crime, even though some had been provided with more talent.
It was natural to ask my grandsons if Mr.
Oher “has more wealth” than his friends (oh,
yes), and if that greater wealth was “unfair.”
They immediately said that his affluence resulted from his heart changes, hard work,
loving investment by others, etc., while his
peers’ short-sighted and destructive choices
continued their damaging precursors. Naturally, there is a backstory to these situations,
but even those may be explored the same way,
always looking for the impacting causes, and
comparing those with the Lord’s truth, which
alone bring life and liberty to mankind.
There is unfairness in this world. We’re
our Lord’s hands and feet in such situations.
The more our learners discover how crucial
is His truth (or its rejection), the more they
can rightfully evaluate the true needs and
Don’t settle for the mere history of “the
deeds and dates of dead people,” as most
of us had growing up. Few were moved by
those schoolish sessions devoid of eternal
power! Instead, you’re at an entrance . . . to
intriguing tunnels. Help your kids dig in.
Go mining for valuables, headlamp ablaze,
chipping deeper through obscuring layers,
until finding the hidden gems, those causes,
and then compare them with truth and real
fairness. Engaging, meaningful, and purposeful!
Michelle Howard Miller is a veteran home educator, author, columnist, speaker, consultant, and
librarian who operates “living books” libraries in
Michigan and Florida, including the first-known
of its type. She wrote the deep, award-winning,
literature-based curriculum TruthQuest History
( truthquesthistory.com) to probe history
for spiritual truth. Michelle offers home-ed
consultations and personalized book recommendations to families (and schools), and
consults for a foundation on living books.
Michelle graduated summa cum laude from the
University of Alabama, has long served in local
churches and educational groups, and now has
seven cute grandsons!
Go mining for
ablaze, until finding
the hidden gems.