This week The 4 Moms are sharing the scriptures, stories, and resources that give us encouragement as a homeschool family.
If you have never attended a homeschool conference where you get to listen to encouraging speakers, you are really missing out on a big booster shot in the arm. The Homeschool Mom's Winter Summit  I just attended and spoke at was absolutely the best homeschool encouragement I have had in a very long time, if not EVER!
When we first considered homeschooling , some of the scriptures that were convicting to us were:
Deuteronomy 6:4-6 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Ephesians6:4 Fathers,do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Now that we are in the trenches of this great project that we are determined to see through, a scripture that encourages us is:
Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
As for encouraging homeschool resources, the internet is abounding with websites that are designed to encourage and support homeschool moms! Of course, the best and brightest are my 4 Moms compadres:
And then there are a these awesome sites:
- The Happy Housewife 
- Five J's 
- Raising Arrows 
- Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers 
- Get Along Home