He alone is what everyone is seeking, and
the sole source of personal worth, political
liberty, reined-in government, healthy science, and meaningful art. I asked myself
daily if what I was doing offered my sons
those great treasures, or if I was offering
only far-from-eternal-model humanity.
Daily, I asked. What is our focus? What
am I offering? What am I implying by our
focus, that God’s truths are the draw, or
Once we grew into a daily God-focus,
my sons’ attention was riveted. This is
what they had wanted, without realizing
it. Now they were tapped into something
powerful, eternal, world-changing, manly-making. Now any “facts” embedded almost
effortlessly in their brains, because there
was first purpose and context in their souls
for the Scene being enacted. The mere
players and their roles had meaning when
they dramatized the crucial-ness of either
accepting or rejecting the Lord’s truth in
government, law, art, etc., individually and
It was extremely vivid for my kids to begin tracking the Truth factor, and asking
questions like: what were the long-term
results? Did those results make for nations
that people desperately wanted to leave, or
desperately wanted to enter? This pursuit
was a highlight of our years together.
I invite you to the same dramatic undertaking. Please don’t feel intimidated. You
needn’t go it alone, for the Lord has directed
various servants to prepare a way for you in
advance. So use these helpful “scripts” and
lift the curtain!
We want to show our kids the paths of
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Humans don’t have those answers. So, let’s
get people off the stage of “history class,”
and use that time to zoom in on the Real
Spectacle. The God of History is generously
at work on this planet! What did your kids
lay hold of today in their history studies—deeply and unforgettably—about His
matchless ways and plans for people and
nations and eternity?
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, ( www.TruthQuestHistory
.com) to probe history for spiritual truth.
Michelle offers living-books database, and
consultations on home-education and library-development ( www.LivingBooksLady.com).
She also helps a foundation develop living
libraries. 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!
He alone is what everyone is seeking, and the sole source of personal worth,
political liberty, reined-in government, healthy science, and meaningful art.