Do you ever have the feeling like you’re missing something?
You research for days pouring over all the different curriculum to find the best fit for your child’s learning style (and our teaching style!) – Sonlight for its literature-based approach, A Beka for more traditional learning, Life of Fred for a unique way to approach math in the form of a story.
You ask in Facebook groups for advice often getting a variety of feedback on curriculum, which more often than not, then requires more time and energy to research because you’ve never heard of the multitude of new titles being suggested under your feed.
You then scavenge for the most budget-friendly science books, because doing lofty experiments requires that we purchase the materials just to throw them away after the experiment is done, unless they’re happily reusable!
History, art, foreign language, and even the extracurriculars like sewing and sports are thoroughly vetted to make the best choice for a productive school year.
You press the Submit button and sit back to relax waiting for the resolution to all your problems to arrive on “Curriculum Box Day,” which varies for most homeschoolers as we press forward at different times of the year.
After all that research and advice seeking, you still have that nagging feeling like you’ve missed something! Have I covered all the subjects to give my child an enriching education?
If you’re still having that feeling, you may have missed the most important subject of all. The Bible.
Is there any subject that we should be investing more time into than the Bible? Learning from the Bible teaches us and our children about love, honesty, truth, humility, and doing right in the face of evil. The words give us wisdom. The story convicts us. It is from the Bible that we learn about true love.
More than just stories to read at bedtime or at the breakfast table, it gives us a purpose in life. We learn the truth about our existence, where we came from and where we are going.
It’s easy to lose yourself in the things of this world. We can get so wrapped up in the next best thing that the ultimate goal of what we are trying to teach our children can become distorted. Homeschooling can do that. Life can do that!
As homeschoolers, we have many of the best resources at our fingertips, but all the activities we attend or curriculum we use are never fulfilling without God’s word being read and enacted in our hearts.
If you find yourself searching for the perfect curriculum, but can never find it or activity that never quite fulfills, you may be looking in the wrong place. The Bible is the book that fulfills.
Pull it off the shelf, give it a good dusting, and let its words pour into your homeschool once again.