In order for the homeschool movement to last, it needs to be carried on—and carried further—by the next generation. Today on Home School Heartbeat, Michael Farris, Chairman and General Counsel of Home School Legal Defense Association, asks homeschool veteran and grandfather Bill Parker to share his wisdom with new homeschooling families.
Bill, as you watch your own children begin their families, what advice do you think is of the utmost importance in your own mind?
Mike, I really think that one of the keys is to focus on multiplication. And I'm not talking about math here. I'm talking about spiritual multiplication—I really think that that has to remain the number one priority. So here's the multiplication: We want to create people who are more mature than ourselves—people with greater faith than ourselves, people who can have a greater impact than ourselves. That's multiplication, but really that's not all. Now I'm challenging my daughter and my son-in-law to in turn prepare another generation to be still more committed to Christ, have still greater faith, have still greater impact, and that's greater multiplication.
What a great lesson. Bill, I know that our prayer is that each generation of homeschoolers will exceed its predecessor in both godliness and spiritual maturity. We trust that God will bless each family that is listening to this program. I'm Michael Farris.
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