Almost 15 years ago, I found out that parenting is God's tool to change me and make me become more like Him. That being said, I'd say that homeschooling four children is His power tool in that process. : )
And since I don't always choose joy when I'm feeling overwhelmed and I often let myself get grumpy instead,
these verses have been on my heart lately.
"Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound. They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance. In Your name they rejoice all day long....
(here's the awesome part)
The enemy shall not outwit him." Whoo hoo! Isn't that awesome?!