Reading through this book slowly and thoughtfully has been most instructive and encouraging, don’t you think? I’ve come away from this experience with the utmost of respect for Sally Clarkson as a mentoring mother and with a renewed spiritual vision for what I’m about here in my home as I bring up and homeschool my children. This is one of those books that I wish I could download into my brain to have immediate access to when the going gets tough. Instead I have my blog. 😉 Although I never got around to sharing my thoughts about chapter twelve, I think Sally rounds the book out nicely in that chapter by discussing endurance. I think the two biggest take-aways I got from the book are these:
- Mothering and homeschooling for me are spiritual issues, not merely academic pursuits. Somehow along the way I had lost sight of this.
- Endurance is the key to survival. Just when I feel like I can’t do another thing, I need to take a deep breath and give it another go. We won’t win this race if we quit.
Life is coming at me now almost faster than I can keep up. My blogging will no doubt suffer because of this. Housekeeping is suffering. I don’t get much alone time (which I need!), and sometimes the days are extremely long. Sally reminds me what’s important, though, and I really am trying to give attention to what matters most. I’ve read a few homeschooling books, and this one is the most encouraging and convicting. I give it a Highly, Highly Recommended, and I’m thankful that Sally has shared her wisdom through it and her blog.
Do you have any final thoughts to share about Seasons of a Mother’s Heart? Leave your comment or link below.
Here’s a list of all my previous bookclub posts:
- Monday, July 8–Spring, chapters 1-3
- Monday, July 22–Summer, chapter 4-6
- Monday, August 5–Fall, chapters 7-9
- Monday, August 19–Winter, chapters 10-12
- Monday, August 26–final thoughts (Notice this is one week after the last post, not two.)
- chapter 1 scripture art journal entry
- chapter 1: “Celebrating Life”
- chapter 2: “Changing My Will”
- chapter 3: “Beside Still Waters”
- chapter 4: ”Building Your House”
- chapter 5: ”Planning to Live”
- chapters 4 and 5 scripture art journaling
- chapter 6: ”Surprised by Joy”
- chapter 7: ”A Touch of Sympathy”
- chapter 8: ”Freedom from Guilt”
- chapter 8 scripture art journaling
- chapter 9: “Living with Discipleship”
- chapter 10: “Prayers from Home”
- chapter 11: “Light in the Darkness”