Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday thoughts: train up a child...

Proverbs 22:6
 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Recently I've been trying to sort through the books I used for homeschooling my son to see if any were worth reselling.  Not surprisingly, it was an emotional experience as I went through them, thinking back over what I might have done a little differently or taking joy in remembering precious efforts.  The thing I treasure most, though, was the time my son and I were able to spend together.  Having a part in shaping a child's character is an awesome responsibility and privilege.
If I had an audience with young parents, I would ask them to stop to think of what qualities and values they want to see in their children when the children have grown to adulthood.  Each day, by our priorities and our actions, we are communicating what values are important.


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  2. I have never worked closely with anyone who home schooled. I have always admired someone who would tackle the job. There has been something inside me in the past 20 years that said, A homeschooled kid must be head and shoulders above the Public student.
    I have no idea if I was right or not, but that was my feelings.

    No doubt, the review was a great trip down memory lane... Your Caleb seems to be the better for his training, seems very level headed with a great sense of humor...

    I need a proof reader (smile)