Yes Jeremy I homeschooled also but my husband teaches Bible at a small Christian school. He has an open ability to teach Biblical views on homosexuality and marriage and family to seniors. We have accepted Chinese students from China the last few years. I pray for those 10 kids because I believe they were hand picked by God to be here to hear His truth and take it back to their homeland. Yes, the school is a mission field. Even children from Christian homes are not all saved and the best examples to those that are!
Grandma again, my 2 cents. I hsed my 3 children 20 years ago when the practice was very new. I was considered crazy by many. That being said I have 2 teachers, one with a masters degree and a business degree and all very successful. I used Abecka and Bob Jones material. I feel the academics is not the major emphasis. It's personal, loving time and spiritual input. I was very fearful that I could not do this on my own but the Lord said to me, "you be faithful in teaching them the Word and I will take care of the rest". He did and 10 grandkids to boot!
Today I homeschooled my 3 Grandaughters as my daughter works 1 day tutoring public high school students who can't make it in the classroom. We studied about shepherds and sheep. I typed in shepherd in the search engine and images and we looked at how they would sleep in the door of the fold. We discussed sheep and watched a man calling them on YouTube. This lead into the discussion of Jesus, the Great Shepherd and how he cares for us. John reminded us that the wolves come to kill, steal and destroy. What a blessed day! Now that's homeschooling!
Tomorrow, Friday, my daughter and her husband are taking the girls to Yosemite for a homeschooling field trip. She has her credential to teach but I did not when I homeschooled her and her brothers years ago. Well, they turned out well, college degrees and loving Christian families. Praise God!
Great Reminder! talebearing can actually become a habit to the point that you do not recognize it when you are doing it. I believe our culture has been conditioned to this kind of behavior by all the tabloid magazines, and media outlets that inundate us with this kind of info. Agreed! Through the power of the Holy Spirit we can have victory in this area of our walk. Thank you for this much needed reminder.
I just wanted to respond to Get Real's comments about nurses being darkened and calloused. That's a pretty blanket statement to use and as a nurse, would say unfair and untrue. Is the culture darkened and calloused? Yes and getting more so everyday, but to make a general statement regarding those in the medical profession is a bit over-the top, don't you think?