Wednesday, June 20, 2007

You are Changing the Course of History

When the sink is full of dirty dishes only minutes after you cleaned the kitchen,
realize this--You are changing the course of history.

When you emulate the Proverbs 31 woman and your lamp truly did not go out the night before because of a sick child,
know this--You are changing the course of history.

When that new outfit that you spent three weeks sewing for your dear child is stained and ruined three days later,
remember this--You are changing the course of history.

When the house is falling apart, company is on the way and Dear Husband doesn't see your need for a helping hand,
take hold of this--You are changing the course of history.

When you discover that the perfect curriculum you spent too much money on is NOT so perfect and your child is crying over her lessons,
be encouraged with this--You are changing the course of history.

When your children scored low on the CAT or PTU, FRL, or the TAK and the relatives and neighbors are convinced that you are ruining your children's lives,
believe this--You are changing the course of history.

When you're tempted to send them off to the new little private school down the road that is offering a wonderful discount,
understand this--You are changing the course of history.

When the 'high school' years loom over you like a specter and you realize you are inadequate for the job,
don't forget this--You are changing the course of history.

When you feel you have searched the city and still can't find a kindred heart who shares your passion,
listen to this-- You are changing the course of history.

When your quiver is full but at 4O plus years of age you realize another arrow is headed your way,
be thankful in this--You are changing the course of history!

...and through it all, The One who sees all, quietly whispers in a loving voice, "I know, my Daughter. I know."

Listen and you will hear.

one step at a time...


  1. Thanks for the reminder! And did I detect a little hint in there that there is another one on the way????

  2. Betty20.6.07

    Yes, Linda, what is this??? Let us know so we can pray.

    I do wish it FELT like we were changing the course of history! I guess that's why we walk by faith!

    I needed to hear that.

    Grace & Peace!

  3. No. I am not pregnant. This post is not about my specific situation but for general encouragement. I'm pretty sure most of us have experienced at least one of these scenarios before.


  4. Thank you for the encouragement.

  5. Great post! Makes one thankful on those thankless days. Thanks.

  6. It's not fair, you have me crying before 9 a.m.!

    May I print this out? So I can tape it someplace prominent for a while? Like my forehead...?

    No, not there, but I really would like to attach it to a mirror, or the window above the kitchen sink!

  7. We ARE changing the course of history and what a blessing it is.
    Thank you for sharing your encouraging thoughts. I am sure that we have all experienced many of those, as well. Praise God that He does know and that He does care. And praise Him that we are not alone and that He is our victory.
    I was glad I visited today. I enjoyed reading this.

    ~ Christina

  8. Thank you for your encouragement--it sounds a lot like what God has been putting on my heart to blog lately.

    Love your site!

  9. Anonymous20.6.07

    Loved this, exactly what I needed to hear today.


  10. Anonymous20.6.07

    Beautiful! Heaven will be great when we can have a chai tea latte with kindred spirits!

    May God richly bless you today as you have blessed us!
    Tarheel Mama

  11. Thank you, Linda.

    Last night I was laying in bed, wide awake, worrying about the high school years. My oldest is nine.

    I'm printing this off to tuck into my Bible. It will join your list of Ten Habits of a Happy Homeschool which I printed off months ago.

  12. What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing these encouraging words with us. I need to remember this when the times of discouragement come!

  13. Thanks for the encouragement. I know I must look to the big picture everytime my youngest pushes my buttons. I think the ones that require the most molding often have the most potential.

  14. Thank you - I needed to hear this tonight!

  15. Malgomaj21.6.07

    Thanks for reminding me that He knows. Right now that's enough...

  16. Lindafay--
    Thank you for such beautiful encouragement today.
    Warm regards,

  17. Amazing encouragement. I started this day feeling low. But God has provided and is good. I am ending much happier than I began.

  18. This was a wonderful thing to read! Some days (like today) I second guess myself and the decisions my family has made. Thanks for helping me to re-affirm our choices when I feel like "just a Mom."

  19. Anonymous8.7.07

    What a wonderful post! This is where I live.

    God Bless!