True education is an education that educates the whole child.  God’s Word and revelations to us through nature show that love is the basis of true education.  Take a moment to think about this.  Love.  Our entire course of learning should be based upon this platform.  Considering this as the basis of all education makes me contemplate not only the academic environment, but how we as parents create opportunities and an environment for character development and service to others.  When we make the decision to homeschool, we usually think of what programs, textbooks, or worksheets we want to use.  But are we spending an equivalent amount of time establishing opportunities for character development and service to others?  Instead of making this an assumed byproduct of living in a Christian home, what if we established specific and tangible goals for the child’s character and expression of love to others through service?  It seems reasonable that by focusing on love, everything else will fall into its proper place.  Love.

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