October 2010 Schoolhouse Expo- Zan Tyler
We must have a biblical vision of what we are ultimately trying to accomplish in our children through homeschooling in order to sustain us through hard times. Join Zan Tyler as she shows you how to have that vision today!
Homeschooling is hard work that places great demands on us as parents. The combination of great demands and great expectations often sets us up for great failure and disappointment. We quickly find out as we homeschool that things don’t always go according to our plans. Sometimes, when we are doing our best to follow God and love our families, we unexpectedly find ourselves in the fiery furnace. Why does this happen? How does it happen? What is God trying to do in our lives?When Daniel’s three friends were thrown into the fiery furnace, through no fault of their own, they discovered deep fellowship with the “fourth man,” who is Christ. If we learn to look at the Fiery Furnace through the eyes of Scripture, we can begin to bask in God’s love in the midst of trials, rather than being consumed by the flames and “burned out” by our circumstances.
In this workshop, we will look at the things that lead to burnout and talk about ways to avoid them. We will also talk about what to do if you find yourself already there—ready to throw in the towel and put your children on that very appealing yellow school bus. This workshop will contain many practical tips on streamlining your life, but it will also focus on vision. We must have a powerful, biblical vision of what we are ultimately trying to accomplish in the lives of our children through homeschooling in order to sustain us through the hard times and difficult days.
As the Director of Apologia Press (a division of Apologia Educational Ministries), Zan’s goal is to encourage women in the vital kingdom work of raising their children for Christ. She is the author of Seven Tools for Cultivating Your Child’s Potential. She and her husband, Joe, homeschooled their three children from kindergarten through high school, for a total of 21 years.
The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine hosted three online conferences prior to 2012 and was excited to announce the advent of monthly Expos in 2012.