What a gift, that out of thanksgiving comes an earnest desire for vocation.
"Law and Gospel, Sin and Grace, Repentance and Forgiveness of Sins. If that’s all you get done in a day, or even a week or month, that’s success. For Jesus’ sake."
Who are our children, and why do we educate them? To answer these questions, the Christian looks first to God's Word.
"We parents have the high privilege of being the greatest conduit delivering God’s Word to our kids; even so, we can also be the greatest impediment standing between them and their Savior."
"It suddenly struck me that maybe my problem is that I have too many ideas. Maybe I need to trim away some of them, even some of the really good ones, to find the ones that will help our kids bear fruit."
"May God grant us the right amount of 'uncertain times,' that our failing flesh and hearts might always be returned to real Certainty."
What do you hope for in the new year?
"In a way, the difficulties of this year are a great gift to the Christian parent."
"Homeschooling is just as much for me as it is for the kids. I have truth, goodness, and beauty right at my fingertips."
"The world outside is full of noise, uncertainty, pain, but there is a peace here in carrying out the vocation God has given me. As I pour into these souls around my table, my soul too is refreshed."