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Heart and Home Homeschoolers
Serving homeschoolers in Southwest Florida
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?power of the tongue bible verses 
 
 
 
 
That our life and all our living
We may consecrate to Thee. —Murray
You may give without loving, but you can’t love without giving.
-- courtesy of odb.org

"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly."           ~ Matthew 6:3-4




A homeless man spends time in our local library. One afternoon, while I was writing there, I took a lunch break. After I finished the first half of a turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich, an image of the man’s face came to mind. A few minutes later, I offered him the untouched part of my lunch. He accepted.

This brief encounter made me realize that with all that God has given me, I needed to do more to help those who are less fortunate. Later, as I thought about this, I read Moses’ instructions on providing for the poor. He told the Israelites: Do not “shut your hand from your poor brother, but . . . open your hand wide to him” (Deut. 15:7-8). An open hand symbolizes the way God wanted His nation to provide for impoverished people—willingly and freely. No excuses, no holding back (v.9). God had given to them, and He wanted them to give generously enough to supply whatever was “sufficient” for the need (v.8).

When we offer open-handed help to the poor, God blesses us for our kindness (Ps. 41:1-3; Prov. 19:17). With His leading, consider how you might “extend your soul to the hungry” (Isa. 58:10) and freely give to help others in Jesus’ name.

Grant us, then, the grace for giving
With a spirit large and free,
That our life and all our living
We may consecrate to Thee. —Murray
You may give without loving, but you can’t love without giving.
-- courtesy of odb.org


Heart and Home Homeschoolers is a Christian-based, cooperative group of homeschooling families in Lee County, Florida. We welcome homeschool families of all faiths and educational philosophies.

 
Our purposes are to support homeschooling parents, to share homeschooling resources and ideas, and to encourage families in the planning of social and educational activities for their children. We also provide a network for keeping homeschoolers aware of political issues affecting the rights of homeschoolers.

Support meetings are held each month on the fourth Tuesday evening. The meeting features a discussion topic or a presentation, and open discussion time to address individual homeschooling needs. Support meetings are for adults only. Nursing infants are always welcome.

Heart and Home offers discounted membership in the Florida Parent Educator's Association (FPEA), a statewide homeschool association.

For more information about Heart and Home, click on Contact Us and send us an email!