Can you walk by faith without knowing the final destination?

Frederick Buechner:  “Faith is not being sure where you are going, but going anyway because God gave the directions.”

This quote reminds me of my move to Arizona.  I obeyed the call to move even before I knew where I was going. I packed up my household with my girls by faith that God would have shown me where we were moving to by the time we got in the moving truck.

All I had was the name of a city. I was able to figure out the location eventually from where the city was sitting on the map. From there I figured where the Lord wanted me to move with my family.

Can you walk by faith without knowing the final destination?

Then I got in the truck, fully packed…with no money. I believed by faith that God would provide where he was guiding. So I stopped at the bank on the way to my new home in a new city. I applied for a loan.

As I was driving from California to Arizona. So I continued my journey not knowing how things would work out. While I was driving to Arizona, I got the call on my cell phone that my loan was approved. 

I arrived in Arizona just before the rental office closed to sign the lease, pay the man, and get the keys to our new home.

That was one faith adventure as a single mom of two. More stories of faith are in my book, God’s Prosperity, sold on Paypal.

Frederick Buechner is a theologian, ordained Presbyterian minister and writer. He’s also an unlikely social media sensation, with more than 1.5 million followers. On July 11, 2016, he turned 90.

My name is Nek’ka Migel and it’s been my pleasure to share a little from my life experience as provoked by the above quote of Frederick Buechner.

So I’ll ask it again, “Can you walk by faith without knowing the final destination? “

Have a good evening, everyone! And thanks for stopping by.

Could You Imagine Losing the Son of God?, saved good blog

Luke 2

Could you imagine losing the son of God?
The Parents lost Jesus for a minute…or 3 days!

Could you imagine losing the Son of God?

I cannot imagine what Mary and Joseph were feeling especially if they knew that Jesus was the Son of God. I mean, they must have been going out of their minds. Not only because it was their child but because He is the Son of God.

And they lost Him!

Sad day!

Once my kids were “ripped away” from me. They were only 2 and 3 years old. I knew where they were physically, but they were “lost” to me, not home with me, their mother.

My girls were brought back home!

They were restored to my home 10 days later, Praise the Lord. It was a frightful time. I don’t know if my feelings were like what Mary and Joseph felt with their “losing” the Son of God.

Putting it in perspective

When you think about it, God knows where all things are, all people, and even all promises. He hasn’t lost a thing.

Pray for the location of the lost thing and for the promises to come.  If you have lost something, can it be replaced? Was it that valuable that it is irreplaceable?  I ask you again, could you imagine losing the Son of God?

So, the next time you think about losing something think to yourself, at least I didn’t lose the Son of God.

(Or did you?  Something to think about.)

Nek’ka Migel

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Learning Styles with Remote Learning and Homeschooling

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Learning styles can vary from one person to the next. So when teaching your child on an individual basis without a community of peers it is
important to recognize they are learning from you. But they might not learn the same way that you do.

Take the Learning Style Survey

Testing your child will help you to understand how and why children in the same household are not “getting it” the same way or at the same pace. Because learning styles with remote learning and homeschooling may vary. And feel free to test yourself and see what learning style you prefer if you don’t know this already.

One of my girls was a self-starter and could handle almost any subject by reading a book or doing research on the internet. My other child was more tactile. She needed a learning environment where she could use her hands more, even for math.

So here is one way Learning Styles have been described:

(V) Visual learners like charts and pictures
(A) Auditory learners want to hear it explained out loud. They may be the
one asking many questions
(K) Kinesthetic or Tactile learners want to use touch or physical
activities instead of listening or watching a demonstration

The free guide has a few survey questions for your kids. You should check it out because learning styles with remote learning and homeschooling may vary.

Home School Consulting is Available

Also, if you are in need of homeschool consulting, I can share from my 12-year experience. My last consult came with questions already typed up in a google doc and I was able to answer and even type out some of the answers to their questions during our consult. You and I can just have a verbal conversation if that’s what you prefer. Here is my afternoon calendar.

how to begin home schooling or remote learning
How to begin home schooling or remote learning

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to get your free copy of the Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling and remote learning.

Nek’ka Migel, Author and Entrepreneur

How to Begin Home Schooling or Remote Learning

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Have you asked how to begin home schooling or remote learning? Just how do I begin this journey?

When I first tried to homeschool, I already had a desire to homeschool my girls, but the timing was not right. Nor did I have the grace to do such when they were preschoolers. How could it be so hard to teach my girls their colors and numbers? Yet it was not the right time. It was like I was striving too hard and they were not comfortable either.

We had just moved to another state in 2000 when troubled waters were upon us. I strongly believed, for their safety, it was finally time to homeschool my girls, doing the best job I could. So I took my daughters our of Kindergarten and First Grade public school.

How to begin home schooling or remote learning

Some of you have been thrust into this situation of remote learning or schooling at home. So, it is the right time for you to homeschool. I shared some tips, insights, and experiences that I had from homeschooling my two daughters for 12 years in the Beginner’s Guide to Homeschooling.

how to begin home schooling or remote learning
How to begin home schooling or remote learning

Home Schooling during crisis times can be very adventurous and enlightening to the needs and learning styles of your children. I learned so much about my daughters being their teacher as well as their parent. And I believe you could learn much about your children, as well.

For parents whose children were in public school before the Coronavirus Pandemic, they might have been ‘lumped in’ with children of various learning styles at school. Now you find yourself faced with deciding how to help your children succeed in their schooling but at home. Coaching is available.

In Beginner’s guide to Homeschooling, you can read about learning styles, finding curriculum and how my local community helped shaped my family’s homeschooling experience and hopefully how it can help you shape your learners into well prepared students for the upcoming school years.

Home School Coaching is available

For Home school Coaching, I am available some afternoons. Feel free to make an appointment. You can also make a Discovery Appointment for 15 minutes to learn more about my experience with homeschooling before setting your own Home School Coaching appointment. I will help you with how to begin home schooling or remote learning for your children.

My name is Nek’ka Migel. I hope I can be of service to you. Just know that I am praying for you and the good work you want to do in your child’s life!

Other posts here are:

Speak to Your Children,

How Do You Protect Your Children?,

Life Coaching for Single Parents.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sincerely and In Christ Name,

Nek’ka Migel, Author and Entrepreneur

Nek’ka Migel, Author and Entrepreneur