Why do over fifty percent of Americans dislike their jobs? Why do so many jump from career to career trying to find the right fit? I believe
it’s because our education system treats
children like products on a conveyor
belt, manufactured in the same way with
the same materials, never considering
the child’s natural bent.
But what if we redesign education,
tailoring it to the talents and leanings of
Consider what Ephesians 2: 10 teaches
us, that our children were created in
Christ Jesus for good works, which God
prepared in advance for them to walk in.
Since God has a perfectly designed
vocation for our children, their education should help them discover what that
vocation is. As homeschoolers, how do
we do this?
Focus on Pet Pursuits
As they grow, our children develop
unique interests and talents. Many of
those whims bubble within them at the
behest of the Holy Spirit. If indeed God
has a plan for our children—and He
does—it seems reasonable He would
nudge them toward that plan, even when
they are young.
My oldest showed an uncanny aptitude
in visual design as a child. When she was
nine, she created a monthly ballet maga-
zine where she designed the layout, took
photographs, wrote articles, and pub-
lished and sold subscriptions.
At my encouragement, my daughter
majored in journalism. After working
for several magazines and news organizations, she realized she didn’t enjoy
writing as much as she thought. So she
pursued and was accepted into her university’s selective photojournalism program. This spring she is graduating with
honors and is a well-paid freelance photographer. She is walking in the good
works God has prepared for her.
Look for trends in your child’s achieve-
ments and interests but remember that
by Jeannie Fulbright
We have the opportunity to educate and lead our children
according to their God-given passions and talents.