Live With Eternal Perspective Podcast Episode 091 - Interview with Charlene Notgrass - Notgrass History - Part 1
Welcome to the Terri Hitt – Live With Eternal Perspective Podcast
Episode #091 – Interview with Charlene Notgrass of Notgrass History – Part 1
Thank you for entrusting and investing your precious time with me to grow in Jesus together. I am blessed to be back with you to discuss more ways to live with eternal perspective.
I hope you have enjoyed this home education series that is continuing these last few podcast episodes. I know I have been reminded of tips and have enjoyed hearing the hearts and intents of pioneers in the home school industry.
Even if you are not a home educator, I pray that you are absorbing just what God calls for you, so that you may better understand the needs of someone you know, you may support or pray for them, or that you will be enlightened in some way with the information presented here about educating children or grandchildren at home and the eternal lessons, blessings, and perspective found through obediently and intentionally taking responsibility for teaching school at home.
Many life lessons focused on eternity are found through home education. I thank God daily for the gift and blessings of being the one who molds and shapes the godly values and morals my child should be exposed to. Remember that home education does not have to be perfect, but a successful school will honor Jesus, construct and execute clear educational goals based on respecting the child as a person made by God for a purpose, and a plan for shaping the heart of our child for eternity.
The best mind and heart attitude for parents in the homeschool journey might be that we are helpless, but we are not hopeless. When we remember that we can choose to remove pressures from self or culture and look to God first for affirmation, guidance, support, and encouragement, He will carry us and lead us to the best choices for our family and season of life. This should be the heart intention of every parent, not just those in the homeschool journey.
Today I’m thankful to have one of the founders of Notgrass History on the podcast. Charlene Notgrass is a Christian, the happy wife of Ray Notgrass, a veteran homeschool mom, and an ecstatic “Little,” (at least that’s what her grandkids call her). Charlene is the co-author, (along with her daughters), of Our Star Spangled Story for children in grades 1-4. She is also the author of America the Beautiful and co-author of From Adam to Us and Uncle Sam and You for students in grades 5-8. Charlene also loves to encourage homeschooling mothers through her blog called, Daily Encouragement for Mothers. I will leave the links for her website and blog at the end of the program and in the transcripts on my website. Charlene, welcome to the Live With Eternal Perspective podcast.
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I hope you found information that informed or encouraged you today. Please come back to the podcast next week for Part Two of this interview with Charlene as we continue our discussion about homeschool, history, our Heavenly Father, and what main objectives Charlene has found to help her to live with an eternal perspective each day.
Dear God, our precious, holy Heavenly Father, how we need You. You are never-changing, omnipotent, and full of the wisdom we need. Help us cling to You as we journey through life. May we put You first in all things. Help us listen to Your plans for our children. Enable us to live our lives in such ways that we are ready and able to take on the tasks You set before us. May we rely on Your strength, Your will, and Your perfect plans. Please help those who may be looking for a way to homeschool. Carry those who have no strength left for the task. Comfort those who are overwhelmed. Encourage those who are weary, and bless each of us who follow the journey into home education as You set it before us. May we value Your children and influence their hearts for You in every way You desire and deserve. Thank you for the privilege of raising the children You created for just this time and with purposes only You can fathom. Infuse us with all we need, yet keep us on our knees looking to You for everything we must possess to be successful in Your eyes. In Your precious, holy, and loving name we pray. Amen.
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I pray this podcast draws you nearer to God and helps you cling to Him, despite any circumstances in your life. Until next week, keep looking Up while focusing on new ways to Live With Eternal Perspective.