Homeschooling Adventures

The blog provides encouragement and Biblical wisdom for your everyday homeschooling needs.

 

“My goal is that they will be encouraged  and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have full confidence because they have complete understanding of God's secret plan, which is Christ himself. In Him, lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:2-3 (NLT)

Having a rough day?  Need a word from the Word?  You're not in this adventure alone! We encourage you check out the blog posting here in "Homeschooling Adventures".  This blog is full of practical encouragement and Biblical wisdom.  We hope you will be blessed!

Enjoy!

Donna Dear is our 'Homeschooling Adventures' contributor.  Donna is married to Pastor Noel Dear, of First Baptist Church of Heath, and mom to three lovely daughters.  Donna is a certified teacher and has been homeschooling her daughters for the past eight years.  Donna is also photographer and piano teacher and enjoys scrapbooking.  This past December we were blessed thru adoption and brought our new daughter home from China.  To contact Donna, click here or check out her blog.

First Day of School 2013-14

posted Aug 21, 2013, 4:55 AM by Donna Dear

My summer has been hijacked. Is it really time to start back? Didn't we just finish school? Our summer was filled with 4H projects and fairs, 4 camps, swimming, tennis, and finishing projects around the house.  The girls were not excited about starting this early, but with tennis season already underway and a vacation coming in November, we started this morning.  Many discussions over dinner were held between hubby and I about what we were doing and what goals we wanted for the girls.  With a freshman, we are getting in college prep mode - YIKES!!

So, this morning we started the 2013-14 year for the Dear School for Girls today! Hannah is a freshman, Emily a 7th grader, and Rae a 2nd grader.  We are working on trying some new things in our school, but with several the same.  Hubby is being even more involved this year with subjects for Hannah.  I am so thankful that I married a math major! The girls are really ready for band, drama, and art to start so they can see their friends again. Emily is excited she is old enough to go to Teen Night.

Tennis season is going strong. Both girls have already had matches, and it plans to be an exciting and busy season. We will be running between middle school and high school matches and practices.  I am thankful for parents in our neighborhood who can carpool for tennis.

Here's to a successful school year. Ready or not here we go!



Proverbs for Relationships

posted Jun 25, 2012, 8:25 AM by Donna Dear   [ updated Jun 25, 2012, 8:25 AM by Spring Hills Homeschool Group ]

This is a repost of from my husband's blog http://abidewithhim.com.  He still receives email about this, so I decided to post it on this blog for some encouragement or wisdom.

I was studying today in preparation for an upcoming series of messages. I was planning on preaching a few messages from the book of Proverbs on relationships among Christians. So I read through the book and tried to categorize all the ‘relationship’ verses by topic so that I would have a better handle on what Proverbs has to say about the subject. I didn’t include verses on family relationships or on sexual relationships because that wasn’t my focus (although there are plenty of those verses).

I’ve decided to go a different direction with my message series, but I thought some people would find this verse list interesting.

Read through these verses or focus on a category that interests you. Remember, though, that as you read them you should think of how they can apply to your own life, not just about how they can apply to people you know :) .

Pastor Noel

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Accountability to Others / Taking Advice

 

Proverbs 10:17 NLT People who accept correction are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore it will lead others astray.

Proverbs 12:15 NLT Fools think they need no advice, but the wise listen to others.

Proverbs 13:10 NLT Pride leads to arguments; those who take advice are wise.

Proverbs 13:13 NLT People who despise advice will find themselves in trouble; those who respect it will succeed.

Proverbs 13:14 NLT The advice of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death.

Proverbs 13:18 NLT If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept criticism, you will be honored.

Proverbs 15:10 NLT Whoever abandons the right path will be severely punished; whoever hates correction will die.

Proverbs 15:12 NLT Mockers don’t love those who rebuke them, so they stay away from the wise.

Proverbs 15:22 NLT Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many counselors bring success.

Proverbs 15:31 NLT If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise.

Proverbs 15:32 NLT If you reject criticism, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.

Proverbs 18:2 NLT Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.

