Merry Christmas homeschoolers!

Did you wake up this morning to the sounds of eager young children bursting with excitement, ready to scurry out of their bedrooms to see what Santa Claus left under the Christmas tree?

Did you turn on the coffee, fire up the oven and bake fresh cinnamon buns to fill the house with wonderful smells, and bellies with scrumptious treats?

Did you stop to give thanks and say grace before you ate? There’s no need to be politically correct with your joyous greeting.

As a homeschooler, you can cheerfully say, “Merry Christmas!” You can openly pray before you eat, at bedtime, in the morning, before a test, or any time of the day.

As a homeschooler, and especially as a Christian homeschooler, you are free to keep the Christ in Christmas and God in your everyday lives. You can explore and extol the Christmas story by examining the birth of Jesus as a lesson plan.

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

—Luke 2: 8-14

One of the reasons we choose homeschooling is to have a little more control, a little more influence in how and what our children are learning. That’s the reason you selected the curriculum you did, based on Bridgeway Academy’s expert academic advisement. We uniquely customize our lessons to your child’s learning style and personality type, and we offer it from either a biblical or secular perspective.

Today is Christmas. We commemorate the birth of our Lord and Savior, the Light of the World, the King of Kings. We celebrate on Christmas day that our Savior was born, wrapped in swaddling clothes, and placed in a manger, no crib for His bed.

As homeschoolers, you can teach the Christmas story as part of your lessons. Your children can learn the Bible as a vital part of their schooling. What a tremendous gift!

Merry Christmas homeschoolers!

Just as assuredly as your children are eager to unwrap their gifts—however big, however small; however many, however, few—we are teaching them to be eager in unwrapping and accepting God’s greatest gift, that of salvation and everlasting life with Him, through the birth of Jesus.

On this day, amid the joy of children unwrapping gifts, the smells of Christmas breakfast or Christmas dinner filling the house, and the glorious Christmas music, we are free to remember and cherish the Greatest Gift of all.

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace, there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.”

—Isaiah 9: 6-7

Merry Christmas homeschoolers, from your Bridgeway Academy family!