Monday Meditations: Think on these things


The Vision: Encouraging Moms

A few months ago, I realized that I needed a vision for this blog. An overall plan. To keep me on track. You know, because I get distracted easily.

So I decided at that point that my vision for this blog is to be an encouragement to homeschool mommas. Who love Jesus. And books. Yes, that would be good.

But how should I best accomplish my goals? What is the best way to encourage you as moms and book-loving homeschool teachers and Jesus followers? How can I share my experiences as a successful homeschool graduate, and now a second-generation homeschooling momma? These were the questions I began asking myself as I tried to build on the vision that was emerging.

So as the consummate lover of books that I am, I first began sharing book suggestions for weekly themes as part of What to Read Wednesday.

But there is so much more to Life as Lanhams than books. Don’t get me wrong. Books are a large part of our life. I usually finish 2 or 3 fiction books a week myself, with several non-fiction books going in the meantime. And my kids read or listen to books constantly. So yes, books are life.

But I also want to try to encourage moms in the battle. The ones who feel like they are failing. Whose life isn’t turning out the way they expected. So this week, I am going to start something new.

Monday Meditations

I’m calling it Monday Meditations. It’s a place for me to spill my thoughts about life and homeschooling, and try to encourage you to keep fighting the battle called life. And be more victorious in your relationship with Jesus.

I’m not a preacher. I don’t consider myself to be the most spiritual person on earth. I do love Jesus, and I love to share the things that He is doing in my life. I’ve got lots of experience in the trenches and I have a long way to go to be like Him. So let’s just think of this as a journey together. I will share what I have been learning this week, and the things that God is doing in my life. I would love to hear about your journey too.

The Battlefield of the Mindmonday-meditations

Our church held a Ladies’ Conference this weekend, and the amazing speaker talked about the battlefield in our mind. How Satan loves to use our thoughts to discourage and defeat us. To tell us we aren’t good enough. To convince us that we aren’t the Momma or the Christian that we should be.

And if we listen to those lies that Satan whispers in our mind, we will be defeated and it will be harder to walk through our Christian life victoriously.

But Scripture has a remedy.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:1-2

Think on These Things

When Satan tries to defeat us on the battlefield of our mind, we have to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. And how do we do that? By meditating on God’s word.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

So let’s meditate on something praiseworthy this week, shall we? Have you had a homeschool victory recently? Please share with me! I would love to rejoice with you!


  • Becky Elawick

    October 21, 2016 at 11:11 pm Reply

    Great article Amy! I can’t wait to see more!

    • Amy Lanham

      October 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm Reply

      Aww, thanks, Becky! Love you, sweet lady!

  • Susan Evans

    October 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm Reply

    If we ask God to renew our minds and take every thought captive and don’t allow ourselves to think whatever comes to our minds, we have a greater ability to yield to Christ and be conformed to His image.

  • Trena

    October 25, 2016 at 12:52 am Reply

    Love this idea! Hope I can remember to check back each week.

    • Amy Lanham

      October 30, 2016 at 5:38 pm Reply

      I’ll try to remind you! 🙂

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