Friday, August 15, 2008

Traveling Thoughts...

We are getting ready to leave for 11 days, to visit family and interview at 2 different churches. My heart is in a state of mourning for just wanting to be home, to just dwell here and wait on my amazon homeschool package. We start school here on September 7, I am very excited and can't wait to get started! We will be studying all kinds of cool things as we live and learn together. I was really hoping that all of my curriculum would have come in already so that I could take it with me and plan out our year but I will have to wait until we get back.

I have a lot of thoughts about homeschooling and if you were to ask me about homeschooling I would leap at the opportunity to express my overzealous heartfelt love of it and importance of it. I am a huge homeschool advocate. I do not feel that it is something to be pushed onto someone but I do feel that it is something that ALL Christian parents should take into serious consideration in the perspective of eternity and a Christ centered education. I personally am in love with it, I can not imagine sending my children to the system of goverment education, I wholeheartedly believe God's design for children is to be at home with their parents, learning from them. I know that this is not the majority view, it is considered crazy that common "uneducated" parents could "teach" their own children but I think it is crazy to give my chilren to an "educated" stranger to "teach" them. Who's children are they? Mine or the government? The teacher's or mine? How can I allow someone else the responsibility of raising the children that God has intrusted to me? Homeschooling or home education is a life of sacraficing in many ways but God always provides, always! The blessings of teaching our children at home in the refuge of Christ far out ways the struggles and the ridicules.

I don't want anyone to read this post today and think I am judgemental in anyway towards those who choose not to teach their children at home, I am not. I simply want to encourage those who do not to dwell in the holy scriptures and pray about the opportunity to teach your children at home in a Christ centered education.

I found this little clip the other day that explains a sliver of my thoughts:

JOYfully in Him,
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crystal said...

Ohhhh Can I write a letter now? :) I so agree with you on this. I listened to alot of his clips...he has alot of interesting points and things to say.

Have fun on your trip and good luck at your interviews. I hope you curriculum is in when you return. I cant wait till I can order ours.

Many blessings and prayers
ps..Thank You so much for you comments on my post.

Jennifer said...

I agree with you!!!
We sent our kiddos to a private school for a bit....and I LOVE the difference in them from being home :)

Hubby and I had talked about them going to high school at "real" school and he came to me the other night and said I want them home for that too WOOHOO :)

Praying for you interviews!!

pj academy

~Java Mama~ said...

Awesome Jennifer!! Praise the Lord. What an amazing blessing :0).

JOYfully in Him,