God calls my generation to take a stand for righteousness in our homes and communities. Many of us have gorged ourselves with entertainment and pleasure; we have grown accustomed to blending in and taking the easy way out; we passionately seek only ease, comfort, and passivity. But I was homeschooled, and my education at home prepared me to stand out. My parents gave me a desire for excellence and ignited in me a passion for truth. Wherever I go in life, to the classroom, to the office, or to the podium, I will take influence with me. Homeschooling provided me with a solid worldview, equipping me to confront and influence the culture in academia and music.
Books are power. Reading engages our minds and our emotions. What we digest changes us. The books we choose to read affect us either negatively or positively. In my life, God has used literature to open my spiritual eyes. Over the course of my high school education at home, a few Godly books in particular have changed my life for the better.
Micah sits cross-legged in his favorite arm-chair, wearing his bent glasses--veterans of many air soft wars, snowball fights and baseball games--a sheepish grin, and a rumpled Yankees t-shirt.
“What prompted you to start music lessons?” I ask.
“I dunno,” comes the answer, typical of a teenage boy.
“Can you explain that a little more?”