Saturday, February 27, 2010

Maybe I'm still Usable . . . .

I received a post in my guestbook on my website from a homeschool mom that has been having health problems and she let me know how much my article from meant to her and encouraged her.

Huh? I had no idea that my article I wrote for The Old Schoolhouse magazine was going to be given to and sent out via email and posted on their website! Wow! I have to say I was very pleased because my article helped someone who was struggling with the same issues I had struggled with and she was helped by my words. So humbling.

I'm so thankful to the Lord that He continues to use me even when I feel unusable. I feel I have nothing to contribute and then the Lord will show me that despite my feelings, He knows where He wants me and how he wants to use me. He will provide a situation like this (that I didn't have any control over) to allow me to use the words He has given me to touch someone else and encourage them. How totally awesome - and how like God to do something so awesome!

Here's a link to the article if you'd like to read it: MY ARTICLE

My prayer is that I would continue to keep my heart and spirit open to the Lord and allow Him to always have His way in my life.

God bless you - Julie


  1. That's wonderful, Julie!
    I'll head over there and read your article.
    Have a great week!
    Tomorrow's March YAY!

  2. Good for you! Yes, it IS just like God to do something wonderful. I'm so glad they published your article and that reader was blessed (I'm sure she wasn't the ONLY one blessed by it!) That's great to hear.

    Thanks for your nice comments. And thanks for the award awhile back. I appreciate you thinking of me. Hope you are feeling better now. Take care and God bless!


  3. Julie,

    What a beautiful article. It is safe to say that we will all be taken with illness or even death as we pursue educating our children. When my dad was diagnosed...I was so unsure of what to do...not knowing what was ahead I had the very same fears...after he passed...we took a quite a few weeks to be with my mom...and at home we would just sometimes snuggle under a quilt and read a good book...we allowed ourselves to grieve and to heal and in that daughter learned how to care for others...she learned how to meet emotional needs. I think the beauty of homeschooling is that our Children learn in the real much as we want to shelter them...they get it first hand when they are home. They learn to deal with many things. I am happy that your article was able to reach a mom who is struggling. We veterans...never know when God will use us to encourage. I am so glad that God used your article to do just that.

    God bless you!


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