Education is…..

*hanging around until you’ve caught on. – Jonathan Kozol

*a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.-Edward Everett

*simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
G.K. Chesterton

*an atmosphere, a discipline, a life – Sonya Shafer

*a discipline-that is the discipline of the good habits in which the child is trained. Charlotte Mason
*Freedom

*hands on

*NOT institutionalized schooling

*mentorship

*discipleship

*what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

*to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. ~Robert Maynard Hutchins

*an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. ~Aristotle

* the movement from darkness to light. ~Allan Bloom

* learning stuff ~my son 🙂

Education can easily become a god in our lives.  The Bible cautions us against pride reminding us that “knowledge puffs up.” True wisdom and understanding come from God…and this is why we continually pray for wisdom. Proverbs 1:7 reminds us that  the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.  Our education begins  as we fear the Lord and seek his will for our lives.
Job 28:28 states “Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil, that is understanding.”
James 1:5 explains,”If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

As we homeschool our children, and work at giving them a good education, may we remember that He is our teacher and His holy word our beginning of wisdom. ~Anne

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