To be honest, for the first four years I looked at homeschooling
through a year by year lens. I was "committed" to obeying the Lord in
this path He had led us down but now know what I was lacking,
"conviction". On days when everything that could go wrong did...I would
"let my fingers do a little walking" by dialing the numbers to the
local Christian and Charter schools in our area to check on tuition
prices "just in case" I sent them back the next year. In some weird way
it gave me security knowing I had a backup plan.
point came around our fifth year of homeschooling. God gave me a new
lens to look through. He gave me His vision and helped me realize that
homeschooling was not just a path He had led us down but, it was His
plan for our family. I was convinced and convicted by His word to me,
by reading books written by homeschooling pioneers where I learned
about the heart of homeschooling, by reading books on the history of
public education and simply by just being with my children everyday.
Overtime, conviction began taking root in my heart. I knew that for our
family homeschooling was/is the best way to educate and raise our
childen in Christ. Because this is His plan it is the best plan and I
have always told my children that we should should never settle for our
best (on the other side of the Jordan) but we should choose God's best.
Little by little God gave me eyes to see how grounded my children had
become in Christ, in who they are in Him and in the choices they make
everyday that reflect His best. Commitment without conviction is
half-hearted devotion. Conviction gave me the confidence I was
About Renee Peebles:
is passionate about her relationship with Christ, her family and homeschooling.
She enjoys writing devotions and articles on homeschooling, family and God's Word.
Her desire is for every woman to know her value and worth in Christ Jesus and
begin to walk in His truth.