Proverbs 19:20 NLT Get all the advice and instruction you can, and be wise the rest of your life.

Proverbs 19:27 NLT If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you have turned your back on knowledge.

Proverbs 20:18 NLT Plans succeed through good counsel; don’t go to war without the advice of others.

Proverbs 24:5-6 NLT A wise man is mightier than a strong man, and a man of knowledge is more powerful than a strong man. 6 So don’t go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many counselors.

Proverbs 25:11-12 NLT Timely advice is as lovely as golden apples in a silver basket. 12 Valid criticism is as treasured by the one who heeds it as jewelry made from finest gold.

Proverbs 27:17 NLT As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend.

Proverbs 29:1 NLT Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism will suddenly be broken beyond repair.

 

Admonishing a Fellow Believer

 

Proverbs 9:8-9 NLT So don’t bother rebuking mockers; they will only hate you. But the wise, when rebuked, will love you all the more. 9 Teach the wise, and they will be wiser. Teach the righteous, and they will learn more.

Proverbs 12:26 NLT The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray.

Proverbs 17:10 NLT A single rebuke does more for a person of understanding than a hundred lashes on the back of a fool.

Proverbs 25:13 NLT Faithful messengers are as refreshing as snow in the heat of summer. They revive the spirit of their employer.

Proverbs 27:9 NLT The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.

Proverbs 27:17 NLT As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend.

 

Bad Company Corrupts Good Character

 

Proverbs 1:10-15 NLT My child, if sinners entice you, turn your back on them! 11 They may say, “Come and join us. Let’s hide and kill someone! Let’s ambush the innocent! 12 Let’s swallow them alive as the grave swallows its victims. Though they are in the prime of life, they will go down into the pit of death. 13 And the loot we’ll get! We’ll fill our houses with all kinds of things! 14 Come on, throw in your lot with us; we’ll split our loot with you.” 15 Don’t go along with them, my child! Stay far away from their paths.

Proverbs 13:20 NLT Whoever walks with the wise will become wise; whoever walks with fools will suffer harm.

Proverbs 14:7 NLT Stay away from fools, for you won’t find knowledge there.

Proverbs 20:19 NLT A gossip tells secrets, so don’t hang around with someone who talks too much.

Proverbs 22:24-25 NLT Keep away from angry, short-tempered people, 25 or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul.

Proverbs 23:20-21 NLT Do not carouse with drunkards and gluttons, 21 for they are on their way to poverty. Too much sleep clothes a person with rags.

Proverbs 24:21-22 NLT My child, fear the LORD and the king, and don’t associate with rebels. 22 For you will go down with them to sudden disaster. Who knows where the punishment from the LORD and the king will end?

 

Benefits of Fellowship

 

Proverbs 13:20 NLT Whoever walks with the wise will become wise; whoever walks with fools will suffer harm.

Proverbs 15:17 NLT A bowl of soup with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.

Proverbs 18:24 NLT There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.

 

Careless Speech

 

Proverbs 11:9 NLT Evil words destroy one’s friends; wise discernment rescues the godly.

Proverbs 11:11 NLT Upright citizens bless a city and make it prosper, but the talk of the wicked tears it apart.

Proverbs 11:12 NLT It is foolish to belittle a neighbor; a person with good sense remains silent.

Proverbs 12:18 NLT Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.

Proverbs 13:3 NLT Those who control their tongue will have a long life; a quick retort can ruin everything.

Proverbs 15:28 NLT The godly think before speaking; the wicked spout evil words.

Proverbs 18:7 NLT The mouths of fools are their ruin; their lips get them into trouble.

Proverbs 21:23 NLT If you keep your mouth shut, you will stay out of trouble.

Proverbs 25:18 NLT Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.

Proverbs 26:18-19 NLT Just as damaging as a mad man shooting a lethal weapon 19 is someone who lies to a friend and then says, “I was only joking.”

Proverbs 29:20 NLT There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.

 

Controlled Temper

 

Proverbs 12:16 NLT A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.

