Consider the future
So, when we hear all the naysayers proclaim that our children are weird, that they’re behind the government standard, that they won’t make it to college, that they won’t be prepared for the real world, we should take comfort in knowing that those are deceptions from a mindset that has been trained to believe we can’t do anything with God.
I tend to get dreamy with the prospects of what my life may look like one day when all this is over—my homeschool days, that is—and how my children will be sharpened after all those years for the Lord if He tarries. What will become of my children for the Kingdom of God? Am I doing my part to its full potential, to the obedience of God? I do know this: our family is better for it and that means society will be too. We know that a society is a collection of families and thus, if we raise up strong families in the Lord, then society will gain more benefits from it. The world may see us as weird, but I know God sees us as peculiar—and that’s a better way of describing our lifestyle.
Eréndira’s work is featured in The Washington Post, The Millions, Fathom Magazine, Brain, Child Magazine, The Huffington Post, Mothers Always Write, The Sunlight Press, Origins Journal, L'Éphémère Review, Faithfully Magazine, The Mudroom, Red Tricycle, The Tishman Review, and others. Her fiction is published in West Branch, The Puritan, Day One, The Cossack Review, The Black Warrior Review, Fourteen Hills, and others. Find her at erortega.com.
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