Thanksgiving and Christmas should be times of celebration – celebration of our amazing Creator. They should be happy times, when we can truly enjoy our families and honor God. Right?
The holidays are usually such a hectic time of year for everyone. Sometimes, it’s hard to feel like we actually accomplish anything that we can “count” as school during Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know that I personally struggle with the temptation to just cancel school for the last couple of weeks of November and all of December…..but then I feel guilty for even having the thought.
Another area where I struggle during these particular holidays is commercialization. Everywhere I go, I see so many brightly colored and even animated symbols of Thanksgiving and Christmas….from talking turkeys to Santa Clause. I find myself allowing all of those worldly holiday symbols to truly cloud my mind, and suddenly the holidays seem like they are about spending money and buying gifts.
In America, it seems that so many holidays have become very commercialized and that people have forgotten that Christ should be at the center of the celebrations. Our culture has slowly but surely neglected the true history of most holidays, attacking the basic principles of the Bible. This has happened because of censorship and the push for political correctness.
So, we need to find a way to make sure that our children are learning the TRUE meanings of Thanksgiving and Christmas…..but while still being educated and keeping their hearts and minds focused on God.
These can be happy times, filled with amazing memories and family experiences…..while still educating your children and staying true to our Biblical standards. Does that sound impossible? Or does it sound like it’s just too much to try and plan? It doesn’t have to be complicated .
If you would like to be totally blessed by a complete online conference on this topic, please join us for the Ultimate Homeschool Fall Expo. My publisher, Felice Gerwitz, is the new owner of this event, and she is packing it with some amazing homeschool veteran mom speakers as well as some great publishers. Each of these speakers will be giving away free downloads and discounts! I promise you won’t be disappointed!
I’m kicking off the “preview chats” this Thursday! You can listen live OR download the session to listen to in your own free time. Also, you’ll receive free downloads and discounts!
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Ultimate Homeschool Fall Expo