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Pray for a Homeschool Heart of Gratitude

Through His Eyes

Author: Saleama A. Ruvalcaba, MATS

I think most people have heard of Helen Keller, but how many of us have heard of Fanny Crosby? I was reading an incredible story about her life. When she was two months old, she became ill, and their family doctor was out of town. Another doctor posing as a doctor “treated” her by pouring hot mustard plaster on her eyes which caused her to be permanently blind. Fanny’s father died shortly after that, so her mother had to go to work as a maid. 

Fanny was raised mostly by her grandmother. As a young child Fanny loved poetry and she loved to memorize Scripture. She eventually went to a school for the blind as a student and later as a teacher. She married, and she and her husband became great Christian hymn writers. 

Fanny never considered being blind a hindrance to her life. She prayed to God often with a grateful spirit. She could not wait until the day she would “see’ Jesus Christ in Heaven.

What a great life!

I could not help but be amazed at this story. In our culture today we consider the most trivial things to cause us to feel deprived. I heard of a student at a local high school (here in Memphis) who felt deprived because his parents would not buy him a brand-new expensive vehicle like his classmates. 

What a contrast to Fanny Crosby’s life. 

As we begin this new school year let’s pray that our children have a heart of gratitude. 

Heavenly Father,

Please give me, my spouse and my children_______________a heart of gratitude, praying to you always with a heart of thankfulness. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Thank you, Lord, for reminding me, my spouse and my children______________that we have victory in you every day no matter our circumstances. 2 Thessalonians 1:3

I pray that me, my spouse and my children________________are reminded each day that your love for us endures forever. We are never without because You are always with us. 1 Chronicles 16:24

Lord, in our homeschool community, give me, my spouse and my children_____________the opportunity to share your goodness with others. Psalm 9:1

Let my life, my spouse and children__________________sing of your praise and salvation every day. Jonah 2:9

Let us not look to the world for satisfaction, rather look to YOU always and be grateful for what you did for us on the Cross. 

In Jesus Name, I pray. 

~Saleama A. Ruvalcaba, MATS

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