Today we’re going to be talking with Durenda Wilson about The 4-Hour School Day. If you are in the homeschool trenches, you are going to be blessed by this episode!
The 4 Hour School Day
18 (short!) years. That’s’ all I had. And with some of my adopted kids joining our family late in life, I knew I had even less than that with them. I wanted to pack my children’s lives with meaning. I wanted to give them the best life I could. Because someday, I wanted to stand before God and be able to say I had done all I could to raise my children to love and follow Him.
But when I first thought of homeschooling something held me back. As I lay awake at night, it was like a weight sitting on my chest…the possibility of homeschooling.
I realize now, that weight was fear. I was scared that homeschooling would require me to kiss my dreams goodbye. That if I homeschooled, my kids would emerge into adulthood as weird, socially awkward creatures that people would roll their eyes at and say, ”Oh, they must have been homeschooled.” Most of all, I was afraid homeschooling would turn my life upside down.
In many ways, it did.
So, I guess you could say that homeschooling did turn our lives upside down. But, 10 kids and 25 years later, I realized the truth:
Homeschooling didn’t turn our lives upside down. It turned our upside-down lives right side up. And that’s what we’re going to be talking about today.
Scripture to ponder
Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. Proverbs 1:8-9
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Mentioned in This Episode
4-Hour School Day | Durenda Wilson
Better Late than Early | Raymond Moore
The Unhurried Homeschooler | Durenda Wilson
Unhurried Grace for a Mom’s Heart | Durenda Wilson
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Melisa Said says
Tricia , I been praying for you since 1991 . My birthday is Feb 5 , 1971
Tricia Goyer says
That means so much to me!