Hungry for encouragement

Hungry for encouragement

Dear Julie,

Recently, I enjoyed listening to your Read Aloud Revival interview with Sarah MacKenzie. I confess, I listened more than once and took notes- if you can call typing out most statements verbatim “taking notes.” The Writer’s Jungle would call that “dictation,” I suppose! Encouraged, I started looking at your Writer’s Jungle sample online and planning up how I might fit that purchase into my budget sometime this year. To my great delight, within the week, I happened upon a discount. So, I’ve purchased, printed, and begun pouring through The Writer’s Jungle.

Comfort and inspiration is pumping through my blood as a result. I also downloaded A Gracious Space, which I realize wasn’t meant to be read in one sitting. I must’ve been hungry for all the encouragement! From some books, I glean a few drops of encouragement. Put the book down. Got that. Done. Reading your books has been like trying to drink from a fire hydrant! This thirsty mother will be gulping in your plethora of truth-filled ideas for years to come.

Thank you, Julie, for all your refreshing thoughts and shared experience. I am encouraged as a mother–to delight in my children more and edify them more. I am encouraged as a teacher–to resist the urge to take my security in creating a replica of “school” at home. I am encouraged as a thinker and a writer–to learn and grow and sharpen personally along with my children. Thank you profusely for caring about the homeschooling mother’s heart and mind, which, once flourishing, will bless the children all the more.

Sincerely,

Sarah

One Response to “Hungry for encouragement”

  1. Barb says:

    This is so beautiful. I love the way Sarah expressed this: “Reading your books has been like trying to drink from a fire hydrant! This thirsty mother will be gulping in your plethora of truth-filled ideas for years to come.”

    Yes it is Julie!