It’s Homeschool Pre-Season ~ Just Like the NFL!

Leave it to a man to think about homeschooling in football terminology! I’m a football kind of a guy and I follow the NFL training camps going on around the country right now, and of course the NFL pre-season where we get to see whether that training is producing any measurable results.

Depending on when you plan to start homeschooling this year, perhaps you’re in pre-season training camp right now too. The Bible has lots of wisdom on the topic. Did you know that? The NFL is in the Bible?!? NO- not the NFL!! Training camp for homeschoolers is in the Bible.

1 Cor. 9:25 reminds us “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.  They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”

Time to begin training our bodies for a productive homeschool year. Let’s not be distracted. Training camp means getting to bed early, eating three healthy meals each day and developing daily discipline.

2 Tim. 3:16  tells us that “all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”

Another essential for homeschool training camp: Daily time in the word? Check!

1 Tim. 4:8 deals with two areas; “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”

Our homeschool training camp checklist is getting full now: Some daily physical fitness or aerobic training is of “some value” since it reduces stress levels and helps us focus. But let’s not neglect Godly character which holds great promise. Let’s focus on developing the fruits of the Spirt too. If you missed yesterday’s entry about our Christmas shopping list NOW is a good time to read it!

So there you go- Some pre-season activities for homeschool training camp that will produce results when “the game” begins in the classroom all too soon. Develop disciplined daily habits in sleep, nutrition, prayer, worship, Bible study, exercise and character development and you’ll be AMAZED at how well you’ll “play” this season!

See ya at kickoff time!!


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