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January 17, 2008


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Paula in MN

Thank you, thank you, thank you. This was beautifully stated and exactly what I needed to read.


What a blessing it was for me to read this. Thank you!


WOW!!!!!I love it--you have spoken into the hearts of so many women, yours truly included!

Your friend and "kindred spirit",


PS--I'd love to link to this one!


Very nice post Kim, you're doing a great job!! Thanks for all the reminders of what's realistic!


Profound, Kim! I'm taping this quote to my Mama Notebook: "When pressed for time and or when energy is depleting I have had to step back and ask again, what of this is God's will and what is my own? Clearly SOMEthing is my agenda because while God does not promise to make me supermom He does promise me I can carry my yoke with His help. That does not mean I can carry ANY yoke I choose, only the one He has designed for me." Can I link this one, too?


"Reading blogs should encourage you, not demoralize you. If it sounds too good to be true, assume it isn’t true."

I think I am going to cross-stitch this and hang it up by my computer, LOL! Seriously, this was a very uplifting and honest post.

Barb McK

We will miss your talk next summer, but I can totally understand. God and family first, or your life loses meaning. I think you're doing a terrific job, nice kids, nice family :)


Words that I need to hear frequently. Thanks, Kim.


Oh thank you sooooooooo much for this post! It was so good to read. This just gave me a burst of energy to get my closet cleaned out today. God bless you. If you ever have time you can drop by my blog.http://theballardsblog.blogspot.com/ You were such a inspiration to me today.


Kim - you are always an inspiration to me - I very infrequently read blogs - but by some divine intervention read this post and your one about joy - both were real anwers to prayer.


Very good! Thank You!

Meredith from Merchant Ships

I needed to hear this, too! As a mom of only two I cherish true words from women who are ahead of me on the journey!

I have also eliminated my participation in forums (though apparently just replaced it with more blogging).


Dear Kim,
I just got home and this is the first blog post I've fully read tonight.

God bless you, dear! This is a wonderful post.

Ginny Ingram

I am and have lived much of what you shared here. I homeschooled my girls, despite having a chronic illness that prevented us from doing a lot of the things other homeschooling families did (support group activities, for instance.) I am now caregiver to my husband who has incurable cancer (treatable with debilitating side effects for an unknown length of time.) Your words to be a blessing because we don't know how long we have are ones every single person need to heed. Each day is truly a gift from God.


This is a great and helpful post, Kim.

Although you won't be speaking at conferences this summer, those of us who read your blog will still benefit from what you share here. Many of us wouldn't have been able to attend conferences anyway.

Thank you.


Thank you for your intelligent words, I enjoyed reading.


From a mum who is just starting on this homeschooling journey, thank you.


Jennie Lou

Thank you for the reality check and inspiration!

Lindsey @ enjoythejourney

Fabulous. Really. It is a reality check and yes, blogs should encourage you, or at the least, make you HAPPY! I have this one commenter who is always complaining that I'm too hard and harsh and she gets upset when she reads me. I say...stop reading! It isn't worth it! :)


Thank you, thank you Kim. This has been both a boost and a reality check. I will be coming back to reread this until my printer is fixed and I can print it....God bless you in all of your thoughtful decisions.

Martha in VA

Bless you, Kim. Posts like this make me love my husband, my children, my God, and my vocation so much more. Blessings to you as you choose the best over the good!

Carole in Wales

Thank you so much, Kim. This really spoke to my heart. It is certainly something I will reread in the future.


this is amazing~~thank you


Thank you. As a newer homeschooler of mostly young children, I really needed to read this today. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


Very true and well said. Thank you.


Thanks so much for this beautiful post, Kim!

Rebecca ~7smallones

Thank you.



This is a beautiful post, Kim. I am away, but I will be reading this again when I return home. Thanks.


This was a beautiful reality check. God bless you, Kim!


Thank you for your thoughtful post. I'm going to continue to ponder the idea of "call vs desire." I'm sure I confuse them all the time.

There seems to be quite a bit of blog burnout. I've been following threads on different blogs about the topic. I'm taking a break from blogging and especially protecting myself from superbloggers whose material does demoralize me. I feel much better already.


Thank you! I've been in your shoes over and over again throughout my vocation as wife and mother. You are so wise. "to everything, there is a season"... God bless you!


Thank you, I have been needing to hear this!


This is fantastic, thank you. I'd like to link this from my blog, you've given me lots of food for thought.


Thank you Kim. I just read this and it is exactly what I needed today.


This is a beautiful post! So thoughtful, with no judgment attached. And what a blessing to read of your commitment to God's will for your life! Refreshing! I don't normally read your blog or even have any idea what coop you are talking about but today you blessed me!

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