You know that homeschool mom down the street or across the aisle at church? Maybe you don’t know her really well. But she wishes you knew her better. In fact, there are several things she wishes she can tell you but she can’t.
She isn’t standing on my sticky kitchen linoleum. Actually, she probably has genuine bamboo flooring that she prayerfully installed herself. I step over a straw, two legos, some dog kibble, and a plastic cup to pour myself coffee and note that my Fiesta mug, while beautiful, doesn’t not offer a benediction on the front. That is how un-spiritual-blogger I am. My coffee doesn’t even have a little bit of Jesus.
I think I should be awesome every day of the week, that I should always be beautiful and fragrant (in the right way) and patient and wise. Instead, I turn out messy and smelly (in the wrong way) and angry and foolish. But when it comes to mothering and homeschooling and family living in general, there seem to be four reasons to be stuck in amateur hour.
What if I were like God?
I recently discussed 5 reasons women make great leaders. Thank you for your kind words about that post. I felt like it inadequately expressed the true brilliance of the women around me, but apparently you get the drift. You are awesome — keep it up. I think we all know it isn’t roses and sunshine leading in work and ministry. We are doing great, but there are real obstacles we face regularly. This list is not meant to be discouraging at all. I hope you’ll say, “OK! So it’s not just me! We all face this!” And maybe the men around us can take it as an opportunity to help out. Definitely we can all encourage one another as we face these stumbling blocks in our leadership. 5 Challenges Women Leaders Face 1. We are not taken seriously. Hey, it is tough out there! Don’t I know it! One of my first leadership opportunities was leading the instrumental music ministry in a mid-sized church. The ministry was not at all accustomed to female leadership in a …