Proverbs 13:3 NLT Those who control their tongue will have a long life; a quick retort can ruin everything.

Proverbs 13:16 NLT Wise people think before they act; fools don’t and even brag about it!

Proverbs 14:17 NLT Those who are short-tempered do foolish things, and schemers are hated.

Proverbs 14:29 NLT Those who control their anger have great understanding; those with a hasty temper will make mistakes.

Proverbs 15:1 NLT A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.

Proverbs 15:18 NLT A hothead starts fights; a cool-tempered person tries to stop them.

Proverbs 15:28 NLT The godly think before speaking; the wicked spout evil words.

Proverbs 17:27 NLT A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.

Proverbs 19:11 NLT People with good sense restrain their anger; they earn esteem by overlooking wrongs.

Proverbs 20:22 NLT Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the LORD to handle the matter.

Proverbs 26:4-5 NLT When arguing with fools, don’t answer their foolish arguments, or you will become as foolish as they are. 5 When arguing with fools, be sure to answer their foolish arguments, or they will become wise in their own estimation.

Proverbs 29:11 NLT A fool gives full vent to anger, but a wise person quietly holds it back.

Proverbs 29:22 NLT A hot-tempered person starts fights and gets into all kinds of sin.

 

Criticism

 

Proverbs 3:30 NLT Don’t make accusations against someone who hasn’t wronged you.

Proverbs 11:12 NLT It is foolish to belittle a neighbor; a person with good sense remains silent.

 

Encouragement

 

Proverbs 12:25 NLT Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.

Proverbs 27:17 NLT As iron sharpens iron, a friend sharpens a friend.

 

Fairness

 

Proverbs 24:23 NLT Here are some further sayings of the wise:It is wrong to show favoritism when passing judgment.

 

Forgiveness

 

Proverbs 17:9 NLT Disregarding another person’s faults preserves love; telling about them separates close friends.

Proverbs 19:11 NLT People with good sense restrain their anger; they earn esteem by overlooking wrongs.

 

Friendship

 

Proverbs 18:24 NLT There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 25:17 NLT Don’t visit your neighbors too often, or you will wear out your welcome.

Proverbs 27:10 NLT Never abandon a friend – either yours or your father’s. Then in your time of need, you won’t have to ask your relatives for assistance. It is better to go to a neighbor than to a relative who lives far away.

 

Gossip

 

Proverbs 11:13 NLT A gossip goes around revealing secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.

Proverbs 16:28 NLT A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.

Proverbs 17:9 NLT Disregarding another person’s faults preserves love; telling about them separates close friends.

Proverbs 18:8 NLT What dainty morsels rumors are – but they sink deep into one’s heart.

Proverbs 20:19 NLT A gossip tells secrets, so don’t hang around with someone who talks too much.

Proverbs 25:23 NLT As surely as a wind from the north brings rain, so a gossiping tongue causes anger!

Proverbs 26:20 NLT Fire goes out for lack of fuel, and quarrels disappear when gossip stops.

Healing Speech

 

Proverbs 12:18 NLT Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.

Proverbs 12:25 NLT Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.

Proverbs 15:1 NLT A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.

Proverbs 20:15 NLT Wise speech is rarer and more valuable than gold and rubies.

Proverbs 25:15 NLT Patience can persuade a prince, and soft speech can crush strong opposition.

Proverbs 27:9 NLT The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.

 

Kindness

 

Proverbs 3:3-4 NLT Never let loyalty and kindness get away from you! Wear them like a necklace; write them deep within your heart. 4 Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will gain a good reputation.

Proverbs 3:27-28 NLT Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them. 28 If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say, “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.”

Proverbs 11:17 NLT Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel.

Proverbs 11:25 NLT The generous prosper and are satisfied; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.

Proverbs 14:21 NLT It is sin to despise one’s neighbors; blessed are those who help the poor.

Proverbs 15:1 NLT A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.

Proverbs 17:17 NLT A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.

 

Loyalty

 

Proverbs 3:3-4 NLT Never let loyalty and kindness get away from you! Wear them like a necklace; write them deep within your heart. 4 Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will gain a good reputation.

