Author Archives: Leah

Leah is a homeschooling mom of four children. She enjoys hanging out with her family, reading, and blogging. You can visit her at The Courtney Six blog and on Facebook.

In His Strength

I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but somehow, we ended up with over four hundred seventy-five children in our church’s Vacation Bible School this year. I am directing the preschool, and over one hundred of those are my preschoolers! All I can say is “Wow!”

While I am definitely pleased to have an influence for Christ over so many little lives this week, I am also a little fearful. Directing a program of this size is not easy. So many things can go wrong. So many important things can be forgotten. As I was thinking about this, I began to feel a little panicked.

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Where Is Your Focus?

There are so many things that demand my time and focus. Cleaning the house, schooling my children, spending time with my husband- all of these things keep me busy. Then there are the church things that I stay busy doing. Teaching Sunday school, working in Vacation Bible School, leading a Bible study or church ministry all keep me busy. And, if there is any time left over- entertainment. I can find an hour gone while I use the computer, play music, read a book, or watch television or a movie!

None of these things are bad. Many of these are very good.

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Praise God Anyhow

There are days when it is easy to praise the Lord. Days when I get up and the sun is shining and all my children are happy and healthy. Days when my husband is extra loving and attentive. Days when I accomplish everything on my list.

But there are other days. Days when it is rainy and I feel depressed. Days when I am nursing a sick child (or more than one). Days when I argue with my husband and feel alone. Days when nothing seems to get done. It is harder to praise on these days.

And then there have been even harder days.

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A Light Unto My Path

Psalm 119:105 Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (NIV)

Often when I am traveling through the dark streets at night to return to my home in the country, I am struck by the overwhelming darkness around me. Far away from the city, there are few street lights, and the light from my headlights often seems small and insignificant in the deep darkness.

But, as I drive that light goes before me, lighting only the road immediately in front of me. The light shines just on the part of the road I need to see right now.

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