Monday, December 22, 2008


Over at Marci's blog I entered an essay contest and won!

The prize? A fabulous 10-pack of movies from the wonderful Franklin Springs company. Head on over there and check them out if you haven't already--they're also having a special on these movies!
The essay?
Here it is, it was on:
Why I Homeschool...
Thirteen years ago the Lord laid it on our hearts to homeschool our children. At the time, we thought that it would be very beneficial academically for the children. Little did we know, that God had a much bigger plan!
In time, we found that spiritually, this was the best, and biggest step (or should I say leap!) that we had ever taken. Not only did homeschooling our children protect them from ungodly influences and secular teachings, but it opened the door to a whole new world for us to grow! We were able to memorize Scripture, teach history from a godly worldview, and immerse ourselves in learning about heroes of the faith.
Homeschooling also served to draw and knit the hearts of our family together in such a wonderful way! All those afternoons of reading aloud together, working on projects together, and just spending huge amounts of time serving one another, changed us from separate individuals-into a real family. We know that this degree of closeness would not have developed without homeschooling.
What a rich experience this has been for us. Has it been hard? Yes, at times! But how many things with eternal value are easy? Has it been a sacrifice? Yes, at times! But don’t most things of value come through sacrifice? Has it been worth it! YES! Every minute of it has been worth it. We wouldn’t change a thing. It has been a wonderful training ground, for parents and children alike. Priceless!

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