Tuesday, June 28, 2011

L is for Living

I am sure you have heard the saying, "Children learn what they live".  Well, when we homeschool, children are learning and living every day in a way that can bring glory to God. 

Our homeschooled subjects are not stuck in desks and classrooms, they are at kitchen tables in the heart of the home or around coffee tables in living rooms.
They are watching and helping with laundry, cooking, and cleaning as they learn their grammar and long division.  They are traipsing through the garden, putting their hands in the dirt, and asking pertinent questions and listening intently for your answers about everything form "Why do bugs fly" to "Why is God so big?".

Homeschooling is learning to live instead of just living to learn.  It is finding out that knowledge and adventure are everywhere all at once, not stuck in a box or 8-3 schedule.  Life is the classroom and learning is the key to understanding, growing, becoming, and being.

We live before our kids and with our kids so they can learn, live, and love life!  Now that's a lot of "L"!

That the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.  - 2 Timothy 3:16

May you LIVE before and with your children in memorable and exalted ways this week!


  1. Oooo! I really like the "learning to live instead of living to learn"! Great phrase!

  2. Thank you Naomi :-) I have to remind myself of that often when the days seem to hard in homeschool!