Is it possible to have a productive day homeschooling on the road, even if you are not following your normal routine? And is taking a day out of the schedule worth it? We take school on the road and prioritize IRL relationships.
“A bad gardener grows weeds. A good gardener grows plants. Great gardeners grow soil.” Although the source of this quote was speaking of a literal garden, thoughts began swirling as to the implications of this concept in all areas of my life.
Morningtime provides the framework for my ultimate goal in education: raising people who believe what is true, honor what is noble, stand uncompromisingly for what is just, keep their desires pure, love things that are lovely and relish those things that are praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8). Our morning gathering lends great joy to this crazy family life. It builds memory, laughter, and relationship into our days.
Family devotions or family worship is something that many Christian families desire to incorporate in their daily life. This desire can often be hindered by confusion over what family devotions are, fear or feelings of inadequacy in conducting them, and the difficulties of consistency. Even consistent family devotions can be hindered by our own pride, as if somehow going through religious motions makes us more acceptable to God.