My son pretending to pout over his homework. He was posing for this picture, but he does quite frequently look like that when he’s working on language.
So many of us are grateful that we were homeschooled because it shaped us into who we are today. It’s not so much that our lives are enviable by the world, but that most of us have found our calling and are living in God’s will. That’s ultimately what makes us happy in our present circumstances and excited about the future.
Speaking of the future, are you looking in that direction? As we go throughout our day, we should always stay focused on our objectives. It’s the beginning of the new year, and most of us have been thinking about our goals. Today I challenge you to take one small step toward one of those goals.
Proverbs 4:26 “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.”
I was homeschooled for the last two years of high school. Learned a lot in that time — mostly because it took me four years instead of two to finish — and I wouldn’t take that time back. I’m way more diligent with my studies, though procrastination and fear are still huge issues. Still, I can’t say I’ve figured out God’s will for me. I just want to be a writer, and I hope to reflect Him in my life as much as possible. But I don’t want to be a Christian author, or at least labeled as only a Christian author. You know?
I understand what you mean as being labeled a Christian author. I have wrestled with that for the last year or so. I think that I’ve finally accepted this for myself, although I would like my books to appeal to non-Christians as well. I’d like to influence all of my readers to seek the truth. I interviewed a new author the other day, and while her book has Christian ideas, it’s not being labeled as a Christian book, so to speak. It just has a Christian author. And I believe the book was published by a Christian publishing house, so that’s an option. Her interview will post tomorrow.
It’s neat that you homeschooled as well. Sometimes I wish I had the experiences of being a senior in high school. I don’t have a ring or pictures, or anything, and I’ve regretted that alot over the years. I seriously haven’t thought about that for a while now though, so I guess I’m getting over it! Like you though, I wouldn’t trade my homeschool experience for anything!