Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently he starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of--throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Valiant and Virtuous

Tonight I had the opportunity to present at a fireside with a good friend. It was an amazing experience. The title of our fireside was Valiant and Virtuous: Reclaiming Your Role in the Kingdom of the Lord. We spent an hour and a half with the greatest group of young people discussing who they really are and what is really important in their lives. The amazing thing was...they actually know it. They actually know who they are and why they are here. Not only do they know it, they live like they know it.

Most of the kids were home schoolers from our local commonwealth school. I was so excited to see how awake and aware these kids are. If I had known, at their age, even a small portion of what these fabulous young people know, what a difference it would have made!

I am so grateful for the freedom I have to home school my children. As difficult as it can sometimes be, it is more than worth it when you see their eyes light up with the understanding of who they are in God's kingdom. Amazing!! Even my own sons were making comments that brought tears to my eyes. I live with them and I was still amazed at their understanding of the truth of who they are.

This may be just a shameless "mom tirade", but it is still the truth. Home schooling has changed our lives in profound ways and I am eternally grateful for it! I know Frankie agrees with me and ,for me, that is enough:)

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