Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Honestly, yesterday, I would have rather read a book on homeschooling than to actually do it! I don't know if it's the weather, a new scenario in our home (I just started keeping another child) or what...but I just wanted to do something else! This brings me to the name of our school...

Harvest. Classical. Academy. The Classical and Academy just state what we do. We learn classically, but the Harvest part. That is what we are hoping for. There are two passages of scripture that we pull this from. I'll share them with you and explain a little bit about our desires.

The first verse is found in Galatians. It reads, "Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest of righteousness if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9 This is hard work. When I realize that this is it...we are in this for the next several years, some days I could cry. Other days I can't imagine doing anything but pouring my life into my three little gifts. My hope is that in time, there will be a reward. The reward will be that we have trained our children to know, love, and serve our God...and see them do it on their own. I can imagine no greater "graduation present" than to see our kids fired up about giving their lives away to further the Kingdom.

The next passage is found in 3 of the gospels, we'll look at Matthew 9:36-38, "When he saw the crowds he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.'" There is a need for godly men and women to be launched into the harvest field. I think homeschoolers get the, "Don't you want them to be witnesses?" To which I think most of us reply, "YES and AMEN!" We are not trying to shelter our kids, we are trying to prepare them.

So, that's what we're about. Training our children to know, love, and serve God so that in time they will be the laborers that Christ asked us to pray for.

A few weeks ago we heard a sermon on the passage in Matthew, and on the way home I said, "Mike, I think those points are our mission statement!" When Jesus saw the crowds his heart was moved with compassion and he then asked for hands that could go and work the harvest fields. I haven't talked to the speaker yet, I'm sure he won't mind if I borrow his's our mission statement:
Harvest Classical Academy
Asking God to give us eyes to see, hearts to feel and hands to work.

Or something close to that! So, that's it for now. I'm reading a super book by Leigh Bortins and I'll explain that "Classical" part soon!

Thanks for stopping by!