In order for a disease process to initiate something called a threshold effect must take place. A combination of various risk factors occur all at the same time until it becomes too much, the person’s body has reached the threshold of what it can handle at which point a disease process ensues.
I am supposed to be writing a review article for A Gentle Feast Curriculum but I can’t because I have a few other things nagging at my mind. I made this meme several months ago that seemed to inspire many and drew a lot of people to my Facebook page and ultimately to this blog.
The quote that has attracted so many?
She believed she could change the world so she decided to homeschool her children.
Over all, many many liked this quote so much that it had an original organic Facebook reach of over 275,000 people. At least that’s what it was last time I checked, it could be more now as more people have shared it.
Knowing this has brought me joy because it seems most came away feeling inspired and encouraged-which is one of the goals I have for this blog. To encourage and inspire homeschooling moms (and dads).
However, as it has been shared it has reached others that felt not so inspired.
In fact one mother stated, “I get the overall message and I know it’s well meaning but honestly we have so many pressures as mothers that we don’t need changing the world on top of it.”
To those that feel this way I need to tell you that it truly wasn’t meant to put anymore pressure on you.
You’re already doing enough and it doesn’t require anything special or extra to change the world. Chances are you are already doing it simply by being a mother to your child.
So please take a deep breath and know dear mother you’re doing enough already.
I wish I could say that was all I received but unfortunately I’ve gotten a few not so nice messages. Ones that I’ve ignored and deleted.
That meme must have been shared again or maybe it’s still circling around in Facebook land. Since I recently received a message about it. It started with a general rant about homeschooling, negative comments, and of course the lack of socialization (smacks forehead). I started to hit the delete button then I read:
”You are delusional if you think homeschooling will change the world.”
Slow deep breath.
Now of course I don’t think homeschooling will change anything. I know homeschooling in itself will not change the world.
But for those that don’t fully understand homeschooling may not know that homeschooling is more than academics. That homeschooling is holistic and encompasses the whole child.
Body.Mind.Heart.Spirit. The whole child.
That when I refer to a “spirit” I am speaking of one that is nourished my scripture and guided by the Holy Spirit.
You know who can change the world?
A God that is way bigger than all of this he can change the world.
You know those crazy people who think they can change the world? Those are the ones crazy enough to actually do it.
Just by simply raising our own children up to know the Lord. That we will grow them up in an environment that nurtures biblical character qualities. How we will encourage them to persevere in times of trial. Knowing that we teach them the fruits of the spirit-love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control.
Demonstrating how to be his hands and feet.
To humbly know we are his vessel.
Recognizing that this world is reaching a threshold effect. What we call hate and violence are really risk factors for an impending pandemic.
Knowing that if we each take responsibility for our own, accept our calling, and spread the love of Jesus-through him we can change the world.
To my brother and sisters in Christ I know the road is growing narrow but how many will we bring with us down this road?
“Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.“ Psalm 127:4