Failure, courage, weakness

Dear Mom, I FAILED

—Delana H. Stewart Admitting failure is a struggle for many of us, much less for our children. But admitting failure is the first step in attaining success. Two things you can do this school year to bless your child: 1)      Place your focus on what they did right. 2)      Praise their willingness to talk about…

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Joy and Contentment

How This Affects Us as Parents and Educators —Delana H Stewart Why did you accept this job or this teaching assignment?  Why are you home-schooling?  Why aren’t you home-schooling?  Why did you put your son in national school?  Why didn’t you put your kids in national school?  Why did you choose that curriculum? Wrapped in…

Staying Power

I will stand firm, Even when the bad guy wins. I will stand strong, When the crisis doesn’t end. I will hang tough, When the demanding get their way. I will hang in– Stay true, endure, obey. And I will glorify the Lord. Yes, I will praise His name. I will glorify the Lord And…

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No Power for the Hour?

I know that many of you who read this blog live overseas. Some of you face multiple problems a week with lack of electricity (okay, for some probably daily). Many of you have learned ways to cope. I well remember days in Central Asia when I would get up and begin to homeschool, just to…

Delana’s World

Devotionals, Humor, and insights from one mom to another… Of Swords and Living Books The Bottom Line Everyone Needs Compassion Joy and Cowboy Boots Fixing Eyes Veggie Toilets Of Kingdoms and Crowns Someone Please Shoot That Rooster! Veiled and Unveiled! The Wrong Side of the Bed About Me The Great Divide Eye on my blog…

Ready to Give Up?

Go Ahead Give up Be selfish Want what you don’t have Boast Force your views on others Have your way Fly off the handle Keep score of others’ sins Revel when others grovel Be deceptive Don’t put up with it Don’t trust God always Don’t look for the best Don’t keep on going to the…

A Mother’s Love

One day I shared Jesus’ love with my child And he shared it with a friend. His friend touched another Who touched his brother, Who touched his family. And they reached out As far as they could see To touch a hurting world, By loving one another; All because a Mother’s love, From the Father…

Suspended

Going beyond an answer Knowing You When fears fly high When eyes don’t dry And I no longer can You stand. And I too weak To grasp Your hand Allow Your breath To suspend my soul. By: DHS (c) 2000

Awaiting the Rainbow

When you see not His plan And cannot trace His hand Walk by faith. When the rainbow is delayed And it seems the rain has stayed Walk by faith. When all your hope seems gone And you feel you can’t hang on Walk by faith. By: DHS (c) 2000 Notes: Romans 4:18, 20-21; Hebrews 10:23,…

Shining Through

You always come shining through; Lord, you always do… even when I’ve given up, when empty best describes my cup, when I feel I’ve had enough, Your love comes shining through. You always come shining through; Lord, you always do… though often I don’t understand, and fail to see or feel Your hand, just when…

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Sometimes

Committing ones plans to the Lord does not mean that you will instantly be great at everything and have the time for everything, but it definitely helps me learn what to say yes to and what to say no to. And, at the end of the day, if I’ve given the day to Him and trusted Him to guide me, I can be a peace.

Within These Walls

Within These Walls Lie… little hands, making, baking, creating, learning to serve God; sparkling eyes, peering, searching, longing for truth; tiny ears, listening, hearing, recording every spoken word, waiting to hear the Master’s voice; soft lips, eagerly telling what they hear and know, singing, laughing, praising God; impressionable hearts, loving caring, trusting, believing; small feet,…