Well, you are all in for a big treat today! Sometimes the greatest prizes come in small packages. Sarah Mackenzie’s book “Teaching from Rest” is a little book packed full of wisdom for home school mothers. Kathy and I read it in our accountability group this past year, and it made a huge difference in the way I approach our day. We are excited that Sarah has offered her book up for our giveaway!
However, your best prize will be getting to know Sarah on her blog Amongst Lovely Things. She is a mother of lots of darling littles, and can relate to the struggles mothers face trying to home school children of different ages. Her Read Aloud Revival pod-casts are something I look forward to, and have greatly improved my home school day.
I’ve been homeschooling a lot of children for many years. I’ve spent the past year navigating applications and scholarships to get my oldest into a senior military academy. I really thought I knew all about homeschooling. But I’ve learned so much from this young mother through her blog and her Flourish newsletter. She has introduced me to great new books and inspired me so much! Sarah has brought new light and life to my home-school this year. I am already daydreaming about what next year might look like as I put into practice more of her great ideas. God has given her a great gift of wisdom and encouragement at such a young age.
We’ve got to drop the self-inflated view that we are the be-all-end-all of whether the education we are offering our children is going to be as successful as we hope it is. After all, our job is not to be successful -success itself is entirely beside the point. It’s faithfulness that He wants. God is Good! He isn’t going to let us pour out our hearts for our children only to be left choking on the dust of our mistakes. – Sarah Mackenzie, Teaching from Rest
Oh, and her blog is pretty. Really pretty. And let’s face it, we all could use some more pretty.
And enter to win this awesome bundle from Sarah…this is truly one of my favorite things of 2014! Just leave a comment below, telling us your family’s favorite read a loud book.
Description: Teaching from Rest is a blend of the practical and the poetic for the homeschooling mom who worries that she isn’t enough. The set includes an eBook, printable companion journal, and nearly four hours of audio- all geared to help you grab hold of unshakable peace in your homeschooling journey. Audio conversations include discussions with leaders in classical home education- Andrew Kern, Dr. Christopher Perrin, Cindy Rollins, and Brandy Vencel. You’ll come away with inspiration to focus on what really matters, learn how to teach from a state rest, and gain practical strategies for simplifying both the curriculum and the schedule. Peace comes from focusing on what really matters, from remembering Who you’re really working for, and from bringing your best and letting God work the miracle.