Our Goals for our Children

As we homeschool, I tend to forget that I need to focus on the kids and not preparing for the school day/week/month/year. Reminds me of the story of Martha and Mary. Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to his words. Martha, meanwhile, was distracted with preparing and serving the meal for the group. I usually get distracted with the lesson planning. But that shouldn’t be the case, it would defeat the purpose of homeschooling if I were to focus on the planning.

So before we begin another school year, I listened again to one of the most memorable and striking parenting seminars I’ve attended. God’s Priority of Parenting by Rev. Tim Carns.

My Notes:

What is our Priority as Parents?

Our aim should be:

To bring our babies to Jesus

Point our children to the Savior

Usher the youth to the feet of the Master
Make Christ known to our sons and daughters so that they could come to know Christ as Savior.
Our child’s greatest need is not a successful career, a good education, a productive life, or to keep them from becoming immoral or keep them out of drugs or wrong people. Nothing wrong with these, they are  all important things! BUT it’s not the most important.
What am I most focused on as parent?
There are a lot of moral people, but they never put their trust in Christ.
We want them to be moral and good. But we need to make them aim for the right goal- to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior.
Acts 4:12‎ And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Teach them the most important commandment which is to love the Lord our God with all our heart and soul and mind.
That’s just one session. Need to listen to the others..

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Only the beginning…

This is my attempt to write about and document our homeschooling journey. I want to be able to remember what we did, how we did it – just to keep track of the milestones and memories of  this awesome calling of being home (and away) with the kids and teaching them the way they should go, so that when they are older, they will not depart from it.

We’ve been homeschooling for the past 9 years ( officially enrolled for 5) and we aren’t a perfect homeschooling family. We are still adjusting to a lot of changes. There are good days, there are great days. There are bad days, there are terrible days. There are tears of joy and tears of sadness, tears of discouragement and tears of frustration. But they are all wiped by the Hands of our ever faithful, merciful and loving Father.

It is only by His GRACE.

May He alone be glorified.