I have struggled for quite some time with the idea of home schooling--especially the word "schooling". I have resorted to say, that Eryn and the other kids do "lessons" throughout the day, but even still, I am not settled in my heart. I often find myself forcing the children to learn, be it phonics, counting or colors. Why do I do this? PRIDE. I want my kids to reflect that I am "doing a good job." But, when it gets down to the heart of the matter, who am I trying to please and for what reason(s) am I teaching my kids?
Is it for man's glory or God's?
"But beyond this, my son, be warned:the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body. The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments."
And we know from 1 John 5:3 that His commandments are not burdensome.
Oh, that I would rest in the Word of the Lord. Leading my kids daily to the cross. Holding their hands as they discover all the "good gifts" that the Lord has for them.