Homeschooling is as much a lifestyle as it is an educational choice. And, this lifestyle continues past the "schooling years" as parents and children (along with brothers and sisters) establish a working relationship, that has had time to develop. From a parent's point of view, it is a privilege to assist, on a day-to-day basis, in unearthing the gifts and talents God has placed within one's children. Homeschooling provides the freedom to explore and seize opportunities to develop these gifts that might not be readily accessible or available in a traditional school setting. This is of tremendous benefit.
The Road That Takes Me Home, in many ways, represents years of our family's efforts in the life of our daughter. Having recognized her musical gifting within the first year of her life, we were able to give that talent an importance and focus that would not have been as easily achieved in a traditional school setting. And, we were able to channel her talent in the arena of ministry -- all to God's honor and glory -- seeking out opportunities for her to perform that would serve the Kingdom.
My husband and I served as executive producers of this video/CD/outreach project and my daughter is the vocalist.
- Andrea G. Schwartz
Andrea Schwartz is Chalcedon’s family and Christian education advocate, and the author of eight books including: A House for God: Building a Kingdom-Driven Family, The Biblical Trustee Family: Understanding God’s Purpose for Your Household, Empowered: Developing Strong Women for Kingdom Service, Woman of the House: A Mother’s Role in Building a Christian Culture, and The Homeschool Life: Discovering God’s Way to Family-Based Education. She’s also the co-host of the Out of the Question podcast, the Chalcedon podcast, and has an active teaching schedule with women and high schooled students.. She can be reached at [email protected].