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Why are we doing the What?

A smile tugs at the corners of my mouth.

How do I answer that?

I pause. Fingers hovering over the keyboard.

And I ask you to follow me, to allow me to preface anything more I write with these wise words from a kindred spirit (please note, to emphasise points I have found pertinent to myself, I have underlined the original words)...

So a series of questions land in the inbox for a print article on homeschooling, asking how a Christian family makes educational choices for their family? {Why would anyone really be crazy enough to homeshool?}… And I smile and nod… and tentatively, prayerfully, attempt to meander through some of these queries…. but only with no small trembling, and this humble preface:I don’t write specifically about homeschooling often, as I’m concerned that the topic can sadly be divisive and too we are still deeply in process … by His grace, still growing, changing.So to say from the outset, that I do not think in any way that homeschooling makes a family virtuous — and there are other very good options to homeschooling.Homeschooling is not a formula for perfection, nor is homeschooling a panacea for all the sin in this world.We’re all messy and fallen and sin-scraped. We and our children are born sinners.Homeschooling will not fix any of that. Only Jesus and His grace can.Three of my closest personal friends and our respected pastor, all ardent Christ-followers, have each chosen the public school route; ….— so this is descriptive of our lives, not prescriptive for anyone else. I humbly and fully believe that Father Himself leads each family…With that preface, seven quick questions… with some not so quick thoughts…. ~warm smile~

(Those lovely words were penned by Ann Voskamp of A Holy Experience, and you can continue to read her reasons for homeschooling her children here. I don't think I could have written it any better....)

Why are we doing the What?

Because we feel it is our journey.

Our path.

For our family, in this season, in his Grace, we have one child (our eldest, almost 7) at home, and our youngest two (5 and 3) attend a little pre school four days a week.

And we trust. We ruthlessly keep throwing ourselves on God and trusting Him to lead and guide us as we bring up three of his children...

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