Value academic work because nurturing the intellect is part of what makes us fully human, but don’t elevate it beyond its place. There are relationships to cultivate, books to read, oceans to swim in, forts to build, toilets to scrub, bills to pay, paintings to create, dinners to make. This is why we homeschool–because we want to engage in a full-to-bursting life.
Do we really think we need the perfect math curriculum? The best line-up of books we can find? We think God needs that to work through us? Because I’m pretty sure if we just offer up our simple best and do it without fretting or becoming anxious over many things, then God can bless that a thousand fold. And I believe He will. (Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace by Sarah McKenzie)