Awhile back our local homeschool group hosted a home meeting that centered around homeschool curriculum. The meeting was geared towards new homeschool families who were looking for advice, experience, and help in choosing the right curriculum.
When I first read the email about this meeting, my first thoughts were “I’m almost done, I don’t need this” and “My girls are doing fine with their curriculum, I don’t need to look at anything else.”
Didn’t you notice the little, I mean BIG I monster in those statements. I was looking at this meeting all wrong and God quickly convicted me.
We have been homeschooling for over 11 years now. I’ve been there and done that with all the basic homeschool curriculum’s and I’m now seeing the end in sight. But I need to do something with all this experience God has given me. I need to share my victories and mistakes and I need to encourage those who have just started on this path.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to read this great little Wee Book called ” Missing in Action or Mentoring in Action” by Jeannie Fulbright. Although this book is only 16 pages in length, it packs a lot of encouragement and conviction.
Right from the start I was shaking my head in agreement. As Jeannie shared her story of wanting a Titus 2 type mentor in her life, I too, from the beginning of my faith, wanted a Titus 2 women to come in and teach me and mentor me. When that never seemed to come, God showed me that He was going to use me to be a mentor. And this is my chance.
Missing in Action or Mentoring in Action shares with it’s readers small ways in which a seasoned homeschool mom can reach out and mentor a new homeschool mom. Even if your schedule is still packed with things to do, you can still mentor and minister in small ways. You never know, a word of encouragement or shared experience could help one homeschool mom who may be burned out and needing.
I’m encouraged now to be asking God to show me where and who I can mentor on their homeschool walk. I’ve let my experience and knowledge go to waste in this area, but with His leading, I pray that I can be a Titus 2 woman in this area.