Sunday, October 26, 2008

Homeschool Thoughts

I was not able to make it to the homeschool meeting at church this past month. Our pastor spoke to the group and I got an e-mail with some of the points he made. Although I did not hear the whole thing, the points still spoke to me. He has 8 children and all of them were homeschooled or are being homeschooled by his wife.

Here are his thoughts discussed at meeting...

1. Remember why you're doing this. God gave the directions for educating our children in Deuteronomy 6 and there is a stream running all through the Bible of family promises. You can weather the difficulties if the roots of conviction are deep enough.

2. Don't impose "school" on the home. Interruptions can be opportunities for true education. The education of our children can be put in three general categories: Discipleship(learning to follow Jesus), Apprenticeship (learning to work), Courtship (preparing to marry "in the faith"). (We didn't discuss the latter) Firefly Principal: The darker the night, the brighter the light shines.

3. Remember that God is more devoted to our children's success than we parents will ever be. Stay close to God the Father so He can tell you what to do with your children.

I wish I had made it for the whole thing now ;)

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