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Devotional deal

I’m so excited to bring you a great deal on an awesome book!

Joy in the Journey, written by Lori Hatcher, is a new devotional book written especially for home schooling parents.  Lori is a veteran home schooling mom who has written straight to the heart of stressed and tired parents.  The book is broken into months with a group of devotions related to each month.  I don’t know that I could wait for each month to read them.  I had the joy of getting to read this over the last few weeks and it felt like every devotion was written straight to me.  They were great.  I also liked that each one is short, to tackle during a quiet time or just a stolen moment during the day (because how many of us really get the quiet time we want).

In our house we have been homeschooling now for 3 years, but this is still just as relevant to us today.  I would say this a great book for anyone home schooling whether you have 1st graders or kids moving on to college.

Here’s one expert that I loved (I personally sing “Morning by Morning” each time I see my morning glories bloom):

By the next morning, new flowers appear, and the cycle begins again. Every morning they burst into bloom; every afternoon they lie spent on the ground. I call it the Mercy Plant because it reminds me of Lamentations 3:22-23, “His mercies fail not. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness.”

Perhaps you had a terrific year of homeschooling last year. The children were eager learners. You were patient and organized. You scheduled appropriate field trips and took time out for service projects and visits to elderly. You are eagerly anticipating the new school year and can’t wait to get started. God bless you! You need to read on.

Perhaps your school year wasn’t perfect. Maybe it didn’t even come close. You started out organized, but it went downhill fast. The children were behind in their lessons, your only field trip was an occasional stop at the grocery store, and elderly people run (walk) the other way when they see your kids coming. You know the Lord wants you to homeschool, but you haven’t been able to muster up much enthusiasm or creativity for the new year.

The message of the Mercy Plant is for you. “His mercies fail not. They are new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness.” Today is a new day, filled with God’s grace and mercy toward you. This school year is a new school year, filled with fresh opportunities, second chances, and new beginnings.

I need to hear that, every day!!

Right now, you can get an awesome deal on the eBook version of Joy in the Journey.  For a limited time she is offering it for only $1.99!! 

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If you are a paper book kind of person you can also order the paperback version for $11.99. It will ship within 5 business days.

    • mommyof4

      Thank you for telling us about this book :)

    • Dualbabies

      I am in my eighth year of homeschooling and weary. I really need some encouragement. Teenagers are trying. Thank you!

      • Michelleva58

        I just started homeschooling my two teenagers too! It can be trying and tiresome but very worth it :)

    • Cfhullsharp

      I have been grateful for you for about three years and did not know you were also a homeschooler :)

    • kjmiller

      Thanks Jenny! Got the eBook – this is our first formal year homeschooling (last year was “practice” as my daughter was still 5). Also have a 4-year old who is doing K5 work.. most days are great, but my biggest challenge is my daughter griping when it’s time to sit down and “do school”. Lately I’ve been telling her that she’s free to stand out at the curb the next morning and the bus will pick her up! (haha, you can see I need some encouragement!). God bless!

      • I’ve been homeschooling my oldest for two years (13) and I’m confused – what is K4 and K5? I have two four year olds I also homeschool, but they’re shoving me into it. They want to be “at school” like their big brother – but all of their books say right on them “Kindergarten” or “1st Grade”. What are the K’s? Btw I love homeschooling and would never put any of my kids back into public school :)

        • Annland

           K 4 and K5 (from what I understand) are like pre-Kindergartens.  One for 4 year olds and one for 5 year olds that may not be ready for traditional kindergarten.

          • mmck

            K4 (for 4 year olds) is preschool, to prepare for kindergarten.  K5 is regular kindergarten for 5 year olds (or 6 year olds if you waited).

          • kjmiller

             Annland, mmck is right. K4 is really preschool and K5 is regular kindergarten. My six-year old is in first grade.

        • Annland

           K 4 and K5 (from what I understand) are like pre-Kindergartens.  One for 4 year olds and one for 5 year olds that may not be ready for traditional kindergarten.

        • kjmiller

           And some curricula (like ABEKA) do have material especially for K4 (most 4-year olds) and K5 (most 5-year olds). My 4-year old does K5 work because he can already read. One book I would HIGHLY recommend is “How to teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons”. I and many of my friends and family have used this and it works great!!

        • Thanks for the explanation! I felt like such a ninny not knowing!!! Why can’t they just call it like it is – preK and Kindergarten?! LOL! I’m using Kindergarten and 1st grade books for the boys, but with all the K4 and K5 stuff online I got completely confused. Thank you for the clarification :)

    • Jennifer Wedemeyer

      Thanks! I just wanted to say thanks for mentioning, Teach Them Diligently Convention. I have been following your site for almost a year and didnt realize you homeschooled. It was something we have been considering. When I say your post about the convention, I signed up to go. After attending we have decided homeschooling is for us. And I feel best for my son.  

      • Jenni P.

         My family went to that, too, and it also convinced my husband and myself that homeschooling is best for our family as well. I can’t wait until the next TTD convention!

        • Jennifer Wedemeyer

          Thats really awesome. I think TTD is going to be the convention we go to every year. It was a lot of fun and most of the workshops were really interesting. Happy to hear someone else came out of there a future homeschooling mom too!

      • Ana Maria S.

        My husband and I attended TTD as well and we LOVED it! After fervently praying about it, hearing the speakers, attending the workshops, browsing all the exhibits, and researching curriculums we realized that God wants us to homeschool our 3 children. I am looking forward to August so we can begin our first year of homeschooling (a 2nd grader, a 1st grader, and a preschooler) :)

    • Amy

      Thanks for sharing, Jenny.  I have been homeschooling for 6 years, and I can always use the encouragement.  

    • Jenni P.

      I think it might be time for me to save up for an e-reader. So many great books are available that way now!

    • Kaoscasa

      Homeschooling is great if it’s done right.  But public school also can be great!!!  From a public school teacher—-

      • Hatcherx4

         Thanks for your comment — you’re right — there is no educational option that is right for everyone. I’m so glad that we can all seek God’s will for our family’s education. And He’s faithful to give us wisdom (James 1:5).  Thanks for commenting!

    • guest

      So thankful for all your hard work on this site!  I hate we missed you at TTD last weekend.  There were so many amazing speakers & awesome curriculum!  Thanks for all you do!

    • Jennifer Parkerson

      Thanks so much for sharing.  I just reposted on our Facebook page so that our families can download.  I love finding deals for homeschoolers! http://www.facebook.com/HomeLifeAcademy

    • Talysa

      Anyone else getting this message when you try to retrieve your purchase? I have paid but cannot get the book. I’ve sent multiple emails even. Just wondering if I am doing something wrong? “Lori Hatcher — Encouraging and Equippinge-commerce powered by e-junkie™The payment processor has not yet informed us about your payment. Your order will be processed as soon as they inform us about the payment.

      • Hatcherx4

         HI Talysa,

        Glad we got the problem solved. If anyone else has a similar problem, email me at hatcherx4@sc.rr.com.  Sorry for the delay!  Lori