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The Wuehler FamilyChristmas is just around the corner. It’s not the best time to be thinking about homeschooling. Or maybe it is. I find when I take these little school breaks with my children, I see more clearly why I love this thing called home education.

 

It is a precious thing to have my children home with me. I am thankful to be able to give our children a Spirit-led education and a stress-free learning environment. Just what does a stress-free, Spirit-led homeschool look like?

 

It looks like:

 

  • A home where the pillars of true education stand on the firm foundation of the Word of God
  • Prayer happening in school, with the teacher, and as a necessity not an option.
  • A way of life and not a rigid set of cookie cutter rules or a set of boxed curriculum.
  • Cuddling with a newborn and watching his first smile.
  • Being right there when my baby takes her first steps and the whole family is gathered around cheering and clapping.
  • Singing songs with our preschoolers while dancing in circles and learning Bible stories and Scriptures.
  • Coloring, playing with clay, painting or making puzzles with my three- and five-year-olds while listening to worship music.
  • Reading good books aloud to everyone and hearing them beg for just one more chapter!
  • Going to the park and playing tag or going to the library to find more books to take home.
  • Trying out science experiments and going for nature walks observing the brilliance of God’s design.
  • Sitting around the family room and laughing with each other or talking about more serious matters or reading our Bibles together.
  • Watching each child learn and grow and develop their God given abilities (while wondering how to stop time from traveling so fast).

It looks like … experiencing life, and life in Christ, together.

 

During this little breather from academics, it is easier to see the reasons for thanksgiving. From a perspective of thanksgiving, I see that no matter how challenging, draining, exhausting, monotonous, or exciting homeschooling can be, I am thankful I am home where I belong and living the life God called me to live. And, I’d never, ever want it any other way; I could never send my children away to experience this life with someone else. Because we are all home where we belong, we are learning and laughing and crying and playing and growing together. This is God’s brilliant design and I am so blessed and thankful for it!

 

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: to shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night. For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. Psalm 92:1-2; 4

 

~Deborah

dwuehler@theoldschoolhouse.com

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