In this first podcast episode, I want to set the stage for you about why I’m here, which has a lot to do with me writing The Mystery of History! So, let’s start there.
In the year 2000, just following the big scare of Y2K, there was an indescribable stirring in my soul for the next season of life. And since one of my homeschooled children was in high school already, I saw the light at the end of the tunnel and wondered what would follow the homeschool years. You see, I had many interests, and I’m a high-energy person, which is another story for another time because I once suffered from chronic fatigue.
Anyway, I was all over the place with interests, but sensing something specific on the horizon for me. So, I set aside time to pray about my future—and you know what happens when you do that? The Lord answers. In this podcast, I will share more of those details with you.
Now, I didn’t know it would take 20 years for me to complete my work, but as of 2021, all four volumes are in colorful hardbacks, and I sit at this unique juncture once again, praying, “Lord, what would you have me do next?” Again, I have lots of interests, but I can’t escape the call to support home education in whatever way I can. In this podcast, I will dig deep and dissect, not only the title of this podcast and why I named it that, but I’ll openly share my heart.
In short, I’m an idealist at heart and an empath—so in these podcasts, I will try to take us to deep places and deep thoughts. But I’m also ridiculously down-to-earth and painfully truthful. I hope you like that. I can’t help it. I’m terrible at telling lies and will speak the truth in love. When I was little, my sisters used to come to me to ask if something looked good on them or not. Why me? Because I would tell them the truth! Here’s the point—with our headlines, which are littered with lies, and lies, and more lies, it’s hard to know who to trust anymore. So, please know I won’t speak falsehood here, at least not intentionally; I’ll speak the truth in love about the Christian faith, about the merits of a biblical worldview toward education, and how hard it is to homeschool. (Psst, it is hard—but believe me, it’s worth it.)
In this podcast, we will talk about everything from homeschool statistics to the importance of the intimacy of the home. And because we have to, we will also dip our toes into discussing freedom vs. socialism!
In future episodes, I will bring in numerous guest speakers. Not one of us is an expert in home education because every homeschool family is unique, but we all have areas of expertise that I hope will be useful to my new homeschool friends and inspiring to my old homeschool friends. Y’all are my people, and “The Mystery of Home Education” is for you.