15 January 2010

Pride & Homeschooling

No matter what it sounds like, it's not a Jane Austen novel.

Pride is an easy sin for homeschooling families to succumb to. 

I was reminded by this recently in a few ways.  (Have you ever noticed that God often sends the same message through various vessels to really get your attention?)

First was this post by Jasmine Baucham.  It's a movie review, but she talks about how easy it is to be prideful as homeschoolers.

Then I went to a full-day seminar by Carole Joy Seid.  Lots of good stuff there.  But one of the points that stuck out to me was that we need to do things that are best for our kids, not things that make us look good as parents.


Homeschooling is a good thing.  It requires major commitment, time, and energy.  And it really is a noble calling.

But it is very easy to be prideful in all of that.

And I need to keep myself and my pride in check.

In his pride the wicked does not seek him;

in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
Psalm 10:4

1 comment:

  1. Yes it is easy to become a pridful homeschooler. Pride is one of those overlooked sin's. It always great when God sends us a messege through many different angles. Isn't it sad though that it usually takes us that long to get it?