So, I follow Courtney with Women Living Well to do my Bible Studies, which is my main posts on here. Her next study begins on November 2, with her annual Making Your Home a Haven. This year’s study is called Delight in the Lord. During this study, we learn to pause and focus. The first week, we have a lit candle during the day. The second week, we add soft music during our study. Find out more details about this incredible way to connect with God during this busy time here .
How has your life changed because of the virus? This hybrid school schedule is really kicking us. I do not have to work outside the home, so I am available to be with the kids on their 3 days of online school each week. But I am not a teacher, and this is not a homeschool curriculum that uses the same information for all kids, just on a different level. This is 2 very distinctive levels, as I can almost group my kinder and 1st grader with both of their lessons. My 5th grader is another thing entirely. And we just learned that we are keeping the hybrid schedule through Christmas.
I feel for those parents who are juggling this with work, and the kids who have to take their school work to a daycare facility. I know this is just a drop in the bucket compared to our whole life, but right now, our whole life is on edge. The kids have never been more at each other’s throats. They aren’t like this with summer, because at least with summer break, they can go play outside all day when we are home.
I’m lifting this up. God is not punishing us, but I know there is something to learn from all this. I will just put it all in his hands, and continue to reach for him when our school days get tough. I pray for those who have lost jobs because they had to choose between work and their children. And those who are struggling to make it all work.