Homeschooling is an all-encompassing adventure. It takes over your whole life, especially if you choose to pursue a lifestyle of learning instead of trying to bring traditional school-style learning into the home.
We like living books, hands-on-fun, and mentoring our children in the context of close relationships.
Sometimes, Homeschool Moms can wonder what on earth they were thinking when they took the homeschool plunge.
Not because it isn't wonderful? And fun! And exciting!
But, there is that nagging fear! "Am I doing everything right? Are my children missing something they need in their education? Am I teaching effectively?"
When I start to nervous about those things, I have to stop and ask myself, "Who is driving our homeschool bus?" Is it me? Or is it the Lord?
You see, I can do an okay job educating my children, but if I want excellence in my home school, I need the Master Teacher to take charge.
He is perfect in all His ways and knows everything about everything! Best of all, He wants me to surrender to Him and allow Him to take control of my heart, life, family, home, children, and home school.
Once you surrender to Him, the pressure is off. The focus becomes honoring Jesus, praying, digging into His Word, and letting Him lead. Homeschooling becomes an adventure with Jesus!
And so today, I ask you: Who is driving your homeschool bus? If you are driving, you might want to surrender to Jesus. He is an amazing driver! Jesus promises to lead us beside still waters, to nourish our souls, to give us wisdom, to lift our burdens, to fill our heart with joy, to answer our prayers, and work in us to will and to act according to His good purpose. He will never leave us. And don't forget: Jesus said in John 15 that apart from Him, we can do nothing.
We started homeschooling in 1991 and have graduated five from high school. All went on to graduate from college, except for Jimmy who graduates next May.
If you would like to read about our journey, how the Lord led us on our own homeschool adventure, then Joyful and Successful Homeschooling is for you!
Not only will you learn all about our family, but I will share all about teaching, lesson planning, choosing curriculum, managing your home, managing your home school, family ministry, and all kinds of ways to live a lifestyle of learning!
We loved homeschooling and all my children want to homeschool their own children. My oldest daughter is already homeschooling.
So, grab a cup of tea and read this book! If you're a newbie, you will learn a lot and be ready for adventure with confidence. If you are a veteran, you will receive so much encouragement and help as you continue on your journey.
You can learn more about Joyful and Sussessful Homeschooling here. Purchase the print at Amazon Purchase the E-book at Teachers Pay Teachers and PayHip.
Until next time, Happy Homeschooling!