As I thought about what is essential for homeschooling, I almost missed the most essential essential of all! God! It's so obvious, but for a control freak like me, it's soooo easy to forget!
|Lexie and Ashlyn, 1 week old|
And because He keeps working to teach me that lesson, I am, slowly, VERY slowly, learning to trust God to lead our homeschool, not me!
Prayer is so essential, and following God's leading . . . As I talked about in my post about being Flexible, if it were up to me, I'd have our lesson plans done for the next 12 years! But, God has shown me that I need to be flexible and we need to be open to God's leading in our homeschooling.
One way that God leads, is through the products we review. There is no question in my mind, that some of the items we've reviewed were God's doing. Sometimes items that I thought were going to be a disaster, have turned out to be great. I remember one product that I turned down, but then when someone who had agreed to review it couldn't, I agreed to review it, last minute. And my girls LOVED it!
So, I urge you, as you homeschool, or parent, or live . . . seek God's will, do NOT run ahead of God, never forget how Essential He is, in EVERYTHING!
To see what 80+ other homeschoolers think is essential this week, visit the Schoolhouse Review Crew Blog. Here's some of them:
Lisa @ Our Simple Kinda Life
Tabitha @ The Homeschool Four
Gwen @ Tolivers to Texas
Amy @ Counting Change. . . Again
Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning
Gena @ I Choose Joy!
Adena @ AdenaF
Stacie @ Super Mommy to the Rescue
Jen @ Happy Little Homemaker