Bearing Fruit

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”-  John 12:24
As a homeschooling mother of three, most of my energy over the past twenty-five years has been focused on the health and education of my family. I so enjoyed those years, and at times, I wished that my homeschooling world with three young children would go on forever. But, with the marriage of my eldest daughter last month, the “Newby Family of Five” is no more. Yet, instead of being sad at the lost, I am excited and delighted to see the new life that has sprung up in its place. There is a new family now, made up of a wonderful young man and my beautiful daughter, who will in many ways over the years, bear much fruit.
Because some old things must go to make room for the new, this will be my last regular post on my blog. Now, instead of homeschooling just three children, my tutoring “family” has grown to fifteen students from around the county who come to my home regularly to be taught and mentored. I need to focus more time on them, and I want to run with endurance the race that God has marked out for me so that I have a life that bears much fruit.
With heart-felt appreciation for those of you who have read my blog,
Debra Newby