Proverbs 17:17 NLT A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.

Proverbs 19:22 NLT Loyalty makes a person attractive. And it is better to be poor than dishonest.

Proverbs 20:6 NLT Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is really faithful?

Proverbs 27:10 NLT Never abandon a friend – either yours or your father’s. Then in your time of need, you won’t have to ask your relatives for assistance. It is better to go to a neighbor than to a relative who lives far away.

 

Reconciling Broken Relationships

 

Proverbs 18:19 NLT It’s harder to make amends with an offended friend than to capture a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with iron bars.

 

Sowing Discord / Arguing

 

Proverbs 6:16, 19b NLT There are six things the LORD hates – no, seven things he detests: … a person who sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 17:14 NLT Beginning a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.

Proverbs 17:19 NLT Anyone who loves to quarrel loves sin; anyone who speaks boastfully invites disaster.

Proverbs 18:6 NLT Fools get into constant quarrels; they are asking for a beating.

Proverbs 18:19 NLT It’s harder to make amends with an offended friend than to capture a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with iron bars.

Proverbs 20:3 NLT Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.

Proverbs 22:10 NLT Throw out the mocker, and fighting, quarrels, and insults will disappear.

Proverbs 22:24-25 NLT Keep away from angry, short-tempered people, 25 or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul.

Proverbs 26:17 NLT Yanking a dog’s ears is as foolish as interfering in someone else’s argument.

Proverbs 26:21 NLT A quarrelsome person starts fights as easily as hot embers light charcoal or fire lights wood.

What a Week!

posted Apr 30, 2012, 8:49 AM by Donna Dear   [ updated Apr 30, 2012, 8:49 AM by Spring Hills Homeschool Group ]

I post this last week on our family's blog.  I have been a little behind in blogging on here, but after 4 months of being home with our new daughter from China, we are now somewhat able to get our feet under us.  Our daughter has several medical need's that we are working on, and last week we were thrown a curve ball out of left field.  Please pray as week seek out answers, and I also pray that you may find encouragement in it as well.

From Increasing Our Hearts and Home -

Our Monday was to start like any other week. We had several appointments, church events, tennis games,and to be capped of at the end with our daughter's drama performance on Friday and Saturday. Here it is Wednesday, and I am sitting in a hospital room with Rae. Monday morning Rae started having a seizure that truly scared us, and we raced off to our local ER. The ER was great and started working on her immediately to get the seizing to stop. They started some testing to get some early results and decide if we were to be transported to Children's. None of the early testing showed anything, but her CT showed something, so we were definitely being sent to Columbus. A ride in the mobile ICU is not a thing any parent wants to experience. Sitting alone praying for your child is about all you can do. We are very thankful for our friend Rochelle who came and picked up our girls. Their family has been a great help these last couple of days.

We have no record of our daughter having seizures before or knowing she had 2 previous strokes. We can only speculate that these happened before she entered the orphanage - we just don't know. There is no one to be angry at, but all we can to is move forward and give her the best medical care we can. God knew all that was going to happen, and we can just trust His plan. While we are scared and very concerned, we are so blessed by our friends and family literally all over the world are praying for us. We are truly thankful for all your messages and emails. She is one blessed little girl.


There are still many questions to be asked and tests to be done to find out the answers. We are thankful for the doctors that are working diligently to take care of her and to help her to find out what is causing this. We are thankful that no infection has shown up in the cultures so far. We pray that we are moving closer to find out what caused this and to even see if it related to her blood disorder. What ever it is, it is all of God's plan and He knows it all. We must trust His wisdom. I will chose to be thankful.


THURSDAY UPDATE - We were able to go home late Wednesday.  She is doing well on her new medicine.  We were told she could possible be mean while taking it, but we think it has given her the giggles which we will definitely take over the other.  We are loving these belly laughs! Pray there are no more seizures, and we can get more answers.

