desperately needed by the new homeschool
families to encourage and support them in
the beginning of their journey. After I had
been homeschooling for several years and
was confident in what I was doing, I knew
it was time to start giving back to my group
and to the homeschooling community. This
is part of our call to be fervent in spirit
serving the Lord–to give our help and support because we have been given so much
wisdom and encouragement to share.
There is a time to be served and then there
is a time to serve . We will all be blessed by
your service .
Graduates: this is the time to give back to
your parents and to be a partner with them
as you start to take responsibility for your education and be a blessing to your family and
your community. This is the time to be diligent, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord with
the gifts He’s given you. You will make your
high school years great if you make the Lord
great in your life .
Parents: this is the time to continue in
diligence serving the Lord by educating His
children in a Godly fashion. They are not
yours to do with as you wish–they are gifts
from God to raise according to His Biblical
principles and commands. This is the time
to encourage them and support them in the
gifts and abilities God has already placed in
them to be used for His glory. Continue pour-
ing the Word of God into their lives as you
coach them through their high school years
and beyond .
To everyone here today: thank you for your
support of these graduates. It is incredible to
see these young men and women of charac-
ter and excellence here before us. This is just
an inkling of the reward stored up for your
obedience to God’s leading in every area of
your life. God has been faithful to bring you
to this point, and His faithfulness to you will
not stop as you continue stewarding and rais-
ing His children for His glory.
Now, back to you, my TOS friends. We
have been given these children to steward
for just a few short years, then they are given the responsibility to make their own decisions and live a life of their own choosing.
We can give them the best head start into
life by teaching them, coaching them, encouraging them, and keeping them Home
Where They Belong.
Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor for
TOS, participating author in The Home-school 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
@ The OldSchoolhouse .com .
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