The other day homeschooling blogger, Leah Ramirez, called me for a casual chat on her new blogtalkradio show, Homeschool Inspired. We really connected, and we were both blessed, as I’m sure you will be when you download the interview. As a little bit of backstory, Leah and her husband, Larry, live in Orlando with their two kids, Juniah and Judah. When her daughter, Juniah, was diagnosed with dyslexia, Leah stepped into the unexpected role of homeschooling mom, and now she also regularly encourages other moms with her syndicated podcast and blog posts.
Click on the player below to hear the interview (FYI…that’s my baby, Meredith).
While it is true that I do most of the talking, you’ll want to wait until the end of the broadcast to hear that phenomenal prayer that Leah offers up on your behalf. Very moving and definitely inspiring!! Leah had lots of questions for me…I hope you enjoy hearing my responses on homeschooling purpose including:
- Why I Started Homeschooling
- Why My First Mission Field is My Family
- Why I Adopted Classical Education
- How We Accelerated High School
- Why Classical Education is “Not One-Size-Fits-All”
- Why Learning Latin Is Not Sacred to Authentic Classical Education
- How Christian Worldview Informs Classical Education
- How to Use Acts 1:8 as a Tool for Planning Your Ministries
- Why Discipling Your Kids Is Your First Priority
- How Discovering Your Own Personal Story Can Guide Your Decisions
- Why You Shouldn’t Worry About the Little Things
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Leah Ramirez started the Homeschool Inspired blog and podcast to build a community of people who are learning to enjoy the journey. According to Leah, “Yes there are curriculum decisions to make and deadlines to meet, but this is also about something spiritual. Homeschooling is about investing in our families and ourselves with meaning.” Subscribe on either blogtalkradio or itunes.
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During the interview, I mentioned a few resources that you might want to explore:
- Perspectives on the World Christian Movement - this is the 15 week missions class for adult laity and high school seniors that rocked my world; your high schooler can take this for transcript credit; highly recommended!
- Operation World - this is a reference guide that I use to pray for the nations (Acts 1:8 to the ends of the Earth)
- Windows on the World - this is a child’s version of Operation World, and you can use it for unit studies, geography, culture
- You Can Change the World – another kids’ version
- Operation World Prayer Map – this 3′ x 2′ wall map is UV-coated and helps the kids visually place unreached people groups
- NCFCA Speech and Debate League - competitive tournaments for 12-18 year olds
Hope you enjoy the interview, and be sure to leave a comment below, or send me an email with any questions.