Live With Eternal Perspective Podcast Episode 090 - Ignite the Fire of Learning with Sheila Carroll - Part 2
Welcome to the Terri Hitt – Live With Eternal Perspective Podcast
Episode #090 – Ignite the Fire of Learning with Sheila Carroll – Part 2
Thank you for entrusting and investing your precious time with me to grow in Jesus together. I am blessed to be back with you to discuss more ways to live with eternal perspective.
Welcome back to the podcast this week. I pray you listened to Part 1 of my interview with Sheila Carroll last week. It was a wonderful introduction to Sheila and the insight God has given her into education. If you haven’t yet listened, please do so before you hear Part 2. If you’ve already heard Part 1, we are about to press in and learn some very useful tips that will help to ignite the fire of learning in your child and perhaps fan the flames for you as you are better equipped to trust the Lord to guide and provide for you in this precious journey we call home education.
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Are you better equipped to home educate your child after hearing these episodes with Sheila? I pray God allowed you to hear the exact words you need to hear to take action in new ways or use encouragement offered to stay the course set before you.
If you are in a season of life where you are teaching your child from home, rejoice! God is present. He is with you. He knows exactly what style of teaching you prefer, He knows exactly how each of your children are wired, and He desires simple obedience and trust from you, coupled with humility to seek Him in all ways to enable Him to work through each of you in ways you have not yet discovered.
Homeschooling is one of the best blessings of my life. God has worked in numerous ways over the years I have stepped into the role of home educator. He has much more work to do, but He has been present every step of the way, going before us as I seek Him with a humble and ready heart. My children and I would not have the same relationship if I had chosen another method of education for them. I would not trade one hard or easy second of sacrifice, tears, laughter, love, or passion. I hope you will prayerfully consider the work God desires to do in your home and through you and your children.
I invite you to join me next week as we begin another interview that is sure to bless and encourage, as well as uplift your spirits as you continue purposely teaching your children from home. Remember that what we are doing is holy work, ultimately purposed for the Lord and the blessings of homeschooling reaches well into the eternal heart and mindset of each of our children.
Father God, You are precious to us. You are holy and sovereign. It is no mistake that we are educating our children from home for such a time as this. Father, protect our home. Protect our children. Culture attempts to sway and distract, it steals the joy and innocence of our children. It attempts to rob us of the purpose You have set in each of us. Father, we need You so much! Please ignite the passion of following Your beautifully set plans for us. Please ignite the joy of teaching as You light the joy of learning in our children. You alone hold the key. You know how we are made and how we think as mothers. You have hand-crafted each child we have the opportunity to teach, raise, or influence. We thank You for the mighty blessings and opportunities You have put before us. Make us able. Give us Your hope, trust, faith, and abilities to create and sustain or grow a healthy environment and atmosphere at home where we are joyous and insightful as we teach, and our children are joyous and blessed to be home. Help us remember to set You first and allow You to ignite a passion for You in our children. May they seek You, find You, and serve You well and with purpose and influence established by You. We thank You, Father for all You have set before us and the ways we will watch You work. In the precious name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
I truly hope this interview series with Sheila uplifted and encouraged you as you find new ways to seek God, bring glory to Him as you raise and teach your children, and better equip you to run the race God is entrusting to you as you educate your child at home. Homeschooling is a long-distance race, not a sprint.
As we seek God, rely on Him with a humble heart, and set a philosophy of education inspired by Him, we will find success in His eyes and experience a full and rich relationship with our Father and the precious children He has entrusted to us. Do not seek perfection, but seek Him, and love your children well as you discover the passions and purposes set inside them. Find ways to reach the love of learning God has instilled in them individually. Learn and teach in His strength, not your own.
You may connect with Sheila online in the following ways:
I invite you to listen next week when I introduce another wonderful leader in home education. I pray you find additional encouragement and desire to continue on your journey at home with your children as God leads the way.
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