Pick and Draw

posted Nov 22, 2011, 7:03 AM by Donna Dear   [ updated Nov 22, 2011, 7:03 AM by Spring Hills Homeschool Group ]

I have been looking for fun things and games that are easily portable for trips.  I saw this game on a friend's blog, and thought it totally fit the bill.  She was giving one away, but I was not the winner.  I decided to contact the inventor, Rich, and see if I could get one to review on this blog.  He graciously sent one for us to try.  I had not told the girls about it, so pulled it out this morning to have a fun thing to start our school day.  I had them draw the cards before I gave them instructions on what to do.   They started and loved it.  They ended up doing it several more times, and can't wait to show it to their friends and family.  Without my prompting said that we would definitely have to take it to China. 


Pick and Draw is great for any age, and it comes highly recommended by a 10 and 12 year old.  This would be a great stocking stuffer.



This game is only available on their website, and they are running a special for November and December.  Buy one game and get the second one $2 off.

How Great is Our God

posted Nov 21, 2011, 5:58 AM by Donna Dear   [ updated Nov 21, 2011, 5:58 AM by Spring Hills Homeschool Group ]

If you have been around most church worship services, you will likely sing a Chris
Tomlin song at some point. He has written some of our greatest modern worship songs.
He writes of God's majesty, power, greatness, and might. They can take you right to the
feet of Jesus. Chris has a new CD out where he takes some of his greatest and likely
the most popular songs and puts them in one CD or download from iTunes. The new
work is called "How Great is Our God:The Essential Collection".

I have CD right now in my car is it just great to have to have and just worship the Lord.
The lead song on there is the title track, that may just about be my favorite. He has
taken this great song and has remastered it into different languages. You will love
having all these great worship songs in one place.

First Day of School 2011

posted Aug 30, 2011, 12:49 PM by Donna Dear   [ updated Aug 30, 2011, 12:49 PM by Spring Hills Homeschool Group ]

It is that time of year when school supplies are flying off the shelves.  Parents frantically getting their children scheduled into anything and everything.  Myself as a piano teacher, trying to schedule around their schedules.  So here we are entering our 8th year of homeschooling, and I am surprised any of has still has hair, except maybe my hubby. 


We have scaled down some extra-curricular, and started some new things.  Due to our travel to China in a few months, we are trying to get a big part of school done this semester.  We are trying to learn Mandarin.  As a family, we are playing tennis.  Hannah is actually on her first tennis team this fall. She is playing on the Granville jr. high girls club team.  One thing that will definitely be different, the girls have retired their dancing shoes.  This will be a shock to some, but we felt as a family it was time to move on.  We are looking forward to more family time and preparing for our new little girl.


Here is our first day of school picture.  Being a homeschool family, there are no backpacks, no dress code, no bus or carpool lane, and no new clothes.  It is just us with our books, positive attitudes, and come as you are to school.


Where are those little girls that were just starting school?  When we moved to Ohio 6 years ago, that tall one was just entering 1st grade.

What is robbing your JOY?

posted Aug 18, 2011, 5:51 AM by Donna Dear   [ updated Aug 18, 2011, 5:51 AM by Spring Hills Homeschool Group ]

Joy and happiness are two highly sought after things in this world.  Can you have one without the other? YES.  To me, being happy can come and go, but joy is a deep down heart issue that can only be found in God.  While you may not be happy or have happiness about what is going on around you, you can have joy - PRAISE THE LORD!


For the past couple of weeks I have been meditating and praying through Psalm 119.  It is the longest chapter in the Bible, but oh the nuggets and jewels found in this passage.  My hubby mentioned in one of his sermons that William Wilberforce memorized this entire chapter and would recite it everyday.  While I am not sure I could memorize all of it, but I cannot start my day without it.  I have chosen not to let people and circumstance steal my joy.  If you need encouragement - READ THIS CHAPTER!!


