I went. I learned. I loved it!
It was beautiful. Encouragement for homeschoolers abounded. The attendees were real. Nobody even laughed at my newb questions about Twitter and blogging! Ok, well they laughed a little when I asked about contacting Nike for sponsor information because I'm a runner an love Nike products. But so did I, so no harm done!
Although there were many more, here are 10 things I'd like to share that I learned or found helpful to hear again. These are all from what the speakers shared.
- Homeschooling is not about academics, but about glorifying God.
- We are raising world changers. We are changing the world.
- What we have to say is important. So, don't stop blogging.
- Relationships are key to everything. (Relationship with Jesus and relationship with others.)
- Our children are arrows. Uh huh. We are sharpening them to send them out to be world changers. We are going to dare to shoot them out. You don't sharpen your arrows to keep them on your back.
- We need a bigger vision than surviving next week or we won't survive next week.
- When you fight and/or pick on one another you are working for the devil. I don't want to work for the devil.
- Homeschool with joy so your children will too. We want the next generation to continue homeschooling.
- Your joy is your salvation. It's not about happiness which is immediate, temporal, pleasure regardless of the impact on others.
- Nehemiah didn't divide the people into age groups to rebuild the wall in Jerusalem in 52 days. He divided them into families. Sound like counter-cultural homeschooling? Did it work? Yes, epically.
Keynote speakers were Rachael Carman, Christine Young, Heidi St. John and Rebecca Ingram Powell.
Best Verse: Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Are you using your gifts from God? How?