Why is education so important? Because by it we impart values, morays, ideals and vision. The culture of apathy has a strong foothold these days and I'd rather see my kids - and yours! - passionate about something REAL, vibrant and involved; colorful instead of drab, gray and lifeless. I'd like to see more creativity floating around, people willing to try - and fail if need be, singing loudly instead of people pleasing, stuffy little mumbles by kids who are too afraid or stupid, or dumbed down to think, feel and KNOW.
We studied the Bible today. I mean studied it at opposed to simply reading it. It is a life-changing, full colored, history of fallible beings who lie, cheat and steal, have sex inopportunely, love, laugh and sing outloud. My kids get it. They relate to the people. They wonder about why. They want more. They are hungry. This is the REAL thing.
The real thing. More mess. More effort. More demands. As well as a lot less. Less of what our culture has deemed that we are all entitled too- such as leisure, income, "time for ourselves." And yet, in the end, there will be more. More radical, sold-out. vibrant, passionate, singing-out-loud-world changers.
That's my vision. That's why we do what we do. That's why we give up, hold loosly, pray forward, seek truth. That's why we homeschool.