Thoughts on Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going…Using the Bible as Our Main Text

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I don’t know if I can fully explain in words what our experience studying Genesis this fall has been like, but I will sure try! You can read about why we chose to use the Bible as our main text this fall here.

We started in September studying Genesis as a family and this past week, we completed the book. It has been quite a journey. We really dug into the Word as a family, and I believe God led us here for many purposes at this time in our lives. Back in October my husband lost his job. It has been a journey that has been very difficult, but one I wouldn’t trade for the world because of all that we have learned through it. God has increased our faith so much through this trial.

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I believe that we were able to get so much out of the lessons in Genesis because of what we were experiencing in our lives at this time. It was like God knew exactly the lessons we would need.
Abraham’s faith was huge for us. It really came alive to us because of what we were going through. Isn’t God truly amazing?

 

And Joseph. Oh how I trembled when we got to the end of Genesis and read about Joseph. How God worked through that situation that seemed so dire…He worked for good. That is where we are in our current situation…seeing how what we thought was a bad situation, being used for good.  My favorite verse of the entire book is this:

Genesis 50.20

Joseph-thrown in a pit, sold as a slave by his brothers…jailed…then by God’s grace alone, saved those very brothers during the famine years later when he ruled Egypt. Unfathomable in human terms, but not on God’s. And He saved the very brothers through which Jesus would come- through the line of Judah. Unbelievable. God’s plans are SO much bigger and so much better than others. Often times they are what we can not even imagine.

The whole book of Genesis sums that up. Beginning with Creation…God intended it all for good. It was very good. Yet, Adam and Eve fell…yet the Savior was already planned to save us all. God always works for good.

I am so glad we decided to take the leap and use Genesis as our foundation this fall. We are moving into Exodus now and will start by studying Moses and ancient Egypt, and oh, there is so much in there too. 🙂

As I look forward, I believe we will always do in depth Bible study like this as our foundation. I also know that I will add in other things as needed. The Bible is our main text, but not our ONLY text. I have a son who is very interested in inventing, building, and physics. So I have ordered him a book for this. I  want to add things that interest my kids and cultivate their natural curiosities and talents. Let them spend the afternoons exploring and learning according to their natural God-given inquisitiveness.

I am so grateful to God for all He does for us each day. Letting Him lead our homeschool is the only way for us. As soon as I start to get off course, I know I need to submit to His plans and cling to Him in prayer and in His Word. Praise Him for all He has done in our homeschool and what He has in store for us next!

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Welcome to Bible Based Homeschooling {on a budget}

It’s here! The day I’ve been looking forward to!

Welcome to Bible Based Homeschooling {on a budget}

In the summer of 2012 I had the conviction to begin using the Bible as our main textbook in our homeschool. After spending many hours of prayer and research, I took a leap of faith and began our new school year steeped in God’s Word. We have been abundatly blessed by choosing to homeschool in this manner. Everything we do changes when we have the Word of God as our main focus.

At the same time we were facing a job loss and knew that we wouldn’t have tons of money to spend on resources. Thankfully in the world we live in these days, we have access to so many valuable budget friendly resources. I have found many ways to study the Bible and combine that with great supplements, all for very little cost.

In a day and age where homeschoolers can quickly lose sight of their goals, and the pressure to deliver high academics is abound, God sometimes loses His central place in our homeschool. It is my vision to use this site as a place where I can share great {budget friendly} resources, ideas on how to use the Bible as your foundation in homeschool, and to advertise deals that are helpful for a family looking to homeschool this way. In addition, I want to have a place where YOU the reader can share what your are doing. The community page is coming soon just for YOU.

So take a look around, discover the abundance of resources out there, and learn all the ways we can keep God at the center of our homeschools. If you have a resource or an idea to share please email me at karen@biblebasedhomeschooling.com


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