Monday, August 1, 2011

Nice Little Christians

Tomorrow we start school.

This will be our fourth year homeschooling--something I never set out to do, but instead what God has called me to do for now.

Each year, we pray and search and consider and pray some more for God's will in regard to our children's education and every year so far, we've known that we are to homeschool another year.

So this year, as we prepare to start school again, I'm choosing to focus on the bigger picture. I could choose to focus on how inadequate I am for this job or how in the world I am going to teach 5 children with my littlest (see my previous post) man on the move. Or, how I'm going to catch up a 4th grader who's just learning English or cover all the subjects or give enough individual attention.........

But then, I'd be missing the "bigger picture" of why we're doing this in the first place.

I read this statement from a very wise blogger at a place called simplicity :

If you raise Godly warriors for Jesus Christ and then they backslide,
they become nice little Christians.
BUT if you raise nice little Christians and they back slide,
what do they become??

So this year, I choose to focus on raising warriors for Christ because at the end of the day, it's just what matters most.

If our children follow Jesus with all their hearts, souls minds and strength and extend God's love to others, then we've done our job.

Praying for another great year of learning..........


  1. The blessing in homeschooling is that there aren't "official" school hours. You are mom/teacher and you are teaching ALL the time. What a privilege! Cherish this time with them. Keep your eyes on Jesus. God will work out all the details. :)

  2. Something I'm struggling with as we approach the new school year--it's so easy for the world to seep in...then we question ourselves, our kids' intellect, etc etc forgetting our one true purpose!

    What a great reminder, thanks for sharing!
    ps. just posted on my blog about the blanket project...we'll see how it goes :)