I used to review curriculum, now I create it

#60 Unqualified

Unqualified. It’s just a word, but it is also a judgement based on someone’s opinion. What qualifies you to teach your children or walk in your ministry or help anyone with anything? If we are always looking to someone to qualify us, stamp us with their seal of approval, our qualifications are fickle and in constant flux. The truth is, there is only one qualification or opinion that truly matters…

In today’s episode I talk about what qualification means. I rant a bit about the frustrations I have faced and judgements put upon me to be qualified to teach, or speak, or lead, or write, or any position that God has given me. The world is constantly assessing me and I am constantly reminding myself that their assessments aren’t what I am going for.

You have a calling, you have an appointment, and no one get’s to tell you whether you are right for the job, not even your own emotions.

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Links mentioned in today’s podcast

If you haven’t checked out my new curriculum, it is every subject (geography, Bible, social studies, history, science, writing, grammar, spelling, reading, and more) for every grade from PreK to High School and it was something I felt I got directly from God… a vision of homeschooling being the life abundantly I dreamed it could be. You can check it out at Gather ‘Round Homeschool and stay tuned for Christmas!

Also, here is the before and after of my school room that I promised! Now we’re on to starting Asia tomorrow and fulfilling orders and carrying out the calling that God has anointed me for for tomorrow. One step at a time…


  1. so I’ve been really struggling with pulling my youngest out of public school. I planned to do it at the end of the year (Australia, school year is almost done). but I’ve been praying about pulling her out a month early. she hates it so much. I homeschool my oldest.
    I listened to your podcast on the way to work this morning and I was in tears. I really needed to hear what you had to say.
    I think I’ve made the choice to pull her out at the end of this week. God has told me to homeschool. I know that. I’ve known that for a long time. I’ve just been holding on because of a choice I made a year ago that isn’t even really an important choice anymore.

    thank you.

  2. Wow! I am a homeschool dad (which in and of itself can be hard being a man in a traditionally woman’s world)and have been listening to a few of your podcasts. I listened a few months ago and then “life happened”, I got so busy I stopped listening to anything haha. I did however just finish this podcast and, oh my word, it’s exactly what I needed to hear. I have been asking myself and telling others lately, “I don’t feel like I am doing enough… I don’t want my kids to suffer because of it.” I’m ultra organized and type a but that also keeps me from being as flexible and therefore I feel at times that my kids are lacking in some areas. So when you used some of those exact words I knew it was for me to hear! Thank you..
    Also, I’m looking into your curriculums for next year for my boys.

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