Saturday, December 12, 2009

Home education... why?

As we close another fun-filled week of learning, I am reminded as to why I home educate. 

Proverbs 1.7 states "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline."  I not only desire our teens to learn their 3 R's, but also to revere GOD and increase in their knowledge of Him.  Then, "He will make your (their) paths straight." (Prov 3.6b)  My prayer for our teens is that they will be so grounded in Christ that their choices now and in the future will reflect Him to those around them.

Another verse that I keep in front of me is 2 Timothy 2.15: "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth."  I feel this weighs more heavily on me than the teens.  As the "teacher," I need to be very careful to present Biblical truth and not my version of truth.  I do not want to be the "wolf in sheep's clothing" and lead any astray.

Home educating is a privilege I do not take lightly.  God has called us and is equipping us each step of the way.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

We enjoyed an unusual early snowfall here in NW GA this past Saturday morning.  We had about 1 inch on the back porch and in the yard.  We found ways to have our winter fun.... quick snow ball fights (sans coats!) and rolling a very large-sized dinosaur egg snowball!  That snowball lasted until Monday night!

I grew up in the north and miss the winter fun of childhood.  This gives my kids a "taste" of winter without freezing like we used too! 

What are your favorite wintertime sports? Skating, Skiing, Sledding, Snow ball fights, Snow angels, making snow men?
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