Loss & Sorrow

Loss & Sorrow

When in times of sorrow and loss, it can be easy to drift away. Drifting away can happen in so many different ways. Sometimes our emotions can become so raw that it is hard to face reality. (Forgive me as I change this phrase a bit.) It can be hard to face what happens, but we should never be fearful of facing Life. Remember, Life is precious and oh so fleeting. When we let ourselves drift away into the raw emotions and let them take over or even try to not face them so burying yourself into something else. They become poison to our body. We sometimes call them coping mechanisms, but the best coping mechanisms is not to bury the emotions or to lose yourself in something.

What can a coping mechanism look like? It can take on so many different forms. When burying emotions it can cause nose bleeds, headaches, chest pains, and sluggish liver. Eating can also be a coping mechanism whether it is lack of eating or eating too much of something. Getting lost in the emotions can cause feelings of giving up or feeling stuck and unable to move. Each of these and more are all negative ways of dealing with sorrow and loss.

I have gone through so much loss recently and my heart is aching. I know what I am supposed to do but my heart is crying out and not wanting to do what my mind is telling it to do. So how do you get through something like this?

 

One small step...

 

That is my goal to take one itty bitty step at a time. It doesn't have to be a huge step just one small movement in the right direction. Every time I feel the swelling of tears, say a quick prayer. "God, please." It doesn't have to be more than that. Instead of eating ten chocolate blueberries, eat eight (okay maybe I ate twenty and slowly backed it to eighteen. But who's counting?)

 

 Be gentle with yourself during this time. It is easy to start beating yourself up when going through sorrow and loss, and I don't want you to do that. Allow yourself to feel. Give yourself grace so you can continue to take those itty-bitty steps.

You are not alone.

-Yohanna Wendt


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Raising Daughters to be Strong Women of God!

Raising Daughters to be Strong Women of God!
Do you find that raising your daughters to be strong without allowing the toxicity of the world to intervene in this process somewhat challenging? By this I mean, that the world throughout history has not treated women equally or kindly. 

I find this to be quite interesting, as throughout history there are actually quite a few very strong women that lead, wrote, invented, etc. I am also able to find many examples of this in reading the Bible. 

Reading through the Bible, it did not once say that women were less than men. It says that both men and women have different rolls, but not that one was less then the other. 

Have you every realized that the enemy of our souls loves to twist the beauty and uniqueness that God gave to each an every individual he created? Women were never less than or under man's rule.......the enemy of our souls would like us to believe that though. Women throughout scripture were give strong rolls as judges, prophetesses, leaders, women of means, etc. Women are special just the way God created them. 

We are able to do something a man will never be able to do, carry and grow a child in our womb.  That is an amazing gift we have been given and specifically designed for. And sadly, this gift is looked down on and criticized and we are made to believe the lie that this gift holds us back. Why? It is the gift of life! That is truly amazing! 

We need to raise our daughters to cherish this gift they have been given and to know what an amazing unique person they are, just the way God created them. God created them with this amazing design and with a special purpose that He created only for them. We need to teach them to know they are worthy because Christ loves them. To see the value in who they are, who others are, and that God created everyone, Men and Women, with a special purpose. 



I purchased this beautiful journal to do with my daughters. It is a beautiful devotional and it walks through each of the women of the Bible and the special purpose God had for their life. It is a wonderful devotional to do on your own timeline with your daughters to encourage them in their walk with the Lord and that they created for a purpose!  
Here is a link to purchase this amazing book for you to read during devotions to your family!



-Lysette Hill






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My Why for Homeschooling!

My Why for Homeschooling!

 There are so many, beyond good, reasons to start homeschooling. But for now I want to delve deeper into my why.

Why is my why so important? Because it is what keeps me from giving up. No matter what is going on, no matter how tired I am, no matter how hard it is, my why is what keeps me going.

Even before my husband and I had kids we had decided we wanted to homeschool. Once we had our first, who was born with an anomaly in one of her chromosomes, it solidified it even more.

Having watched my brother who has down syndrome, go through school and seeing how the school informed my mom that after he reached a certain point in the education, they were going to have him repeat the same level over and over till he graduated. They didn't give him a chance to prove himself. My mom, who was a teacher before becoming a parent (she homeschooled the rest of us till we went to college), had been supplementing his schooling on the side and he was way beyond the level they were teaching him. My Husband and I decided the school system was not the place for our daughter.