Here are just a few jewels I have found:

  • Ps 119:1-2 Joyful are people of integrity,who follow the instructions of the Lord. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.
  • Ps 119:29 - Keep me from lying to myself: give me the privilege of knowing your instructions
  • Ps 119:35 - Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found.
  • Ps 119:37 - Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word.
  • Ps 119: 58 - With all my heart I want your blessings. Be merciful as you promised.
  • Ps 119:92 - If your instructions hadn't sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery.
  • Ps 119:114 - You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope

These are just a few that speak volumes.  Pray through these verses.  I go back to them everyday and re-read many sections.  You may ask, I cannot read all those at one time.  God has nicely divided them into different sections.  Take one a day, or even take one section a week and pray God's Word.  It can bring the JOY you are searching for.

Backyard Camping Challenge

posted Jul 11, 2011, 11:03 AM by Donna Dear   [ updated Jul 11, 2011, 11:05 AM by Spring Hills Homeschool Group ]

While on vacation the girls and I went to see the Judy Moody movie. Hannah was not that excited, but enjoyed to movie after all. It was cute movie, and inspired our girls to make a chart of challenges between their friends to accomplish some exciting things this summer.

One of the challenges was to camp in the backyard and to stay up all night. They got a tent and decided along with their friend in the neighborhood to go for it this last weekend

The best part was watching the girls put up a tent for the first time


Here they are getting it ready

Hannah reading the directions

 

 Trying to direct her sister


Dad couldn't help but come to the rescue.

Emily couldn't wait to get in!

Successful!

Ready to stay up all night!

They managed to stay up most of the night.  They did get points for it.  When I came down in the morning, they were all passed out on the couch.  They got cold around 5 or 6.  Congrats girls! They have more fun challenges coming.

Welcome - Are you Brave?

posted Apr 25, 2011, 11:04 AM by Donna Dear   [ updated Apr 25, 2011, 11:25 AM by Spring Hills Homeschool Group ]

Welcome from our "Dear" family.  Many of you are experienced home schoolers and some are in your beginning years. My name is Donna Dear and we are in our 7th year of homeschooling our daughters 12 and almost 10.  For just a little info about our family - my husband, Noel, is the senior pastor at FBC Heath and we have been in Ohio for 5 1/2 years and married for almost 16 years.  We grew up in the South but are enjoying this season of our lives in the North.  We really enjoy home schooling our daughters and love seeing them grow in knowledge and wisdom.  This past year our family embarked on a new adventure - ADOPTION.  We were happy with the size of our family, but God called us into this new adventure.  We are in the process of adopting a special needs 4-7 year old girl from China.  We are close to having our paperwork finished and sent to China to finish our dossier.  You can follow our adoption at our website - http://increasingheartandhome.blogspot.com.

I have been a blogger since 2006 mostly to keep our family updated on us since we are far from home.  Amanda asked me if I would contribute to this, and I gladly accepted.  I thought I would include in the post a past blog I had written several months ago. I thought is was worth a second look.  Enjoy - Definitely check out this book, and there is now a Bible study to go with the book as well.


From blog entry - "Are you Brave Enough to Ask?"

I just finished the new book by Angela Thomas called Do You Know Who I Am? I have read other books of hers in the past, and I was eager to read this one. She poses a question at the beginning of each chapter and gives you the Biblical answer to what God has for you, and how He has the answer for all your needs.


Some of the questions are:

  • Do You Know I am Afraid to Dream Big?
  • Do You Know I am Invisible?
  • Do you Know I am Lonely?
  • Do You Know I am Ordinary?
  • And many others.

Many women have probably asked these questions to themselves. We all have things we struggle with. I know, I have had my share. In our lives we play so many roles - mom, wife, educator, etc., but do people see us, the person. Others may not, but God sees us. He is there to be what we need during what ever season of life you may be in. He is our Sufficiency, our Comfort, our Hope, our Savior and King.


This book has been a great source of encouragement, and will be my go to book when I have one of those days. Angela interweaves scripture and stories from her life to make you wonder if she knows you, and has been where you have.


I know I can go to my Father who is there to answer my questions, and I just need to be brave enough to ask and follow.


For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons neither present nor then future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39


Does He Know You?


Donna Dear

http://dearshomescool.blogspot.com


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