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« on: June 25, 2003, 01:07:20 AM »

Hi all.  I am new to this forum.  I just need a little encouragement for myself right now.  I am feeling down due to lots of stress and headaches.  I have six kids, I home-school and lately have come under lots of frustration with the kids.  although after reading some of the posts here I am feeling much better since I see my problems are so minor compared to others.  I thank God for my kids health and mine.  I praise his Hoyly name.  
The thing is sometimes I just feel so increadibly overwhelmed, I sometimes day dream about running away. Raising kids is so hard and it only seems to be getting worse.  
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2003, 02:21:25 AM »

Dear friend, I will pray that the Lord sends you a special blessing to ease the burden and that He will be a spring of refreshment for you. That's a lot of work, homeschooling that many children and keeping a household, too. Maybe it's time for a break; have you gone on a vacation lately? Or a weekend retreat. Sometimes I think mothering is a job that gets taken for granted, but you need to give yourself permission to get away sometimes. I think it's so easy to get caught up in the needs of others that we forget about ourselves. Please don't let that happen.

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2003, 04:27:11 AM »

Whew, Hi live4him.  Boy, this is a tuffy.  Six, plus homeschooling.  That IS overwhelming...

Yes ma'am, you's in my prayers.

I've relatives who homeschool; known several here, but not sure any with six.

Maybe sincereheart here maybe has that many and homeschools.  She seems to be a real trooper.  Not sure if her email is here or not.  She doesn't check in too often.  I think we can imagine why.  I think she's managed to delegate some of it to the older ones.  I think her eldest is twenty.

It's harder and harder these days.  We pay taxes for schooling; other parents "outsource" the education part(public schooling); but b/c of the morality, etc., issues, we(Christians) have to do double duty--pay the taxes and YET still do the education ourselves.  It's all very unfair.  We are double tithed--we tithe for the church, which we are happy to do; then we tithe for the secular government.

Under the old Hebrew law, your government tithe WAS your church tithe.

You are doubly taxed.  Blahhhh.  In Jesus Name I pray for live4him, Lord...

In Jesus Name...
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2003, 04:35:04 AM »

It really makes me mad.

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2003, 04:37:15 AM »

'Hope you can get some refreshment...

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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2003, 12:49:35 PM »

Dear Father, bless this sister and deliver her from frustration, depression etc and fill her heart with encouragement, peace and joy.  Grant her wisdom to raise the children in the right path.  In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
(Psa 127:3)  Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
(1Jo 5:14)  And this is the confidence that we have
in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his
will, he heareth us:
(1Jo 5:15)  And if we know that he hear us,
whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the
petitions that we desired of him.

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