28 July 2011

A journey begins with a single step~

I've always thought it was so hokey when people

would talk about a path in their life
was a JOURNEY...it sounded so cheeseball and I didn't get it.

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But perhaps with age I'm understanding
all things cheeseball - as I get what *journey* means:
I've found it is something that no matter how hard you plan, 
*something* will come up and
will cause you to stop, question & either perservere or redirect.

It is rarely something that happens perfectly
each.and.every.time.
It has great moments, rough roads and
tends to begin with a single step of faith.

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That is where we find ourselves:
We have chatted with families we trust
who are on this journey - and have prayed about it - 
and now we are prepared to take our first
step and decide *what* our philosophy
for our school will be.

What is our "WHY" of education?

Our familiy believes that the primary responsibility for our
child{ren} is us: the parents.
We believe that the Bible is the center of our life
and is ultimately the center of our learning.

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What is the PURPOSE of education?

In the workbook that we have that is asking such prompting questions,
"An Introduction to Home Education" [p.23, 12th ed.]
we agree with this statement:

"...the goal of Christian education is to cause the Christian person
to be growing in grace and knowledge of Christ,
pursuing godliness of character and action (2Tim 3:17)."
"Academics becomes secondary to the godly character
values, but we are nevertheless to gain dominion
over all academic disciplines in order to bring glory to God".

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And so we have taken the first step.
Our journey has begun.

On a different note: 
I have a LOOOOOONG overdue GIVEAWAY
for you peeps - a celebration, a gift for YOU...
Whaddaya-say - how about Monday!?

2 comments:

a.love said...

i LOVED talking to you about your decision and the action your taking! i'm inspired.
i sure do wish we lived closer so we could breakfast every week!
xoxo
can't wait for your giveaway! :)

Lissa said...

hey lady! When you put it this way who wouldn't want to homeschool! I admire you for heeding the call and for doing what God has asked of you!

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