When your child comes to you say-
ing they are hungry, talk to them of The
Bread of Life that will fill them so that
their soul will never be hungry.
When your child misbehaves, take him
to the cross of Christ and talk about the
love and forgiveness of God and what
that cost looks like. Kindly lead them to
When you are outside or on a field trip,
remind them of the brilliance and creativity of God. Talk about the gift of our
minds and eyes as we are able to take in
and understand what we see.
When you are helping your child with
math or language, talk about the God of
order and understanding.
When your child comes to you with
a grievance against a sibling, lead them
in praying for that sibling or in making
things right with them as the Scriptures
When you are sitting on the couch
together just cuddling or reading, talk
about what you read in your quiet time
and reveal your heart for God, and God’s
heart for them.
When you sin against any of your fami-
ly members, be quick to apologize and tell
them how you were wrong in God’s eyes.
Every question they ask, purpose to
answer it from a perspective that will lift
up the Almighty God and make Him de-
sirable in their eyes.
At bedtime, pray over your child with
prayers of faith, and hope, and a future.
As homeschool parents, we actu-
ally have time on our side. We can fill
it with the praises of our God. We can
realize Deuteronomy 6: 4-7 as we walk
through our day and teach our children
to love God with all their heart, soul, and
strength. We can purpose to take the time
necessary for these important things.
Let that fleeting teachable moment
overrule that urgent plan. Children
don’t wait, but grow before our eyes and
our time with them is gone all too soon.
What are you planning to teach them
today? Don’t let the enemy steal your
joy, or your resolve, or your time. Spend
that time in wisdom by getting to know
the Lord’s will for your home and your
children as you keep them Home Where
See then that ye walk circumspectly,
not as fools, but as wise, redeeming
the time, because the days are evil.
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord
is. Ephesians 5: 15-17
Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor for
TOS, participating author in The Homeschool Minute, wife to Richard, and mom
to eight gifts from heaven. She loves digging
for buried treasure in the Word, reading,
writing, homeschooling, and dark chocolate! You may contact her at senioreditor
As homeschool parents, we actually have time on our side.