We even talked to family members who were teachers and special ed teachers as well as friends who held those positions too. What we learned was not good.

It was the best choice we could have made for her. She has proven herself so many times and is smarter than anyone gives her credit for. 

My dream is for my daughter to thrive not barely survive through a curriculum that is not specific for her so she can't learn in the unique way she can grasp and learn things.

I have found that through homeschooling, not only with my daughter but my other five children, that each child learns differently and needs to have the freedom to learn in their own unique way. With homeschooling I have the choice of what is being taught to my children and how. I can customize every part of their learning journey specifically to them. I don't have to try and understand what is being taught by a teacher and then struggle myself to explain and help my children through their homework. It has been absolutely and amazingly freeing and even our schedule in our control.

 

This is my why. They are my why.

-Yohanna Wendt 




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Running on Empty?

How do you keep going with homeschooling? How do keep on when you have nothing left?
 
These are some of the questions I get asked often since I've been homeschooling for over 10 years. Before delving into some easy steps, I take to keep myself going, I want to address this first:
 
Homeschooling is a choice, as is loving someone. If you don't feed it and are running on fumes you will not be successful. Be sure you are pouring into yourself and taking breaks. 
 
Here are some simple steps I have found that work for me. My hope in sharing these steps is that they will inspire other parents to find ways to help themselves and to set in place healthy ways to feed and pour into their life of homeschooling.
 
1.    What is my why? Why did I start homeschooling?
 
  •     Once I answer this question it lights a fire under me, and I start moving again. My why is so strong and so deep that it always helps me keep going.
  •      What is your why? Why are you homeschooling or wanting to homeschool?
2.    Who do I have on my side?
 
  •      Community: this one is HUGE!
  •    I have three close homeschooling mamas who are part of my journey. Obviously, they aren't the only ones who have encouraged me, God has brought in others at just the right moment to encourage and lift me up. But the three main ladies are the ones that are there day in and day out.
  •     One is a retired homeschooling mama who taught for over 30 years and is a wealth of information.
  •     One is at the same level of schooling with her kids as I am. (This is so helpful, so I know when certain subject struggles are not isolated to us) You are never alone in your journey. Just remember that.
  •     One is a retired public-school teacher who has been schooling who own children for the last few years. She is fresh and has such amazing and exciting ideas. She also teaches with such grace and understanding it helps me so much!
Each of these ladies are key and have helped me continue. We pour into each other and keep each other going. This, in itself, is an immeasurable gift.
 
3.    Last but certainly not least.
 
  •    Prayer.
I can't count how many times I have fallen on my knees before the cross giving it to Christ. Every time I take back the burden when I was never supposed to, and it gets too hard to stand I am reminded why I'm not in charge. He is in charge always and when I step out of line the burden becomes too heavy. So, prayer is my biggest and most valuable tool to help me keep going. It never fails. He never fails.
 
Here is is a pdf printout, Homeschool why & affirmations.pdf , with some affirmations for you and your kiddo/s and for you to write out your why. Be sure to hang it where you can see it every day. 

-Yohanna Wendt




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Did You Know?

Low energy, always tired, no sexual drive, feeling low and emotionally off, difficulty remembering words and thinking clearly…….Do you find yourself dealing with these? 

Did you know that many of these are tied to our endocrine system and hormone imbalance?Link Here


First you need to understand your own body. You are your body’s first line of defense. We are the gate keepers to what goes in and on our body. We can be so busy with life that we forget to take care of ourselves. And how can we as business women, moms, grandmothers, wives, etc. be there for others when we cannot seem to function properly?


Did you know that many of the products and foods we use and eat have a significant effect on the balance of our body? There are hormones added to animals that we eat to speed their growth for faster production of meat for consumers. Link Here


These added hormones are in our food, which means that we eat them. If we are adding hormones to our bodies, then we are causing imbalance unknowingly.



Also products we use on our bodies include synthetic chemicals that can disrupt the communication that the hormones from our endocrine system carry throughout our body. This can also cause imbalance. 


The daily use and intake of the products and food compound the effects they have, until our body can not keep up with filtering out the excessive amount we are taking in. This leads to negative reactions in our bodies and the signs mentioned above. We need to begin to listen to the signs our body gives before it starts screaming and we end up with a serious issue.


You can take the first step by changing what you put in and on your body to help support the balance and function of your body. 


Join our group on Facebook to learn more about how to make these changes and support a healthy clean home that supports a healthy balanced body. Link Here


-Lysette



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