But for those of us who KNOW AND BELIEVE that GOD is in control – there is no fear here – even when we read and know about the following situations going on in our very own country that will soon be going on in our very own State and could soon be going on in our very own homes….

Judge orders homeschoolers into government education
Court: Family’s religious beliefs ‘no evidence’ of 1st Amendment violation

By Bob Unruh
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

A California court has ruled that several children in one homeschool family must be enrolled in a public school or “legally qualified” private school, and must attend, sending ripples of shock into the nation’s homeschooling advocates as the family reviews its options for appeal.

The ruling came in a case brought against Phillip and Mary Long over the education being provided to two of their eight children. They are considering an appeal to the state Supreme Court, because they have homeschooled all of their children, the oldest now 29, because of various anti-Christian influences in California’s public schools.

The decision from the 2nd Appellate Court in Los Angeles granted a special petition brought by lawyers appointed to represent the two youngest children after the family’s homeschooling was brought to the attention of child advocates.

Read the WHOLE article. It’s quite lengthy. And then…comments? Thoughts? Concerns?

As a mother of public school children, whom were previously home educated – I am APPALLED at the State of California!  But not surprised.  I also learned, while visiting a church I no longer speak of for an extended period of time (like as in years!) that the State of Texas always follows behind in the footsteps of the State of California in relation to Educational Standards. SO. That means…time for us folks to get ready for something big to start goin’ down in Texas!

Ha!

And – just because I’m utilizing the public school system this year doesn’t mean I have lost all faith in home schooling. I have thoroughly enjoyed having a break this year. An – surprisingly enough – my children have remained the exact same children they always were! Actually some of the most alarming behaviour I’ve dealt with this year has been from home schooled children! hahahaha My point being – kids are kids. It doesn’t really matter WHERE they are educated. If the child’s parents are actively involved in their life – the children will be fine. We might even home school one of them next year. At HIS request!

And before you go down the whole physical safety spill….let me just say. The Fearful Christian might hear the word “Columbine” resonating in their ears in relation to their fears about public school and their children’s safety. But home schoolers are in real danger these days of being the victims of Home Invasions and I seriously don’t know one single home schooling Mom who could protect her children should a mad man with a gun bust down her door and start shooting! So. Save your breath.

Or we could have some fun coming up with some pretty obnoxious scenarios. Just for fun. But that might perpetuate Fearful Christian and we shouldn’t make one stumble….