We are homeschooling our four eldest this year, and I am very excited to begin. I was telling a friend this week that this is the golden time of the school year, when anything is possible. Plans, goals, dreams for each child’s growth and success are laid out in great detail, and we sit hunched at the starting blocks, waiting for the gunshot. I’m realistic enough now to know that everything I have planned will not turn out ideally, as life is quite often what actually happens when we are busy making those plans. I can be assured, however, that if I put God first, everything else will fall into place.
I came across what will be a wonderful verse to consider in the context of homeschooling- something to keep us all on track as to what is really important that we learn, and keep on learning:
But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Timothy 1:5
There are some wonderful ideas in that little verse that lend themselves to deeper thought and further study- love, purity, discerning good vs. evil, sincerity, faith. I want my kids to be successful at academics, but it is far more important to me that they be successful at bringing glory to God.
May this school year be a blessing to us all.