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Learning to Serve

Homeschooling opens up a myriad of opportunities for service and allows the parent to display servant leadership that can then be emulated by the children. Servant leadership is the biblical leadership model that Jesus used. He did not sit to the side and give orders. Nor did He leave orders and go off and expect them to have been accomplished when He returned. Rather, Jesus worked alongside His disciples and served with them teaching them and training them along the way.

Community Service: Get Involved (and Keep Records!)

I recently wrote a post to the NCHE Facebook page on community service, and it sparked such an interest that I decided to expound a bit more in this article for GREENHOUSE. Community service is an important part of living. For Christians, it is an act of faith that strengthens our relationships here and above. As with all selfless acts, the benefit is infinitely more within us than to those we help, and we grow through serving. Building a strong sense of civic duty and an ability to see needs in our community is an important part of educating our children—an important part of growing up.

Why We’re Still Talking about Socialization

There is one question that every homeschool parent dreads. I bet you know the one I mean: “What about socialization?” Homeschool graduates like me dread a related comment: “You were homeschooled? But you’re so normal!” Cue the eye rolls. Yes, we know; it is a modern miracle.

Duty is Ours, Results are God’s

Adams cared deeply that slaves be set free, but whether they ever were or not was not his motivation. He fought for their freedom because it was the right thing to do, not because it was the most expedient.

Your Serve!

...we want our sons and daughters to grow up with a heart to serve others. We want them to follow the lead of the Lord Jesus who said, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45).

Before the Fire Will Fall!

But is there anything we can do to improve our chances of raising young men and women who are mighty in spirit? I think so.

High Alti-TUDEs Make It Hard for Everyone to Breathe

Embracing a bad attitude is like going on a mountain climbing expedition. The moment you lay claim to the bad attitude a transformation process begins.

Jeff's Journal: Life Lessons from the Presidential Election

As I am writing this article, the 2000 presidential election has taken place, but the results have not yet been determined. This is, by far, the most unusual election I have ever experienced. Just like most homeschool parents, my wife and I are using this national election as a teaching opportunity for our children.

Life in the Fast Lane

With childhood innocence she asked this killer question: “Deddy, why do we always go places in the fast lane?”