"Unless we have the right purpose intellectually in our minds and lovingly in our hearts, we will very quickly be diverted from being useful to God." ~Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest Earlier in the summer, I began a journey of self discovery, "What is God's plan for me as our homeschooling years begin to fade?" In the interest of transparency, I need to say that this journey was side-lined by many things that seemed much more important. I could say that I had children who needed company, rides to work, counseling and discipleship, or that the house needed cleaning, errands needed running, meals needed cooking... and many other necessary things, but that just wouldn't be honest. The truth is that I made it easy for myself to make everything else more important than me . It was easier to stay busy, than it was to seek God. My heart faltered - my motivation became murky, my resolve wavered and I became useless for a time. I agree that God wants me to lay my life down for others. But I also know that when I neglect who God has made me to be, i...