A few weeks ago we made the decision to move our youngest child to Independent Study through her school district. First lesson to be learned is that it’s more than ok to take personal responsibility for your own education and direction, something that is not only not taught but discouraged in many public school systems. Today’s scheduled lessons include Spanish with Rosetta Stone, lap swimming at the YMCA, an hour at her desk and then a trip to the library. There will be a quick cooking lesson included just as soon as the “teacher” decides what’s for dinner.
This morning I spent some time listening to Chip Ingram teach. He was talking about anxiety and offering Biblical guidance on how to deal with it. One of the points in his message was about telling God what you want. This is a question that has repeatedly come up for me over the past couple of years and the frequency has been noticeably increasing the last few months. Recently a wise woman asked me the same question and here is my “want” list answer.
Every time I come face to face with “What DO you want?” I freeze. I panic. I retreat. I hide.
And I realized that by not facing it head on I will never get what I want. So here goes…
I want to be physically healthy enough to do what I want.
I want to get out of financial debt and have enough to help others in need.
I want to be a published author.
I want to speak at one major event a month.
I want to go back to Greece.
I want to learn to read and speak Hebrew and Greek.
I want to run my own business.
I want to see my ideas become reality.
I want to make really good memories.
I want my family to miss me dreadfully when I am gone but be strong enough to go on without me.
I want to be known for healing.
I want to craft pieces of heirloom quality and meaning.
I want to be all God created me to be.
And I want to make what I want a priority.
So, my three readers…what do you want?
What many adults dream of doing 37 middle school kids just did! They are published authors.
You can order a copy of their book from their publisher, FastPencil.com at:
All I can say is I am so proud of these students. They took the challenge and met it each in their own way.