Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I have been praying and thinking about this journey. What is my passion, regarding homeschooling? What are my concerns? Joys? Successes? Failures? What are yours? I realize and respect that the “vision” may be different for each family. Your homeschool journey may look different from mine. You may have different definitions, goals, etc. The circumstances that led you to homeschool may be entirely different from mine.
I am passionate about independent homeschooling, K-12. It is my calling. And on days when I don’t “feel” the calling, it is my conviction. So I look to resources that will inspire me and help to equip me for that long journey all the way through high school, help remind me of the costs… both of home schooling and NOT homeschooling my children.
Sometimes the stresses of life and the attack of the enemy wear us down, until we are weary and vulnerable to choosing other options for educating our children… options we really are not comfortable with, never thought we would consider. For me, educating my children is a form of discipling my children. So, there is no other option. I am committed. A little like marriage.
I feel ''called'' to homeschool my children. The Lord has pressed on my heart that we need to commit to this calling of homeschooling, and have a vision, so that we are not tempted to turn away or quit when we hit a bump along the way. I pray the Lord will renew our vision and calling, as we seek Him for this new school year coming up
Saturday, May 5, 2012
This is a great video, done by Gena Suarez from The Old Schoolhouse magazine. My heart was so encouraged to see this powerful message put together that echoes my own conviction that if at all possible, our children belong at home with us. That is God's design for the family. In spite of our flaws and failures, the Lord has given us the most beautiful privilege and responsibility of raising children to know and love and serve Him. And home educating/home discipling our children is a wonderful opportunity to do just that! For regular encouragement and strength for this homeschool journey we are on, check out TOS magazine. And watch this special message and be encouraged that you are making the best decision for your family as you keep your kiddos "Home Where They Belong".