One of the contributing factors for us to decide to homeschool our 3 children was the desire for God to be present in their days, in their relationships, and the formation of their thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Even so, it can be so easy for the day to get away and you not invited the guidance of the Holy Spirit. I made it a goal to always put prayer first and foremost. This being said, I wake up the children by going into their rooms, and praying over each one. In this way, I can ensure that at the very least, we have begun with prayer. We also do the Bible curriculum from LifePac, which I highly recommend. It is a very Christ centered, Bible based way to incorporate the Bible into your school. We are part of a Bible quiz team during the winter months, and they are required to memorize tons of Scripture and compete against other trams. This is an exciting way to raise the roof on learning the Word of God. I am not saying we are perfect, or even that we accomplish all we set out to do, but this is our guideline. I recently heard a very stirring quote from Brother Tim Waterman, our DYD. He said, “Where the Holy Spirit is welcome, He is present!”
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