hatcher, author and homeschooling veteran

In Joy in the Journey – Encouragement for Homeschooling Moms, veteran homeschooler Lori Hatcher speaks candidly about the unique challenges homeschooling mothers face today. With humor and faith she shares lessons from her own homeschooling journey and challenges you to press on.

With a devotional for every week of the school year, Lori tackles tough subjects such as discouragement, sibling relationships, busyness, priorities, and character training (yours and theirs). She’ll teach you how to know the difference between good, better, and best, and how to seek God for everything you need to homeschool your children successfully.

Product: Joy in the Journey - Encouragement for Homeschooling Moms
Author: Lori Hatcher
Binding Type: Paperback
Media Type: Book
Number of Pages: 122
Weight: 0.52 pounds
Length: 9 inches
Width: 6 inches
Street Date: 10/8/2012
Joy in the Journey - Encouragement for Homeschooling Moms
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5 StarsJoy in the Journey
I have been homeschooling for 22 years and I have found Joy in the Journey to be inspiring and rejuvenating. the application questions are thought provoking and the action steps are practical. I finished this book and wanted more! It would be a great gift for any new or seasoned homeschooler.
Published 29 months ago by Maryann
5 StarsA Must Have for Homeschool Moms
Joy in the Journey is a must-have book for homeschooling parents and for those considering homeschooling. Written by a mom who persevered through the trials and experienced the benefits of teaching her children at home, this book will help parents process their own joys and struggles. Author Lori Hatcher proves she is not only a veteran homeschooler but also a gifted writer. Each chapter is divided into a thought-provoking devotion, application questions, an “action step” for the week and a prayer. As a “pioneer” homeschooler myself—my children graduated from homeschool highschool in the early 90’s—I would have loved to own such a book. It’s honest and practical. I know readers will be encouraged and inspired by Hatcher’s insights. Gail Purath, Writer of Bible Love Notes, Editor of WOW-Writing on the Word, freelance writer.
Published 29 months ago by Gail
5 StarsReal, Practical, Truth
As a homeschooling veteran of 18 years, I can relate to every page in this devotional. Two words about the book come to mind: real and practical. Lori’s experiences in homeschooling shout from the pages about some of the tough realities about homeschooling. She is honest and transparent in recounting that homeschooling is difficult (it is!) but that homeschooling is infinitely worth every bit of hard work (it is!). At the same time, she provides practical steps that homeschooling moms can implement to help them along the way. The devotionals are short (some only one page, all less than two), practical, and direct. She recognizes that homeschooling moms need encouragement and that they need it to come in manageable doses. Each devotional begins with a word of encouragement or exhortation from the Scriptures, and she reminds the reader that the Bible is chock full of encouragement and wisdom. Application questions and action steps enable moms to implement the truth of each devotional as they go about their daily homeschooling duties. She provides a sample prayer at the end of each, reminding us that we absolutely have to communicate with God if we have any hope of being successful in our homeschooling endeavors. Encouragement flows from every page. She has done a wonderful job in capturing the essence of what it means to be a home educator and shows what a blessing the task can be.
Published 29 months ago by Alicia H.
5 StarsThankful
I'm so thankful I'm not the only mom who feels like she needs daily encouragement from either my family, the Lord, and/or a devotional. As you read these short devotionals, know that you will be blessed with God's word, a huge smile, a laugh here and there, and gratefulness. Homeschooling one teenage daughter since birth, I enjoy daily watching her grow to love the Lord and making excellent choices. Yes, I am still learning along with her the importance of staying close to the Lord, and this devotional book can help keep you encouraged along your path. Until then, Proverbs 3:5-6 ~Debbie
Published 29 months ago by Debbie
5 StarsLori knows where homeschooling parents live.
Lori Hatcher knows where homeschooling parents live. After reading devotions in her book, Joy in the Journey, I’m convinced she’s spent a week in my home. The raw realities she shares indicate she came during one of my worst weeks: the week I wished the yellow bus would pull up to my driveway and whisk away my frustrations, the week I didn’t crack open my Bible, the week before we were supposed to start school and I hadn’t picked out any of our curriculum because I was overwhelmed and exhausted. How I wished I’d had Lori’s book then, to come alongside me and encourage me. But Lori hadn’t published her book yet, because she was too busy living those weeks herself. Lori’s a veteran homeschooler of two daughters. She’s faced the same homeschooling challenges and frustrations as her readers, and she knows that yellow bus won’t do her readers any good. The transparency in her writing tells me she knows what it feels like to be desperate for that escape, and she understands the guilt that accompanies that desire. She’s been there and found a way out. Now, she’s come to find us in our lowest places and guide us to the place of joy we all long for, that place where laughter and love effervesce from every corner of our homes. Creatively, Lori shares insights that point her readers back to the heart of homeschooling. She knows that simply reading a good story isn’t enough, so she provides thought-provoking application questions to take us deeper. Then, being true to her homeschooling roots, she gives her readers an assignment: a practical action step that allows us to put feet to our faith. Just in case her readers are in one of those life seasons where there isn’t even time to shower (she’s been there, too!) and that devotion is the only piece of quiet time they can manage, she ends with a prayer. With each devotion Lori’s readers feel a little weight lift. Day by day, she reminds us that we aren’t traveling this journey alone. God is the One writing the stories of our children’s lives, and He has given us the sheer privilege of discipling them. That privilege feels like a burden when we try to accomplish it in our own strength. As one who has walked in those cumbersome shoes, Lori gently refocuses her readers’ attention on Jesus, our Refuge and our Strength. Joy in the Journey will refresh your spirit and breathe new life into your homeschooling expedition.
Published 29 months ago by Janey Goude
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