Bit from the Board – November 2021

Happy November PEACH families!

Greetings to you from your new PEACH treasurer,
Jennifer Perdew. I will take a moment to tell you
a bit about myself and my family. I’ve been
married to my husband, Brad, for 23 years,
which also happens to be the length of time we
have lived right here in the Shenandoah Valley.
We have six children, half of whom are young
adults already! Having always homeschooled,
we’ve been members of PEACH for the last 15
years. Now we are down to exactly half of our
peak enrollment with only three studying from
home this school year, a senior, a junior, and an
8th grader. Honestly, I was a bit reluctant to even
think about homeschooling when my now college
sophomore was a mere 4 years old, but am I
ever glad God initially dragged me down this path
which has become an amazing and enriching
educational journey.

Temperatures are dropping just like the leaves.
Soon we will change the clocks back and the days
will become shorter. It’s a great time to grab a
sweater and some hot cocoa while we sit by the
fire with our family and focus on being thankful.

As we approach Thanksgiving at the end of the
month, it is an excellent time to remember to
count our blessings. We would do well to also
remember where our blessings come from. As
James 1:17 says, “Every good thing given and
every perfect gift is from above, coming down
from the Father of lights…”. Since all good things
come from God, we need to take time to thank
and praise Him! Despite our circumstances and
the crazy twists and turns we experience in our
increasingly challenging world; we know that
Jehovah Jireh will continue to provide. Paul
encourages us in Philippians 4:19 “And my God
will supply every need of yours according to his
riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” And it is that
Providential provision for which we are
abundantly grateful!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Jennifer Perdew
PEACH Treasurer