Biblical Principles for Homeschool Harmony
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A harmonious homeschool, sounds almost magical right? Think about the interweaving of music and how the perfect choice of notes can create beautiful harmonies. Or how the combination of just the right tones, notes, and chords will produce ear-pleasing sounds.
The definition of harmony varies slightly, but I love the slant of each of these definitions from Merriam-Webster:
a : pleasing arrangement of parts
b : agreement
c : internal calm : tranquility
Much like composing music, our homeschools need the right balance of consistency, routine, and time management to blend a harmonious homeschool. Too often I work with homeschool families that can not understand why their homeschools lack overall harmony. They are not consistent, they can not create a routine worth sticking to, and on top of that; they struggle to manage their time well. Meanwhile, the homeschool, the home, and all of the family members suffer. When I assist these families, we work to bring the balance & harmony back to their homeschools. Luckily this is a common problem with a simple fix.
Biblical Principles for Homeschool Harmony
Whenever something gets out of whack in my home or homeschool, I know it is time for me to get back to the basics. As homeschool teachers and managers of our homes, we should periodically reevaluate our situations, and realign before moving forward. Especially if you are in a season of planning for your homeschool, we need to make some corrections first. Don’t plan until you have corrected what’s causing your problems. Otherwise, you will prepare your new homeschool year with the same underlying issues that will sabotage your efforts to move forward progressively.
There are biblical principles (the basics) that we should go back to, meditate on, and pray about to bring harmony to our homeschools. Homeschooling is an extension of our homes and our lifestyles. If we know that our time management, homeschool consistency, and routine planning are not in accord with biblical principles; we need to work on blending the right notes and chords to cultivate the harmony our homeschools desperately need.
The Bible gives us all sorts of reference to order, planning, and time management. Especially if we are striving to be Godly homeschool moms, we should be delighting in the instruction we have available. It’s no mystery. We don’t have to crack a code or solve a puzzle. The answers are right in front of us.
We need to commit to prayer and petition before the Lord to help us do what we know we should. Let Him help us cultivate the harmonious homeschools we desire. He wants us to be teaching from a state of rest and pouring into our families. Not frazzled, hanging by a thread, and winging it.
So where do we start if we know that we struggle in the areas of routine, consistency, and time management? Let’s take some time to align our prayer life with our priorities for homeschooling. Let’s start to evaluate everything.
Are you saying YES too often? I will use this as one example of how we can evaluate and realign ourselves with what God wants us to spend our time doing. Saying yes to too many things is the #1 way to suck the consistency from your homeschool. How can you be consistent if 3,4,5 days a week you have too many outside commitments? Narrowing down your yeses does not mean that you cannot ever leave the house, but it does mean that you need to evaluate what your priorities are. Our first priority is our home, and that includes our homeschools. If you know that your children need to complete 4-5 days of school each week, maybe spending more time inside your home is exactly what you need to achieve your weekly goal.
I have been praying through scripture and studying verses that will continue to bring us back to the basics. That will help us align our priorities for the homeschool semester and year. Once we get our priorities straight, we can then plan with intention and focus on our family and our homeschools. But it is likely that when our homes, minds, and other areas of our lives are messy; that our homeschools are also. In all the scriptures that I have studied, the theme remains the same – to tend to our husbands, homes, and children before any other outside obligations. To be “busy at home” and if I want my house to be orderly, organized, and harmoniously functioning it only makes sense that I need to focus on these areas and spend some adequate time preparing them AT HOME.
Titus 2:5 5 NIV
To be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
I have created a product to help us do exactly what we homeschool moms need to do. Before we plan, prep, or do another thing we need to align ourselves with the biblical principles behind our homeschool needs.
Like you, I don’t want to desire to be organized or wish that I could manage my time better. The Bible says I CAN do those things and that I SHOULD!
We need to stop hoping we had a homeschool routine we could stick to, but pray over how to create one that aligns with the priorities of our homes and homeschools.
And none of these things will come to fruition by wishing or hoping. We need a prayer plan, and then a plan of physical execution and actionable steps. Let’s get clarity from the Lord on how he wants us to serve our homeschools, and serve them well! By bringing Glory to HIM as we plan our homeschool year and semesters moving forward.
What is standing in the way of you effectively managing a harmonious homeschool?
- Time Management?
- Lack of planning?
- Lack of a routine?
There is no better time than now!
Let’s align our thought process with what the Bible says we should be doing, and how we should be doing it.
30 Days of Praying for Consistency, Time Management and Routine in Your Homeschool
You will receive 30 days worth of scripture and resources to pray over your homeschool, and ask God for clarity on how he wants you spending your time.
At the end of your 30 days you can start to work through simple action steps to begin to implement with focus and clarity the shifts you need to make in your homeschool.
It’s that simple, nothing complicated.
Isn’t it time you start to enjoy the homeschool that God wants you to have?