5 Days of Homeschool Tips: Make Time

This tip can go a lot of different ways. But it all relates to the same idea.

 We make time for the important things.

So we need to prioritize.

Prioritize who is important.
Prioritize what is important.
Prioritize what needs to be learned.
Prioritize where to focus.

Make Time

While I was sitting in Ladies’ Bible Class this morning, I had this thought come to me. We make time for the things we want to.

I know. That thought is not profound. It is nothing new under the sun. However, it kind of hit me hard after we had this amazing weekend.

We made time to focus on God on a weekend when so many people typically spend time with family and have egg hunts and take lots of pictures. Instead of “having Easter” we had a weekend filled with God.

So, my question to you is: what do you make time for?

Do you make time daily to read God’s word?

Do you make time daily to do something with your children other than formal schooling?

Do you make time daily to connect with someone who is important to you?

Do you make time for activities that will enrich your life?

Do you make time for those things that will take you where God wants you to go?

I want to encourage you to know what your priorities are and where you need to be headed. Know your goals and who you need beside you. Then, make time every day to be sure you are headed in the right direction.

Our most important goal is to have children that know and love God, who serve Him, and who have followed the Bible to salvation (hear, repent, believe, confess, be baptized, and live according to His word). We make time daily for that to happen, whether it is through a family devotional, Bible study time, or having Bible be a part of their school day. We make time for that by going to church and Bible classes and spending time with others from our church.

Do you know your priorities? Do you make time for them? If not, what are you making time for? Do you need to redirect?

This, more than anything else, will direct your life and, if you are a home educator, your homeschooling. So what do you make time for?

At Home.

5 Days of Tips for Homeschool Parents

Looking for more great ideas and tips? Check out other Review Crew members who are sharing tips all week long. Today, I encourage you to go visit these friends:

Dawn @ Double O Farms
Dawn @ Guiding Light Homeschool
Debbie @ Debbie’s Homeschool Corner
Desiree @ Our Homeschool Notebook
Diana @ Busy Homeschool Days
Diana @ Homeschool Review
Elyse @ Oiralinde: Eternal Song
Emilee @ Pea of Sweetness
Erin @ For Him and My Family
Jen @ Chestnut Grove Academy

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8 thoughts on “5 Days of Homeschool Tips: Make Time

  1. Debbie Lott March 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm Reply

    Such a great reminder! It’s so easy to waste time on things that are NOT important.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome March 30, 2016 at 2:16 pm Reply

      Yes, it is. That is Satan’s goal, I do believe. Distract us and we are much easier targets for him. I try to keep in mind that meme going around that if we don’t teach our children to follow God, the world (Satan) will teach them not to. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Michele @ Family, Faith and Fridays March 30, 2016 at 9:39 am Reply

    “Our most important goal is to have children that know and love God, who serve Him, and who have followed the Bible to salvation” LOVE THIS, Lori! A good reminder that while the school work is important, knowing the Lords is most important!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome March 30, 2016 at 2:15 pm Reply

      Thank you, Michele. We struggle with the fine line between focusing on God and relationships and getting school work done. But this is always first.

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  5. joesette April 1, 2016 at 8:52 am Reply

    This is a biggie, as we try try to make time for aging parents on both sides. Time is something you never get back, so use it wisely.

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