Thank You for Homeschooling Your Children

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I’ve seen eagles near our home twice. The first time was several years ago while I was driving home from church on a Sunday when Ray had been under the weather and had stayed at home. As I drove along, I noticed something unusual sitting on a tree branch that hung over the road. When I got close, I discovered that it was a bald eagle.

I drove on home and got my camera. When I came back ten or fifteen minutes later, the content bird was still sitting there. I took this picture — not the most beautiful eagle picture in the world, but special to me.

Jackson Ciounty, Tennessee, Eagle
Tennessee Eagle

A few years later, an eagle crossed the driveway on the property beside us and soared on and on over the hills.

When Solomon wrote Proverbs, he spoke of four things that amazed him.

There are three things which are too wonderful for me,
Four which I do not understand:
The way of an eagle in the sky,
The way of a serpent on a rock,
The way of a ship in the middle of the sea,
And the way of a man with a maid.
Proverbs 30:18-19

I’m amazed by all those things, too.

I’m also amazed at what you do every day. Thank you for homeschooling your children.

My prayer for you today is that you will wait for the Lord, gain new strength, mount up with wings like eagles, keep on running and not get tired, keep on walking and not become weary.

Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
Isaiah 40:31

God sees you everyday. He knows your unseen, faithful work. Remember what Jesus said about faithful work that people don’t see. In the beautiful language of the King James Version:

But when thou doest alms,
let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
That thine alms may be in secret:
and thy Father which seeth in secret
himself shall reward thee openly.
Matthew 6:3-4

Our daughter Mary Evelyn Notgrass McCurdy has updated her book Katy, which many homeschooled children have read while studying America the Beautiful. Katy tells of Katy’s adventures during the summer break from school when Katy’s parents decide to start homeschooling her and her children. 

Mary Evelyn and our staff here at Notgrass History have created a beautiful trailer to announce the new edition. You can watch it here.

This video will tell you how you can get a signed copy and free shipping if you order by November 15.

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  1. I have been getting your posts for a couple of months. I wanted to tell you thank you! Your posts have been so encouraging to me as a homeschool mother of 6 – 1 girl, 5 boys. I don’t receive much encouragement. So yours has been a tremendous blessing! God bless you!

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