About this blog

I’m Jo, mum to seven children aged 0 to 16. I’m a child of God by faith in Jesus Christ.  I’m married to a man whose faith and integrity inspire me.  I homeschool my younger children using the Charlotte Mason method, but that is less important to me than bringing them up to love God and love other people.  I am convinced that only the Spirit of God can bring lasting change and fruit in our lives, and that Jesus is the treasure our hearts long for.

Our house is cluttered and smaller than the average NZ home.  We like music and sing in harmony (sometimes very badly).  We have far too many books.  We also have too many chickens, but definitely not too many children.

I started this blog because I wanted to write about some of the things that have happened to me.  God has been working in my life in a powerful way and I hope I can bring hope and encouragement to others who may have similar struggles.

Why my blog is called Isaiah 41 verse 10

14 thoughts on “About this blog

  1. Jo. I love that God has inspired you to write about your journey!
    You are a very special friend and I am so blessed to have you in my life.
    I know that God will impact others with what you write, as you walk in honesty about your struggles and His victories.
    Bless you beautiful, faithful woman of God!!! 🙂

  2. Hello, Jo. I’m glad you visited my blog today. Your blog name had me googling Isaiah 41:10. I’m finding encouragement through you already, and it’s only been several minutes of connection. What a miracle technology is.

    I also homeschool our two sons. I’m looking forward to being on the journey with you. 🙂

    • Hi Lori,
      Thanks! I’m glad you find the verse encouraging too. I’m taking a break from blogs this month, but got a little sidetracked. Still learning to be obedient… but anyway I hope to write the story behind my blog title in the future.
      I hope that I will be able to read more of your story in the future too. It is very encouraging to see the miracles God is working in so many lives. We are living proof of God’s power to transform brokenness.

  3. Thank you again isaiah41v10 for visiting our Blog and for the wonderful message you shared. I’m sorry we will not be able to share together at this time but what I will do is read your past messages in my Morning Devotions.

    God bless you and your family greatly and enjoy your break.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne

      • How wonderful Jo that you will be posting again soon, we will be able to share together our heart thoughts.

        On my Computer desk I have a verse of Scripture, it was on my window ledge last week, not in close view but God reminded me about it when I was upset after experiencing a very abusive attack on my worth as a woman of God, it comforted me greatly and reassured me I was not alone, the same as the Scriptures below that He gave me when I was facing a violent Storm in my life, I also hold them close to my heart as I do the other verse, which is (Isaiah 41:10)

        Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

        Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

        Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

        Christian Love in our Unity in Christ Jesus – Anne.

  4. Wow! We have seven children and home schooled five of them. We also used Charlotte Mason – however I found that method too late to fully enjoy the style.

    Once, worried that I was “wrecking” my sons (we had lots of opposition to our decision to educate our children), the Lord drew my attention to Romans 8:28 – then said, “You can’t wreck ’em so bad that I can’t fix ’em!” Well, all righty then! Don’t you love it when He settles a matter?

    They all turned out fine. Some are not walking with the Lord right now, but He has them well in hand, I believe.

    I look forward to reading more of your journey!


  5. From the moment I opened up your blog I was hit by this beautiful sweetness, like something of God had just touched me and I hadn’t even read a post. I truly am not kidding. My first thoughts were wow this person has been touched by the love of God. Look forward to more of your posts, as you share your insights and discoveries of our wonderful God. Blessings

    • Thank you, your comment moved my heart! My life has indeed been touched by God’s love, and I can’t survive without Him. Things have been very busy and I haven’t managed to post for a while. I hope He will give me something to share soon. 🙂 Lot of thoughts percolating.

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