We didn’t start homeschooling because of our faith. I mean, we were “good Christians” yet we weren’t “diligent” about our faith. Sure, we went to church every Sunday and even sat on administrative boards and I taught Sunday school. It wasn’t until I was home full time and needed something to watch while I nursed J. My ADHD couldn’t let me sit there and do nothing for an hour. Soaps and talk shows are not my thing. I flipped and flipped until I found something that intrigued me. Little did I know how much my life would change because of a cattle rancher named Les Feldick.
Have you ever heard of him? He really is a cattle rancher who does Bible study on TV. I’m talking homespun here, no shiny lights or huge auditorium. This man stands in a classroom with an open Bible, he even uses a chalkboard, and shows people how the Bible interconnects and supports statements all through the book.
This wasn’t something that the boys would watch often as they got older. What it did do was teach me how to teach them about the Bible! I grabbed a simple children’s Bible, printed out the right coloring worksheet from Calvary Chapel (OT and NT, 3 years old up to 6th grade), and read to them with the newfound knowledge from Les. As they got older, we changed up the Bible and used the fill-in-the-blank worksheets.
You can find Les Feldick’s home page at www.lesfeldick.org where you can download or over transcripts and DVD’s. His videos are on YouTube as well. Eternal Life News has many of them, this is a link to the very first one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD9tosFlCcE.
Les has his own channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/lesfeldickministries.
It warms my heart to hear the boys’ Sunday school teachers tell me time and again how knowledgeable my boys are. Some teachers were amazed, actually, at how much they knew. Homeschooling isn’t just about teaching them reading, writing, and arithmetic. You have them there with you all day long – teach them about God, too!
What materials do you use? Do you teach them diligently about the Word of God in your homeschool?
God bless, and have a great day!