I used to review curriculum, now I create it

#57 My Story

How did a girl who got married when she was 19, had no college or university degree and greatest desire was to just be a mom and homeschool her kids get where I am today? How did I write books and start writing Bible curriculum? How did I start a blog and grow it to where it is today? And more than that… what about you who feels like God has called you to more and are just waiting for it to happen?

Today’s episode is my story. It may not be rags to riches but it’s the story of a girl who was searching for something more, something she didn’t even knew existed. It is the story of following God and His faithfulness in my life. It is the story of surrendering what I thought I wanted, finding contentment even when it wasn’t easy, and discovering who I was meant to be. Something I am still discovering every day.

My story

Links mentioned in today’s episode

1. My planning book: Journal Me Organized (you can flip through it on Amazon)
2. More Than Words Bible Curriculum (level 2 preview is coming in just a few weeks!)
3. My new curriculum line: Gather ‘Round Homeschool

Have a question or want to share your own story? Post it in the comments below and you may see it show up on the next podcast episode!

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  1. Yes! Storytime. Loved it! Loved spending almost 1 whole virtual hour with you ♥️
    Thank you for your faith and energy.
    Can’t wait for the next time you talk about your story!

  2. Um…that was incredible! The way you talk about your relationship with God really resonates with me, and I loved hearing how He is leading you in this journey. I am feeling inspired to go on in my own journey ahead. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. I married young too! I was 20! I get it. Everything you said about that resonated with me. What a great podcast.

  4. You really inspire me. I got married at 19 and had two kids couldn’t have anymore. My husband is also older then me also. I moved 6 hours away from my support system before I met him and that was so hard. I finally found a new community when I started homeschooling. Most of them are much older then me but I learn so much from them. I have definitely had to turn everything over to God. Love your stories. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. This was amazing Rebecca!! You spoke to my heart?I will be praying over your new curriculum. Thank you for stepping out in faith.

  6. Hi, Rebecca.
    Also a Rebekah here. Also was homeschooled. Also always “too young” for my life. Also got married (to a soldier) young, got pregnant within three months, and only took “that long” because he had military training right after we tied the knot. When that baby was 3 months, we got pregnant again…
    I haven’t listened to this whole episode yet, and this is awkward, but I am feeling like I might be the US/Rebekah with a -kah version of you. I have listened to a whole bunch of your other episodes, and gleaned a lot for use in our home, and hope you don’t stop podcasting any time soon!

  7. Just stumbled upon this and wow! Mind blown! I have a 6 yo, 4 yo and twin 1 yo’s and feel like some days we’re barely making it with my sanity intact and YET I feel this itch to do something soon and feel like I’m being worked on! I have always struggled with low self-confidence but you have inspired me to continue to lean in, read God’s word and listen for his call. I can be excited for what He has planned for me! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Thank you Rebecca for sharing this sweet story. While I was listening to you, I really realize that I was ignoring God voice since couple of month. Around the month of September 2019, I prayed a lot, I was crying my whole body because the way I was raised. But God helps me to forgive and stop living in a prison in my head. Anyway, at that time when I passed through this process with God, I heard Him telling me that He has something bigger for me. I quit my job, I decide to be a stay at home mom. But the day today, my desire to be a good mom, a good wife, having a clean house, preparing good healthy food just took all of my time even my time with God, the time with me and after that the time with my husband cause I was so focus on being perfect. So when my house was clean, I was so happy but start to feel guilty cause I didn’t pass enough time with my children and my relationship with my husband was effective by my culpability….. I start feeling that I will never be ok, never feel accomplished, never be satisfied, never be the mom, the wife, the women I would like to be. How crazy this can sound!!!
    So God spoke to me I knew this was from him, He told me to start homeschooling!!! What me, no I don’t think so. But it was so strong in me. Now that I started homeschool my 3 kids, God wants something more for me. I don’t know yet what it is but your podcast is touching me so much to seek more with God what is His desired for my life. I think that I’m waiting to much, when I will be able to take care to everything in my house, that my kids will be obeyed, my house will always be in control, etc. I would be able to follow God calling…. But I’m wrong, definitely wrong, cause when I think I’m in control…. everything goes bad. Oh God !!!! Thanks Rebecca, I will definitely change my priority to have more quiet time with God and seek for His voice and His calling for my life. Thanks again, you really touched my heart. ❤️

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